Bihar government on Tuesday decided to hand over its three thermal power plants to central power sector undertaking –the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).
A meeting of state cabinet chaired by CM Nitish Kumar approved an energy department’s proposal in this regard.
The three power plants are Begusarai-based Barauni Thermal power station (BTPS), Muzaffarpur-based joint venture—the Kanti Bijli Utpadan Nigam Limited (KBUNL) and Nabinagar-based joint venture—the Nabinagar Power Generating Company Limited (NPGCL).
Approving another proposal of energy department, the cabinet decided to provide a sum of Rs 4,137 crore as subsidy grant to the electricity consumers of the state in FY 2018-19.
Briefing media about the cabinet decisions, state’s chief secretary Anjani Kumar Singh said the state government had provided Rs 2,952 crore as subsidy grant to electricity consumers in FY 2017-18. “This year, the state government has made an increase of Rs 1,185 crore in the amount of subsidy grant,” he said. Read More