Bokaro has become the second "fully-electrified" district of Jharkhand after Ramgarh, Chief Minister Raghubar Das 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 Jharkhand will be fully electrified on November 15, it said.
The state government is spending Rs 35,000 crore to boost the power infrastructure, he said, adding, work on producing 4,000-MW electricity 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 Latehar district and Saranda jungles in West Singhbhum district".
Das added that since 2014, 350 persons have been arrested by the anti-corruption bureau.
(With inputs from agencies.)