Bokaro: Chief Minister Hemant Soren addressed the ceremony of inauguration- foundation stone laying and distribution of assets among the beneficiaries at Taranari located in Chandrapura block of Bokaro on Monday. He said that the government is committed to make Jharkhand a strong and strong state.
The Chief Minister said that the country will become strong only when the state is strong and for the strength of the state, it is very important for the village to be strong. Keeping this in mind, our government is strengthening the rural economy. Many schemes are being run keeping the interest of farmers and labourers at the centre and positive results are also being seen.
The Chief Minister said that Jharkhand has been the land of heroes and martyrs. Many heroes sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the country, and even in the struggle for a separate Jharkhand state, thousands of people continued to agitate for years. Now we have to make Jharkhand the dreams of our heroes, martyrs and agitators and in this direction the government is constantly making strides.
The Chief Minister said that the coming generation should be educated. The younger generation should be able to stand on their own feet. For this, the government is doing the work of giving them strength through various schemes. He said that Jharkhand is the first state in the country, which is giving 100 percent scholarship to the students for higher education abroad. He said that you should just focus on your studies. From your studies to preparation for competitive exams and courses like medical, engineering and law, the government will bear all the expenses.
The Chief Minister said that last year also the situation of drought had arisen. Even this year, there has not been rain as expected, in such a situation, there may be a possibility of drought once again, in such a situation, the state is constantly assessing the rains and sowing of crops and soon concrete decisions will be taken in the interest of the farmers.
In view of climate change, he asked the farmers to plant fruit trees in some part of their land. The Chief Minister said that the state government, on its own strength, is procuring food grains from the open market and distributing them among more than 15 lakh green ration card holders.
Under the Universal Pension Scheme, pension is being given to all the elderly, disabled and abandoned. Under the Chief Minister’s Self-Employment Generation Scheme, financial assistance is being given to the youth for business. Bone-selling women are being connected with respectable livelihood under Phulo Jhano Ashirwad Yojana.
Under the Savitribai Phule Kishori Samridhi Yojana, the government is providing funds for the education of girls. Apart from this, there are many such schemes which are being run keeping in mind the development of different sections and sections of the society. The Chief Minister said that a medical college will be opened in Bokaro. This college will be named after Jagarnath Mahato.
Apart from degree college, residential school, residential girls’ school and ITI College, a school will be constructed on the lines of Netarhat residential school in Dumri assembly constituency. On this occasion, the Chief Minister gifted 62 schemes worth Rs 292 crore 54 lakh 23 thousand to the residents of Bokaro district. This includes inauguration of 37 schemes worth Rs 18 crore 14 lakh 33 thousand and foundation stone laying of 25 schemes worth Rs 274 crore 39 lakh 90 thousand.
On the other hand, assets worth Rs 116 crore 90 lakh 66 thousand were distributed among 11186 beneficiaries.
Minister Mithilesh Kumar Thakur, Minister Baby Devi, Yogendra Prasad Mahato (with the status of Minister of State), MLA Jaimangal Singh, Secretary to Chief Minister Vinay Kumar Choubey, DIG Kanhaiya Lal Mayur Patel and Deputy Commissioner of Bokaro and Several officers of the district administration including the Superintendent of Police were present.