Daltonganj: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said that once the pending construction of the Mandal Dam is completed a
new hope would be brought in the lives of the farmers of the state and they would not be forced migrate in search of jobs. Addressing the people after Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for six projects at Chiyanki airport grounds here he said the entire Palamu division which also includes the districts of Garhwa and Latehar have been always drought-hit due to which the farmers have been forced to migrate despite having their own lands in search of livelihood. He said that once the work is completed the farmers will be able to grow two three crops.
He said that UPA under the tenure of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh took no initiative to complete the pending projects. On the other hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be thanked on behalf of the entire state for making efforts for completion of the project which would help the farmers of Bihar and Jharkhand. He said till 2014 the irrigation facility was available on 91323 hectares of land which in these four years has increased to 2.10 lakh hectares which is more than 100 percent increase.
Mr Das said that former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Sashtri had given the slogan of Jai Jawan Jai Kissan which under the tenure of UPA government became both ‘Badhaal’ but things changed under Narendra Modi and the double engine of growth was ensuring
all-round development of Jharkhand. He said that in the month of April farmers will get separate feeders through which they would
six hours of uninteruppted power for agriculture needs.
He said that whether it were the homeless people in the urban areas or in the rural areas all would be provided homes by the year 2020. He said that under Ujjwala Yojana the state was giving free LPG connections along with the gas stove and was also paying for the first refill of the cylinder. He said that in the next phase another 14 lakh women who have ration and Aadhar cards would be provided LPG connections as the government wanted to make sure that at least 60 petcent of the women make the food on LPG.