Jharkhand to benefit Rs 7,000 crore from 14th Finance Commission


    Jamshedpur : Welcoming the centre’s decision of accepting 14th Finance Commission recommendations Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that Jharkhand would benefit by Rs 7,000 crore.

    Addressing a press meet at the Circuit House area here this evening, Raghubar Das said that the State Government has received a letter from the Prime Minister’s office in which it has been said that the Union government has accepted the recommendation of the 14th Finance Commission recommendation of transfering 42 per cent of divisible pool (central taxes) to the state, including taxes and grants.

    “We will pave way for development in Jharkhand. The Prime Minister has fulfilled its commitment in strengthening cooperative federalism,” the CM said.

    The Chief Minister sounded confident and said that the Government is equally keen to see the industry and agriculture develop on a similar speed. The Government can never neglect agriculture growth and will work for its development. I have started reviewing the issues concerning various departments to pave way for development. We want to develop Adityapur Industrial Area as manufacturing hub of the State. Steps would also be taken to set up Land Bank to meet the land crunch,” said Das.

    Das said the government would work efficiently in bringing speedy development, providing basic amenities and improving policing. He also said that ensuring corruption free governance will be his foremost priority.

    He also emphasised that his government would be accountable and ensure rapid development by utilising the abundance of natural resources.

    Ensuring more employment opportunities in the State, he announced that the teachers’ recruitment process will begin in next two months and 17,000 policemen will be appointed in a couple of months.

    The process has already begun in this regard, he said.


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