Dumka (By our correspondent): Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that government alone can not do works related to development and participation of the people is a must to make sure that all the development projects are realized on the ground. Addressing the people at Kadhbindha village under Susaniya panchayat of Ramgarh block of this district he said that the state government was working to realize the dreams of the great martyrs of the Santhal Pargana including Sidho-Kanhu, Chand Bahirav and Phulo Jhanu. He said that it was for the first time that the central and the state government were working for the betterment of the women and the power have been provided homes under PMAY, toilets and power facility.
Mr Das said that the state government has realized the pain of the common people and said that it is the pledge of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that all welfare schemes reach to the last person in the society and the state government was working to fulfil his dreams. He said that now Jharkhand is known as one of the leading states of the nation and is talked about for its development. He said that for some years ago the percentage of household toilets was just 18 percent while in these four years every home of the poor has got a toilet and it is a dream to give a clean India as a tribute on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. He said that Jharkhand has to take many more steps of progress but for that, the people needed to walk together with the state government.
The Chief Minister said that just by making promises and giving slogans the poverty will not be wiped out as some people are misleading the people. He said that the state government was committed to provide power in all the homes and by 2019 not only in
the cities but in villages also 24x7 power would be available as construction work for building 80 grids and 257 substations was
on in the state. He said that from January 2019 separate feeders would be provided for farmers while three other separate feeders
would be for agriculture, industries and household use.
Mr Das also assured the people that by 2022 water would be reaching in their homes through pipelines. He said that women have an important role to play in the development of the state and for their empowerment the state government has taken many steps including registering property in their name in just Re 1 while from January 2019 the government will launch the Mukhyamantri Sukanay Yojana through the government will be providing financial aid to the daughters and the money would be directly sent into their accounts which will help them to make educated and strong.
He said that since there was a huge demand for organic crops, therefore, the farmers should indulge in its cultivation and said that soon agriculture scientists and experts would be coming to their area for training the farmers. He also used the occasion to ask the youth to take up dairy farming and said that youth would be provided a subsidy of 50 per cent to set up the dairy while the milk would be produced by the federation. Mr Das also assured that soon 1800 teachers would be appointed in the state. In the chaupal a woman Guddi Devi pointed the problem she was facing for treatment of her divyang child over which Mr Das announced Rs 1 lakh from his discretionary funds while over another woman also complained regarding the treatment of her child over which he asked the DC to get the child treated.
One Roshni Mumur pointed out the lack of teachers in the hospitals over which Mr Das said that in last 67 years there were only 3 medical colleges but another 5 medical colleges would come up shortly in the state which will solve the problems of doctors and asked the people to take advantage of Ayushman Bharat Yojana. Over the drought he said that Rs 800 crore would be spent for relief work while money under crop insurance scheme would be transferred into their accounts, another 5000 ponds would be constructed for water
conservation. Mr Das also asked the people to give up liquor consumption and urged them to remain alert so that middlemen can be
removed from the society.