Chief Minister Raghubar Das (File Photo)
Chief Minister Raghubar Das recently launched 'Saubhagya Yojana', a program that would provide electricity to all the villages in Jharkhand. This yojana is expected to achieve the central government’s target of providing 24x7 electricity.
In last three years alone, some 13 lakh households have been provided electricity and by December 2018 it is expected that all the households will get electricity. Whichever village will not get electricity through grid will be electrified through solar energy.
The chief minister has also said that Jharkhand will be made electricity hub by 2022 and it will not only produce electricity for the state, but also supply electricity to other states.
About 17.64 lakh families in villages and 1.64 lakh families in the urban areas would get electricity under Saubhagya Yojana. The poor will get electricity free of cost.