Soren Demands A Special Package From NITI Aayog To Deal With The Drought-like Situation In Jharkhand
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren demanded a special package from the central government during the Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog on Sunday to deal with the drought-like situation in the state.
Ranchi/New Delhi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren demanded a special package from the central government during the Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog on Sunday to deal with the drought-like situation in the state. This information was given in a statement issued by the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) here. According to the CMO statement, in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Soren said that the state faces drought every three to four years due to a lack of irrigation facilities.
"This year, the state has so far recorded 50 percent less rainfall, with less than 20 percent of the paddy sowing target being achieved," the statement quoted the chief minister as saying. Jharkhand is heading towards drought. I request the Center to sanction a special package for Jharkhand to deal with the situation.” He also demanded a package for the development of irrigation facilities in the state. The Chief Minister said, “There is an acute shortage of irrigation facilities in the state. Existing facilities can cover only 20 percent of the land.
Five lakh hectares of Kharif landfall in the 'altitude' category. If irrigation facilities are provided to such plots, diversification of crops can be done. Approved. A credit card scheme will soon be implemented in the state to provide loans to students at the lowest interest rate, the release said.
The Chief Minister has asked for a higher share of the mining revenue in Jharkhand. Soren said, "The state has not yet received dues of Rs 1.36 lakh crore from mining companies, which could have been used for the welfare of the people." The village plan has been implemented. With the implementation of this scheme, while the poor farmer families of the state are being given a permanent livelihood opportunity, better management and utilization of the fallow and land in a large area are being ensured.