Bihar government has reiterated its resolution to make the state self sufficient in power within next two years. However, it has also indicated towards further hike in electricity tariffs in the state. "Power is vital for state's development," state Energy Minister Vijayendra Yadav told state assembly on Monday, "therefore we are doing everything to get more electricity. We have set a target of 5,300 MW for power generation by 2015. This includes the current central allocation of 1,800 MW. The state government hopes that the Barh NTPC will be ready by 2015, from where we have been allocated 1,200 MW. Apart from this, state power generation units at Muzzafarpur and Barauni would also be ready by then. We expect 800 MW from these units.
Concerted efforts are being undertaken in Madhya Pradesh for increasing power generation. For this purpose, various schemes and projects are under construction in different phases due to which power generation in Madhya Pradesh will go up by 5,486 by the year 2013-14.