Pakur (By our correspondent): Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that with the power of the people and policies of the state government which is focused on development poverty would be removed from the state however for that to happen the people need to awaken and get rid of the middlemen and the corrupt as they are the ones who create most of the problems for the poor.
Addressing the Jan Chaupal organised in Murgadanda village under Mahespur block of this district he said that his government was dedicated for the welfare of the farmers, youth, poor and the women of the state. He said that due to 14 years of instability the state could not make progress as per the desire of the people however in the last four years the state has moved ahead on the path of progress and now Jharkhand is known as among the most progressive state.
The Chief Minister said that in 2014 the growth rate in agriculture was minus 4.5 percent but in these four years it has turned into 14 percent and the farmers of the state have made a name for the state and realizing their potential they were sent to Israel to learn the modern methods of farming and in future 50 women and 50 men farmers will be sent to Israel and Philippines. He said that keeping the small requirements in mind the state government would make provisions in the budget and also provide farming equipment to the farmers on less cost and appealed the women and youth to come forward for dairy farming.
The Chief Minister said that the state government was also according priority to the widows, old and the divyang and provisions for them would be made in the budget of 2019-20. He said that a survey will also be conducted in Pakur to identify these people and no of people availing divyang and widow pension would be increased as a more transparent system will be put into place.
The Chief Minister said that the state government was also according priority to the widows, old and the divyang and provisions for them would be made in the budget of 2019-20. He said that a survey will also be conducted in Pakur to identify these people and no of people availing divyang and widow pension would be increased as a more transparent system will be put into place. He said that after assuming power his government first addressed the problems of the education department and within two years all the government schools were provided with desk and benches and soon power will reach in all the powerless school, he said. He said that under the
Ayushman Bharat Yojana 57 lakh families were linked with the scheme as the government paid an additional Rs 400 crore and people can take benefit of the schemes through ration cards and golden cards.
Mr. Das said that it was his government which came out with the domicile policy and created jobs as per which third and fourth-grade jobs are reserved for the youth of the district in which the vacancies have been created and said that soon 18000 more teachers would be appointed in the state. He said that he will be travelling to the United Arab Emirates on a three-day visit starting from December 15. He said that there was huge demand of skilled youth in Dubai and Abudhabi and to prevent the youth from the state from falling in the trap of the middlemen it was important to have direct talks with the companies which hire workforce from there. On December 16 a road show would be held in Dubai while on December 17 he is scheduled to hold talks with employers. On January 12, 2019 the state government would be providing jobs to one lakh youth in the state, he added.
The Chief Minister called on the people to protect the culture and tradition of Sido- Kanhu, Chand-Bahirav, Phulo-Jhanu and said that some vested elements are trying to destroy the culture but the government will not allow that and the religious conversion bill has been passed so that no forceful conversions can take place, he said adding that the state government was also providing pensions to Manjhi, Manki, Mundas etc who protect the culture. Adding further he said that the ODF percentage in Jharkhand was just 14 percent four years ago which has now increased to 99 percent which was only achieved due to the work of the Jal Sahiyas, woman masons and Sakhi mandals.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister also distributed bank loans worth Rs 8 lakh among the women self help groups and Rs 11.30 lakh among the 20 beneficiaries of Johar Yojana while on behalf of the land conservation department pump sets was also given to people. On the other hand, the beneficiaries of Ujjwala Yojana, PMAY, Mukhyamantri Ladli laxmi Yojana, Kanyadaan Yojana were also felicitated. Those present also included senior police and administrative officials of the district.