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Ranchi district now fully electrified, says Das

Press Trust of India  |  Ranchi 

Raghubar Das Tuesday announced that district is now fully electrified and 24-hour will be ensured in the capital city by 2019, an official release said.

Only 4 lakh houses of had power connection in 67 years, while during the 4 years of this government, 2,13,374 houses got the same, he said.

The congratulated all who have contributed in this work.

"By 2019, 24-hour 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 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, would have sold electricity, Das said.

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 22:30 IST