Lohardaga: Addressing the Development Festival-cum-Fair and Sanitation Program in Lohardaga, Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that the next budget will be based on the poor, youth, women and rural welfare.
“The budget also considers the uplift of Tana Bhagats who played a pivotal role in freedom struggle. It also provisions for ‘Chief Minister’s kitchen’. The government means development for everyone and each one should come forward and play his role in developing the state,” said the CM.
The CM said that poverty and unemployment could not be eradicated without the participation of common people. He praised the Lohardaga administration for doing a good job.
Laying stress on technical education, Das said that all panchayats of the state will be connected with internet. “All 32,000 villages will be connected with internet.
A total of 30 lakh houses will be supplied with electricity in three years. The ward members and mukhiyas should realize their duties and develop the villages. Administrative units will be made in the villages. Panchayat swayamsevaks will run panchayat secretariats and make lists of helpless people,” he said.
The CM said that apart from mukhiyas and ward members, ministers and officers of the state will take training of management from IIM Gujrat. “The training of government staff will be done at district and block level.
He said that the ward members will eradicate broking system and observe if the benefits of the government scheme are reaching to the people or not. The people should be made aware about their rights. Dropout should be stopped. People who cannot meet the expenses of studies of their children should call on the helpline number 181,” he said.
The CM further said that 30 lakh toilets will be made by 2018. Mukhiyas should use the funds collected from the 14th Finance Commission and sand piers for making toilets. The state has to be made ODF. The CM also distributed cheques of Rs. 30,000 and forest patta among the people.
CS Raj Bala Verma said that training program for the ward members has started today and 52,807 ward members will be trained. She said that ward members are responsible for gram sabha. After training, ward members will dispose their duties effectively. She said that the state government is strengthening self-governance.
The CS directed the ward members to conduct gramsabha every month and ensure developmental work in the villages. She said that PESA Act expansion program is in the interest of the tribals. Decisions will be taken considering everyone’s opinion.
RDD Principal Secretary N. N. Sinha, Agricultural Secretary Nitin Madan Kulkarni, Panchayati Raj Secretary Vandana Dadel and other officers were present on this occasion.