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Both underlined elaborate measures for the integrated growth of Jharkhand and Murmu going a step further to issue a certificate of credit to the government.

In her compact 15-minute address, the governor said the state administration was giving maximum priority to agriculture schemes to weed out poverty in the rural hinterland and that a Rs 1,398-crore special package had been approved for farmers to compensate losses triggered by a poor monsoon and a hailstorm last year.

"Farmers are also being given 50 per cent subsidy on diesel for irrigation work. Women are getting 90 per cent subsidy on the purchase of milking cows. Another 50 per cent subsidy is available for plantation work under the Mukhya Mantri Jan Van Yojana. Over 80,000 families in remote areas will again be benefited by the new kendu leaf collection policy," she reeled off several welfare measures.

Murmu reminded that steps had been taken to set up ITIs in 10 districts, which were in the grip of Left-wing extremism. Groundwork to launch another 37 ITIs, including 16 for women, on public-private partnership mode has begun. Bokaro is likely to host a model ITI.

"The process to appoint 18,000 schoolteachers has begun. Some 57 blocks that do not have Kasturba Awasiya Balika Vidyalayas will get Jharkhand Awasiya Balika Vidyalayas. Also, the government has taken key steps to curb malnutrition and rehabilitate victims of human trafficking," the governor said.

In Dumka, the chief minister reiterated his government's commitment towards fighting fear, hunger, corruption, crime, and extremism. Das elaborated steps being taken to bring about prosperity in the Santhal Pargana region.


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