Penalty would be waived
INVC NEWS Chandigarh, The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, has said that under the Swarna Jayanti Mahagram Vikas Yojana, sewerage systems would be developed in 126 villages with population of 10,000 and above each, at a cost of Rs 10 crore to Rs 15 crore, and 100 litres of drinking water would be provided per person. Besides, schools and hospitals would be set up in such villages. Speaking at a public meeting in Mokhra village of Rohtak district today, the Chief Minister said the state government was making efforts to ensure that water was supplied to Haryana through the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal, for which the Supreme Court had already delivered its verdict. “We have filed an appeal in the Supreme Court for releasing water in the Hansi-Butana Canal,” he added. Urging the people to pay their electricity bills regularly and on time, he said the surcharge and penalty would be waived for those consumers who pay their outstanding bills by May 31, 2017. Consumers also have the option to make their payments in six instalments. Under the ‘Mhara Gaon-Jagmag Gaon’ scheme, 24-hour power supply is provided to feeders where all consumers clear their dues and make timely payments. The Chief Minister urged the families to apply for cooking gas connections by contacting District Food and Supplies Controller or nearest gas agency at the earliest. He announced that such families would be provided cooking gas, stove and cylinder at subsidised rates within one month. Mr. Manohar Lal said that various schemes were being implemented to improve the standard of education, generate employment opportunities through investment, enable youth to hone their skills and provide amenities to villages through infrastructure development. He announced Rs 1 crore each to all four panchayats of the village of Mokhra and Gram Panchayat, Muradpur Tekna, for development works, besides Rs 14 crore for various development works in village Mokhra. The Chief Minister directed that a proposal regarding construction of stadium along with kabaddi hall be sent to the government for approval, and gave approval for widening of the Mokhra-Lahli railway station road to 18 feet, and construction of firni in the village. He also announced to make three-km stretch from Kharkada road to Madina road pucca at a cost of Rs 75 lakh, besides establishment of Ayurvedic dispensary and installation of solar power plant in all schools. He also announced reconstruction of middle school in the village, repair of Mokhra distributary, filling up of vacancies in veterinary hospital, repair of the primary school, and tackling problem of drinking water in community settlement, construction of choes along Kalanaur road, practice hall in girls’ school, construction of new building in place of dilapidated building of boys’ school, construction of new waterworks and completion of chakbandi in the village. The Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu, said the state government was committed to carrying out all-round development of Haryana without any regional bias. All amenities would be provided in big villages on the pattern of cities under the Swarna Jayanti Mahagram Vikas Yojana, he added. The Minister of State for Cooperation, Mr. Manish Kumar Grover, said the state government was working to provide good and effective administration to the people by putting an end to corruption, nepotism and regional bias.