All households in Ranchi district now have access to power supply, chief minister Raghubar Das announced on Tuesday. And by 2019, the CM promised, these households will have 24-hour power supply.
With this, the district became the fourth – after Ramgarh, Bokaro and Dhanbad – to achieve 100% electrification of its households.
“In 67 years, barely four lakh households in Ranchi had access to power supply. In the four years since my government came to power, two lakh additional households got power connectivity,” chief minister Raghubar Das said at a foundation stone-laying ceremony for two grid substations in Irba and Silli blocks at Angara, 40 km from here, on Tuesday morning. Read more