PATNA: The investments for the heavy industries won't be possible without ensuring proper power supply and also proposed that Bihar should take steps to bring improvement in its situation, said Mr Kumarmanglam Birla, Chairman of Aditya Birla Group.
Mr Kumarmanglam Birla, said, “Heavy industry captains cannot come forward for investment here without proper electricity supply. This is the reason why investments for heavy industries in Bihar are not coming forward. The state government should encourage private investments for improving the power scenario in Bihar.”
This statement has come while he was speaking on the second day of the three-day Global Bihar Summit 2012.
He has applauded the state Chief Minister, Mr Nitish Kumar, for his leadership. He has also stated that Bihar has finally come out of the age of backwardness and made its entry into the era of change. He has also said that it is the right time to turn the challenges into opportunities.
Bihar is presently behind the national average of per capita power consumption of 700 unit. It needs to work for bagging supply of natural gas via HPJ gas pipeline via KG Basin area to meet the state’s energy needs.
The contribution of production facilities on the GSDP of the state is quite less