Hemant Soren directs officials to cover all farmers under KCC by August 14

Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister on Friday directed the officials to cover all the farmers)( 100 per cent) under Kisan Credit Card (KCC) by August 14.

“At any cost, all the 24 lacs farmers must get the KCC by August 14. In the last two years 10912 crores have been made available to farmers under KCC. The economic empowerment of the farmers are key agenda of the state govt” said Chief Minister at a high level at a project building on Friday. 

He asked the officials that there should be no slackness on the part of the CM agriculture debt relief scheme. The identified farmers should get their benefit.

Chief Minister directed the deputy commissioners (DCs) to ensure that the government schemes launched for the benefit of people should be visible on the ground and not remain limited to files.

Deputy Commissioners of 24 districts of the state besides secretaries and principal secretaries of different departments were present in the meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to review the status of the government schemes. Soren expressed his concern over the migration of labourers and asked the officials to check this.

“The news of migration of labourers from rural areas in search of employment are heard and this is worrying. The state government is running several schemes under MGNREGA for employment generation.

At least five schemes are to be implemented in every panchayat. You should implement it with priority so that labourers can get employment in their villages,” the CM said.

The CM during the meeting instructed the officials to provide fruit trees to the ration card holders and beneficiaries. He also asked the officials to hold sports activities once in a month.

Expressing his commitment to a green environment, the CM asked them to implement Birsa Harit Gram Yojana in a proper way which will help in making villages green.

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