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Bokaro becomes second fully-electrified J'khand district: CM

Press Trust of India  |  Petarwar/Bokaro (Jharkhand) 

has become the second "fully-electrified" district of after Ramgarh, said on Wednesday.

The state would become power-surplus by 2021, the CM was quoted as saying in an official release here.

Five more districts of will be fully electrified on November 15, it said.

The is spending Rs 35,000 crore to boost the power infrastructure, he said, adding, work on producing 4,000-MW at Patratu is underway.

Das said that 23 lakh out of the 30 lakh households in the state have been provided electricity, a task which was achieved in "three-and-a-half years".

The chief minister, speaking about Left Wing Extremism, asserted that Naxalites have been "rooted out from Bura Pahar in district and Saranda jungles in West Singhbhum district".

Das added that since 2014, 350 persons have been arrested by the anti-corruption bureau.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 20:55 IST