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Speak directly with people for budget: Jharkhand CM

Ranchi : Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Tuesday directed senior officials to speak directly with people in rural areas to learn about their needs to be addressed in the 2016-17 budget, an official said here.

Under ‘Yojna Banao Abhiyan (YBA)’ one Secretary-rank official will go to one district to speak with people through panchayats, thus covering each of the 24 districts of Jharkhand, he said.

The chief minister issued the direction after reviewing the YBA programme here on Tuesday.

The bureaucrats would be touring the districts over four days beginning January 21 to contact Panchayats and collect peoples’ inputs for the budget planning, he said.

The object of the exercise is to learn how to develop infrastructure, irrigation facilities, health, education and other projects linked to the people, said the official.