Cabinet approves 63 proposals; approves Rs 337.50 for building four lane flyover in capital

Ranchi: The state government on Thursday approved a proposal to construct a four-lane elevated flyover in the capital city of Ranchi which will be constructed at a cost of Rs 337.50 crore. A decision in this regard was taken in the cabinet meeting which was chaired by Chief Minister Hemant Soren at the Project Building here.

Briefing the press after the meeting Cabinet Secretary Vandana Dadel said that in the cabinet meeting a total of 63 proposals were passed. She said that the four-lane flyover elevated flyover will be 2.34 km long and will cover the stretch of Siramtoli Chowk, Rajendra Chowk, and Mecon.

Further funds worth over Rs 100 Crores were approved to improve road infrastructure namely in the districts like Godda, Gumla and others. The cabinet approved a sum of Rs 50.77 crores for the construction of the new collectorate building in the Gumla district.

The cabinet also gave permission to the welfare department to sign a tripartite MoU involving the state welfare department, forest, and climate change, and the Indian School of Business.

Elaborating on the matter the cabinet secretary said that the twin department of the government along with the business school will develop a mechanism to provide training to entrepreneurs of the weaker section in processing nontimber products as well as its value addition.

Further, the cabinet also increased the dearness allowance of the contractual employees from 113 percent to 196 percent. The cabinet gave a nod from retrospective effect for the expenditure of Rs 61 crores for the construction of farmers’ schools (Krishak Pathshalas) across Jharkhand. In the first phase, as many as 15 such schools will be set up to impart education to farmers in the latest farming technologies. These farmers’ schools are proposed to be set up under the Birsa Village Development Scheme.

The cabinet also sanctioned Rs 1.28 crore as commission to PDS dealers under Sona Sobran Sari Dhoti Vitran Yojana. Under this scheme, the BPL family gets a sari and dhoti twice a year. She said that the said amount has been earmarked as commission to dealers. There are 64 BPL families enrolled under this scheme.

In another key decision, the cabinet set a target of 2023 to ensure that every house of Jharkhand gets an electricity connection.

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