Hemant describes state budget 'revolutionary'

Hemant describes state budget 'revolutionary'

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Ranchi, Mar 3 : Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren today described the annual budget of the state as a revolutionary one which had in its center poor, farmers and unemployed youths. Addressing a press conference after Finance Minister Rameshwar Oraon tabled a budget of Rs 86,370 crore for the fiscal 2020-21 in the floor of the house he said that the budget was a reflection of government's priority towards poverty eradication and with the budget the government has defined its priorities which have been kept before the people.

"Our government has diverted the chariot of administration towards the huts," he said it was top priority for his government to ensure that no one stays hungry, no one dies without medical treatment and children of poor instead of grazing goats go to the schools. Attacking the Raghubar Das government of the state he said that whatever has happened in the past was not the real reflection of the views of the people as in a state where there was an army of unemployed. Construction of new Vidhan Sabha at a cost of Rs 400 crore, new high court building at Rs 600 crore and building new Secretariat at Rs 1700 crore does not feel right.

He said that it appears that dialogue between people and administration has ended and through this budget an attempt has been made to make the system more responsible towards the people. He said that now every people in the state will get healthcare facilities worth Rs 5 lakh while for serious ailments related to kidney, liver, cancer and brain hemmorage will be borne by the state government and such a scheme was perhaps nowhere in the country and he was happy for the fact that Jharkhand which was among the poorest states in the country has been able to put forward the human face of the government before the country. (UNI)