The Jharkhand government plans to develop the mineral-rich state as a power hub by 2019, Chief Minister Raghubar Das said while launching an electricity reforms programme RAPDRP.
A joint venture by Jharkhand Electricity Board and NTPC will produce 4000 MW here and the entire state will have electricity by 2019, Das said after launching the Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme here yesterday.
Directing officials to develop state electricity board as a professional body, the chief minister said that it was the responsibility of the junior and executive engineers to collect bills equivalent to the cost of power generation and distribution from a transformer.
Das said recruitment process of 600 linemen would begin by June 15, which would help solve problems of the people to some extent.
Distribution of electricity under Dindayal Upadhyay scheme was going on as per the set timeframe, he added.