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On R-Day, Jharkhand rolls out petrol subsidy scheme for poor

Dumka/Ranchi: Jharkhand government on Wednesday formally launched the ambitious petrol subsidy scheme on the occasion of the 73rd Republic Day. Chief minister Hemant Soren while unfurling the tricolor in Dumka announced the commencement of this scheme, which he had announced during the celebration of the second anniversary of his government in December last year in Ranchi. In Ranchi, governor Ramesh Bais, who hoisted the tricolor also sounded about the start of the scheme in his R-day speech at Morabadi ground.

Addressing his speech at Police Lines in Dumka, Soren said, “As promised in December last year to provide Rs 25 per litre subsidy on petrol for poor people with two-wheelers, we are formally launching the scheme today.” Under the scheme, ration card holder will get 10 litres of subsidized petrol per month. Rs 250 will be directed credited to their bank accounts.

Recalling the contributions of scores of freedom fighters for India’s independence, Soren in his speech underscored his government’s commitment for overall development of the state in terms of health, education, employment, tourism among others. “I dream of a state which is free of poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, corruption among others. Let’s all take a pledge today to work together to make Jharkhand the state of our dreams,” he said, appealing everyone’s positive cooperation and contribution to achieve it.

He also highlighted how his government since its formation in 2019 end, was welcomed by covid-19 global pandemic but worked hard to contain the situation since the outbreak of the first wave. He also cited scores of plans and policies which they had launched to tackle the crisis emanating out of the pandemic.

On education, he said that while pandemic continues to keep schools and educational institutions locked, but they have launched numerous initiatives to help students pursue online studies.

Governor too in his speech highlighted the good works done by the state government in the field of health, agriculture, job creation among others.

One of the first beneficiaries of the scheme getting Rs 250 subsidy from CM in Dumka. TNF picture