Jharkhand is on the path of white revolution (Dhoogdh Kranti) and very soon the state machinery will make participation of rural Jharkhand in the main stream of Development. The Chief Minister Raghubar Das said it while addressing a large gathering after inaugurating the 1 lakh-litre capacity Megha Dairy plant at Hotawar, Ranchi.
The Chief Minister said that Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay always favoured development of villages and villagers. He was of firm belief that – for development of the country, development of remote villages is essential.
He added that inspired by Pt. DeenDyal Upadhya’s foresight, the Government of Jharkhand is dedicating the Dairy plant worth 1 lakh litres capacity to the people of the state. Das further added that Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi was also in favour of rural development. Following the path shown by our respected leaders, the Government of Jharkhand is giving top priority to the rural development.
He mentioned that when his government came in power he initiated personally and put forth a proposal in front of NDDB Chairman for installation of NDDB dairy plant in Ranchi. He lauded the efforts of Mr. T. Nanda Kumar, chairman NDDB for his keen interest in commissioning of Megha, NDDB Dairy plant in Hotawar, Ranchi, which took shape before the expected time limit of commissioning.
Mr. Das appreciated the speedy dialogue and implementation approach and said if such cooperation continues, no hindrance can stop Jharkhand to stand in the category of developed states.
He said that animal husbandry is the lifeline of the villagers. It’s just because farmers rely on rain and they always remain worried. We should focus on agriculture, horticulture and animal husbandry as well.
The Chief Minister said that his government will provide incentives to farmers in place of subsidy. He appealed the youth of Jharkhand to promote modern farming in the villages. He said that Medha Milk brand is a product of Jharkhand’s farmers and the government should promote it. He said that the government is committed to bring white revolution in Jharkhand and women will be the honoured participants of the revolution.
According to Das, incentives will be given to the women on purchase of two cows will be provided on incentives and within 4 years, 50,000 women will be connected with this scheme. Women are concerned about the development of the state. They should have a key role in the White Revolution which will give them encouragement to develop themselves.
The CM said that we often talk about our rights, but at the same time we forget our responsibilities .He appealed the masses to come forward and be a part of development. He asked the milk producers of Jharkhand to promote their brand to world market.
The CM said that animal husbandry, horticulture and agriculture should be promoted to improve the economy of the State. The government is working with dedication and plan for the same. To strengthen the financial position of the villagers, cooperatives should be strengthened.
He said that the central government is giving Rs 6,000 crore directly to the panchayat for Yojna Banao Abhiyan and every gram panchayat will receive a sum of anything between Rs. 80 lakh and Rs. 1 crore.
Addressing the milk producers on the occasion, Agriculture Minister Randhir Kumar Singh said that under the leadership of CM Das, MEGHA, NDDB milk processing plant at Hotwar has been commissioned and this is the beginning of white revolution in the state. He added that Dairy plant worth 50,000 litres of capacity will be commissioned soon in Palamau and Deoghar.
Chairman of National Dairy Development Board, T. Nand Kumar said that he kept the promise of establishing a dairy plant in Jharkhand in one year. It is a modern plant with improved quality but the consumers must have confidence in our products.
We are concerned about the quality and standards. Nanda Kumar said Megha functionaries will purchase milk directly from the producers and test the milk quality with the help of software named ‘NET BOOK.’ On the spot, the producers will be informed about the quality of milk. They will be paid trough account transfer on every 10th day of purchase.
Ranchi BJP MP Ram Tahal Chaudhary, MLA Dr. Jeetu Charan Ram, Secretary to the CM Sunil Burnawal, Agriculture Secretary Nitin Madan Kulkarni, IAS Pooja Singhal and other officials were present on the occasion.