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Government committed to fulfill promises: Jharkhand CM


“Make a state in line with dreams of martyrs in statehood movement”

Ranchi, January 27: Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren in his address at Dumka after hoisting the Tricolor during Republic Day function reiterated the government’s resolve to fulfill poll promises made to masses.

“We had taken a resolution that we will fulfill the promises made. In this episode, the old pension scheme has been implemented from October 1, 2022. A bill has been passed to increase the percentage for SC, ST and backward classes along with defining the local policy on the basis of Khatian (land survey) of 1932 which is a major step taken to protect the interests of the state’s indigenous population,” said Soren.

He said that according to the basic spirit of the Constitution, special efforts are being made for the welfare of the poor, backward, Dalits and minorities.

“Schemes like Green Ration Card, Birsa Harit Gram Yojana, Veer Shaheed Poto Ho Khel Vikas Yojana, Phulo Jhano Ashirwad Abhiyan, Chief Minister Employment Generation Scheme, Sona-Sobran Dhoti-Sari Distribution Scheme, Scholarship Scheme and Sarvajan Pension Schemes have been started with this objective in mind for uplift of poor, tribals, Dalit and minorities,” said Soren.

Listing the welfare measures he has initiated for Jharkhand thus far, Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Thursday said he is committed to “realising the dreams of leaders and common people who had fought for the creation of a separate state”.

Unfurling the Tricolour at Dumka Police Line, on the occasion of the 74th Republic Day, Soren said his government has received more than 55 lakh applications under its ambitious ‘Aapki Sarkar Aapke Dwar’ outreach scheme.

 “Let us take a pledge to build a state, which is in line with the dreams and hopes of those who made sacrifices for the creation of Jharkhand,” Soren said.

 “Under the chief minister’s drought relief scheme, Rs 3,500 is being transferred to the farmers who have failed to sow seeds this year or incurred more than 33 per cent crop damage,” the CM stated.

He said that the UPA government in the state is determined to provide quality education to students.

Several programmes have been launched in the state to aid the education of children, besides provisions for free coaching have been made for them.

Emphasising that a ‘healthy society can only be built by a healthy person”, he pointed out that the grants provided under ‘Chief Minister’s Critical Illness Treatment Scheme’ has been increased to Rs 10 lakh from Rs 5 lakh.

Under MNREGA, a total of 4.5 crore man-days have been created so far.

“Apart from public investments, our government will ensure the participation of the private sector for the all-round development of the state. The state government is attracting investors from India and abroad through Jharkhand Industrial Promotion Policy, Jharkhand Electric Vehicle Policy and Jharkhand Tourism Policy among others,” he said

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