Kolkata/Ranchi, Aug. 19: Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that Jharkhand is developing fast and people should change old notions about the state.
He said that Maoist violence has been controlled in the state and land for industry is not a problem. Moreover, the govt. is not compromising with greenery for industrialization. He said it while addressing media persons after conducting road show in Kolkata on Friday.
Replying to the media persons, the CM said that Maoism is a matter of the bygone era and the present gangs have nothing to do with any ideology.
The administration is dealing strictly with criminals active for levy collection in the state. A remarkable Naxal surrender policy has been made in the state and a good number of extremists have surrendered. After formation of the govt., no big naxal violence has taken place in the state.
Answering a question regarding obstacles in land acquisition, the CM said that people should not mind the rumors. Work for new capital, legislative assembly and high court is in progress. He said that the state has received investment proposals of more than 21,000 cr. and implementation on many agreements has been started.
The CM said that the govt. will not approve industrial development on the cost of deforestation. A greenery oath program was conducted in the month of June in which ministers, officers, staff and people of the state vowed to protect greenery. More than 3 cr. seedlings were planted in July. He further said that Jharkhand is situated in the lap of nature and forests will not be compromised for industrial growth.
In the very initiation of the press conference, Industry Secretary Sunil Kr. Barnwal briefed the media persons about the programs run by Jharkhand Govt. and its outcome systematically. On this occasion, Chief Minister Raghubar Das, Chief Secretary Rajbala Verma, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance -cum-Development Commissioner Amit Khare and Additional Chief Secretary, Energy R. K. Srivastava were present.
After the press conference, the CM talked with the editors of top dailies. Apart from this, the CM also met more than 25 investors invited them to invest in Jharkhand.