Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday advocated the policy of “One Nation One Electricity Rate” for electricity, saying that it would benefit states like Bihar which are compared to many other states Power is available at a higher rate. Addressing the sixth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog (NITI Aayog) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Narendra Modi), Kumar said that Bihar used only 700 MW of electricity in 2005, but the scenario in the last 15 years Has changed and the state has consumed 5,990 MW in June 2020.
The NDA government led by Nitish Kumar first came to power in the state in November 2005. For the past few months, many farmers have been agitating near Delhi against the three new agricultural laws of the Center, about which Kumar has said that the laws are pro-farmer.
The Chief Minister said, “The rate of electricity supplied by the power plants of the Central Government varies from state to state. There should be a uniform policy – one nation, one rate.”
He said that Bihar gets electricity at a higher rate and the state government has to give more subsidy to the power distribution companies so that people get electricity at an affordable rate.
According to an official release, the Chief Minister said in the Policy Commission meeting, “It would be good if a single policy is adopted for the whole nation.” On the issue of agricultural laws, Kumar said, “The three agricultural laws brought by the Center are in the interest of farmers”.
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