REC to electrify 36 Villages of Diyara, Bihar
INVC NEWS New Delhi, REC Ltd. will be undertaking the task of electrifying 36 un-electrified villages of Diyara area in the Patna/Saran district through extension of two 11 kV Feeders. This is an inaccessible area surrounded by River Ganges and not connected to the mainland, where providing electricity through regular infrastructure is difficult. With this initiative, a total of 11,375 households will be benefited. These households are currently dependent on agriculture for their sustenance and are using DG Sets for irrigation purposes at a rate of Rs.120 per hour which is very expensive. This unique initiative shall be a part of the overall approved budget of Rs.5827.23 Crores, sanctioned by Ministry of Power for the state of Bihar.PiyushGoyal, Honourable Minister of state for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy and Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Honourable Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship were present at the event, lauding the initiative of REC. Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC), A Govt. of India Navratna Enterprise, is one of the leading Public Sector Enterprises of the Government of India under administrative control of the Ministry of Power, committed for financial assistance in the field of Generation, Transmission & Distribution in the Power Sector.