Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren called on common people to generate solar power in their backyards / on roofs and promised subsidy for setting up the plants. Hemant Soren promised that the surplus power will be bought by the state government which will also help people generate additional income.
The chief minister also said that his government is preparing special plans for the development of backward districts of Jharkhand.
The chief minister was speaking after virtually inaugurating and also laying the foundation stone for a total of 100 projects worth Rs 467.28 crore in Chatra district.
Eighty-two projects worth Rs 275.45 crores were inaugurated, and the foundation stone for 18 schemes worth Rs 91.79 crore was laid.
Among the inaugurated projects, a grid substation at Itkhori and 108-km-long Chatra-Latehar transmission line will provide an uninterrupted power supply to large parts of Chatra district, Koderma and Hazaribagh.
With the commissioning of this grid sub-station and transmission line, the districts of Chatra, Hazaribag and Koderma districts’ decades-long power woes will come to an end and so will their dependence on Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) for power supply.
Noting that electricity plays an important role in any state’s development, Soren said his government is committed to laying a network of grid sub-stations and transmission lines across Jharkhand.