World Bank sanctions Rs 32 Crore for Rural Electrification at Sagar Island in Sunderbans of West Bengal

Rs 32 Crore sanctioned by the World Bank for Rural Electrification at Sagar Island in Sunderbans of West Bengal. The project for house to house power connection will be inaugurated at Rudra Nagar in Sagar Island. Under the scheme 42 gram panchayats will be electrified. The entire project will be completed by next three years in which around 2,50,000 people will be benefited.

Sagar Island:

  • imageLies on the continental shelf of Bay of Bengal about 100 km (54 nautical miles) south of Kolkata
  • Governed by the State government of West Bengal
  • Area: nearly 300 km²
  • It has 43 villages and a population of over 160,000
  • A famous Hindu pilgrim place

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