Ranchi, Aug 16: Addressing the people of the state from Dumka on the occasion of Independence Day, Governor Draupadi Murmu underscored several programmes and projects taken up by the government in the Santhal Paragana region.
Over 281 roads, 50 bridges, nearly 800 minor and major water supply projects have been announced in the region, she said.
Murmu also recalled the contribution made by Mahatma Gandhi in not only helping the country gain independence but also breaking several rigid and regressive traditions that were prevalent in the country.
She also reminded the Santhal Paragana people that her government has brought out an Act, under which nobody can be a money lender. Santhalis ending up in a debt trap at the hands of money-lenders has been an old problem in the region.