India is all set to double its electricity supply to neighbouring Bangladesh from June later this year, according to a BusinessLine report.
This was announced by Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh in Dhaka, Harsh Bardhan Shringla on Tuesday, the report stated.
India currently supplies 660 MW of electricity to Bangladesh on a daily basis. While 500 MW is supplied through the Bhramara border in Murshidabad, West Bengal, the remaining is supplied from Tripura.
From June onwards, supplies through the Bheramara border will increase to 1,000 MW, Harsh Bardhan Shringla said.
He further informed that efforts are on to open another 50 MW of supply through the North 24-Parganas district in West Bengal.
While stressing on the improved bilateral ties between India and Bangladesh, the High Commissioners disclosed that 108 agreements were signed between the two countries in the last decade of which, 60 agreements were struck in the last two years including the first ever defence agreements.
The High Commissioner further said that India is offering training to thousands of judicial officers, teachers, and police personnel in Bangladesh.
Moreover, as many as 2,000 scholarships are being offered to Bangladeshi students annually, while the number of visas issued to Bangladeshis has increased from five lakh to 14 lakh, the report quoted Harsh Bardhan Shringla as saying.