Jharkhand Chief Minister Champai Soren criticized the BJP-led government for neglecting the indigenous and tribal populations in the state. He accused the central government of destabilizing his administration since taking oath in 2019.
- Inauguration of Pipeline Project: Chief Minister Soren inaugurated the Son-Koel-Auranga river pipeline project, marking the beginning of a 456 crore rupees initiative. This project aims to irrigate 13 thousand hectares of land across various districts within the next two and a half years.
- Rural-Urban Connectivity Initiative: Soren highlighted efforts by the state government to bridge the gap between rural and urban areas. With the rejection of housing scheme approval for eight lakh people by the central government, Jharkhand initiated the Abuwa Housing Scheme, aiming to ensure all households have proper housing by 2027.
- Exploitation of Mineral Resources: The CM lamented the exploitation of Jharkhand’s abundant mineral resources without benefiting the indigenous communities. He criticized the previous government’s handling of health facilities and applauded his administration’s improvements in ventilators, oxygen supply, and hospital beds amid the COVID-19 crisis.
- Support for Farmers: Soren announced a debt relief scheme for farmers, benefiting over 10 lakh farmers in the past four years. The state is also focusing on irrigation schemes to uplift the economic, educational, and social status of farmers.
- Rural Transport Scheme: The Chief Minister initiated the Chief Minister Gram Car Scheme, facilitating free transportation for senior citizens, students, and disabled individuals, aiming to bridge the rural-urban divide.
CM Champai Soren’s address underscored his government’s commitment to address the needs of marginalized communities and uplift rural areas in Jharkhand. Despite facing challenges, the administration remains steadfast in its efforts to promote inclusive development and social welfare.