Dumka (By our correspondent): Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that if the people have to save Santhal Pargana than
they will have to remove the middlemen from their area who are like ‘termites’ and said that if anyone demands money from them for getting the benefits of government schemes than they should call at 181 and such person would be forwarded to jail. Addressing the Jan Chaupal organized at Bansbona village under Bilkandi panchayat of Raneshwar Block of this district he sought the cooperation of the people in making the area corruption free.
He also asked the people not to be misled by people who are spreading lies over land acquisition and said that no one can take away the land of the tribals and asked them to remain alert and also create awareness among other regarding this. Mr. Das said that tribals are honest and simple people and warned of strict action against such people who would indulge in forceful religious conversions and strict legal action would be taken against them.
He said that culture and language was the identity of the state. He said that the state government was committed to provide drinking water in all the homes through pipelines by the year 2022. The Chief Minister said that it was tough to imagine development without power and assured the people that by December 2018 power would be available in all the homes and said that in such areas where electric poles cannot be taken their power would be provided through solar energy and said that by August 2019 to ensure 24 hours of power the government was building 80 grids and 257 substations and in May 2019 itself there would be separate feeders for agriculture, industrial and household usage.
He said that to fight over the draught situation the state government has demanded a sum of Rs 800 crore and under Sujalam Suflaam Yojana 5000 ponds would be built in the state along with deep boring. He said that in the drought hit areas camps would be organized and money under the crop insurance scheme would be directly sent through DBT. He said that the laws for giving license to run crusher units in the area would be simplified and no one will be allowed to operate illegal crusher units.
He said that while in the last 67 years there were only three medical colleges the state government in its four-year rule has commenced process to open five more medical colleges which are being built in Dumka, Palamu, Hazaribagh, Chaibasa and Koderma districts. The Chief Minister said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started the world’s largest health care scheme the Ayushman Bharat Yojana from Jharkhand as part of which the people can get their treatment done in leading hospitals in Jharkhand 57 lakh families have been included in the scheme covering 85 percent of the population.
Mr. Das said that to realize the dream of New India of Prime Minister Narendra Modi more work needed to be done and with the help of the people a new Jharkhand will be built where no one would be homeless, without medical facilities etc. Those who were also present on the occasion included Social Welfare Minister Louis Marandi, DC Mukesh Kumar and others. During the function, he also bank linkages worth Rs 14.69 crore to the various Sakhi Mandals and distributed pumps sets, Golden card for Ayushman Bharat Yojana, gas connection under Ujjwala Yojana, PMAY and soil health cards among the beneficiaries of the various schemes.