Provisions to provide financial resources to state, boost employment & health system: CM
Financial resources will be available for the states and migrant labourers returning to their villages will get employment following the announcements made by the Union Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday. Stating this, the chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said that the provisions announced will strengthen the health infrastructure at the grassroots and a new chapter of quality digital education will also begin. Rawat thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sitharaman for all the announcements.
The CM said, “The Central Government is doing all that can be done in the present circumstances. Multi-faceted steps have been taken under the Rs 20 lakh crore special economic package announced by the PM. Along with providing relief to the affected people, broad-based reforms are also being undertaken to pave the way for a self-reliant India. We had requested that the loan limit for states be increased. We thank the PM and the Union Finance minister for approving this request. Health and wellness centres have been major points of the state’s health policy. Now, we will find it more convenient to establish health and wellness centres. Further, by making Rs 40,000 crore additional allocation for MNREGA, employment opportunities will increase considerably in villages. This will particularly benefit the labourers returning to their villages.”
Rawat further said that the health infrastructure will be strengthened by increasing public expenditure in the health sector. While health research will be encouraged, investment in grassroot health institutions will also increase. Establishment of contagious disease hospitals and public health laboratories at the district and block level will enable extension of the health system to the villages.
Stating that technology driven education has been accorded prominence, the CM said that quality education will be available on the digital platform under the Diksha Yojana for school education under the PM E-Vidya initiative. One class, one channel is a major step. Further, the Centre has stepped up ease of doing business. This will help the industrial sector rise from the current difficult conditions. The new public sector enterprises policy will improve work efficiency while also enhancing employment and production.
Monday, 18 May 2020 | PNS | Dehradun