YV Reddy-headed Commission, which got a feedback on the state's problems from Chief Minister Hemant Soren, departmental heads and political leaders during its three-day visit here, assured all possible assistance to address them, official sources said here.

Speaking to the Commission, Soren drew its attention towards Jharkhand's irony of being rich in mineral resources yet lagging behind in infrastructure development, growing unemployment and numerous other problems, an official release said quoting the Chief Minister.

Stating that the people of the state face environmental/noise/river pollutions due to mining activities, he highlighted as to how people living near uranium mining areas faced birth defects.

The Chief Minister also stressed on adequate funds to improve the condition of Jharkhand.

Stating that Left-wing extremism has been a hurdle in development, Soren said Saryu and Saranda Action Plans to develop extremist-hit villages in Latehar and West Singhbhum districts could be extended to other districts as well.

The Commission, which met political leaders of different parties on Friday, also heard problems from the Congress, JMM, Left parties, AJSU, BJP and several others, whose leaders put forward demands ranging from according special status to the state to raising royalty on coal and iron ore.


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