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Committed to make Littipada stand among the developed blocks of the state: Chief Minister

Pakur, Oct 19 (UNI) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Saturday said Santhal Pargana region and Littipada, in particular, had been at the focus of the developmental efforts of his government to make the area figure among the developed blocks of the country.
Das said his government implemented a scheme at a cost of Rs 217 crore to address the drinking water problem which was reported to him by the local women during his first Jan Chaupal after becoming the chief minister.
He said the scheme was in the last stages of completion and soon all households will have access to clean water through pipelines.
Speaking at a Jan Chaupal meeting at Nawadih Maidan, he said Littipada was the most backward block which prompted him to establish direct contact with the people to ensure quick resolution of problems and develop schemes according to the needs of the people.
Referring to Yojana Banao Abhiyaan and Jan Chaupal initiatives, he said the schemes were conceived with the objective to set up direct contact with the people and added that awareness among the people about the government schemes ensured their success.

He said that the Central and the state governments understood the problems of the farmers were now being benefited under Pradhanmantri Kissan Samman Nidhi Yojana and Mukhymantri Krishi Ashirwad Yojana.
He said that under the Mukhyamantri Krishi Ashirwad Yojana, 26 lakh farmers have got the first installment of funds and on October 23 from Giridih the second installment of the funds would be given to the farmers.
He said Jharkhand was the only state which was providing free LPG stove and second refill of cylinders under the Ujjwala Yojana and so far 40 lakh homes have been given LPG connections.
The Chief Minister also urged the gathering to treat their sons and daughters equally.
Referring to the slogan 'Pahle Padhaai, Phir Bidai' coined by the state government, he said education was the only solution to poverty, and to help people implement this message in real sense the government was providing financial support for the education and upbringing of girls right from their birth till the time of their marriage.
He said the girls should not be considered burden and married of as minors.
Stressing on the education of girls, he said an educated girl meant an educated family.
He also urged the people to send their children regularly to the school and cooporate in reducing the school dropout problem.
During the program, the Chief Minister also listened to the problems raised by the villagers and directed the officials to resolve the issues.
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