Jharkhand: The Detail Project Report of a proposed medical college in Chaibasa was ready and tender would be floated soon to ensure that the work of the 500-bed medical college-cum-hospital start in a month or two.
Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Monday informed about the same while laying the foundation for various projects worth Rs 428 crore in Chaibasa, the district headquarter of mineral-rich West Singhbhum.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation of two medical colleges and hospital including the one in Koderma during his visit to the state last month.
Regretting that the people of Chaibasa were forced to drink unsafe water even 70 years after independence, the chief minister said he had promised to provide drinking water through pipelines in each village of the district.
The foundation of water projects was a step in this direction, he said adding that the economy of the rural pockets would improve if the infrastructure including road and electricity was improved.While Rs 380 crore would be spent on eight water projects to provide drinking water in the rural belt of the district, the remaining amount would be spent on road construction in rural areas.
Director of District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), Amit Kumar said the government has set a target to provide piped drinking water to all the villages of the district by 2022.
The chief minister assured to provide electricity in each village of the state by December 2018.