Rs 500 crore sanctioned under the scheme for 58 lakh BPL ration card holders across Jharkhand
Ranchi, September 22: Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren relaunched the Sona Sobran Dhoti Saree Lungi scheme at a function in Dumka.
“Our government top priority is development of all section of the state, especially poor, tribals and marginalised. We have started several schemes and this scheme is one such initiative in which people can get a dhoti, lungi and saree at only Rs 10 twice a year from ration shops,” said Soren while addressing the function.
Nearly 58 lakhs BPL ration card holders of the state will get benefit from this scheme. The government has made a provision of Rs 500 crore for this scheme.
In this program, the Chief Minister presented dhoti-sari to some of the beneficiaries. On the occasion, simultaneous programs organized for distribution of dhoti sarees in Ranchi, Chaibasa, Garhwa, Giridih and Seraikela Kharsawan districts were linked online with the state level program being held in Dumka. Apart from this, dhoti saree distribution scheme was also organized in other districts. The Chief Minister also interacted with the beneficiaries in this sequence.
“On several occasions villagers do not have the correct information about the welfare schemes run by the government and are deprived of availing benefit of the schemes. I would ask the administration and public representatives to inform the villagers about the schemes and also ensure that they get its benefits,” said Soren.
The Chief Minister said that new plans and new policies are being made for all sectors including agriculture, animal husbandry, industry, sports, fisheries, poultry, pig farming, dairy, horticulture.
“The government believes that only if our farmers and villagers are financially stronger the state can also become stronger and prosperous and government is working with this thinking,” said Soren.
The government is making continuous efforts for investment in the state. Investors come here to set up industries, for this a new industry promotion policy has been made. He said that the youth of scheduled castes and tribes who are willing to set up industries, will get many facilities and exemptions from the government.
The Chief Minister said that the government has a special focus on providing jobs and employment to the youth in the state.
“The government has declared this year as the year of appointment, but due to Covid-19, a lot of challenges were faced. But still we have started the process of employment with the conduct of Jharkhand Public Services Commission examination which give employment to the youth on a large scale. This had been pending for last several years and had not been done by the previous BJP government,” said Soren.
The Chief Minister said that the government has decided to open one model school in all the districts to enable the poor children of the state to study in English medium schools.
“From the next academic session, English medium education will be started in all these model schools, the government is taking continuous steps for the betterment of education,” said Soren.
He also said that children in schools will now get eggs 6 days a week instead of three. He urged the villagers to produce eggs through poultry farms. The government will buy these eggs.
Soren said that with better management the state has managed to curb Covid cases but said that threat still remains and advised to exercise precautions.
“With decrease in Covid cases the government is now focussing on normalization of life and increasing pace of development,’ said Soren.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister virtually inaugurated 18 schemes worth Rs 37 crore 92 lakh 39 thousand 800 and virtually laid the foundation stone of several schemes costing over Rs 2 billion 30 crores. Cheques were handed over to the beneficiaries of the Chief Minister’s Employment Generation Scheme.
The program was attended by Rajya Sabha MP Shibu soren, state finance minister Rameshwar Oraon, agriculture minister Badal Patralekh and other leaders.