Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that his government was realizing the thoughts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He said that it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who launched the Swach Bharat Abhiyaan and by walking together with the central government the Jharkhand government made the entire state ODF and to ensure that the women and daughters in the state live a life
of dignity in all the homes toilets have been constructed on mission mode.
He said that before 2014 the ODF percentage of Jharkhand was just 18 pc which in the four years of government formation has been declared ODF. He said that in making the state ODF the women have made an honest and dedicated effort as members of women self-help groups jal sahiyas and woman masons Jharkhand has been declared ODF.
Mr Das made these comments during an interaction with a 36 member Nigerian delegation which had come to visit the state. The Chief Minister said that many steps have been taken for the women empowerment and pointed out that Sukanya Yojana has been started in the state which is mainly aimed at being helpful for the daughters in their studies and said that at the time of the birth of the girl child a sum of Rs 5000 would be given in the account of the mother of the child and in the subsequent stages of her education funds would also be provided while after she turns 18 a sum of Rs 10,000 would be given and at the time of her marriage another
Rs 30,000 would be given at the time of her marriage and all the funds would be provided through DBT in the accounts of the girl and a maximum of two girls per family would be covered under the scheme. He said that in the far off areas of the state due to lack of education social evils like child marriages were prevailing in the state and by creating awareness among them these challenges can be overcome.