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  • 01 Apr 2024
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Jharkhand Government Takes Action to Improve Education System

Why in News?

Recently, the Jharkhand government laid the foundation stone of a degree college in Potka area of East Singhbhum district, paving the way for higher education in the region.

Key Points

  • The college is set up with the objective of providing quality education to children of all sections and communities including tribals, indigenous people, farmers, labourers, SC/ST, and minorities.
  • For the development and promotion of the rich tribal and regional languages of the state, teaching in these languages will start from the primary schools.
    • Appointment of bell-based teachers of tribal languages including Santali, Mundari and Oraon will be done soon.
    • The government’s priority is to start teaching Bengali and Oriya languages from primary schools in the state.
  • The government reckons that only when the young generation gets a better education, will the condition and direction of the state change, with more people able to come out of poverty.
  • The government is also helping students finance their education through the Guruji Credit Card Scheme.
    • Under this scheme, education loans are being provided as per the need for a higher education degree.
    • It is also giving 100% scholarships to the children of tribal and indigenous communities who want to study in educational institutions abroad.
    • The scholarship amount has been increased by three times so that the children of farmers and labourers, and the children of every poor family in the state can get a better education.
  • The state government is providing all the necessary facilities to ensure that the education of the students does not stop due to lack of funds.
  • Work is being done to strengthen social, economic and educational systems in the state.

Guruji Student Credit Card Scheme

  • This scheme was launched on 14th March, 2024 by the Jharkhand government.
  • Under the Guruji Student Credit Card Scheme, students will get a maximum loan of Rs 15 lakh. A maximum of 30% of this amount will be available for non-institutional work (including living and food expenses).
  • Students will have to pay a simple rate of interest of 4%. The rest of the interest will be paid by the state government in the form of interest subvention.
  • Students will not need to give any kind of collateral security to take a loan. Students will be able to repay the loan amount in 15 years.
  • The interest on the loan that the children will take will be calculated at the rate of simple interest. It will remain fixed for the entire tenure of the loan.

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Jharkhand Government Implements Schemes for Social Upliftment

Why in News?

Recently, the Jharkhand government launched schemes to benefit the people. It claims that Jharkhand is the first state in the country where the Sarvajan Pension Scheme has been implemented.

Key Points

  • In the last four years, the government has worked to link all the eligible people who come under the purview of social security with the Sarvajan Pension Scheme.
    • According to the state government, people were connected with schemes with the help of district headquarters and block-level officials who are working to reach each village and every house with a bundle of schemes.
  • The government has also worked to promote important schemes like the Abu Awas Yojana off the ground.
    • Under this, pucca houses will be given to 20 lakh eligible families in the state.
  • To provide benefits to farmers, the Sindri urea factory was recently inaugurated in Dhanbad district.
    • The government is working on providing irrigation water through pipelines to the fields all around the year.
  • To promote employment, the Jharkhand government has enacted a law to ensure that 75% of the recruitment in private industrial institutions established within the state is fulfilled by local people.
    • An Employment Generation Scheme has also been operated to provide employment to the unemployed youth in the state.

Sarvajan Pension Scheme

  • It was launched by the Government of Jharkhand on 6th March 2024. Through this scheme, pensions will be provided to poor citizens above 60 years of age.
  • This pension will be of ₹ 1000 which will be distributed in the bank account of the beneficiaries on the 5th of every month.
  • All eligible widows, disabled, and old people within the state have been linked to the pension scheme.
    • The government will now give the benefit of the pension scheme to women of all sections in the state from the age of 50 years.
    • Men from the SC/ST community will also be covered under the pension scheme from the age of 50 years.

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