Ranchi district now fully electrified: CM

Ranchi
8 Nov 2018

Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das Tuesday announced that Ranchi district is now fully electrified and 24-hour electricity will be ensured in the capital city by 2019, an official release said. Only 4 lakh houses of Ranchi had power connection in 67 years, while during the 4 years of this government, 2,13,374 houses got the same, he said.
The chief minister congratulated all who have contributed in this work. "By 2019, 24-hour electricity will be ensured in the urban and rural areas of the capital," the release said quoting Das. Das also laid foundation stone for 132/33 KV grid sub-centers for Irba and Silli areas.
Urging the people to do solar farming on roof-top and barren land, Das said, "The government will buy power at the rate of Rs 3 per unit. In addition, the government will provide 50 per cent subsidy for solar farming." The chief minister said that the people of the state have saved Rs 684 crore using LED bulbs. If value added power plants were set up by the previous governments, Jharkhand would have sold electricity, Das said. (PTI)