PATNA: The state government in Bihar today claimed it had achieved the long-pending daunting task of bringing power to all 39,073 villages in the state.
“We are happy to inform that we have achieved the target of electrifying all the villages by the end of 2017. Now we are working overtime to provide free power connections to all the households by December 31, 2018,” Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar told a function in Patna today.
According to him, providing power connections to each village was part of his seven resolves and his government had achieved that.
He claimed his government had come a long way since 2005 when power was a rare thing in many villagers and even the state capital faced severe power cuts.