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  • 05 Jul 2022
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Inauguration of 224 Schemes

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On July 4, 2022 Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren inaugurated 224 schemes worth about Rs 512 crore in Dhanbad.

Key Points

  • The Chief Minister laid the foundation stone of 118 schemes worth about Rs 350.86 crore and inaugurated 106 schemes worth Rs 161.28 crore on the occasion.
  • He also gave appointment letters to 175 newly appointed personnel, including 172 young men and women, trained under the Skill Development Mission.
  • Significantly, 80 percent of the state's population is from rural environment. Most of them are farmers and cattle herders. The government is continuously taking steps to increase their income.
  • The Chief Minister distributed assets worth about Rs 97.45 crore among 20,146 beneficiaries.
  • Importantly, this includes MTS cold room of Rs 16.98 crore among 3665 beneficiaries, assistance of about Rs 5.18 crore to 194 people under Mukhyamantri critical illness plan, PMEGP among 602 people, CC of education and about 9.39 crores as housing loan. Rs. crore, under NRLM, 5361 SHGs in the form of community investment fund and cash credit linkage Rs.30.65 crore, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Rs 37.20 crore among 3100 rural beneficiaries, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- 487 city beneficiaries. An amount/asset of Rs.10.95 crore has been disbursed.
  • Apart from this, the beneficiaries were given the benefit of many more schemes including Sona Sobran Dhoti Saree Distribution Scheme, Chief Minister Pashudhan Yojana, Universal Pension Scheme, Mukhyamantri Sukanya Yojana and Green Card.

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Solar Energy Policy, 2022

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On July 4, 2022, under the leadership of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, the Solar Energy Policy, 2022 was implemented for the wide expansion of solar energy, under which 4,000 MW of electricity generation from solar energy is for the financial year 2022-23 to 2026-27 is defined.

Key Points

  • A detailed policy has been formulated for the development of solar energy in the State through a number of schemes like Solar Park, Canal Top Solar, Floating Solar.
  • The government has set a target of installing about 4,000 MW of solar power in the state in the next 5 years. Under this, a target has been set to install about 3,000 MW on utility scale, 720 MW under distributed solar power and 280 MW under off-grid solar project.
  • The new policy has made provisions including single window system, payment mechanism, land arrangement through land bank for the encouragement of private investors.
  • Dedicated Solar Energy Cell, Statutory approval within maximum 60 days Scheme for formation of 1,000 Solar Villages, Cross subsidy under the policy of encouraging Economically Backward Villagers and exemption from third party and captive use, at the 1% Indexation for 25 years, exemption in electricity bill, 100% exemption in state goods and services tax for 5 years.
  • Two High Level Committees will be constituted by the Government to analyze the works as per the target.

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