Ranchi: Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Monday had a marathon review meeting during which he discussed the works and schemes being implemented by the various departments of the government and gave his valuable suggestions to further ensure how the common people can get the most benefits of these schemes.
In a major decision, he said that the ‘Settlement of Balu Ghats’ will commence in the state from October 15. In this regard,the Deputy Commissioners of all the districts should take concrete steps toward completing the necessary procedures he instructed during the meeting.
Further, he said that steps should be taken to make coal blocks operational. or this, the Deputy Commissioners of the respective districts should hold regular meetings with the concerned departments to resolve the problems faced in this direction while instructions to review the new stone quarries that have been identified was also given by him.
While reviewing the major schemes of the Rural Development Department he inquired about the progress of Mnrega, appointment process under Mnrega, Birsa Harit Gram Yojana, Veer Shaheed Poto Ho Vikas Yojna, Prime Minister Housing Scheme (Rural) and Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar housing schemes and gave instructions.
The Chief Minister said that there is a drought condition prevailing in the state this year due to less rainfall. In such a situation, there should be no migration of farmers and labourers and officials should take special care of it. He said that more and more jobs should be created and the schemes should be implemented on a large scale.
He said that geo-mapping of schemes should also be done and site inspection of the schemes would also be undertaken. On behalf of the Rural Development Department, the Chief Minister was informed that 16.58 lakh fruit trees and 2.72 lakh timber saplings have been planted under the Birsa Harit Gram Yojana. Under the Veer Shaheed Poto Ho Vikas Yojana, 3371 schemes have been given, out of which 1041 have been completed.
The Chief Minister has given instructions to complete the pending schemes by November 15. Instructions were also given by him to take this scheme in every panchayat. Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Rural), the target is to build more than 16 lakh houses. In this, the construction of 81 percent houses has been completed, while the work of about 2 lakh 90 thousand houses is pending. The central government has sanctioned 1 lakh 75 thousand new houses.
Under the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Awas Yojana the target is to build 11 thousand 155 houses this year and in this 62,100 houses have been approved. Chief Minister Hemant Soren instructed the officials in the meeting to start at least five new schemes in every village without delay and give priority to Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes in Mnrega works and ensure 50 percent women participation in MNREGA. He further said that JCB should not be used in Mnreva works and fake muster rolls should be banned immediately.
He directed the officials to observe the work under Mnrega on time and ensure payment of wages on time and create a maximum number of man days so that there is no migration. The Chief Minister also inquired about the steps taken in light of the instructions given to give the work of schemes up to one crore in the mining areas to the local people.