Thursday, June 02, 2011

Sikkim Chief Minister to allot land to all Sikkimese

GANGTOK (IPR): The eight day village to village tour of the Chief Minister along with the state administration started from Legship Gram Prasashan Kendra above Legship bazaar today.

Mentioning about the main objective behind such a programme of the government the Chief Minister said that such a programme will help the officials to get a first hand view of the problems faced by the people and their requirements at the rural areas which in long run definitely help to strengthen the administrative machinery and expedite the delivery mechanism of the state.

Interacting with the people about the various programmes and policies of the government for the socio-economic upliftment of the people and the society the Chief Minister said that the government has done everything possible to usher sustainable development in the state. The government has created various opportunities in various fields and now it is the stake holders turn to contribute. Development is a two way process, he said and added that Sikkim lacks stake holders contribution.

Rabongala Facilities from the government has increased manifold but contribution from the stake holders has not increased. Talking about the second generation development programme of the government the Chief Minister said that the government has almost completed infrastructural development and is turning towards economic development through the created infrastructure. But this will be possible only with Stake holder’s contribution, he added. Unless and until the stake holders react positively, rise above petty individual requirements and give their contribution development will not be possible, the Chief Minister said.

Talking about the Land Bank Scheme of the government for providing land to the landless the Chief Minister directed the district officials to prepare a list of land less people, identify the land and prepare a holistic proposal by incorporating the financial involvement for the Scheme and submit it to the Land Revenue Department immediately.
He assured the people to cover the entire state and provide land to all the landless people of Sikkim within two years. He directed the panchayats and the district administration to coordinate with each other for successful implementation of the scheme.

At Bering, South Sikkim where the Chief Minister interacted with the people of Jarong, Barfung, dethang and adjoining areas the people thanked the Chief Minister for the government policy of encouraging cooperative societies in the state. One person also came forward and thanked the Chief Minister for the CM Meritorious Scholorship Programme as his child got scholarship under the scheme and is presently studying at Tashi Namgyal Academy, Gangtok.

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