Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday alleged that the Centre is giving step-motherly treatment to Jharkhand claiming that Coal India is not paying the huge money it owes while funds are being auto-debited from the RBI account for the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC).
At a meeting with NITI Aayog officials at Ranchi, the chief minister also stressed the need for separate tribal-centric policies for the betterment of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe people and setting up mineral-based industries in the state.
“At the meeting with NITI Aayog, issues related to step-motherly treatment with Jharkhand (by the Centre) were raised. Discussions were held to resolve issues pertaining to Damodar Valley Corporation, GST, dues of coal companies, malnutrition, irrigation, water supply and roads. The beginning is good, hope the conclusion will be better,” Soren said.
As many as 22 issues including railway revenue, water resources, minerals, rural development, civil aviation, tribal affairs, road transport and national highways were discussed at the meeting.