Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Wednesday said that the state government will be supplying electricity in the remaining seven lakh houses out of the 30 lakh in the next two years.
By 2019, all 23 lakh houses will be supplied with electricity, he said while addressing the audience on the occasion of inauguration of rooftop solar power plant at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in the state capital.
The CM said that Jharkhand will produce 5,000 MW power for domestic need and will also become a power hub. Solar energy will be produced and supplied in those 230 villages where grid is not available.
Das said that the government has targeted to produce 2650 MW solar power by 2019-20 out of which, 500 MW is targeted to be produced from rooftop solar power plant. Moreover, the government is working on installing solar power plant on 101 buildings producing 5,000 KW under grid connected power plant scheme. On 68 government buildings, solar power plants producing 3830 MW have been installed, he said.
“All schools are being electrified. All Kasturba Gandhi schools will be installed with solar power plant. Jharkhand has stood first in all over the nation under Ujala Yojana. More than 84 lakh LED bulbs have been distributed in Jharkhand,” said the CM.
Das said that Ranchi will be made a solar city very soon. “As per the new policy, anyone can install solar power plant on rooftop and supply power to the grid through net meter. The government is identifying 116 places for power plant installation. The government is committed for the development of the tribal, marginalized and downtrodden people. He said that hospitals should be kept clean,” he said.
Urban Development Minister C.P. Singh, Health Minister Ram Chandra Chandravanshi, Kanke MLA Jitu Charan Ram, Additional CS Energy R. K. Srivastav, Rahul Purvar, Niranjan Purvar, R.K. Rakhra, RIIMS Director and other officers were present on this occasion.