Itagar, April 6: Aruchal Pradesh Governor P B Acharya on Wednesday called upon the government officials, political leaders and Panchayati Raj functiories to create awareness about welfare programmes and policies of Central and State Governments amongst the people, particularly the villagers.
The Governor said this while interacting with them at Bhalukpong on his way to five-day maiden tour of West Kameng district, an official report informed here on Thursday. He stressed that people should avail benefits from insurance schemes and also enroll themselves under Jan Dhan Yoja.
Acharya, who is one of the selected vrats of India by the Prime Minister rendra Modi for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan stressed on creating healthy environment and preserve ture. The Governor advised the administrative officers and public leaders that they must take extra efforts in ensuring that the targeted population avail benefit. One who is empowered with education must take the initiative. Fruits of development and progress must reach the poor. Motivate and enroll at least five individuals under various schemes, the Governor said while stating that strength of the chain is in the weakest link.
Joining the Galo Community in celebrating Moipn Festival, the Governor extended his good wishes. Stating that the festival is related to agriculture and agrarian community, he highlighted on ‘Kisan Credit Card’ and said that every farmer must have the card. The concerned official must help the farmers to avail benefit through it such as soil testing, information of fertilizers and seeds etc.
Acharya was pained to learn that basic facilities are not provided to the workers, who are contributing towards development of the State. They are not aware of the welfare schemes launched by the Government of India. On his way to Dirang from Itagar, the governor was interacting with the workers working on the roads at Sessa, 78 km from Bomdila. The Governor was surprised that apart from their salaries, they are not provided with other amenities such as daily rations, portable drinking water and sanitary facilities. The workers are breaking stones with gloves and glasses. No health or education facilities for them and their children. Some workers, mely, Renu Masahary, Bipul Bora and work in-charge Chakra Boro, who have been working with Border Road Organization since last six to eight years informed that earlier they used to get rice and kerosene but all have been discontinued.
The Governor emphasised that the employers must have humane approach and look after the welfare of their workers. He also stressed that the organization under whom the labourers are working must ensure that they are enrolled under Jan Dhan Yoja and other insurance schemes, the report added.