President Launches Schemes Worth Rs 3,455 crore in Jharkhand

President Ram Nath Kovind launched various schemes entailing total expenditure of Rs 3,455 crore in Jharkhand to coincide with the state’s 17th Foundation Day.

Kovind launched the Rs 636-crore ‘Mukhyamantri Health Insurance Scheme’ under which 57 lakh of the 68 lakh families in the state will benefit. The President also kicked off the Rs 290-crore ‘108 Ambulance’ service in the state.
Kovind launched JOHAR (Jharkhand’s Opportunities for Harnessing Rural Development) schemes entailing the expenditure of Rs 1,500 crore to help tribal and Dalit families double their incomes in four years.

News In-a-Line:
14th President of India- Ram Nath Kovind- launched- schemes entailing total expenditure of Rs 3,455 crore in Jharkhand- the state’s 17th Foundation Day (15 November).

Static/Current Takeaway Points Important for IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam-
  1. Formed on- 15 November 2000, CM- Raghubar Das, Governor- Draupadi Murmu.
  2. Jharkhand was created on the birthday of Birsa Munda who fought against the British.

Source- The New Indian Express