Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Thursday announced that 50,000 appointments will be made in the state government by June 2018."More than one lakh appointments have been made by the state government in the last two years and another 50,000 appointments will be made by June 2018," said Raghubar Das addressing a press conference here on completion of three years of his government.He pointed out that Jharkhand was leading the chart of fast developing states in the country after Gujarat at a growth rate of 8.6 per cent."Our government formulated a domicile policy and started making appointments, and 95 per cent jobs were given to local people of the state. For example, the Jharkhand State Staff Selection Commission had recommended 25,787 candidates for the year 2015-17, out of which 24,656, i.e. 95.6 per cent, are local candidates."Similarly, most of the local candidates have also got their placements in the district level appointments," said Das.
The Chief Minister said that over 200 projects had been set up as industrial units through "Momentum Jharkhand" programme at an investment of Rs 6,669.14 crore, and 49,097 direct and 1.47 lakh indirect jobs were created.Launching "Jhar Madhu" (honey), Raghubar Das said that honey from Jharkhand would be exported to other countries as there was a huge demand for honey in colder regions of the world.He said that after Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a call to usher in sweet revolution in the nation, 25,000 farmers had been trained in the state while 600 master trainers were also groomed.