Jamshedpur, April 24: Chief Minister Raghubar Das thanked Prime Minister for choosing Jharkhand as a venue of �Gramoday se Bharat Uday� Abhiyan venue.
This event will prove to be a milestone, Das said, adding that Rs 6,000 crore will be provided to Jharkhand during the next four years to help villages become self-dependent and move on the path of development.
There are 4402 gram panchayats and 24 Zila Parishads in Jharkhand with 50 percent reservation for women, added Das.
He said that Jharkhand government is determined to ensure the development of villages. �We have initiated different development schemes through �Yojna Banao Abhiyan� to bridge the gap between the villagers and urban society and empowerment of panchayats.�
The CM further said, �We have laid down plans to connect all panchayats of Jharkhand with Internet by 2017. At the same time, we plan to dig 2000 new ponds to ensure that no rain water goes out of the villages. Gram panchayat should have the same relation with gram sabha, like an MLA has with the state government.�
He also cited examples as to how 1 lakh dobhas are being constructed in villages across Jharkhand. Das further added that from this monsoon onwards, the state government is determined to preserve every drop of rain water.
He also mentioned the agriculture single window initiative of state government to facilitate agro sector. PM Narendra Modi praised Raghubar Das-led NDA government for this unique initiative.
On this occasion Union Minister Choudhary Birendra Singh, Nihalchand, Sudarshan Bhagat with state ministers Saryu Rai, Neelkanth Singh Munda, Randheer Kumar Singh, chief secretary Rajbala Verma and many other dignitaries were present.