CM lays foundation of Duguni barrage project in Seraikela
Jamshedpur: Chief Minister Raghubar Das laid the foundation stone of Duguni barrage project at Kashi Sahu College in Seraikela on Saturday. The project is to be implemented at an expense of Rs 95.43 crore.
The CM said the project, once implemented, will benefit thousands of farmers in and around Gamharia block. The farmers of eight villages spread over 459 hectare area will be able to get water for irrigation and drinking purpose, he said.
“When I visited Duguni in Seraikela way back in 2011, Saraikela then framers have demanded barrage project for irrigation. Today I am laying foundation for the project in Doda, Simbeda, Chamra, Rangarshahi, Ujjainpur and other villages of Gamharia. Its construction will be completed by 2021,” said the CM after laying foundation stone for the project.
The CM said that on completion of the project, the land of 413 hectares of Kharif and 256 hectares of rabi crops will be irrigated. He said the State Government will also supply pure drinking water through pipeline along with irrigation. The government’s endeavor is that no one’s land should be taken in this scheme. He directed the concerned department to start work within a week with maintaining quality.
The CM said that 60% of the population of the state lives in the village and they are dependent on agriculture. In this way, water management is important for which state government running medium and minor schemes for irrigation. Under the medium irrigation scheme, five new schemes, Koderma, Daharwali, Buddha and other plans have been started at a cost of Rs. 1,585 crore. Under the scheme of minor irrigation, the scheme of 931 crores has been approved. 50 are incomplete plan where work is being done at a cost of Rs. 15, 655 crore. Work on 26 new plans is going on. In Palamau, the work will start soon for water supply from the Son and the Kanher River at a cost of Rs. 1,644 crore. The aim of the center and the state government is to double the income of the farmers by 2022. The minimum support price was increased by one and a half times, which no one thought after independence.
By November 2018, electricity will be provided to all the households of the state. Two districts of the state have been provided electricity completely. By 2018, the government is in the process of making electricity available to every household and by 2019, to provide electricity round the clock. Jharkhand is the only state where gas stove is given free with cylinder under Ujjwala Scheme. 57 lakh people have been given benefit of Ayushman Bharat.
The CM said that benches and desks have been provided to 38,000 schools of the state. Now there will be an effort to ensure recruitment of high school teachers in 18 thousand high schools by November. Under Local Policy 1 lakh youth has been given employment in which 95 percent of the local youth are included. 17 lakh women of the state are associated with self employment. Two cows are being provided in 90% grant to women so that they can move towards self-employment. Blue Revolution has come in the fisheries. Now we have to launch the White Revolution, because we buy milk of 400 crore from outside.
On this occasion, the CM handed the appointment letter to the male and female for the lower class post on the basis of compassion in water resources department. Those who received the appointment letters included Renu Devi, Dev Prakash Singh, Soni Kumari, Kaushalendra Kumar, Aditi Pandey, Anup Chandra and Manish Kumar.
On the occasion, Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation Chandra Prakash Chaudhary, MP Laxman Giluva, MLA Kharsawan Dashrath Gagrai, MLA Ichagarh Sadhu Charan Mahato, Additional Chief Secretary, Water Resources Department Arun Kumar Singh, Divisional Commissioner Kolhan Vijay Kumar Singh, Deputy Commissioner and SP and others were present.