Bihar govt to set up solar plants at Kajra, Pirpainty

November 04, 2021

Patna: The state cabinet on Wednesday approved the government’s proposal to establish solar power plants at Kajra in Lakhisarai and Pirpainty in Bhagalpur district on the land earlier acquired for the thermal power plants, state cabinet secretariat department additional chief secretary Sanjay Kumar said.

The cabinet also allowed to amend the energy department’s resolution of December 12, 2010 under which chunks of land had been acquired for the establishment and opening of thermal power plants.

The proposal for integrated development of 20 towns and their allied rural areas was also approved. The towns concerned are Buxar, Kishanganj, Katihar, Sasaram, Dehri, Motihari, Aurangabad, Hajipur, Jamui, Siwan, Bettiah, Bagaha, Lakhisarai, Khagaria, Araria, Forbesganj, Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Bhabhua and Sheohar.

In yet another decision, the government will transfer 200.02 acres of land at Darbhanga to the Centre for the construction of AIIMS there. The land is located in Darbhanga Sadar and Bahadurpur circles.

The cabinet cleared the release of Rs8.72 crore from the state contingency fund to Mahila Charkha Samiti, Kadamkuan (Patna), for the construction of a production-cum-training centre. It also approved the proposal to increase the amount payable under JP Samman Yojana to those who were incarcerated under MISA/DIR between March 18, 1974 and March 21, 1977 for participation in the JP-led stir.

The sanction was also given to release Rs8.05 crore for the constructions of Ambedkar Residential Girls High School in Aurangabad.

The cabinet cleared the proposal to calculate the earned leave of government employees, who retired between January 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021, at the enhanced rate of dearness allowance. As per the revised payscale, the increase in the DA will be from 28% to 31% effective from July 1, 2021.

The cabinet cleared the release of Rs2.90 crore for the purchase of eight new vehicles for use in the Patna high court. Besides, it also cleared Rs 1.13 crore for the purchase of six vehicles for use by the Speaker, deputy Speaker of the assembly, as well as the whips.

Bihar State Cooperative Bank has been authorized to raise Rs5,000 crore from NABARD pertaining to the Kharif marketing season of 2021-22 and the Rabi marketing season of 2022-23. Similarly, Bihar Sate Food and Civil Supplies Corporation has been allowed to raise Rs9,000 crore from commercial banks and NABARD as its working capital in connection with the kharif marketing season 2021-22 and procurement of paddy.

Winter session from Nov 29

The cabinet gave its approval for holding the five-day winter session of the state legislature from November 29 to December 3.

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