Haryana Government decided not to acquire land for setting up the Manesar-Bawal Industrial Area in Rewari district 23-12-2014
Chandigarh, December 23--Keeping in view the larger interest of the farmers, the Haryana Government has decided not to acquire 3,664 acres and four canals of land in 16 villages for setting up the Manesar-Bawal Industrial Area in Rewari district. This decision was taken by the state Cabinet at its meeting held under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, here today. A committee comprising three ministers, Industries Minister Capt Abhimanyu, Public Works Department Minister Rao Narbir Singh, and Minister of State for Cooperation, Mr Bikram Singh Yadav had been constituted to discuss the issue with concerned farmers. After detailed discussions with the land owners and representatives of the people of the area, the committee recommended that other options, including acquisition of less fertile land at other places along the (Mumbai-Delhi) Western Dedicated Freight Corridor, be explored. It is pertinent to mention here that the legislators of Ateli and Nangal Chaudhary have offered to make available more than 2,000 acres of land for this project as an alternative. The Cabinet also decided to enhance the limits of the discretionary grants of the Chief Minister, Speaker of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha, Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of State. The discretionary grant limit of CM has been increased to Rs 40 crore per annum from Rs 26.5 crore per annum. Similarly, the discretionary grant limit of Speaker has been increased to Rs 5 crore per annum from Rs 3.25 crore. For Cabinet Ministers, ithas been increased to Rs 5 crore per annum from m Rs 3.25 crore, and that of Ministers of State to Rs 4 crore per annum from Rs 2.5 crore.