Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren today launched three new schemes of the rural development department through which the government aims to generate 25 crore man-days and make a payment of nearly Rs 20,000 crore to the workers for their labour.
Speaking on the occasion the Chief Minister said that in the time of the crisis it was important to work with honesty and dedication so that more numbers of needy can be benefitted through the schemes. He said that Jharkhand was battling Coronavirus which is a big challenge and on the basis of limited resources health care facilities, the return of migrant workers and the creation of employment in the rural areas has to be ensured.
He said that employment in Jharkhand is related to fields as due to crisis the Industries are closed therefore to make sure that starvation and unemployment do not rise in rural areas, therefore, these schemes have been started which will be very vital for the forward journey.
He said that under Birsa Harit Gram Yojana fruit-bearing trees have to be planted in which the old people and women would be given employment. He said that under the scheme next to the road, on government land and private land plantation of fruit-bearing trees would be done and the villagers will be given the responsibility of taking care of the plants.
Hemant said that patta for the planted fruit-bearing trees would be given so that they can make an income by selling the fruits. He said that it is expected that after three years per family an income of Rs 50,000 would be generated, moreover, it will also increase fruit production as the government is working to set up fruit processing units in the state.
Adding further he said that there was no dearth of sports talent in the state and at the panchayat level sports ground will be prepared through Veer Shaheed Poto Ho Khel Vikas Yojana. He said that while on one hand, the government will work to bring out the talent of the athletes on the other hand reservation in jobs will also be given to them.