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CM inaugurates Chaibasa railway over bridge, says benefits of industries should reach people of Jharkhand

Ranchi, July 29: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Thursday said that work should be done so that people can get the benefits of the Industries in the state.

Addressing a function at Pillai Auditorium in Chaibasa, where he inaugurated and laid foundation for various schemes he said when the Industries will take care of the people, the villagers will also be ready to help them.

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren, asked the industries in the mineral rich West Singhbhum belt to prioritise local people’s aspiration.

Hemant Soren, who had few days back wrote to Union health minister and expressed concern on under-representation of local people in employment of staff in the under-construction AIIMS in Deoghar, was speaking after inaugurating a railway over bridge (ROB), a renovated town hall and distributing assets and appointment letters to beneficiaries at Chaibasa in West Singhbhum district on Thursday evening.

He said that it was a joyous occasion as ACC company has given appointment letters to the locals. The Chief Minister said that big Industries are coming to the area and process was on to establish Steel plant in the area which will help to create more jobs.

The Chief Minister said that due to the pandemic there has been lack of jobs and for the workers who were returning back to the state the government started many schemes so that they could get work.

He said in West Singhbhum district under Poto Ho Khel Yojana 724 grounds will be prepared out of which 114 grounds have been completed.

He said that under the loan wavier scheme 1500 farmer beneficiaries have been benefitted in Chaibasa and loan wavier of Rs 64 crore has been given in the area and assured that in future also government will make efforts for the prosperity of the farmers.

The chief minister said that Jharkhand is a state full of minerals and there are many roads which have gone in National Highways and it takes time to obtain the necessary approval for construction of these roads.

“The state government has sent a detailed project report worth Rs 250 crore to the centre for Chaibasa-Haat Gamharia road construction. He said that a proposal has come to build a bypass in Chaibasa for which process of land acquisition and distribution of compensation has commenced. Plans are being made to make such by-pass roads directly linked to Haldia Port in Bengal,” said Soren.

 The Chief Minister said that sportspersons in the rural areas of the state are extremely talented and to encourage them district sports officers have been appointed and in large number players have been given jobs.

He said that in Tokyo Olympics the daughters of the state are showing their skills and they are tribals who have attained such heights on their own merits by overcoming difficulties and all the people should be proud of them.

The CM also handed over apprenticeship letters to 36 candidates who had got selection in Tata Steel apprenticeship and also distributed Kisan Credit Card (KCC) loans to 3351 farmers on the occasion.

The chief minister said that the railway over bridge (ROB) which was inaugurated on Thursday built on the Chaibasa-Hata Main Road will remove traffic jams for residents of Chaibasa. The 780 meter and 11.5 meter wide ROB built at a cost of Rs 43.12 crore and assured that government is working on reopening of closed mines in the area.

Significantly, nearly foundation stone was laid for 95 projects and 44 projects were inaugurated.

The chief minister further said that during the Covid pandemic people had to go through many ups and downs therefore the state government decided to empower the people who were socially and economically weak. He said despite limited resources Jharkhand made the best possible arrangements to tackle the pandemic. He urged upon the people to remain alert over the spread of infection and stressed the need to follow the directions of the state government issued in wake of Coronavirus.

Those present on the occasion included Chaibasa MP Geeta Koda, MLAs and senior administrative and police officers

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