The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) is launching the biggest biomass-generated power project in the country in 2009-10, which will provide electricity to around five lakh poor households in the state at an affordable price. To start with, around 100 power units dependent on biomass will come up in five to six districts of Jharkhand. Each unit will generate 100 kw, sufficient to lit around 5,000 households in a cluster of villages.
Four districts-Pakur, Chatra, Latehar and Gumla- are planned to be covered under the project by JREDA. Each of the units will cost between INR 90 lakh and INR 1 crore.