Ranchi, Apr 24: The Jharkhand Government would be spending a sum of Rs 224 crore to provide gas connections under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in the state during the financial year 2018-19.
A decision in this regard was taken in the meeting of the state cabinet which was chaired by Chief Minister Raghubar Das at the project building here. Briefing the press cabinet secretary SKG Rahate said that the Rs 224 crore includes the cost of gas stove and also the cost of first refill of the gas cylinder. Further he said that during the year 2019-20, 12 lakh families in the state would be covered under the scheme over which a sum of Rs 198 crore would be spent.
He said that further it has been also decided that as per the provisions of the Jharkhand Municipality Act 2011 revneue village Badki Sariya under Sariya circle area of Giridih district would be upgraded as Badki Sariya Nagar Panchayat.
He said that salary, allowances and other incentives of the co-terminus officials appointed in the personal duty of the Chief Minister/former chief minister/cabinet minister would be amended with effect from 1.1.2016.
He said that the cabinet has also approved a proposal to make amendments in the pledge number 1177 dated 6/4/2016 for giving incentives under the Jharkhand Industrial Policy 2012 post expansion and modernisation at the Tata Motors Plant in Jamshedpur. Post this amendment local goods and ancillary units would be encourgaed and would lead to setting up of more ancillary units which would be providing direct and indirect jobs to the youth.