Bihar Current Affairs: March 2021

Bihar first state to have two green towns
Bihar is on course to become India’s first state to have two green energyefficient
cities, BodhGaya and Rajgir. From 2023, they will receive solar
energy through a first-of-its-kind renewable energy initiative.
The green energy supply will be developed by the Solar Energy
Corporation of India(SECI).
Many government offices like in Patna like High Court, Museum &
Vidhyut Bhawan would also be run on the green energy
The state government will construct 500 MW solar energy plants at
Bhagalpur & Lakhisarai for the implementation of the project.
Bihar first state in the country to implement “Ethanol Production
Promotion Policy 2021”
Bihar Cabinet has approved the state’s own Ethanol policy called
‘Ethanol Production Promotion Policy’. This is in line with the center’s
National Policy of Biofuels, 2018.
Bihar is currently 5th highest Ethanol-producing state in India and
produces around 12,000 crore litres of ethanol every year and through
this policy Bihar aims to produce around 50 crore litres of Ethanol per
Power Ministry launches GRAM UJALA in Bihar
Minister of State for Power (independent charge) in the Union R K Singh
virtually launched the ‘Gram Ujala’ in Arrah, Bihar. Under this
programme, 1.5 crore LEDs with 3 years of warranty will be given to rural
Under this scheme, Government will offer the world’s cheapest LED
bulbs in rural areas at a INR 10.
This is the first programme of carbon credits in India.
In Patna, India’s first dolphin research centre will open soon.
In the premises of Patna University in Bihar, Asia’s and India’s first
National Dolphin Research Center (NDRC) will open. Bihar is home to
half of the world’s river dolphin population.
Bihar new Chief Secretary
Arun Kumar Singh (IAS- 1985 Batch) appointed as the new chief
secretary of Bihar. He will replace IAS Deepak kumar.
Vinod Kapri’s new book titled “1232 km: The Long Journey Home” is
set to release
This book is about the journey of the migrant from Ghaziabad, Uttar
Pradesh to Saharsa, which is around 1232 km.
This is the actual story of the seven Bihar migrants who set out on a
seven- day, seven-night journey on their bicycles.
To mark the first Anniversary of lockdown due to COVID-19 HarperCollins
India publication announced the release of the book

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