Raghubar Das says Jharkhand Budget would be as per the people’s aspirations and hopes

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Wednesday said the state's financial plan would be set up with the recommendations of individuals as they knew their areas better than any bureaucrat.

At the division level pre-budget workshop at Chaibasa in West Singhbhum locale, Mr Das said the government has come to them to look for recommendations to prepare budget for 2017-18.

"The budget would be as per the people's aspirations and hopes," he said.

"The state government would present the budget before January 26," an official release quoted Mr Das as saying.

He reported that a shoe manufacturing plant would be built up in 2017, and included that the administration has set an objective of providing power to 30 lakh houses by March 2018.

Establishment stone for four more medicinal universities would be laid in the days to come, schools would be set up in each division and 'urban haat' would be led in each region to help bungalow industry, he said.

West Singhbhum individuals would be given drinking water through pipeline in two years, Mr Das said.

Chief Secretary Raj Bala Verma said skill development training centre would be started to generate employment and 'Sakhi Mandal' women can play an important role in it.

Coaching was being started in Kolhan division colleges to make the youths employable and a scheme was being prepared to cover all areas of Kolhan to provide drinking water facility, she said.