Now, women to stich government school uniform in Jharkhand
The CM says women will be provided sewing machines and training
DAS ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT JHARKHAND WAS GOING TO BE DECLARED OPEN DEFECATION FREE STATE ON NOVEMBER 15 AND PRAISED WOMEN MASONS FOR ACCOMPLISHING THIS FEAT
RANCHI: Taking a leap forward towards women empowerment, chief minister Raghubar Das on Friday announced that uniforms of government schools would now be stitched exclusively by women.
Das also announced that Jharkhand was going to be declared open defecation free state on November 15 observing that women masons should be praised for accomplishing this feat as they showed unusual strength in constructing toilets under the Sawachh Bharat scheme.
He said, “The government has launched several women empowerment schemes that benefitted many. In a fresh initiative, the government has decided to incorporate women for stitching school uniforms. For this, they would be provided sewing machines and proper training. All deputy commissioners have been given instruc- tions in this regard.”
Das made the announcement at a function organized to celebrate Jatra, a tribal fair, in Ghagra block of Gumla district organised in the memory of tribal icon, Kartik Oraon.
Thousands of villagers had attended the revelry and listened to the CM in rapt attention as he spoke his heart out on the government’s commitment for the wholesome development of tribal people.
He said that the centre and state governments were committed for the welfare of tribal people and it was for the first time in BJP rule that a separate ministry of tribal affairs was formed for socio economic development of schedule tribes.
“We are setting up all basic amenities in villages of Jharkhand’s martyrs to make them Adarsh villages. The government in consultation with the tribal advisory council is taking up various projects to benefit tribal populace. Government ensures proper delivery of monthly ration at the doorsteps of particularly vulnerable tribal group (PVTG)--earlier known as primitive tribes, “Das said.
He added, “For the first time, the state government had set up a separate battalion for PVTG youths and appointment letters were distributed to selected recruits by prime minister Narendra Modi.”
The chief minister also said that the government would act swiftly after receiving a report on the status of draught affected regions.
“Farmers would get their dues. Camps would be set up in every district on November 18 so that farmers could avail the benefits of crop insurance scheme. Besides, Rs 100 crore budget had been earmarked under disaster management to compensate draught affected farmers,” Das said. The chief minister distributed free LPG connections under Ujwala Yojna and pump sets under land conservation among beneficiaries.
Union minister of state for tribal affairs Sudarshan Bhagat, assembly speaker Dinesh Oraon and Padma Shri Ashok Bhagat also graced the occasion.
■ Chief minister Raghubar Das and other guests at the birth anniversary function of tribal leader Kartik Oraon at Badri village in Gumla on Friday.