Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal said that with a view to provide adequate water for drinking and irrigation purposes in southern Haryana, especially in Loharu and Bahal areas of district Bhiwani,where water table is depleting, projects costing Rs 143 crore have been started with the assistance of NABARD.

The Chief Minister was addressing a largely attended  Loharu Vikas Yatra Rally at Bahal  in district Bhiwani today.

He said that these projects would  strengthen  the lift irrigation system of canals and minors  in the area. He said that there was also  a plan to spend Rs 133 crore for ensuring  irrigation water upto  every tail end. Under a plan to ensure irrigation water to every field, he said   Rs 600 crore would be spent during this year.

The Chief Minister announced projects costing Rs 166 crore for development of Loharu assembly constituency. He also announced to fulfill the 148 demands of the area put forth by the organizer of the rally, Mr. J.P. Dalal.

Giving example of Israel, which has been carrying out cultivation with the use of less water, the Chief Minister said that availability of water would be ensured in areas like Loharu by promoting methods like drip irrigation and sprinkler irrigation.

He said that the slogan of ‘Na Khaunga-Na Khane Dunga’ raised by Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi has started yielding positive results and now there is has been considerable decrease in corruption at higher level. He said that during the tenure of previous State Government, corruption was prevailing at all levels which was being investigated. He urged the people to cooperate in putting a check on corruption at lower levels. He said that now the State Government has made such arrangement that 100 paise released for carrying out development works would reach as such upto the grassroot level. For this purpose, Social Audit Teams of five to 11 members would be  constituted at village level.

He  paid rich tributes to founder of BJP, Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya and said that February 11 is his martyrdom day. He also paid homage to those soldiers who had lost their lives in Siachen glacier recently.

On this occasion, he inaugurated 33KV Sub Station costing Rs 3.72 crore in Mandhana. This would benefit five villages of the area. Besides, he laid foundation stone of 33KV Sub Station to be set up at a cost of Rs 2.95 crore in Roopgarh. With the setting up of this Sub Station, as many as 10 villages would be benefitted. The Chief Minister also laid foundation stone of Aanganwadi Centres to be set up in 30 villages.

Those present on the occasion included Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Krishan Pal Gurjar, BJP State President, Mr. Subhash Barala, Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu, Public Works (Building and Roads) Minister, Rao Narbir Singh, Agriculture Minister, Mr. O.P. Dhankar, Urban Local Bodies Minister, Mrs. Kavita Jain, Public Health Engineering Minister, Mr. Ghanshyam Saraf, Member of Parliament, Mr. Dharamvir Singh, MLAs, Mr. Bishambhar Valmiki, Mr. Umesh Aggarwal, Mr. Suresh Bhatt and other dignitaries.


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