Ranchi, Feb. 1: A delegation from the National Defense College met the Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das at his office in Project Building on Monday.
During a conversation with the delegation, Das said that the pace of developmental work has accelerated following the formation of a stable government in Jharkhand.
He said, “Yojana Banao Abhiyan has been started with a view to ensure everyone’s participation in making schemes and understanding the problems of the people at large,” adding, “The agriculture budget for the state will be introduced separately.”
He further said that 28 ITI buildings are ready for the students to commence classes. According to Das, the next four years will witness skilling of the youths in the state. Moreover, the shortage of manpower is being sorted out and a sports university is being commenced by the government.
The Chief Minister told the delegation that 1500 students, mostly tribal students, will be educated in sports. He said that establishment of new universities, appointment of teachers and development of basic infrastructure will be ensured by his government.
An effective surrender policy has been implemented in the state to neutralize Naxalites. In addition to providing house, education for children and legal advice, packages worth Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 1 crore have been provisioned for Naxalites who give up their militancy and surrender.
At the same time, the Chief Minister said that the government is trying to decrease the drop-out rate in schools and make the youths skilled in various vocations.
The National Defense College delegation comprised officers from the Army, Air Force, I.R.S., I.F.S., Forest Department, Police Department, and administration including soldiers from Myanmar and Israel.
The additional chief secretary N. N. Pandey and principal secretary to the CM Sanjay Kumar were present on this occasion.