Ranchi, Jun 20 : Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das announced that a separate electricity feeder will be set up for the farmers of the state from January 2019.
Addressing the people after inaugurating the Krishi Mahotsav cum Krishi Chupal at Gagi village of Kanke block here he said that the farmers are those who feed the nation and it is the priority of the state government to make their lives better. He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a target to double their income by 2022 and the state government was also working rapidly to work this target as part of which better roads, irrigation facilities and power supply is being arranged.
He said that a loan worth Rs 1500 crore has been taken so that each and every village of the state can be connected with roads which will be used to build 15000 kilometers of roads whereas for improving the irrigation facility renovation of 2000 ponds is being done . He said that previous year six lakh dhobas had been built which has improved the underground water table.
The Chief Minister said that to improve the power scenario in the state there is a need of 60 grid and 257 sub stations whose construction was on and by December 2018 all the homes of the state will be electrified. He said that this year a target has been set to give kissan credit cards to 12.5 lakh farmers out of which 11.41 lakh farmers have been already provided the cards while four lakh soil health cards have been also distributed.