Ranchi, Dec. 29 -- Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren completed one year in office on Tuesday.

On the occasion, a grand programme was organised at Morabadi ground in Ranchi where the Chief Minister inaugurated 171 schemes worth Rs 1,710.26 crore and laid the foundation stone of 59 schemes costing Rs 1,529.06 crore.

Addressing the people he said,"When I took charge of the state, the coffers of the state were empty. Each department was reeling under debt. There was an issue about paying salaries to the government employees. I promise that the state will not have to seek help from anyone in the next five years. There will be no need to beg from the Central government and the World Bank."

Soren said, "It is a matter of serious thinking...