Giridih: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today raised strong objections to female foeticide and asked the people not to make
differences between boys and girls. Addressing the people during North Chottanagpur awareness programme on Sukanya Yojana organized here he asked the girls to study further and become self-reliant and in case of any problem, they should call at 181 to solve their problems. He said in the country where women are worshipped than why on the other side why female foeticide is being committed. He said that the Sukanya Yojana has been started so that the woman power is further strengthened and they can take the country state society and family forward and gave a call to remove child marriages female foeticide and lack of education among the girls.
The Chief Minister also issued a warning to the doctors indulging in sex determination not to indulge in such kinds of act or else they would be forwarded to jail. He said that the health secretary has been instructed to cancel the registration of such
hospitals. The Chief Minister said that the Union Budget is dedicated to farmers poor workers and the middle class. He said that for the first time after independence historic budget has been presented in which the concerns of the workers in the organized and unorganized sector have been taken care.
He said that now workers in unorganized sector after the age of 60 years would be provided a pension of Rs 3000 per month while under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Samman Yojana on per acre of land Rs 6000 would be given to the farmers and on the other hand the state government is already providing Rs 5000 under Mukhyamantri Krishi Ashirwad Yojana which means that farmers having one acre of land will at least get Rs 11000 per year as bringing smile on the faces of the people was the priority of the both Central and the state government.
Adding further the Chief Minister said that his government was working to ensure that the benefits of the schemes reach to the common people and asked the people to get their daughters registered in the schools as the government would be providing a sum of Rs 70,000 right from the time of their birth to the time of their marriage and urged the people to create further awareness regarding the scheme. He said that the government has also increased the pension for widow women in the state from Rs 600 to Rs 1000 and all the widows would also be provided homes by the government while on the other hand Divyaang are also being provided pension by the state government.
Mr Das said that after independence of the country those in power did not worry about the Welfare of the poor but in the last four years the central government has dedicated itself for the welfare of the poor farmers women and youth of the country and importantly no differences is being made in distribution of the schemes as all sections of the society are enjoying their benefits. He said that many schemes of the government are aimed at empowerment of the women which is reflected from the fact that in the last four years more than one lakh women self-help groups have been formed in the state and asked the woman of the area to form SHGs and assured full support of the government.
During the function the Chief Minister distributed a sum of Rs 2.43 crore under the Sukanya Yojana.