The Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy RK Singh have dedicated various projects worth Rs 9 crore to Bihar through video conferencing.
These projects will be implemented under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities of NHPC and PFC in Shahpur and Bihiya block of Bhojpur district in Bihar.
During the occasion, AK Singh, CMD, NHPC; Ratish Kumar, Director (Projects), NHPC; RK Murahari, Executive Director, PFC; local representatives; officers from administration and other officials were present.
Under this programme, a total of 33 projects in Shahpur block and 39 projects in Bihayi block were dedicated. These projects in both the blocks include works as construction of PCC road at 55 locations, community building and chabutras at 3 locations, solar / LED / high mast lights at 7 locations, construction of open gym at 2 locations, construction of drainage system at 2 locations, Chhath Ghat at 1 location and library and community building at 2 locations.
Speaking on the occasion, Power Minister RK Singh said that NHPC is the largest hydro power company in the country and PFC is the largest financial companies in India in the field of power.
The Minister referred to rural roads works executed by NHPC in 6 districts of Bihar and also rural electrification works executed in 6 districts of Bihar.
Singh further said that PFC is playing important role in development of the country by providing loans of thousands of crore rupees to various power companies.
Both these companies operate throughout the country and are capable of competing with any foreign company due to their capability, quality of work and timeliness, he added.
While, speaking about the achievements in the power sector in the country, he said that in the last few years, we have increased the installed capacity of the country by 1.25 lakh MW and have fulfilled the dream of ‘one nation-one grid-one frequency’ connecting remote areas like Leh-Ladakh to the grid. Today electricity has reached every village and every house in the country and India has been praised all over the world for such large scale electrification in such a short period.
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