According to The Times of India, the Bihar state government has identified a site at Kursela in Katihar district for setting up a nuclear power plant in the state. A fresh proposal has been sent to the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL). It is part of the state government’s efforts to identify new sites for nuclear, thermal and hydel power stations in order to meet the huge demand and supply gap in the energy sector.
Bihar government has renewed its plea for setting up a nuclear power plant in Rajauli. The issue was raised recently at a meeting of states’ energy ministers in New Delhi. Bihar’s energy minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav had said that land for the nuclear power plant had already been selected.