Dhanbad, Aug. 23: Jharkhand will become self-reliant in terms of electricity production in around two years, state power minister Rajendra Prasad Singh claimed today.
“Let me assure you that come 2016, Jharkhand will be generating more than 15,000MW. We will not only be self-sufficient but also provide power to other needy states,” Singh said.
He said work at new units in Patratu, Tenughat and Garhwa power plants was in full swing and they were expected to become functional in the coming 17 months.
The new units will boost supply to power-starved districts like Garhwa, Latehar, Palamau, Khunti, Giridih, Koderma and Chatra.
The minister was in Dhanbad to inaugurate a two-day regional conference of National Institute of Personnel Management today. The event is being held at a community hall of BCCL.