Antyodaya Yojana will help in eradicating poverty from the State.:: Raghubar Das [ CM, Jharkhand ]
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Antyodaya Yojana will help in eradicating poverty from the State.:: Raghubar Das [ CM, Jharkhand ]

Antyodaya Yojana will help in eradicating poverty from the State.:: Raghubar Das [ CM, Jharkhand ]Ranchi, Jharkhand | September | Friday | 25, 2015 :: Inaugurating National Food Security Bill at Srikrishna Public Administration Institution, Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Raghubar Das said that food grain has to be supplied to the marginalized people of the state. Referring to the poverty stricken people as Narayana, the CM said that his govt. has set its priority to serve the underprivileged, marginalized & deprived section of the society. He said that the widows of the state will be covered with social security and given pension & houses to live in by 2016. He said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has planned to provide homes to all homeless people of the Nation by 2022. In the same line, the Jharkhand Govt. is planning to provide homes to schedule tribes in its budget of 2016-17.

 Mr. Das said that Antyodaya Yojana, which was dreamed by Pt. Dindayal Upadhyay, will help in eradicating poverty from the state. He said that the govt. endeavors to maintain transparency in delivering food grain to the impoverished people. Laying stress on the use of IT in PDS, the CM said that this will maintain transparency & minimize black marketing. Very soon, he said, the govt. is going to distribute food grains through biometric system which has already begun in many districts.

 The CM said that the govt. is going to develop small irrigation schemes to make the farmers self-reliant in the field of food grain production. He said that there is no denial about loopholes in the system but the intentions of the govt. are pure. He summoned the people to point out the lacuna in the system & contribute in developing the state. He also distributed ration cards among the beneficiaries.

 The PDCA Minister Sarju Rai said that 2.33 crore people from 5,170,000 ( fifty one lac seventy thousand) families have been enlisted under food security right. He also said that the loopholes in PDS have been sorted out & a special drive was operated on dept. level successfully.

 Mr. Rai said that the people deprived of being included in this scheme   can be enlisted now. The govt. has provisioned to include 80% of the total population under food security Act. The PDCA Minister said that the beneficiaries have been provisioned to be given wheat also in addition to rice. Moreover, the dealers’ commission has been increased & they have been permitted to keep another food grains along with govt. supplied food grains. This scheme is going to benefit 51 lac families in comparison to previous 35 lac . It will also boost up the food grains quantity from 97 thousand metric ton to 1.30 lac metric ton. He said that the govt. endeavors to make Jharkhand 1st with respect to food grain distribution in the nation.

 On this occasion Secretary, PDCA Mr. Vinay Kr. Choubey briefed in details about the Act.   DG, A. T. I. Sudhir Prasad, Principal Secretary, UDD, N. N. Sinha, Principal Secretary to CM, Sanjay Kumar, Ranchi DC Manoj Kumar, Counselor, Supreme Court Balram Ji , social activist Vishnu Rajgadhia and many beneficiaries were present on this occasion.

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