Jamshedpur 2nd Oct 2021: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday called upon common people to generate solar power in their backyards and promised a subsidy for setting up plants for which a new scheme would be launched and announced of by-pass for all cities battling traffic problems.
Hemant Soren promised that the additional power would be procured by the state government, which would also help the people to earn additional income.
The Chief Minister was speaking after inaugurating and laying foundation stones of 100 projects totaling Rs 467.28 crore in the Chatra district.
Despite this, 82 projects worth Rs 275.45 crore were inaugurated, and the foundation stone of 18 schemes worth Rs 91.79 crore was laid.
Among the projects inaugurated, a grid substation at Itkhori and the 108-km-long Chatra-Latehar transmission line will provide an uninterrupted power supply to large parts of Chatra district, Koderma and Hazaribagh.
Seven districts of the state, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Giridih, Koderma, Ramgarh, Chatra, and Hazaribagh, are completely dependent on DVC for electricity.
Stating that electricity plays an important role in the development of any state, Soren said that his government is committed to laying a network of grid sub-stations and transmission lines across Jharkhand.
Stating that his government is promoting solar power generation, he urged people to set up plants on barren lands and rooftops.
“This will not only help in generating electricity for your use but will also increase your income as the government will buy surplus power. The administration will give grants for setting up such plants, and a scheme will be launched soon,” Soren added.
On the demand for a bypass road for Chatra, the Chief Minister said that the government was serious about removing the traffic bottlenecks.
“Those cities, where there is a need for a bypass, its plan will be approved. Not only this, considering the future needs, bypass is being planned for cities. The bypass approval has been given for Chatra city. Its foundation will be laid in January next year,” said Soren.