4,000 MW Ultra Mega Power Plant for Bihar announced

Electricity-starved Bihar will get a 4,000 MW Ultra Mega Power Plant (UMPP) and Centre will allocate sufficient number of coal blocks for it, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal announced on Saturday.

“The Centre will soon initiate the process for 4,000 MW UMPP in Bihar and allocate sufficient number of coal blocks to cater to it. We want that the electricity requirement of the state is met by production here itself,” he said.

The union minister was talking to reporters here after returning from the commercial launch of the 660 MW unit IV of Barh Super Thermal Power Plant. He also inaugurated the commercial operation of the second 110 MW unit of the first phase of Kanti Thermal Power Station in Muzaffarpur district.

“This is a golden day for the people of the state as they have been deprived of electricity for several years. The two units inaugurated today will provide around 800 MW thereby helping farmers in irrigation and industrial growth,” he said.

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