Chatra, Jan 19 : Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said building a healthy and self reliant Jharkhand is a priority for his government and announced that scheme like ‘Swasth Chatra’ (Healthy Chatra) would be implemented across the state provision for which will be made in the annual budget of the state which would be announced on January 22.
Addressing the people during the Healthy Chatra programme organised at the local Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here, he said the government is working to ensure that nobody is without medicines in the state by the year 2022. He said, under the 108 ambulance services, 300 ambulances are being operated in the state and soon another 30 will also added.
Mr Das said the achievements made in the area of health, education, cleanliness and other sectors has been achieved mainly on account of participation of the people. He said, it was due to the efforts of the people that works were lauded by Niti Aayog and awards were conferred on the state.
Mr Das said, due to the central government the prestige of India across the globe has increased as ‘Pradhan Sevak’ is working for the prosperity and empowerment of the villages, poor, farmers, women and youth.
The Chief Minister said the state government has provided jobs to 1.06 lakh youth on a single day which was also lauded by the ambassadors of 18 countries and in the days to come 30,000 youth would be linked with jobs after enhancing their skills as for the first time the skill development ministry was constituted by the Union Government.
Mr Das said that whether it was rural areas or construction of roads and highways works was being done in all the sectors of the state. He said, in the last 14 year the speed of road construction was just above one kilometer per day which has increased to 3.8 kms per day in the last four days and attributed all the development to the strong and permanent government in the state.
Mr Das also announced that soon foundation would be laid for building the steel plants in Chatra and Chaibasa for which coordination has been established with the central government. He said, opening of the steel plants will create new jobs for the people.
Under the Healthy Chatra programme, the Chief Minister started many schemes including motorcycle ambulance yojana and also distributed kits among the Sahiyas.
Those present on the occasion also included Chatra MP Sunil Singh, MLA Jaiprakash Bokta, Chatra DC and SP and others. (UNI)