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Previous govts also amended CNT and SPT laws: CM

Ranchi, March 7: Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said that CNT and SPT laws will be simplified to stop migration of local people.

�Some people motivated by their vested interests want to defer the amendments. The rayyats are forbidden to carry out business on their own land. The previous government and the then existing TAC members approved the proposal of carryout out business on their land. Previous governments also amended the CNT and SPT laws for industrialization and mining purpose. But today, certain people with vested interest are misguiding these people. They want the poor to remain poor forever and work as labourers,� said the CM.

Das said the tribal people have protected their culture and civilization against all odds so far. The tribals should still remain vigilant. The government is removing middlemen and focusing on development and strengthening the institutions, he said.

The CM said that Uttrakhand and Chhatisgarh have declared their local policy and thousands of people had subsequently got jobs. �The present government has defined its domicile policy and opened avenues for new vacancies. Posts in scheduled districts have been reserved for the local people for ten years. Around 40,000 appointments have been made so far,� he said.

�The government is focusing on agriculture, IT, Industry and tourism sectors to employ people and develop the state. Investors proposed investment in these sectors during the Global Investors� Summit.

A Rs. 50 crore fund has been created to help tribal and schedule class children get education. Rs. 10 crore has been provisioned for quality education under Mukhyamantri Fellowship Yojana. Tribal and regional language studies have been started in schools and basic health facilities have been provided in villages along with training students for three years,� said the CM.

Das said that several people were spreading rumors on land acquisition. The government has acquired land with the consent of the rayyats for their development.

The students have expressed their faith in my government, he said.

Sanjay Kumar, Secretary to the CM, professors of Ranchi University and research scholars were also present on the occasion.

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