Modi To Visit Jharkhand Today

JHARKHAND

With an eye on five Lok Sabha seats in Bihar and Jharkhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid the foundation stone of the much-awaited North Koel Reservoir in Latehar district in the heart of Naxal-infested Jharkhand.

Once operational, the reservoir is expected to irrigate over 1.2 lakh hectares of land in Chatra and Palamau Lok Sabha constituencies in Jharkhand, and Aurangabad, Gaya and Jehanabad constituencies in Bihar.

Except for Jehanabad, the remaining four Lok Sabha constituencies are currently represented by the BJP. Before winning the 2014 elections, the MPs of these five constituencies had promised the effective functioning of the Mandal Dam.