Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will open doors of development from Jharkhand on September 12 when he will launch three national schemes and two projects of development for State Government during his Ranchi visit.
The CM, while addressing media persons here on Tuesday, said that the BJP Government at the Centre has pledged to make States like Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand a developed States.
“The Prime Minister will gift three big schemes to the nation from the soil of Jharkhand on September 12. The PM will launch PM Kisan Mandhan Yojna, Khudra Vyparik Ewam Swarojgar Pension Yojna and 462 Eklavya Model Vidyalayas on the occasion. The PM will also inaugurate the new legilatve Assembly building of Jharkhand along with multi-model port in Sahebganj and lay foundation stone of new Secretariat building of the State worth Rs 1,238 crore,” he said.
The CM said that PM Modi is trying to realise the dreams of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, with which the latter had made Jharkhand a separate State. This is why the PM is starting big national schemes from the State, he said.
Das said that the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maandhan Yojana is being implemented as a monthly pension to provide social security cover to the farmers. Under this scheme, farmers between the age of 18 to 40 years will be registered. The farmers will get a monthly pension of Rs 3,000 after completing 60 years of age. The CM informed that more than 1.09 lakh farmers have been registered in Jharkhand for the Prime Minister Kisan Mandhan Yojana.
The CM said that the PM will also launch the Retail Merchant Shopkeeper and Self-employment Pension Scheme of the country on 12 September. For the first time since the independence of India, a Government has taken initiative to link the self-employed shopkeeper doing retail business of the country with the pension scheme.
Under this, retail traders and shopkeepers of 18 to 40 years will also get a pension of Rs 3000 per month after completing 60 years of age.
On this occasion, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of 462 Eklavya Model Residential Schools online in tribal areas of the country. In this, 69 Eklavya schools are being opened in 13 districts of Jharkhand. The Chief Minister said that Ekalavya schools are being opened for scheduled tribe students to get quality education in the village, just like in cities. Development of tribal areas is a special priority of the government.
The CM said that on the same day, the PM will inaugurate the new building of the Jharkhand Assembly and will also lay the foundation stone of the new Secretariat building. After assuming the office of Chief Minister in 2014, it was his priority for Jharkhand to have its own assembly building. Now this dream is going to come true.
Das said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone of the multi-model terminal at Sahebganj and now it is being inaugurated on September 12 by him. This multi-model terminal will open new doors for industrial and commercial development in Santhal Parganas area. Thousands of local people will get direct and indirect employment. With Santhal, the pace of development in the entire State will be fast.
CM PC -1 : Chief Minister Raghubar Das along with Principal Secretary to CM Sunil Kumar Barnwal and Urban Development Secretary Ajoy Kumar Singh during a press conference at Suchna Bhawan in Ranchi on Tuesday. Pix by Vinay Murmu