Jamshedpur, Jan. 2: Jharkhand has started to move on the road to progress and by 2019 it will come in the category of developed state and most developed in the world in the next 10 years, said Raghubar Das, chief minister of the state.
Addressing the mediapersons at get-together for the press at Surya Mandir in Sidhgora on Saturday, chief minister said, the year 2016 will be focused on development of the state and the government has laid out plans to attract investment.
Rs 58000 crore investment proposal has come in various sectors of which 1050 crore will be for the food processing industry and we are also focusing on to make Jharkhand an IT hub and the government has also sanctioned 400 acre land for which 3-4 big IT companies have shown interest and will be making their presence in Jharkhand very soon’, said Das. Of Rs 58000 investment proposals, Rs 32000 crore would be implemented by the end of 2016.
The developments will reach the last person of the state and would support establishment of small companies as it would create more and more jobs. Gautam Adani, chairman Adani group has shown keen interest and will be setting up power plant in Sindri which will help in the development of Jharia also. CM also said the Union road and transport minister Nition Gadkari will lay foundation of Rs 9000 crore expressway in January 2016.
Civic facilities to whole of Jamshedpur by end of 2016
CM Das who is also the MLA from Jamshedpur East said, the government is working for the people of the state and soon Moharda water supply project will start.
Road, electricity and water are the three basic needs and Tata Steel along with Jusco is working at the road widening project in Jamshedpur and by 2016 all these facilities will be made available to the public.
‘In 1995 when I was elected as MLA, I had always thought of single system in company command and other areas of Jamshedpur and I think I have been successful in doing 80 per cent of the work while 20 per cent will be completed in near future’, Das said, adding, ‘government has done its part in proposed Manipal Medical College in Jamshedpur and we have also approved the eastern corridor project.
Street Light work in the bastis is in full swing and in the near future there would be no difference between Jamshedpur city and bustis. 98 lakh worth project was inaugurated at Surya Mandir where the locals and children can enjoy their time’.
Govt to launch ‘Yojana Banao’ campaign
CM Raghubar Das also said that government will launch Yojana Banao Abhiyan in 2016 and involve villagers and our motive is to see development reaches the last people of the state.
Through the Yojana Banao Abhiyan every single villager can take decision and it wouldn’t be limited only to the village chief. ‘Central government will roll our Rs 6000 crore in 5 years for gram panchayats in Jharkhand which would help every panchayat getting a share of 70-80 lakhs’.
Industrialization was the only focus since we got Independence and we didn’t give importance to Agriculture sector but we would ensure balanced growth of all the sectors which would create employment opportunities, ‘We have over 4200 Panchayats and we will cover each panchayat to find out what sort of scheme they want to ensure development of the state’, he said claiming that the year 2016 will be the “year of development” and “government of people, CM said.
100 km tourist circuit will be developed
Chief Minister said tourism can change the fate of Jharkhand and has enough potential for growth. ‘We have plan to develop a 100 km tourist circuit covering Maluti, Tarapeeth, Basukinath and Babadham to attract tourists and Babadham in Deoghar district will be developed on the pattern of Venketeshwara temple in Tirupati’.
Housing for all by 2022
Raghubar Das said all the people of Jharkhand will get a house by the year 2022 and we are working on the same after PM Narendra Modi announced that more than 6 decades since independence and yet people are struggling to get a house, clean water and sanitation facilities. “We want to bring this project in mission mode, so that by 2022 each and every one will have house to stay in,” he added.
Jharkhand Darshan for elderly
CM said the budget of 2016-17 will focus on people of the state specially the villagers. ‘The elderly of the state belonging to BPL category who are financially deprived and dream of visiting the temples of the state and other parts of the country would be provided free facility and government would bear all expenses to help them visit the temples and other parts’.