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Prime Minister lays foundation stone for India’s biggest power plant in Jharkhand

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Power plant: Patratu Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited
General Manager: B Narayan
Joint Venture of National Thermal Power Corporation and Jharkhand Government
Total Capacity: 8000MW and Prime Minister lays the foundation for first phase of 4000MW capacity.

PM addresses Panchayati Raj Sammelan in Jharkhand


  • Jharkhand Government in 2014 handed over Capital and Assets to National Thermal Power Corporation to start the plant at the capacity of 8000M
  • 1,200 acres of land had been to the JV Company for setting up the 4000MW power plant in Phase 1 and 600 acres would be added in future


  • The State Government owns 6500 acres of Land in Patratu
  • Jharkhand would get 85 % and rest for other states

PM addresses Panchayati Raj Sammelan in Jharkhand

Prime Minister made a vigorous speech for bridging gap between urban and rural India

  • National Panchayati Raj Day is being celebrated on 24th April of every year.
  • First celeberated in the year 2010 when the 73rd constitutional amendment came into force
  • In 2016, Panchayati Raj Divas is celebrated at Jamshedpur in Jharkhand

Main Function is held at JRD Tata Sports Complex

Delegates: Union Minister of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water & Sanitation Shri. ChaudharyBirender Singh and Chief Minister of Jharkhand ShriRaghuvar Das and 3000 panchayat representatives from all states


  1. Awards to States that have devolved maximum powers to Panchayats to run the administration independently in different categories
  2. Cumulative Devolution Index Awards
  3. Incremental Devolution Index Awards
  4. Awards to states that have made progress in aligning their laws to Panchayat extension to Scheduled Areas Act, 1996
  5. Awards to States that have maximum efforts to implement Panchayat
  6. Prime Minister released the ‘Devolution Index Report’

Points discussed in the following areas.

  • Gram Panchayat development plans for local economic development
  • Maximum utilization of funds
  • Clean drinking water and sanitation
  • Role of women in development of Rural and Urban
  • Social inclusion

About Jharkhand:

  • Capital: Ranchi
  • Chief Minister: ShriRaghuvar Das