Jamshedpur, Aug. 16 : City celebrated 71st Independence Day with patriotic fervour on Tuesday.
State food and civil supplies minister Saryu Roy hoisted the national flag at Gopal Maidan. In his address, Roy said that Government is dedicated in ensuring all round development.
Taking a dig at bureaucrats and in turn at the government for holding just meetings and video-conferences instead of building better infrastructure for the state, he said that the administration must focus on promoting better results.
“A lot still needs to be done. The government and its bureaucrats must ensure that their work is not restricted to video-conferences, but are seen on the ground. The administration must ensure projects work.
Bureaucrats must be output-driven in their approach,” the minister said after hoisting the national flag.
Roy also welcomed the government for attracting investors through Momentum Jharkhand, but said the wealth created should be used for grassroots development.
The minister also supported complete prohibition of liquor. “The government has limited sale of liquor in the state and I think it is the first step towards prohibition of legal and illegal sale.
Liquor is at the root of law and order problems, and social evils,” said Roy, who is also Jamshedpur West MLA.
In his address, he said that the development of rural areas has been uneven in compare to urban areas. However, the Government will work to ensure the development of rural areas.
�We want to assure the people of the district that the administration is dedicated in ensuring all round development. The rural population would receive benefits of all the welfare schemes of the Government�, he noted.
Later, successors of freedom fighters, along with students of different exam boards, who had topped in the annual examinations, were felicitated by Roy.
Units of Jharkhand Armed Police, RAF, district police, NCC, besides scouts and guides took part in the march past.