J`khand govt to ensure road, power

Jharkhand government has prepared a roadmap to ensure that no village in the state is devoid of mortorable roads and electric supply in the next four years, Chief Minister Arjun Munda has said.

Ranchi: Jharkhand government has prepared a
roadmap to ensure that no village in the state is devoid of
mortorable roads and electric supply in the next four years,
Chief Minister Arjun Munda has said.

"Our government has prepared a roadmap under which no
village in the state will be without electricity and road in
the next four years... To have villages without electricity in
the 21st century is unfortunate," Munda said to a news agency. He said
every village will have at least one pitch road under this
roadmap.

He hoped that before completion of his coalition
government`s term in December 2014 the target will be
achieved.

Munda said Jharkhand, which was created in 2000, had not
been able to develop due to various challenges it faces.

Citing an example, he said the there was a severe dearth
of officers and other employees.

"There was corruption or problems with recruitment, due
to which Jharkhand could not be developed. The state
government has now almost established recruitment agencies and
the process has also been started at some places, while at
other places, it will be started soon," Munda said.

Munda said his government has decided to organise `Krishi
Mahotsav` in all districts of the state to educate and
encourage farmers to increase agricultural output.

He said, this year, the state has set a target of 50 lakh
tonne paddy production and was confident that use of new
irrigation techniques would help in achieving the target.

Munda said high-yield seeds have been distributed to
farmers in Jharkhand, which had been hit by drought in the
last two years.

The Chief Minister said the government is in discussions
with various private players to undertake electrification
projects under Private-Public Partnership (PPP) model.

PTI

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