Rehabilitation of displaced in top priority for state government: Raghubar Das

Ranchi: Chief Minister Raghubar Das said displaced families have had a major role to play in the betterment of the state and unfortunately the state received displacement as legacy, therefore, the state government since its inception decided that it would
rehabilitate people first before displacing them.

Addressing a community lunch cum cultural programme organised by Hatia Displaced Families Committee here he said that it is the priority for the state government to provide pucca homes to the displaced families of the state and said that in the surrounding areas of the newly constructed Vidhan Sabha premises all the slums and houses of poor would be settled in a colony in which each house would consist of a couple of rooms, kitchen and toilet. He said that in the model colony there would be also facilities for marriage hall, parks etc.

He said that the state government is also working to enhance the skills of the poor and said that less educated children from the poor families would be made skilled so that they can get jobs and live a life of respect. Mr Das said that the biggest panchayat of the state is being built on their lands for which the people have given their land and their well being is the priority of the state government. He urged the people to get the skill of their children enhanced by taking advantage of the various skill development programmes of the state government and asked them to prepare a list so that they can be included in the training programmes.

He said that the state government has sanctioned a sum of Rs 700 crore in the budget for skill development so that the trained youth are able to get jobs outside Jharkhand also. He said that many small and big industries are being set up in the state especially in the textile sector there is lots of opportunity for development and said that recently a textile factory has been inaugurated in Namkum in which 1000 people have got jobs.

He said that since in Ranchi the construction of the smart city, high court building and vidhan sabha has been made and these would also create jobs as there would be need for trained plumbers,  electricians and housekeeping staff. The Chief Minister said that women empowerment is top priority for the state government and said that the government will launch Mukhymantri Sukanay Yojana from January in which following the birth of the girl child a sum of Rs 5000 would be deposited in the account of her mother and through DBT in subsequent stages of education more money would be transferred and when the girl turns 18 anther Rs 10,000 would be given apart from that under Kanydaan Yojaan  another Rs 30,000 would be given as the main aim of the scheme is to prevent drop out among girls and encourage them to study further.

He said that the state government was also providing loans through women self-help groups while Jharkhand was the lone state were property in the name of the women can be registered at just Re 1 and so far 1.20 lakh women have been benefitted by the scheme. He said that the state government was dedicated for the upliftment of the poor and assured that year 2019 will be dedicated to poverty removal and ushering prosperity in the lives of the farmers poor and the villages and said that the state government will provide homes to the homeless by 2020.

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