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Eradicating poverty, unemployment motto of J'khand govt: CM

Press Trust of India  |  Jamshedpur 

has said that his government was committed to eradicating poverty and unemployment from the mineral-rich state with the support and cooperation of people.

The solution to all problems lie in "rapid development" of Jharkhand, the told reporters here on Thursday.

"Eradicating poverty and unemployment is the motto of my government. I will achieve this target with the cooperation and support of 3.25 crore people of the state," Das asserted.

The state will make arrangements to impart skill-based training to youths to bring about all-round development, the CM said after attending a review meeting at East Singhbhum with Amit Kumar, Senior of Police and officials of and (a Tata subsidiary).

"We intend to make a medical hub soon with state-of-the-art facilities. The government has already allocated land for setting up in East Singhbhum, where session is likely to begin from 2019.

"Additionally, the state will also arrange for training of ward boys, compounder, housekeeping and nursing staff," Das said.

The CM also iterated that he plans to set up five medical colleges - one each in Dumka, Palamu, Hazaribag, Koderma and Chaibasa (district).

"The five colleges will allow 1200 students to achieve medical degrees every year," he explained.

Talking about the initiatives being undertaken for the benefit of farmers, Das said that he would distribute smart phones among them to help them avail the E-Nam app - an online trading platform for agricultural commodities.

"By 2020, all 28 lakh farmers in the state will be able to benefit from the E-Nam app. The objective behind this move was to double the income of farmers," he added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 09:50 IST