Students studying in government schools in Haryana to get purified drinking water

NIK BUREAU

CHANDIGARH:

Students studying in government schools in Haryana will now get purified drinking water enriched with necessary minerals. The Haryana Government has decided to install Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems in all government schools of the state.

The Haryana Government has decided to install Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems in all government schools of the state.Initially, this facility would be made available in urban schools from next year, and later, it would be extended to schools in the rural areas also.

The decision was taken at a meeting presided over by Chief Minister Manohar Lal to review progress of the Centrally Sponsored Schemes.

The government also plans to install solar panels on the roof-top of government schools. Solar energy produced there would be utilized to run computers.

Mr.Manohar Lal stressed the need to increase the state’s own revenue rather than raising debts from other sources. He also directed constitution of a committee under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary comprising officers of the Finance Department as members, to find ways to curtail wasteful expenditure and to bring down revenue expenditure.

He also issued directions that all administrative secretaries would prepare realistic proposals before sending these to the Project Approval Board so that funds could be released by the Centre at the earliest.

He also directed them to submit list of those schemes for which funds had not been received from the Centre for the last two years so that the matter could be taken up with the Ministry concerned. He also directed them that the budget under the centrally sponsored schemes should be fully utilized to ensure that development works were not hampered.

Provision should be made for a separate budget for implementation of the ambitious Maha Gram Yojna to provide sewerage facility in 126 villages having a population of more than 10,000, he added. The state government is in process of setting up Smart Gram Authority and the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) would also be linked with it.

Those present at the meeting included Chief Secretary D.S Dhesi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Rajesh Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance P. Raghavendra Rao, Additional Chief Secretary, Public Health Engineering Sanjeev Kaushal, Principal Secretary, School Education P.K Das, Principal Secretary, Higher Education Mahavir Singh, Principal Secretary, Health Amit Jha, Special Secretary, Finance Ashima Brar, Mission Director, National Health Mission Amneet P Kumar, and other senior officers of the state government.

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