Ranchi, August 29: Chief Minister Raghubar Das today announced that a project worth Rs 1500 crore would be implemented in the state to solve the water crisis being faced by the people of Garhwa and Palamu.
He said the foundation of the said project was likely to be laid before November this year.
Addressing the people after laying foundation stone for setting up the 220/132 kv and 132/33 KV grid sub-station transmission lines in Bhagodih village of Ramna block and inaugurating the Deen Dayal Upoadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana in this district, the CM said with the changing times, the people also needed to change their thoughts in order to usher in development.
Das said small works could help in the uplift of the society, state and the nation and the people needed to come forward and contribute to ‘Make a New India’ and a new Jharkhand.
He also congratulated the mukhiya of the village for playing an active role for establishment of sub-station in the village. He said, without power it was difficult to imagine the modern life and development adding after the formation so far 7 lakh homes have been provided with electricity.
The CM said, earlier out of 68 lakh families only 38 lakh families had access to power which has been taken as a challenge by the state government and it has set a target to illuminate every home in the state with power by 2018.
He said, in Palamu the process of construction of five sub stations was on while in the state 257 sub stations and 60 grids was on. He said under the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana not only in Garhwa but the entire state would be electrified.
The CM said the state government was working to provide separate feeders for agriculture, household and industrial jobs and was working to ensure that 24 hours of power is provided across the state.
Das said there was no lack of power in the state but there was a need to make only changes in the management. He said government was seriously working over the issue of distribution and transmission of power and said that by 2019, Jharkhand would be developed as a power hub.
He said, for the benefit of the people 300 modern ambulances would be available to the people which would be reaching to their homes within 15 minutes.
He said the people would also be benefitted by the Chief Minister Health Insurance Scheme adding that people below the poverty line can get insurance of Rs 2 lakh by paying Rs 80 while APL families can avail the same by paying Rs 500.
The CM said that compared to the previous regime more work has been done in the health care sector of the state but there was a still need to do more work.
He said after the creation of the state, many hospitals were built but no one cared about the human resource to work in the hospital due to which the state lagged behind.
He said, soon 3,000 recruitment be made in the health care sector also the government was committed to uproot malnutrition from the state and asked the women to consume more pulses and green leafy vegetables in their diet.