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Poverty eradication focus of Budget 2017-18: Raghubar Das

Chaibasa, Nov. 30: Addressing a division level pre-Budget seminar, Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said that his government is committed to remove poverty and that the Budget for the Financial Year 2017-18 will make provisions to realize this goal.

“The Budget will be prepared with the help of the people as they know their areas better than any bureaucrat. The government has come to them to make Budget for the next session. This Budget will be as per their aspirations and hopes. The people’s suggestions and opinions will be given due respect in the new Budget and incorporated in it,” said the CM.

Das said that the state government will present the Budget before 26th January. Discussing government’s plans for the development of the state, he said, “A shoe factory will be established in the year 2017 with a view to employ the youths. The government has set a target to supply electricity to 30 lakh houses by March 2018. On the lines of Netarhat, schools will be established in every division of the state. Foundation stone for four more medical colleges will be laid in the days to come.”

The CM further added, “Urban haat will be conducted in every district to boost cottage industry. Youth will be given three year training and sent to remote areas to improve health services. A nursing training school will be established in Chaibasa and tribals will be prioritized. Hostel for working people will be established in two years where they can leave their children to complete their jobs.”

Referring to Kolhan being marginalized since the formation of Jharkhand, the CM said that leaders and bureaucrats have exploited the area and the common people are doomed to face the adversity due to their exploitation. “West Singhbhum people will be provided drinking water through pipeline in two years.

Khasmahal land problems will be sorted out by 15th December. The government will increase the honorarium of mankis and mundas. Free coaching will be provided to class IX and X students. The tribal children will be provided better education and health,” he said.

Also present on the occasion, Chief Secretary Raj Bala Verma said that skill development training centres will be started to boost up employment and sakhi mandal women can play an important role in it. “Coaching facility is being started in Kolhan division colleges to make the youths employable.

The government is doing all round development of the people and the state. Scheme is being prepared to cover all areas of Kolhan with drinking water. The Budget of the government will imbibe people’s development oriented suggestions.”

Development Commissioner Amit Khare said that the Budget should be as per expectations of the people of the state. To ensure this, a pre-Budget seminar is being conducted to incorporate people’s suggestion in the Budget. As per the last year’s suggestion, DPR for medical college in Chaibasa is ready. District mining funds will be used for providing clean drinking water for the people. Budget related suggestions which could not be put in the seminar can be put on mygov.portal.

MLAs Laxman Tuddu, Geeta Koda, Menka Sardar, Forest Principal Secretary Sukhdeo Singh, Labour Principal Secretary M K Bhatia, Higher Education and technology Secretary, Agriculture Secretary Nitin Madan Kulkarni and Panchayati Raj Secretary Vandana Dadel put the schemes before the people.

On this occasion, educationists, student representatives, SHGs, Chamber of Commerce members, doctors and sports persons put forth their view on the Budget.

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