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CM inaugurates workshop on Swachha Bharat campaign

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Ranchi, May 5: Inaugurating a two day workshop on Swachha Bharat Mission conducted by Drinking Water and Sanitation Department, Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said that by 2nd October 2017, all urban areas of the state will be made ODF.

The government will give additional Rs. 5,000 to divyangs so that they can build their toilets according to their needs, he said.

Das said that sanitation is directly connected with health. “If the health is good, there will be less disease. Toilets made by NGOs and PSUs will be surveyed by swayam sewaks.

Jharkhand has achieved 54% of the target. 25 blocks, 711 village panchayats and 4073 revenue villages have been made ODF. In the FY 2016-17, 8.20 lakh toilets have been made in the state. The target has to be completed by 2018 at any cost. He also felicitated Ramgarh DC for making Ramgarh first ODF district in the state. He also felicitated the DCs of Giridih, Saraikela, Lohardaga and Hazaribag,” he said.

The CM said the government will make sheds or shelters in the towns for daily workers who come from villages in search of work. There will be facility of drinking water and toilet also. All DCs should estimate the number of sheds and send the requirement to the Labor Dept. in 1 week. Traffic jams should be averted and an accident victim should be rushed to the hospital without delay. Problems should be resolved in 24 hours and lawful action should be taken on people sitting on dharna.

Das said that people can register their grievances with the Information and Public Relation Department from 10 am to 12 noon on every working day. He said that all BDOs and COs must sit in their offices. Days should be fixed for field work and DCs should ascertain that all BDOs and COs stay in their quarters.

District Administration must take certificate cases seriously and DCs should monitor it. All allotments of 2017-18 must be completed by December. The Budget of 2018-19 will be presented in December. From 1st January 2018, new FY will start, he said.

Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister C. P. Choudhary, Joint Secretary, Drinking Water and Sanitation Department, Government of India V. Radha, Drinking Water and Sanitation Department Principal Secretar A.P. Singh, Welfare Principal Secretary M. S. Bhatia, Secretary to the CM Sunil Kumar Barnwal and other officers were present on this occasion.

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