Latehar, Dec. 1: Laying stress on preparing a people-oriented budget, Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said that pre-budget seminars are being organized with a view to ensure people�s participation in the budget making process.
�Public views will be incorporated in the budget. The people are pro-development and they are getting the expected result from the steps being taken by the state. The CM made the observation while addressing a division level pre-budget seminar in Latehar.
The CM said that the government is committed to simplify the rules in the interest of the poor people of the state. He said the foundation stone for Nilamber-Pitamber University building will be laid after 6th December in Palamu.
�Nursing colleges will be established in all districts within next two years.
Promotion of poultry work will be provisioned in the budget. The number of BPL families has to be reduced through development of the state. Agricultural equipments can be obtained from the agriculture tool bank. This bank will be run by youths of the villages. Sakhi mandal women will be connected with Jharcraft and blankets, bed-sheets and sarees will be produced,� said the CM.
Das said the government is focused on small and cottage industries and that employment oriented industries will be boosted along with promotion of tourism. �Export policy will be formulated in the state in such a way that farmers can get desirable price of their products. I appeal to political parties not to misguide the public,� he said while congratulating the DCs and SPs for inculcating fearlessness in the people of Palamu.
Health Minister Ram Chandra Chandravanshi said that with the amendment in CNT and SPT Acts, the state will develop fast. �The state government has implemented policy to pave way for employment.
Latehar nursing college will be established soon. Work has been started in Palamu to establish medical college. The government wants the last person of the state to be a part of budget making for their development. As the CM is very active, he works night and day and makes everyone work the same way.�
Chief Secretary Raj Bala Verma said that the government wants work for every hand. �Different areas of the state have different types of problems. We want to prepare the budget as per the expectations of the people. People�s suggestions pertain to agriculture, employment and self-employment.
The rural economy is agriculture based and multi-crop agriculture should be promoted. Necessary seeds, fertilizers and tools are being provided to people. Garhwa region is being developed as pulse bowl. The government is trying to increase the production of ground nut in Latehar,� she said.
Verma said that backward areas of the state will be identified and ITI, polytechnic and high schools will be established there. Sakhi mandal women will be trained in lac cultivation.
The people should ascertain that the funds of the budget should be spent as per the expectations of the people. The people should feel assured of speedy development of the state. Police pickets will be established at Budha Pahar, she said.
Development Commissioner Amit Khare said that the government had prioritized civic amenities and public expectations. The budget should be made as per expectations of the people. Many of the suggestions given by the people have been incorporated in the budget. He said that those who cannot put forth their views on budget can give it in writing or send it online.
Prior to this, six suggestions from educational areas, four from youths affairs, 4 from women, 5 from agriculture and 5 from NGOs were put forth before the CM for his perusal.
MLAs Hari Krishna Singh, Prakash Ram and Shiv Pujan Mehta also expressed their views in the seminar.
Forest Principal Secretary Sukhdeo Singh, Higher Education and Technology Secretary Ajay Kumar Singh, Agriculture Secretary Nitin Madan Kulkarni and School Education Secretary Aradhana Patnayak told the people about various schemes of the government in the seminar.