CM assures to solve problems of Tana Bhagats, says govt to look into demands after Monsoon Session

Ranchi: Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Saturday assured the Tana Bhagats that the government was committed to solving their problems and assured that after Monsoon Session the government will look into their demands.

Following the call of the Chief Minister the Tana Bhagats called off their 55-hour long agitation which they had been staging on the railway tracks at Tori Junction of Latehar district and had come to Ranchi later in the day to meet the Chief Minister.

The members of the delegation handed over a memorandum in support of their demands to the Chief Minister who assured that soon as per legal provisions a decision would be taken on their demands.

He said that Tana Bhagats are an important part of the state and his government was committed for their all-round development and would not allow anyone to take their rights. He said that not only their problems would be solved but steps would be also taken for all-round development.

Hemant informed the delegation that soon in the state Mukhyamantri Pashudhan Yojana would be started under which federations would be formed to encourage animal husbandry. He said that the government was working to make the people economically strong and is also pondering over to create more employment opportunities.

He said that it is the priority for the state government to ensure that people of Jharkhand get the benefits of the natural resources and all steps would be taken to prevent its misuse. The Chief Minister said that coal of Jharkhand was lightning up the world but the state was in darkness. He said that the state government was working to ensure that people who give their lands in return get proper compensation and jobs.

The Chief Minister said that after the end of the Monsoon Session the government will look into their demands and said that their children who have passed out from Raksha Shakti University they would be linked with jobs and the government will also look into the arrangements of hostels and education of the children hailing from the community.

He said that it was the responsibility of the state government to make sure that development also reaches to the homes of Tana Bhagats. During the meeting the members of the community also put forward their various demands before the Chief Minister including implementation of the CNT Act, providing them with land pattas etc. Latehar MLA Baidyanath Ram was also present on the occasion.

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