Bihar is a state which has produced a lot of prominent personalities. The people from the state are known for their hard work and determination. Unfortunately, the state has been facing a power crisis owing to dirty politics and corruption.

But Biharis need not worry. One of the mightiest superheros in the world is one of their own. Apparently, the Hulk has admitted that he is “100% Bihar”.


Mark Ruffalo, known for his portrayal of the green one man army, has tweeted that he might be from New York but is also 100% Bihar.

This came as a part of a celebrity-endorsed campaign which is aiming to make Bihar a state run entirely from clean energy. Others like Sanjai Mishra, Swara Bhaskar and Manoj Bajpai also feature in a video for the campaign:

The plan gained impetus from an accomplishment earlier this month, when Dharnai in Jehanabad district of Bihar, became the first Indian state to be fully solar powered.

2400 villagers will get electricity in houses as well as 30 kw to run water pumps, thanks to efforts of Centre for Environment and Energy Development and Greenpeace, which faced trouble from authorities earlier this year.

Though the task of making Bihar 100% green is completely achievable, there are many obstructions. Getting land is one major concern as farmers won’t just give up their land. Regulatory changes as well as infrastructure issues have slowed down growth.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had launched a project in 2011 with an aim to generate 20,000 mega watt solar energy for sustaining power requirement of the country. Narendra Modi took that forward and has raised the bar to 1 lakh MW, which, though ambitious, is achievable if obstacles are overcome.

Benchmarks like Kochi getting the world’s first solar-powered airport , and campaigns like 100% Bihar, might just play a pivotal role in helping India overcome its power shortage and pollution.