Chaibasa: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das transferred a sum of Rs 452 crore among 11.51 lakh farmers under Mukhyamantri Krishi Aashirwad Yojana. Addressing a function organized here he said that farmers are the axis of the economy of the state.
Describing India as a nation of villages and farmers he said that people are primarily dependent on agriculture for their livelihood however for decades no step was taken for their economic empowerment or make them self dependent due to which they were burdened with loans and were forced to commit suicide.
However, after 2014 steps were taken for their betterment and on the lines of the Kissan Samman Nidhi Yojana the Mukhyamantri Krishi Aashirwad Yojana has been started in the state under which on August 10 among 13.60 lakh farmers a sum of Rs 482 crore was transferred.
He said that the sum being distributed was 50 percent part of the first installment and before Diwali, another 25 percent will be given to the farmers, therefore, overall 35 lakh farmers will be provided a sum of Rs 3000 crore for their economic empowerment and accumulation of other agricultural resources.
He said that the farmers of the state were getting the advantage of Kissan Samman Nidhi Yojana and Mukhyamantri Krishi Aashirwad Yojana. He said that when money will be present in the accounts of the farmers then they will not fall prey to loan sharks and they would be easily able to collect all necessary items related to their Agriculture needs.
He said that those farmers who have not been able to take advantage of these schemes should get their names registered in the block office after getting approval from the gram Sabha. He said the government was committed to providing the farmers their due. The Chief Minister said apart from helping the farmers to accumulate agriculture resources arrangements are being also made to provide water in their farms as the water was a must for better agricultural yield.
Mr Das said that migration has to be stopped at any cost. He asked the farmers to come forward to come in the area of animal husbandry. He said that the government was giving 90 percent subsidy on two cows to the women while 50 percent subsidy was being provided for dairy, therefore, the young farmers should come forward and take advantage of the scheme.
Mr Das said that after 2014 in 69 villages lights and roads were provided and now all the villages are being lightened up with street lights, paver block roads and water supply through solar power whereas the opposition was accusing
the government of taking away the land of the people but instead of taking away the land the government was ensuring development in each and every home.
Mr Das said that he had promised to the people that they would get rid of red water and as part of that work was on water projects worth Rs 743 crore. He said that 24 big projects are in the pipeline out of which eight will be completed this month while remaining in the next two years as by 2022 every home of Chaibasa will be provided with clean drinking water.
He said that for the first time after Independence 30 percent of funds under CSR was being spent on pure drinking water.
Mr Das said that a sum of Rs 258 crore is being spent to build medical College so that children from Kolhan cannot go outside for medical studies while a sum of Rs 85 crore is being spent for renovation of Sadar Hospital.