North India Kaleidoscope Bureau
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced that 24-hour power supply would be provided to Fatehabad district from July 1.
Speaking at the Jan Samwad Sammelan organised at Tohana in district Fatehabad on Saturday, he said, “Soon, 24-hour power supply would be ensured in all districts of the state.”
Mr.Manohar Lal said his regime would set up its own power plant near coal mines to ensure uninterrupted power supply.
The Chief Minister added that before the ensuing Kharif season, Minimum Support Price would be fixed as per report of the Swaminathan Commission by adding 50 per cent profit to farmers’ expenditure. The state government has been implementing recommendations of the Commission and even Dr. Swaminathan had acknowledged this fact.
In this direction, a scheme like Fasal Bima Yojana has been implemented. In Haryana, so far farmers have paid a premium of Rs. 209 crore under this scheme whereas they have received a claim of Rs. 400 crore.
Recently, the farmers in Fatehabad had received claims of Rs. 72 crore at the rate of Rs.32,000 per farmer whereas during the tenure of the previous government, cheques amounting to Rs. five and ten were given to them.
Mr Manohar Lal said he had requested the Punjab Chief Minister through a written communication to provide water of Ravi river to Haryana which was at present flowing into Pakistan.
The state government is considering a pension scheme for traders and businessmen, and soon it would be implemented. In fact, the government has implemented welfare schemes for every section of the society.
The Chief Minister said the state government had made concerted efforts to improve the environment. In this direction, a massive campaign would be launched under which each student from classes VI to ten plus two would plant one tree for which incentive would also be given. This way 22 lakh plants would be planted.
Mr. Manohar Lal said the process of adding more posts of HCS Allied was in the process and soon, after completion of the process, recruitment would be started. Similarly, recruitment to Group-D posts would also be started. The tradition of giving employment through contractor would be brought to an end.
Regarding giving Wakf Board land on lease, he said a written communication had been sent to the Central Government for amendment, and soon a decision would be taken.
State BJP President Subhash Barala claimed that the BJP government had undertaken unprecedented development in the last three-and-a-half years.
Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishan Kumar also spoke.