CM announces slew of scheme upgradations at Janta Mela
Makha, 06 June:
The second day of Janta Mela under Gram Swaraj Abhiyan 2017 was held today at Makha Bazar East Sikkim.
The event, organized by the Rural Management & Development Department, was attended by Chief Minister Pawan Chamling along with his Cabinet colleagues, MLAs, Heads of Departments and party workers.
Addressing the event, the Chief Minister highlighted some of the important projects and schemes launched under his leadership.
“I have done more than I had committed to the people. Women in Sikkim are secure and inducted in many more government sectors since our government came to office,” he said.
By 2018, Sikkim will be Kutcha house free, and the people whose names have been left out will be provided with home construction plots with government funded houses, provided they file their names for the scheme, he said.
The CM further appealed to the panchayats and MLAs to be fair in disbursement of the schemes, saying that their only priority should be the people, especially those in need of assistance.
He also warned government employees against looking for illegal benefits from the schemes.
He urged the contractors and engineers to helm the project with dedication.
The Chief Minister also urged the people to be more involved in organic cultivation.
He also announced a scheme which will provide unmarried women of the state with Rs 2000 per month as financial assistant from the government which he promised to increase to Rs 5000 per month.
He also announced that the old age pension will be increased to Rs 1,000 for Septuagenarians aged between 70-79 years old, Rs 1,500 to octogenarians (between 80-89 years old) and Rs 2,000 for nonagenarian (persons above 90 years old).
He also announced pension for farmers which is scheduled to commence from the 2018-19 financial year.
He also announced increase of honorarium to Rs 2000 for traditional healers and also announced the proud mother scheme of Rs 15,000 for mothers bearing upto three children, this, in order to balance the population given that Sikkim is registering a falling fertility rate and also announced many other schemes.
The salary for Accredited Social Health Activists workers will also be increased, he further announced.
He urged people to analyze the development undertaken in the state and said that Sikkim has become one of the best states in India as recognized by the Centre.
Tokens for GCI sheets, house upgradation, pressure cookers and LPG connections were handed over to beneficiaries by the Chief Minister.