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During the second pre-Budget seminar organised at Garhwa on Wednesday, CM Raghubar Das along with a team of top officials took suggestions from the representatives of Garhwa, Latehar and Palamu district.
Students, farmers, businessmen and women representatives gave their suggestions to the CM who assured them that the Budget for the financial year 2018-19 will be prepared keeping their views in mind. The CM instructed secretaries of various departments to make provisions in the Budget in line with suggestions from the people’s representatives.
Das, on the occasion, said that earlier the Budget was made sitting inside AC rooms but the incumbent Government has discussed it with people living in remote areas. “Budget is not just an account of income expenditure but fixes the direction of development. We want to make Budget according to people's thinking and for that purpose the seminar on budget is being organised,” he emphasised. The CM said that looking at the drought prone situation in Palamu and Garhwa, the Government has worked to deal with the issue by bringing the Soan river water to that location. “The State will prosper only when all the villages will be developed and for that, well, pond, Dobha, check dams should be made in every village,” he said adding the Government is giving fund directly to farmer’s account by DBT and RTGS to eliminate intermediary. The Government has appointed volunteers and coordinators to eliminate intermediary.”
Farmers’ representative of Garhwa, Rishi Kumar Tiwari, suggested the CM to make arrangement for solar energy to the farmers for irrigation. Farmer from Latehar, Gandiru Oraon suggested to label the land of farmers, repair the dilapidated canals, etc. Similarly, the farmer representative of Palamu Kumar Indal Singh suggested for proper treatment of animals at the block level and the arrangement of the Veterinary Lab and the Vetneri ambulancein addition to provide financial assistance to encourage farmers for flower production, lacquer production etc. Garhwa's female representative Archana Devi suggested the Government to work for women's self-reliance. She suggested providing market and support for products manufactured by women productive items. Latehar's woman representative, Shabnam Khatoon, asked the Governemnt to make provisions in the budget to work in a large scale for women's safety, economic revival etc. Similarly, Sheila Srivastava, female representative of Palamu, suggested to organise a women hostel, set up a programme to women groups for women's work, and to provide legal advice.
Professor of Garhwa, Prof. Bhagwat Ram Yadav suggested the establishment of Model College for the development of art and culture. In addition, advised to create Vidya Mandal in all the districts. Other resources, including library, magazines, are available. Palamu's educationist Dr. RK Sinha raised the issue of not having the foundation stone of the administrative building of Nilamber Pitamber University and the restoration of teachers. On this, the CM said that on December 26 the foundation stone of the said building will be held. He advised Dr. Sinha to read the newspaper.
Student representative of Garhwa Dheeraj Dubey and Neha Kumari during the seminar asked the Government to start studies in the agricultural college of Garhwa, withdraw the deduction of OBC, ST and SC's scholarship, open Governmental BEd and M.Ed. colleges, set minimum fees in private B.Ed. college Etc.
Addl CS Amit Khare, Sukhdeo Singh, Principal Secretary A P Singh, Secretary Avinash Kumar, Nitin Madan Kulkarni, Ajay Kr Singh, Aradhana Patnaik, Pooja Singhal, Kripanand Jha and Sunil Kr Barnwal explained the priority of their respective department DGP DK Pandey assured of a crime-free and naxal free State. Palamu MP BD Ram and MLAs of three districts along with CS Rajbala Verma were present on this occasion.
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