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UB Group Beer Unit, ITC Milk Processing Plant in Bihar Get Cabinet Nod

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Patna: The Bihar cabinet on Tuesday approved investments worth Rs 320 crore in a beer manufacturing unit by the UB Group and a milk processing plant by ITC.

"The beer manufacturing unit will come up at Kopakala near Naubatpur in Patna district. The UB Group will invest Rs 200 crore in it and it will have a capacity of 10 lakh hectolitres per year," Principal Secretary of Cabinet Department Brajesh Mehrotra said after the cabinet meeting.

The Rs 120-crore milk processing unit by ITC would be set up at Sitakund Industrial Area in Munger district, Mr Mehrotra said, adding that it would process 1.5 lakh litres of milk daily to produce skimmed milk powder and butter.

The state cabinet also approved Rs 333.49 crore to be given under Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification Scheme to North and South Bihar Power Distribution Companies for changing faulty and burnt electric transformers. The move will help ensure power supply in villages that have been suffering due to this.

In another decision, the cabinet approved manufacturing of 55,228 water hand pumps. These will cost the state around Rs 223 crore and will be installed across Bihar on the recommendation of MLAs and MLCs, he said.

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