Jamshedpur, Jan. 1: Chief Minister Raghubar Das reiterated that Government will not let sacrifice of tribal for their land and culture. He promised on New Year to make the state amongst the most developed ones in the next four years.
CM addressed gathering of over 1000 at ShahidSthal in Kharsawan under neighbouring Seraikela-Kharsawan district today during a function to mark Shahid Divas where he paid floral tributes to martyrs of the 1948 mutiny, the chief minister said villagers will write development story for their villages as part of government’s ‘YojnaBanaoAbhiyan’ launched on December 30 to link rural people with project planning activities.
“I want to assure that this government would not let their sacrifice go in vain and all elected representatives from panchayat level to MLAs and MPs along with bureaucrats would be visiting villages to know about local problems and initiate planning for village development in the next budget,” said Das.
It may be mentioned that on January 1, 1948, hundreds of tribals had congregated to hold a meeting for a separate tribal homeland from Odisha. As the meeting was called in defiance of prohibitory orders, the administration resorted to firing, killing innumerable tribal men.
Chief Minister today also handed over cheque of Rs 1 lakh each to families of martyrs SighraiBodra and Dolo Soy at the function.
The CM said that schemes are being made at village level. MPs & MLAs have been inspired to move to the villages & participate in making plans for the villagers with the villagers.
The CM said that the govt. endeavours to store water for irrigation & other purposes.
He announced that schemes worth Rs 4,000-crore would be spent for implementing projects in 4402 panchayats in the state in the 2016-17 budget and expressed government’s commitment for water conservation, especially rainwater, by renovation of ponds, check dams and other water bodies which would in turn help agriculture.
He stressed that government has made a target of making panchayats buildings in 2016-17 and providing these building with IT infrastructure by 2017.
Later, the chief minister also dedicated a Shahid Park built at a cost of Rs 1.72 crore near the ShahidSthal to the people.
On this occasion, senior officers along with the family members of the martyrs were present.