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Das chalks out Startup schemes for SC, ST youths, women

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In order to give a boost to 'Startup India' plan, one of the flagship schemes of the Modi Government at the Centre, the State Government has decided to rope in the youths of weaker and marginalised sections such as women, Schedules Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

Chief Minister Raghubar Das has said that the people would be prompted to start new ventures targeting rural pockets of the State.

 "The Government is going to begin a Startup scheme within one month and a half for the youths of ST, SC and women for making available transport services in the rural areas. The entrepreneurs of these sections would be provided with vehicles to be operated between rural centres," he said, addressing a 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' convention in Chatra on Monday.

 The Chief Minister also lauded the CCL for opening a modern hospital and +2 school at Tandwa and also the BCCL for operating a skill development centre for the locals, and added that 4.80 lakh panchayat sewaks and mahila sakhi mandals would provide fillip to the development of the State.

 "The only purpose of the Government is to ensure fast development without having middlemen in the system. All the Ministers, public representatives and senior officials are in direct communication with the people. Also, Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao programme needed to be made a public movement. The Government is committed to empower women and make all the girls educated. No girl would be deprived of education due to lack of money," said the CM.

 He also vowed to provide power to all by 2018 and also mentioned about power problems prevailing in Chatra. The Chief Minister said that the State Government would soon seek  environmental clearance from the Centre for building a transmission line. "I would myself review power situation in the district so that improvement is achieved quickly. A scheme for rural water supply would be made operational here at a cost of Rs 200 crore," he added, and thanked the administration for good matriculation results and also lowering role of middlemen in kerosene distribution.

 He also inaugurated a block office and residential premises built at a cost of Rs 10.34 crore at Pratappur and Kanha Chatti and distributed tricycles to specially-abled children.

The Chief Minister used the occasion to praise Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bringing laurels to the country at national and international stages and mentioned about 68 per cent coverage of bank accounts and DBT initiatives for better financial inclusion. 




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