Bihar’s 98.8 per cent villages have already been electrified and power will reach the remaining ones by December end, chief minister Nitish Kumar was informed in a review meet in Patna.
As many as 38,596 out of the state’s 38,073 villages have been lit up, chief secretary Anjani Kumar Singh said while briefing media about the review meet.
Under “seven resolves” of good governance, the state government had set a target to provide free electricity connection to every household of Bihar by end of 2017.
Singh said the energy department was instructed to replace worn-out 11 KV and LT (low tension) wire soon.
The department was also directed to set up Solar Power Station at Kajra and Pirpainty in place of thermal power stations as proposed earlier.
At the marathon review meeting, Kumar took stock of several departments including energy, excise and prohibition and registration, sugarcane and minority welfare.
The Energy department was asked to provide control room number of excise/police department on transformers and electricity poles across the state, the chief secretary said.