Finally Bihar government has woken to face the grim power situation in the state. In view of state facing draught like situation the chief minister Nitish Kumar has ordered eight hours uninterrupted power supply in rural areas for irrigation purpose.
The chief minister issued order after a review meeting with the officials of various departments, according to the official release.
The order also includes replacing the burnt transformer and enhancing the capacity of old one. The state government’s statement also says that the chief minister has instructed officials to see if all handpumps are functional or not and to replace the dysfunctional pumps with the new one.
Issue of deficient monsoon in the state was also discussed in the meeting. As against expected rainfall of 469.4 mm in the month of July the actual rainfall is 349.63 mm which is 26 per cent less than the expected rainfall in the month of July.
More than half of total districts have received less than half of the rains. The state government has also approved subsidy of Rs 769 crore for diesel subsidy in view of the looming drought.