Jorethang, 27th January(IPR): The Chief Minister Mr. Pawan Chamling attended the Janta Mela at Jorethang today. This Janta Mela is being organized by RM&D Department for BAC Namchi, BAC Poklok-Nandugaon, BAC Sumbuk , BAC Sikkip, BAC Namthang from the South district and BAC Chumbung Chakung and BAC Mangalbaria from West Sikkim .This is the 6th and concluding Janta Mela in the south district.
At, the onset the Chief Minister Mr. Pawan Chamling inaugurated the phase I Bus and Truck Terminus and Infrastructure Development and Allied Facilities at M G Lane respectively. It maybe mentioned here that both the projects are under Urban Developmet and Housing Department.
The Chief Minister handed over token of various facilities including CMRHM, house upgradation, land bank scheme, GCI sheets, LPG connection, Pressure Cooker, Water Filter, Induction Stove, Torchlight, Photocopy Machine, milching cow and calf, distribution of proud mother scheme, Samajik sewa bhatta, sound system, Chief Minister’s Startup Scheme, water tank, power tiller, commercial vermicompost unit, polypipe, fabricated green house, laptops to Self Help Groups, dinner set for catering groups, sewing machine, desktops, samaj ghar, solar home light, crematorium shed, eco bins, and various grants to religious institutions and scholarships for students pursuing higher studies.
Addressing, the gathering Chief Minister Mr. Pawan Chamling spoke in brief about the aims and objectives of the Janta Mela which is the holistic upliftment of the masses alongside informing them about the various schemes and flagship programs of the State Government. He added that this mela is held to gain constructive insight and shape the future of Sikkim and transform it as one of the better state of the country.
The Chief Minister directed the officials and the Panchayats to submit the list of left out beneficaries by 5th of Feburary to the Chief Minister’s Office so that appropriate process can be applied to include these left out beneficiaries. He also explained in detail how the State Government has ventured and opened up various kinds of employment avenues in the variety of departments under the state government.
The Chief Minister informed that more than 50 kinds of benefits amounting to approximately one crore are being distributed in the series of Janta Mela being held in all the districts. He also updated that entrepreneurs interested in opening up a business with regards to Animal Husbandry department can avail to 60% off subsidy. The Chief Minister also brought to light that a new kind of professional with the name ‘Village Police Guard’ has been prepared by the State Government and that the candidates has already been provided job in this category under the scheme one family one job.
The Chief Minister also encouraged the youths to focus on being self-reliant and to practise a variety of profitable business. He further assured that the State Government will assist them in setting up these kinds of ventures and urged the youths to be responsible in nature and aim to be job givers thereby making Sikkim as one of the best states in the country.
During the course of the program the Chief Minister alongwith the dignitaries released a book published by Akhil Sikkim Magar Association. Also present during the mela were
SLA Speaker Mr. K.N.Rai, IPR Minister cum Area MLA Mr. A. K. Ghatani, Cabinet Ministers alongside Chairmans, Advisors, Officials, Panchayats and public at large.