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Province 2 to strive for energy independence
- Provincial govt aims to generate 50MW electricity this year
Jun 8, 2018-
Province 2 Governor Ratneshwar Lal Kayastha on Thursday announced the provincial government’s plan of generating 50MW electricity through alternative sources this year.Presenting the policies and programmes for the upcoming fiscal year in Provincial Assembly, Kayastha said that the provincial government was planning to increase the province’s electricity production capacity.
Governor Kayastha also outlined the provincial government’s plan to harness solar energy by building a solar farm on the premises of Janakpur Cigarette Factory to power various irrigation facilities.
The goal of Province 2 is to become energy independent to power its homes and industries. There are eight districts in the province, none of them produce electricity.
The provincial government is also working to ensure uninterrupted power supply in the province by coordinating with the federal government and develop the area between Jaleshwor in Mahottari district to Dhalkebar in Dhanusha district as an industrial corridor, Kayastha announced.
The policies and programmes of Province 2 government are mainly focused on agriculture, irrigation, forest and environment, land reforms, health and sanitation, education, security, industries, and infrastructure development sectors.
Published: 08-06-2018 09:27