Haryana numero uno state in 2018, claims Manohar Lal regime

Haryana numero uno state in 2018, claims BJP government


During the year 2018, several development schemes and projects were dedicated to people of Haryana and the state got a distinct identity at national and international level. As a result of the efforts of the present State Government, Haryana is among the leading states of the country. In 2018, Haryana has achieved unprecedented development and achievements and long pending projects got completed due to which the state is marching towards great heights.

While giving details of the decisions and achievements of the present State Government in 2018, an official spokesman said that the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) expressway which lying incomplete for decades was completed at a cost of more than Rs 2,320 crore and was dedicated to the people of Haryana by the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi. Similarly, the work of Rohtak-Meham-Hansi Railway Line has already been started and it is likely to be completed in the next two years.

The spokesman said that Haryana has won the Best State Award under Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018. The best six districts of the country in terms of sanitation included three districts of Haryana namely Gurugram, Karnal and Rewari.

The Inter-District Council has been constituted in which some representatives of Urban Local Bodies and Panchayati Raj Institutions have been included so that all the institutions together play a vital role in the development of the state.

He said that on January 26, 2018, a 7-Star Gram Panchayat Rainbow Scheme has been launched to bring a positive competition among Panchayats. Under the scheme, Pink Star is given for improvement in the sex ratio, Blue Star for promoting education and to prevent dropout, White Star for cleanliness, Saffron Star for peace and brotherhood, Green Star for protection of the environment, Golden Star for good governance and Silver Star for social participation. Under this scheme, 1122 Gram Panchayats have received these stars in different categories in the first attempt. The gram panchayat, which received the star, has been given a grant of Rs. one lakh per star and a grant of Rs. 50,000 in addition to one lakh to the village panchayats, which received the ‘Sex Ratio’ and ‘Good Governance’ Star. Under this scheme, prize money of Rs 20.10 crore was distributed. He said that a decision has been taken to give a monthly pension of Rs 1,000 to former Sarpanches.

The foundation stone of the National Cancer Institute has been laid in Bhadsa, district Jhajjar. Being constructed on the pattern of NCI of America, the 710-bedded institute will be ready in 2019.

He said that 425 schemes and services of 37 departments were made online on the occasion of Good Governance Day on December 25, 2018. The present government has reduced the electricity bill to almost half under which consumers with monthly usage up to 200 units will now get electricity at the rate of Rs 2.50 per unit. Earlier, the rate applicable was Rs 4.50 per unit up to 150 units and Rs 5.25 per unit for the next 50 units. Consumers with only 50 units monthly consumption will now have to pay only Rs 2 per unit. He said that consumers with monthly consumption up to 500 units will also get the benefit of 16 per cent. Under a new scheme, no charges are being collected from the consumers for connecting dhanis to the rural domestic feeders and Protocol Advance Type (PAT) transformers are being set up on each agriculture feeder in the state. He said that a new connection up to 2 KW in rural areas is being given in only Rs. 200 and the balance amount is taken in 12 instalments.

As part of the measures to prevent pollution caused by burning crop residues in the National Capital Region, 6,338 farmers have been provided equipment for crop residue management and 208 custom hiring centres are being set up. Subsidy amounting to Rs 45 crore has been provided to the farmers of the state.

He said that departmental exhibitions and technical seminars were organized under the Third Agricultural Leadership Summit and owners of outstanding cattle were honoured in Rohtak from March 23 to March 26, 2018.

He said that for the year 2018-19, the support price of sugarcane has been increased by Rs 10 per quintal. The price of Early, Mid and Lateral varieties has been increased from Rs 330, 325 and Rs 320 to Rs 340, Rs 335 and Rs 330 respectively, which is so far the highest rate suggested by the state.

He said that ‘Shivdham Navinikaran Yojana’ has been started under which various works are being carried out including construction of boundary wall of cremation grounds, sheds, the arrangement of drinking water and pucca roads to cremation grounds.

Ten new private Industrial Training Institutes have been started in the academic session of 2018-19. He said that Haryana has received a total of 11 medals including three Gold, two Silver and six Bronze in IndiaSkills Competition 2018 which was held in New Delhi from October 1 to 6, 2018. On November 5, 2018, Haryana was appreciated for achieving the first position in engaging maximum apprentices per lakh of population across the state.

In view of the convenience of merchants who honestly pay taxes, e-Way Bill scheme has been started from April 1, 2018, for Inter-State transport of goods. From April 20, the process of e-Way Billing has been started for ‘Intra-State’ transport of goods in the state.

Under the national strategy for eliminating Measles disease and controlling Rubella, the Measles-Rubella Immunization Campaign was started from April 25, 2018, in all the districts of Haryana. In this, all children from 9 months to 15 years will be administered MR vaccines. A target of 74.38 lakh has been fixed of which 73.64 lakh children have been vaccinated.

Two new Government Medical Colleges (one nursing college and one physiotherapy college), Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, University of Health Sciences, Kutail (Karnal) and Nursing School and College have been opened in Safidon Jind and the admission of the first batch has been done in session 2018-19.

He said that free treatment facility up to Rs five lakh is being given to 15.50 lakh families of poor and needy people under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. There is a target to implement this scheme in 10 per cent of the districts (which constitute two districts). It has been started in main district hospitals in all 22 districts and four other medical institutions. In this way, the scheme has been started in 26 Government Medical Institutes of the state. Of the 4.68 lakh registered construction workers of the state who are not covered under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana, they will also get free treatment up to Rs five lakh. He said that free treatment facility up to Rs. five lakh is also being given to Emergency Victims, Hindi Matribhasha Satyagrahis, journalists and nambardars.

In the Swachh Survekshan 2018, the Gharaunda Municipality has been awarded the Best Town in the North Zone for Innovation and Best Practices. In the process of strengthening infrastructure in urban areas, Haryana has reached 10th position from 28thposition.

He said that it was decided to give monthly pension of Rs. 2,500 to former Mayor and Rs 2,000 to former Senior Deputy Mayor, former Deputy Mayor and former head of Municipal Council. It was also decided to give an insurance coverage of Rs.10 lakh to employees working on hazardous jobs like Fireman and Sewerman. The premium will be borne by the government.

The spokesman said that a decision has been taken to set up the Faridabad Metropolitan Development Authority (FMDA).

—  This is unedited and is being released as received from Haryana PR. The headline, however, has been given by NIK Editorial Team.

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