Strengthening of rural system is most important for empowerment of state: Hemant Soren

Ranchi: Chief Minister Hemant Soren said that for the empowerment of the state it is necessary for the rural economy to be strong. While addressing the “Graduation Ceremony of Sisters of Jharkhand” organized by The Nuz Institute he said that the rural economy will become strong only when the villagers stand on their own feet and for this purpose the government is making plans and putting them on the ground.

On this occasion, the Chief Minister felicitated 400 didis of the Lohardaga, Latehar and Gumla districts who became self-reliant and capable of livelihood and encouraged them to move forward. The Chief Minister appreciated the efforts and work of the Nuz Institute which played an important role in making these sisters of very poor families self-reliant.

The Chief Minister said that the way these didis have not only become self-reliant by joining various livelihoods in the face of adversity and challenges but are also taking care of their families in the best possible way, they are a source of energy for other didis. He hoped that all the didis of the state will be even stronger in the days to come. 

The Chief Minister said that Jharkhand is counted among the backward states even after having an abundance of all resources including minerals. A large population of tribals, dalits, minorities and backward classes here are facing poverty he said adding that the social fabric of these people is such that they are not getting the benefit of the mineral resources here.

He said big industries are using the mineral resources here but the state is not getting its benefit. He said that his government is working seriously on this issue so that the resources here can be used for the upliftment of the people and the development of the state.

Hemant Soren said that his government has done the work of taking the schemes to every door through the “Sarkar Aapke Dwar” programme. During this, not only the problems of the villagers have been resolved, but work was also done to give them their rights and entitlements with full respect.

In this campaign, the secretary-level officers posted from the block to the ministry have also done the work of connecting the people with the schemes of the government by going from village to village and he also has participated in many programs as its aim is to connect every household with the schemes of the government and this process will continue in future as well he said.

The Chief Minister said that the experience of our elders. what they taught us is still very useful for the rural economy. He said that for their livestock was their wealth and they handled it very well. Now the government has also started Mukhyamantri Pashudhan Yojana on the same pattern. 

Under this scheme, villagers are being given subsidies for the construction of sheds with animals so that they can increase their income by doing animal husbandry. Apart from this, the government has started many schemes including Birsa Harit Gram Yojana, Didi-Badi Yojana for the empowerment of the villagers. All these schemes are giving strength to the rural economy he pointed out. It was informed by Nuz Institute that they are working in the field of poverty alleviation in the state.

During the last three years, sisters of very poor families in the Lohardaga, Gumla and Latehar districts have been linked to livelihood through self-help groups. Support is being given by the Central Government, State Government, NRLM and JSLPS in this.

The result of this is that these sisters have become self-reliant today. Today, these sisters are making a big contribution to the income of the family. Their trend towards savings is also very positive. Now “End Ultra Poverty Program” is being run in Godda, Palamu and East Singhbhum districts.

Through this, the work of connecting 4000 very poor women with livelihood is being done. Vinay Kumar Choubey, Secretary to the Chief Minister, Atul Satija, Founder and CEO of The Nuz Institute, Ritesh Chopra of KPMG, Lakshmi Lingam and a large number of Didis were present at the function.

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