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2017 to be welfare year for the poor: Raghubar Das

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Hazaribag, Nov. 1: Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said that the year 2017 will be a welfare year for the poor.

In the context of the poverty elimination program undertaken by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Jharkhand has become the first ever state to provide women free cooking gas. He made the observation while inaugurating Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana in the Vivekananda Auditorium at Vinoba Bhave University. Local MP and Civil Aviation Minister for State Jayant Sinha was also present on this occasion.

The CM said that in the next three years, 23 lakh poor people are targeted to be brought under this scheme. It includes a free LPG connection, a stove and a gas cylinder. As many as 1.10 lakh beneficiaries of different districts of the state are being given free gas connection today. A total of 5151 beneficiary women of Hazaribagh were given gas connection today under Ujjawala Yojana.

Das said that 15 farm ponds or Dobhas are to be made in each village. Moreover, rejuvenation of private ponds will be done through MGNREGA.

Only 10,000 schools have benches and desks out of the total 40,000. All schools have been given the fund with the direction that benches and desks should be bought before 15th November as per the parameter fixed by the government from the local carpenters.

Appealing to women to get connected with economic activities, the CM said that special package will be provided for poultry. He said that women should be provided economic and social liberties and the people’s representatives should be ready to benefit them.

Local MP and Civil Aviation Minister for State Jayant Sinha said the Union government was committed to the country’s development. The motto of the government is ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’.

On this occasion MLAs Manoj Kumar Yadav, Janki Prasad Yadav, Manish Jaiswal, DIG of police Upendra Kumar, PDS Secretary Vinay Kumar Choubey, the DC and SP of Hazaribagh were also present.

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