Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said the state government was holding pre-budget seminars at district level to get suggestions from people before making the next budget. Stating that last year pre-budget seminars were held at the level of divisional headquarters, Das said now it is being taken to districts to take the opinions, an official release quoted him as saying at the pre-budget seminar held in Garhwa district. He said budget is not just an account of income expenditure but fixes the direction of development. "We want to make budget according to people's thinking, (and) for that seminar on budget is being organised," the release said quoting Das. He said that after suggestions on agriculture, health, electricity supply and other developmental suggestions the government made the budget last years. In three years, the government provided bench desk in 31,700 schools. Earlier, only 7000 schools had bench-desk out of 38,904 schools. Children had to sit and read on the floor. Earlier, 3500 schools had electricity connection out of 38,904 schools but now 26,880 schools have electricity connection. Our government has defined the local policy because of which local people are benefiting from all types of appointments. He said that water from the river Sone was taken to Palamau and Garhwa districts, adding the state will prosper only when all the villages will be developed. For that, wells, ponds, check dams should be made in every village. To eliminate middle men, the government is giving fund directly to farmers account by DBT and RTGS. The government has appointed volunteers and coordinators to eliminate middle men. The chief minister said that he is the voice of the dalits, backwards and exploited.
Sabka sath sabka vikash is the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. New India has a dream to bring everyone in front, Das said. Garhwa is one of the backward districts of the state and the government will give special grants to develop Garhwa. "We will make Jharkhand one of the world's developed state. There is no shortage of resources in our state but of willingness. Our government is dedicated to farmers. In democracy, people are masters and we ensure accountability to them," Das said. The chief minister said industries like lac, cocoon and bee keeping will be planted in Palamau. Market will be provided to the entrepreneurs. Processing plants will be set up in Palamau. The government has decided to construct boundary of 500 Sarna places and beautify them, he said. He said that this budget will be peoples budget instead of the governments. Women representatives from Garhwa gave their suggestions to the chief minister.
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