Ranchi, Oct. 28: Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said that 3000 km roads will be constructed in Jharkhand under the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in the year 2017.
To achieve this goal, the Union government will spend Rs 868 crore and state government will spend Rs 579 crore. Development of the state is not possible without developing the basic infrastructure. This project is a link to the inclusive and composite development.
The CM was speaking during the foundation stone laying programme organized in Giridih. A total of 88 projects were inaugurated for Jamshedpur while 132 were inaugurated for Ranchi. Further, 38 projects were inaugurated for Seraikela-Kharsawan and 65 projects were inaugurated for West Singhbhum.
Das said that in November, mica will be auctioned in Giridih so that local youths could get jobs. All Sarna venues will be beautified so that people across the world get to know more about our ancient culture and tradition. Very soon DPR will be prepared for this. He said that central schools will be opened to provide better education to the students of Giridih.
Das said that 16,100 km roads will be constructed to connect villages to panchayats, blocks and district headquarters. Engineers should send every day’s report to the headquarters. He directed the rural development department (RDD) to ensure responsibility of engineers in road construction. He laid stress of task force formation for quality construction.
Appealing to Maoist rebels, the CM summoned them to surrender and join the mainstream. He asked people to make their own scheme for their village and directed the DC to maintained cleanliness of Giridih. He said that people should also pay attention to keeping the town neat and clean.
RDD Minister Nilkanth Singh Munda said the government wanted to develop villages and provide all facilities to the villagers. He said that development of the state depends on the development of the villages.
Chief Secretary Raj Bala Verma said that the government has sent a Rs 12,000 crore proposal to the Centre for the construction of highways in the state. Some of the proposals have been approved. For the construction of state roads, Rs 4,000 crore will be spent.
The state government has set a goal to complete 3,500 km rural roads. Around 1500 km roads have been constructed. In the coming years, roads will be constructed linking villages and habitats, she said.
Development Commissioner Amit Khare said that the state government is doing developmental work with people’s participation. Schemes should be made and implemented in time. The government is serious about maintaining transparency in implementation of the schemes.
As many as 60 foundation stones were laid in Bokaro, 52 in Chatra, 24 in Deoghar, 75 in Dumka, 15 in Dhanbad, 54 in Garhwa, 135 in Giridih, 43 in Godda, 39 in Gumla, 107 in Hazaribagh, 18 in Jamtara, 81 in Khunti, 10 each in Koderma and Latehar, 8 in Lohardaga, 33 in Pakur, 31 in Palamu, 27 in Ramgarh, 43 in Sahebganj, 20 Simdega for construction of rural roads.
Moreover, online foundation stones were laid and inauguration was done for 2 rural bridges in Bokaro, 5 in Chatra, 5 in Dumka, 6 in Dhanbad, 3 in Jamshedpur, 7 in Deoghar, 23 in Garhwa, 10 in Giridih, 13 in Godda, 2 in Gumla, 4 in Hazaribagh, 3 in Jamtara, 7 in Khunti, 1 each in Latehar and Pakur, 20 in Palamu, 6 in Ranchi, 3 in Saraikela and 9 in West Singhbhum.
The CM handed over appointment letters to 24 junior engineers under Panchayati Raj and 14 under MGNREGA. As many as 189.59 acre forest right lease were distributed among 184 people.
An amount worth Rs 33.90 lakh was distributed among 133 beneficiaries under Mukhya Mantri Kanya Yojana. A total of 24 paddy thresher machines were distributed among farmers and Rs 375.99 lakh were distributed among 970 people under KCC. Rs. 11 lakh grace fund were distributed among primitive tribe youths and 100 farmers were given Mrida Swasthya Cards. Rs. 2.81 lakh medical subsidy fund was distribute among 49 backward people. He also distributed Rs 13.46 lakh fund among 10 people under serious disease scheme.
Under the proposed schemes of Giridih Municipal Corporation, Giridih Park will be constructed with the expenditure of Rs. 1.25 lakh, water supply scheme for Rs. 43.34 lakh, sewerage scheme with the expense of 25.59 cr., solid waste management at an expense of Rs 218.12 crore, bus stand with Rs 46.23 crore, Rs 10.34 crore for Paras Nath solid waste management and Rs 40.45 crore proposed for Parasnath Sewerage plant construction which is supposed to be completed in 3 months.
On this occasion RDD Principal Secretary N N Sinha said that villages having population of 100 people will be connected with roads in the coming three years. All bridges and roads should be qualitative and completed in time frame.
Rural Work Department secretary Arun said that 61,000 km rural roads are identified with 29,200 km constructed roads and 19,100 km road under construction in process. He said that 2165 km roads are going to be constructed from today.