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Patna : Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, New and Renewable Energy and Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India R K Singh on September 18, 2020, inaugurated various developmental projects and facilities in Bihar. As a responsible corporate, NTPC, country’s largest power producer, is fulfilling its corporate social responsibility by creating an infrastructure for the benefit of the people of Bihar.

Speaking on the occasion, Singh appreciated NTPC, REC ( Rural Electrification Corporation), and Power Grid for their contribution to the state of Bihar in its path of progress. He said, “These companies which are among the largest in the world, belonging to Ministry of Power, are one of the most professional and efficient organisations. The companies from the Power PSUs are well known for their exemplary performances and are also focussed on working towards societal development which extends to villages across the country. These companies have contributed extensively during the pandemic and have taken complete care of their workers. Further, NTPC is developing an ITI and constructing a ward at AIIMS, patna, which will immensely benefit the people of Bihar. NTPC has played an instrumental role in the development of Bihar with an installed capacity of 6,150 MW in the state. In addition, 3,800 MW capacity is in pipeline.”

He  added, “ The endeavour of the power PSUs have made India a power surplus nation with almost 1.25 lakh MW capacity of electricity being added in the past five years. Under the leadership of our Prime Minister, we have brought a revolution in the power sector inching towards the target of making electricity available to every Indian household.”

Speaking during the inauguration function,  Asit Kumar Mukherjee, RED (ER1), NTPC, said, “We are committed towards our social responsibilities and we strive to fulfil our commitment to the people of Bihar. With six projects in the state, we are extremely happy in contributing to electricity requirement of the state. We are constantly working towards brightening up every citizen’s face in Bihar.”

The projects would benefit the public by providing them access to infrastructure built for family and community functions like celebrating festivals and social occassions. Further, clean drinking water will be readily available with robust medical support at various places in Sandesh and Agiaon region.

The projects include the construction of Community Centres in Chaurai, Sarthua, Badura, and Bhadurpur; Chhath Ghats in Kori, Basauri, Madanpur, and Nrauni; Healthcare Centres in Bhatauli and Navaada Ben and installation of RO Plants in Saripur, Trikaul, Pandeypur, MohanpurTola, Masad, Kalyanpur and Ichri, according to a PIB release.

With a total installed capacity of 62.9 GW, NTPC Group has 70 Power stations comprising 24 Coal, 7 combined cycle Gas/Liquid Fuel, 1 Hydro, 13 Renewables along with 25 Subsidiary & JV Power Stations. The group has over 20 GW of capacity under construction including 5 GW comprises of renewable energy.