Pakur: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that after coming to power he has been making continuous efforts for the development of the Santhal Pargana region and Littipada in particular as he wanted the area to stand among the developed blocks of the state.
He said that after taking over as the Chief Minister when he had first visited the area and organized a Jan Chaupal at that time the women had informed him regarding the drinking water crisis after which scheme worth Rs 217 crore was started which is in the last stages and soon pure drinking water through pipeline would be available in the homes of the people.
Addressing the people during a Jan Chaupal organised at Nawadih Maidan he said that Littipada is the most backward block therefore after becoming the Chief Minister he has tried to establish direct contact with the people so that in case of any problem it can be solved on the spot and schemes as per the needs of the people can be prepared.
The Chief Minister said that through the Jan Chaupal he had come to awaken the people as in a democratic setup when the people are aware then the state government also performs better.
He said that more the people are aware the more successful will be the government schemes. He said during his tenure through Yojana Banao Abhiyaan and Jan Chaupal he has tried to establish direct contact with the people and prepare schemes as per their needs so that poverty can be removed from the state.
He said that the central and the state governments understood the problems of the farmers who are now being benefited under Pradhanmantri Kissan Samman Nidhi Yojana and Mukhymantri Krishi Ashirwad Yojana.
He said that under the Mukhyamantri Krishi Ashirwad Yojana 26 lakh farmers have got the first installment of funds and on October 23rd from Giridih the second installment of the funds would be given to the farmers.
He said that in the entire country Jharkhand was the only state which was providing free LPG stove and second refill of the cylinder under the Ujjwala Yojana and so far in 40 lakh homes LPG connections have been provided and remaining three lakh families would be soon covered under this scheme.
The Chief Minister asked the women and men present in the gathering not to differentiate between sons and daughters. He said that through education only poverty can be removed therefore his government has given the slogan of ‘Pahle Padhaai Phir Bidai’ and the state government was providing help right from the time of the birth of the daughters till the time of their marriage, therefore, they should not consider girls as burden as when a girl gets educated then two families become educated and asked the people to send their children regularly to the school and corporate in sending the dropout problem.
During the program, the Chief Minister also listened to the problems raised by the villagers and directed the officials to solve them accordingly.