Jamshedpur, June 17: Chief Minister Raghubar Das today announced state government’s plan to set up Women’s Commission at block and district level across Jharkhand latest within next two months.
“The formation of block and district level bodies of Women’s Commission would greatly facilitate easy access for all women of the state. The women will no longer have to go to Ranchi to approach state Women’s Commission members to get their woes heard.
The new bodies will prove to be a great boon for the women as they would help redress their grievances at local level,” said the CM while addressing a working committee meeting of Jamshedpur Mahanagar unit of BJP Mahila Morcha held at Sidhgora.
Das said the BJP could become stronger only if its women’s wing became stronger. He said the country could never imagine itself to become powerful without women’s empowerment. “Old concepts regarding women are fast dying out. Now women enjoy greater respect and confidence.
They have unique ability to bind their families and society,” he said.
The CM said the state government’s Ujjwala Yojana had a total budget of Rs 300 crore which was allocated for giving free LPG connection to BPL families. He said so far seven lakh BPL families out of a total 23 lakh such families had been given gas connection under the said scheme. He said the government was trying to increase the number of distributors so that all families get connections.
Also present on the occasion was the state Food Minister Saryu Roy. He said the party organization suffered from lack of coordination after BJP’s coming into power. When the party is not in power, the organization enjoys greater coordination, he said, adding that the party workers often faced the consequences of such deficiencies.
Also present on the occasion was the former state BJP president Dr Dineshanand Goswami, district BJP president Dinesh Kumar, Mahila Morcha president Neeru Singh, state Women’s Commission chairperson Kalyani Sharan and Gita Balmuchu.