Chaibasa: Stating that all-round development of the Kolhan division was a priority for the state Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das announced that in the future foundation of a by-pass road would be soon laid in the city apart from the development of other basic amenities of life. Addressing a programme here organised on the occasion of beautification of Jubilee Pond and newly constructed park he said that soon the issue of clean drinking water in rural areas of the district would be solved as the state government has directed to use the funds of the district mining fund for clean drinking water supply. He said that a sum of Rs 400 crore is being spent dor laying the pipeline and not a single village in Chaibasa would be left out of the scheme. He said that in future the people will bot be forced to drink impure water and women made to wait in lines for collecting water.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister also laid foundation stones for schemes for 37 schemes worth Rs 427.92 crore in the West Singhbhum district. Mr Das said that after taking over the Chief Minister of the state he had promised the people of Chaibasa to change the fortunes of the city. He said that the Jubilee park has been developed as the most beautiful park in the Kolhan region and said that apart from the administration the people should also look after the maintenance of the park.
He said that since it is difficult to maintain a park, therefore, visitors will have to pay a fee of Rs 5 to visit the park. He said that in all the smart cities parks are being constructed by the state government as they form the land mark of any city. He said that Jharkhand was the first state where CSR council has been formed by the state government and the money received under the council is used for the development works in the society.
He said that on the initiative of the state government the Tata Steel has done the renovation of the park with an investment of Rs 10 crore and this spot which has been developed on the likes of Salt Lake is a matter of pride for the area. The Chief Minister thanked Tata Steel for its work and hoped that in future also the company will continue to fulfill its social responsibility.