Now, women to stich govern­ment school uni­form in Jhark­hand

The CM says women will be pro­vided sewing ma­chines and train­ing

Hindustan Times (Ranchi) - - Ranchi - Edanti Saran bedanti.saran@hin­dus­tan­times.com ■

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.

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■ Chief min­is­ter Raghubar Das and other guests at the birth an­niver­sary func­tion of tribal leader Kar­tik Oraon at Badri vil­lage in Gumla on Fri­day.

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