By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 8 Jan: Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has said that his government does not believe in making false announcements. The goal is to fulfil any announcement made by him. He said today that, soon, in the larger interest of farmers, farm loans at zero interest will be provided to the farmers of the state. Earlier, the farm loans were being provided at two percent interest rate but it was now being further reduced so that the economic condition of farmers could be improved.
He was speaking at the inauguration of the Late Lala Asha Ram Vidyavati Maheshwari Dharamarth Hospital, Sewa Bharati, Jhabreda, on Tuesday.
He claimed that farmers had been paid online for their paddy crop and, in future, such a policy would be also be made for sugarcane farmers so that they get payments on time. He said his government would be strict with sugar mills in this regard.
He added that the state government, without making any distinction between BPL and APL families, had started the ‘Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana’ to provide health cover of Rs 5 lakh per annum to all the families in the state. He appealed to the people of the state to take benefit of the scheme. He said those who had not yet got their golden cards and needed medical treatment could get themselves admitted in district hospitals and their cards will be made there and free treatment provided. All the people of the state would get golden cards for the scheme and there was no time limit in this regard.
The Chief Minister said the state government was trying to bring out the sports talent through “Khel Mahakumbh”. Talks were on with the central government for construction of Iqbalpur Phatak and railway station at Jhabreda. He also announced the widening and strengthening of the Roorkee-Lathardev-Jhabreda road, upgradation of primary health centre to community health centre at Jhabreda, construction of a mini stadium on the land of Chaudhary Bharat Singh DAV Inter College and construction of the first phase of the Jhabreda bypass Iqbalpur-Jhabreda Road on Mangalore-Roorkee road.
The CM also announced removal of encroachment on Telakhala and Ganeshpur drains, water tank at village Udalheri, beautification of Amkbedkar park at village Thaska, beautification of Ganesh temple at Siddhpeeth Village, beautification of surroundings of the tree where freedom fighters were hanged at Kaliyar, organisation of a ‘rozgar mela’ for youth at Jhabreda, entry gate from Uttar Pradesh at Jhabreda, inquiry into polluted water coming from hand pumps in Jhabreda area, installation of 75 hand pumps and construction of water tank at Jhabreda.
Cabinet Minister Madan Kaushik said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had given a new direction to the country in the last four years and even foreign powers were appreciating it. Higher Education Minister of State Dhan Singh Rawat said that by giving the health benefit of ‘Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana” to 23 lakh families, the state government had set an example in the country. The state government was preparing to provide loans up to Rs 1 lakh to farmers and up to Rs 5 lakh to women self-help groups at zero interest rate from 26 January. MLA Deshraj Karanwal said that developmental works worth Rs 54 crore were on in his assembly segment. Khanpur MLA Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion and Roorkee MLA Pradeep Batra also expressed their views. District Cooperative Bank President Pradeep Chadhari, Advisor to Chief Minister Thakur Narendra Singh, Nagar Panchayat Chief Manvendra Singh, District President Dr Jaipal Singh Chauhan were present on the occasion.
By OUR STAFF REPORTER