Bihar exploring hydro-power project on the river Mahananda, Thakurganj

In a bid to overcome power shortages across Bihar, possibility of a hydro-power project on the river Mahananda, Thakurganj, is now being explored.The programme for the establishment of a hydro-power project near village Kharna in Thakurganj block in Kishanganj district was kickstarted by State energy minister Bijendra Yadav in presence of Bihar Hydro Project Limited managing director (MD) A K Pande, Bihar Jal Vidyut Project general manager M U Gani Khan, Central Wapso Limited general manager M M Verma and Kishanganj DM Sandeep Kumar R Pudakalkatti were also present.

In his address, Yadav said that the Bihar government, which was greatly concerned about overcoming the power scarcity, has taken a number of steps to wipe out the scourge of power shortage in the state.