CM orders construction of 112 power sub stations by March 2018
Ranchi, Jul 19: Chief Minister Raghubar Das today directed the officials of the electricity department to complete the construction work of 112 sub-stations by March 2018 so that 23 lakh families who are still without electricity in their homes can be provided power.
Addressing a meeting of the agencies responsible for executing power projects in urban and rural areas he said that six districts of the state be declared completely electrified by 15th November 2017.
�Electricity is a basic human need of modern times. The state government wants to provide electricity in each and every household of Jharkhand including the remotest villages, no matter how difficult the terrain is. Our Prime Minister himself is very much concerned about the timely completion of electrification projects. He is holding regular meetings with the Chief Secretaries. We will also review the status of electrification projects after two months,� said Das.
The CM said that since 28th December 2014, seven lakh homes have been provided power but there were still 23 lakh families who do not have power in their homes.
He asked the contractors to understand their responsibility that they are making an important contribution to the state and the country and said that light in the homes of the poor would bring immense satisfaction among the work executors.
Das stressed on the need to work as a team for achieving success and asked the contractors to work as a team with the state government. He said the contractors performing well should be felicitated so that they feel motivated to keep up their good work.
The meeting was also attended by Nitin Madan Kulkarni, Secretary, Energy department, Rahul Purwar, MD, Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited and Niranjan Kumar, MD, Jharkhand Urja Sancharan Nigam Limited.