Budget session begins on calm note with condolence motion and Guv’s address
Ranchi, February 27: Budget session of the Jharkhand Assembly began on Monday with address of the new Governor C. P Radhakrishnan and with condolence motion passed for deceased luminaries including football legend Pele.
In his address Governor C.P Radhakrishnan enumerated the achievements of the government and said that the state government has presented a unique example of running the government with the mutual participation of the people and the system.
The Governor said that the significance of democracy lies in the governance of the people, for the people and by the people and our government has shown it in true sense. From policy-making to decision-making and from implementation of decisions to monitoring of government schemes, public participation is being ensured in every field.
Radhakrishnan said that the priority of the government is the all-round development of the poor, deprived, exploited, tribals, Dalits, backward, minorities, elders, youth, women, laborers and farmers. The government is committed to the development of Jharkhand by promoting its identity, culture, language and civilization.
The Governor said that due to the visionary and strong decisions of the state government, the third wave of Corona could not play havoc.
While the government took all possible measures to control the corona infection, it did not allow the economy to derail. As much as the work done by the government for Covid prevention, Covid friendly behavior and hospital management, the same work was done for the livelihood of the poor, education of children, employment of youth, development work and public welfare schemes.
While the country’s economic growth rate remained negative (-6.6) in the year 2020-21 during the Corona epidemic, Jharkhand’s growth rate was negative (-5.5) percent. The economic growth rate in the year 2021-22 has been 8.2 percent. During the Corona epidemic, the per capita income in Jharkhand was Rs 70,071 in the year 2020-21, which increased to Rs 78,660 in 2021-22. These figures are indicative of the fact that Jharkhand has the ability to touch new dimensions of success with its determined efforts even in adverse circumstances.
The Governor also said that the state government has started the Jharkhand Agricultural Loan Waiver Scheme in the interest of the farmers. Under this scheme, a loan of Rs 1727 crore has been waived among 4.5 lakh farmers. Relief work has been started by declaring 226 blocks of 22 districts as drought-hit. Under the Chief Minister Drought Relief Scheme, an amount of Rs 461 crore has been transferred to more than 13 lakh farmers at the rate of Rs 3500 per family. 3300 crore loan has been disbursed to farmers through Kisan Credit Card among 6.30 lakh farmers.
The budget would be tabled on March 3.