New Delhi: Union Rural Development Minister, Jairam Ramesh will be on a two-day official visit to Jharkhand starting Saturday to review the developmental projects in the state.

Ramesh is visiting the state after Chief Minister Arjun Munda requested the union minister to visit the state when he met Ramesh here on Thursday.

Munda urged Ramesh to expand the Centre-run developmental projects under Indira Awas Yojna and for Naxal hit districts in the state.

The CM also urged the rural minister to increase the money granted for these projects.

Munda while signifying the need to connect rural areas, urged Ramesh to expedite the construction work under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY).

Munda and Ramesh will meet on Sunday in Ranchi to discuss the issues under PMGSY.

During the meeting, Munda expressed the necessity of extending the ongoing integrated projects in Naxal hit districts to other ten districts as well.

To curb the naxal problem, the Ministry of Home Affairs is already releasing Rs 30 crores for each naxal-hit district annually.


JPN/Bureau