Distributes certificates, cheque and pension to beneficiaries of government schemes
Ranchi, August 19: Chief minister Hemant Soren directed the Sahebganj district administration to work on a war footing in arranging relief measures for flood affected villages in the district.
Chief minister was in Dharampur in Pattna block of Sahebganj district to distribute certificates and acceptance letters among the selected beneficiaries for the schemes run by various departments.
Hemant Soren on the occasion also gave away appointment letters to three people on compassionate grounds.
Among the schemes for which the beneficiaries have been selected, five were under MGNREGA, seven for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Rural, three for Bhimrao Ambedkar Awas Yojana, 16 for Mukhyamantri Sukanya Yojana, nine for Mukhya Mantri Kanyadan Yojana.
Two persons were given disability aids and two were given pension, 17 for pension acceptance letter and six were given green ration card (for poor who were not included in the National Food Security Scheme)
The Chief Minister presented cheques to various Sakhi Mandals (women self help groups) on the occasion under cyclic rotation fund of Rs 7.80 lakh while cheque of Rs.19 lakh were given under community investment fund and Rs.28 lakh under cash credit linkage to various Sakhi Mandals.
Later the Chief Minister listened to the problems of the local people on the spot and directed the concerned officials to solve them. The Chief Minister said that removing your problems and development of the area is priority of the government. Apart from this, the Chief Minister also interacted with the people present in the makeshift helipad and listened to their problems.
The chief minister also planted saplings and gave the message of environmental protection.
Others who were present at the function include Rajmahal JMM MP Vijay Hansda and officials of Sahebganj district administration.
Significantly, Hemant Soren on Wednesday had also been in Sahebganj district and said that all possible help will be extended to the people impacted by floods and assured that after making proper assessment of the damages incurred and government would pay compensation to the people impacted by the flood.
The chief minister had on Wednesday laid foundation schemes and inaugurated different projects at football grounds in Barhait block of Sahebganj district. Later he had an aerial survey of the flood affected areas. He said that the state government is actively working to provide food grains to the people, taking them to safer locations and providing them with health care amenities. Apart from that arrangements are being also made to even take away the cattle from the flood hit areas to safer locations and arrangements for fodder is being also made.
He said that the state government was fully committed to the safety of the people affected by the floods.
Incidentally, nearly 48,000 families residing in132 villages in Sahebganj district have been affected in floods from the River Ganga. A population of nearly 2.50 lakh have been affected in the flood.