Friday, January 27, 2023

Ensure people’s participation in government schemes: CM

Ranchi: Chief Minister Raghubar Das reviewed two schemes Tejashwi and Johar at the state Secretariat on Monday. He said that in order to increase people’s participation, funds for schemes would be allotted soon.

“Amendment of rules is needed to ensure people’s participation. Officers have been trusted for 67 years but development has not reached the corners of the state. Now we need to trust the people to ensure proper implementation of schemes. Poor people are honest and if they are held accountable for implementing the schemes, it would expedite development work in the state,” he said.

Das stressed the need to empower locals so that they could actively participate in schemes make NGOs and mediators irrelevant. Districts like Pakud, Khunti, Simdega, Gumla, Sahebganj and Chaibasa are lagging behind. In such districts, schemes need to be implemented on priority basis, he said.

“Under the Tejashwi scheme, 154 blocks across 17 districts will have skill development programme and children aged between 14 and 24 will have self employment. Block coordinators will constitute Tejashwi club and transfer responsibility to district coordinators. Clubs will train women and girls according to their choice and employ them. Rest of the seven districts will have Sabla scheme which will come into force till January,” he said.
The CM said the Johar scheme will reduce number of BPL families in Jharkhand.

“The government aspires to generate employment worth Rs 15-20 thousand for everyone so that by 2022, no family falls under the BPL category. BPL families will be encouraged to take to beekeeping, poultry, goat farming, fisheries, gardening etc. Block coordinator will help them. Government will purchase the things produced by people and they need to be aware about this. Blocks with adequate financial basis can start working and rest will start in next financial year,” he said.

Das further said the government wants to census survey for BPL to determine their number. “We want to find the ground status of government sponsored veterinary work. To make sure whether schemes are reaching the needy, beneficiaries’ signature and mobile number will be maintained in a register and Jan Samwad hearings will keep a check on that,” he said.

The CM said the state produces desirable amount of Mahua and soon production of jam, jelly and other things will start. For that we will collaborate with a Maharastra based institution. He directed the food supply department to organize camps for Ration Card especially in the areas with maximum complains with the help of block coordinators and panchayat secretariat.

Principal Secretary of Social Welfare Department MS Bhatia said that Tejashwi clubs are being constituted for every two Anganbaris and there will be one young facilitator for every two such clubs. “There will be cluster of eight clubs for which one cluster coordinator will be appointed. Cluster coordinator will report to block coordinator. Tejahswi scheme is basically for women,” he said.

The Secretary of Rural Development Department Avinash kumar said that 68 blocks of 17 districts will be benefitted by the Johar scheme. Schemes are starting in 25 blocks and next year schemes will be enacted in the remaining blocks.

Rural Department Minister Nilkanth Singh Munda, Welfare Minister Louis Marandi, Chief Secretary Rajbala Verma, Additional Chief Secretary Amit Khare, Principal secretary of CM Sanjay Kumar, Secretary of CM Sunil Barnwal, Secretary of Food Supply Department Vinay Kumar Choubey, Agriculture secretary Pooja Singhal and MGNREGA Commissioner Siddharth Tripathi were present at the meeting.

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