Bihar has the highest T&D losses in the country. According to the government data, the state loses almost half of its power even before it reaches to the consumers Bihar government has decided to invest Rs 28,000 crore in the next five years on revamping the power sector in the state.

Out of this amount, the state government has planned to spend Rs 10,000 crore on replacing its obsolete power infrastructure.

Aid targets revamping electricity distribution network, especially in rural areas

The World Bank has shown keen interest in financing Bihar Government's ambitious project to revamp power infrastructure. The state government is planning to invest around Rs 25,000 crore under this project, for which it has sought funds from various financial institutions.

Apart from that, the state government has also planned to spend Rs 150 cr on generation, according to the first supplementary budget of the state govt

Just before the national election year, the Nitish Kumar led Bihar Government has decided to put major emphasis on renovation of the rackety power infrastructure in the state. It has sanctioned more than Rs . 2,000 crore for this purpose in the current fiscal.

The state government has decided to build almost 27,000 flats in three cities of Bihar, including Patna. These flats will be constructed through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and will be available at less than market rates.

A decision to this effect was taken at the state cabinet meeting on Tuesday presided over by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. As a part of this decision, the state government has decided to construct 12,696 flats in Gaya, whereas almost 11,000 flats will be constructed in Patna. Meanwhile, 1,496 flats will be constructed in Muzaffarpur.

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.

Bihar government is betting big on eco-tourism, especially in Valmiki Nagar Tiger Reserve. The reserve is situated on the Indo-Nepal border and state government has recently inaugurated jungle safari for this area. The state government is also developing basic infrastructures to make it a tourist attraction.

"A great number of tourists, both domestic and international, are now heading for Bihar. We want to provide verity to them," said Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, "this is why, the state government has begun its ambitious eco-tourism project.

Bihar government's ambitious Ganga Express-way project today suffered a major setback as none of the selected companies participated in the final bid. The State government has now ordered a review of this project.

The state government envisioned this Rs. 2,224 crores worth project to provide 22 KMs long four lane congestion free road link within Patna. According to the officials, once completed, it would change the look of the state capital. Government approved the project in August and planned to construct the road on private-public partnership (PPP) model.