Chief Minister Hemant Soren today inaugurated 21 schemes at a cost of Rs 66 crore 76 lakh 20 thousand and laid foundation stones of 97 schemes worth Rs 87 crore 4 lakh 80 thousand – a gift of 118 schemes worth Rs 153 crore 81 lakh to the residents of Pakur district. The CM paved the way for their empowerment and becoming self-reliant by providing assets worth Rs 126 crore 94 lakh 50 thousand to 9942 beneficiaries of various schemes, on the occasion.
How effective, efficient and successful the “Aapki Yojana – Aapki Sarkar – Aapke Dwar” program has proved to be for the purpose for which it was started can be gauged from the fact that many states of the country have adopted this model of Jharkhand. Providing benefits of government services and schemes to the poor and needy at their doorsteps and solving their problems,” said the CM on the occasion of the third phase of "Aapki Yojana - Aapki Sarkar - Aapke Dwar" campaign in Pakur on Saturday.
The CM said - In the last two phases of this campaign, the voice and vision of the government has reached every village, lakhs of people got their rights. This program is proving important for the people of the state. Keeping in view the response and support this campaign received from the people in the last two phases, its third phase has been started again.
The CM said that after the formation of Jharkhand as a separate state, during the last two decades, no seriousness was shown towards solving the public problems and issues of the people. But, our government is providing basic facilities to the people and solving their problems. He said that our government is preparing an action plan as per the expectations and aspirations of the people and implementing it on the ground. Schemes have been made for the welfare of every class like tribals, Dalits, backward classes, minorities, farmers, labourers, students, youth, women, elderly etc. He asked the people to join these schemes and move forward on the path of becoming strong and self-reliant.
Soren said that the job of government employees is to serve the public. After the formation of our government, there has been a change in the thinking of the officials. They are reaching every village and living among you, listening to your problems with full sensitivity and also solving them.
He said that in villages and Panchayats where there is no road to reach, officials are reaching there with a bundle of schemes and are working to connect you with them. In the camps organized here, a team of officers is present to solve your every problem. You come to these camps and join the schemes and inspire others to join too.
The CM said that this government is the government of tribals, Dalits, backward people and minorities. This government stands with the poor in every happiness and sorrow and is serving them with full sensitivity.
The CM said that the state government, on its own, will now provide housing to 8 lakh families under the Abua Awas Yojana. He said that Kala-azar disease is common in Pakur district. This is a disease of the poor because people living in unbuilt and dilapidated houses suffer from it. In such a situation, under the Abua Awas Yojana, the people living in these houses will be provided housing on priority basis. He said that about 20 lakh additional green ration cards are being issued and food grains are being provided to them. Apart from this, there are many such schemes, the financial burden of which is being borne by the state government on its own. To ensure that these schemes operate successfully, the financial system is being strengthened.
Soren said that earlier the elderly had to wait a long time to avail the benefits of the pension scheme. Unless widows were above 40 years of age and disabled people were above 18 years of age, they were not linked to the pension scheme. But, our government has eliminated all these obligations by implementing the Universal Pension Scheme. Today all eligible persons are getting the benefits of the Universal Pension Scheme.
The CM said that the government has a special focus on providing quality education and employment to the youth. Schools of Excellence have been opened to provide education to the children of government schools on the lines of private schools. With the formation of Adarsh schools, resources related to education are being made available to government schools. The hostels are being renovated. Apart from this, the government is providing financial assistance to the students for preparing for competitive examinations and doing medical engineering and other courses. On the other hand, the government also has an action plan for the employment of educated and less educated youth and those who want to be self-employed. Today, jobs are being given on a large scale in the government and private sector, while financial assistance is being provided to the youth through the CM Self-Employment Scheme, so that they can do their own employment.
On this occasion, Rural Development Minister Alamgir Alam, Labour Minister Satyanand Bhokta, MP Vijay Hansda, MLA Stephen Marandi and Dinesh William Marandi, District Council President Julie Khristmani Hembram, Secretary to Chief Minister Vinay Kumar Choubey, Santhal Pargana Divisional Commissioner Lalchand Dadel, Deputy Inspector General of Police Sudarshan Prasad Mandal and Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police of Pakur district and other officials were present.