Land for development will be acquired after obtaining broad consent of the farmers : CM 31-12-2014
Chandigarh, Dec 31 –The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, has said that land for development will be acquired after obtaining broad consent of the farmers and that the state government would not do anything which kicked up any controversy. This assurance was held out by the Chief Minister while addressing media persons here, today. Responding to a query on the land acquisition ordinance promulgated by the Union Government, he said consent constituted the basis of acquisition and land would be acquired only after securing broader consent of the owners. He hailed the provisions incorporated in the ordinance which removed the bottlenecks in the way of land acquisition for welfare projects. Answering a query about the uncontrolled run bureaucracy enjoyed during the reign of the previous government, the Chief Minister said there was nothing like that. There were complaints of rampant corruption and his government would eliminate them with the support of all. Mr. Manohar Lal said he was surprised to see how the system was run for so many years. “We are ensuing transparency in all types of works and administrative officers have been directed to ensure strict compliance. Moreover, online system for redressal of grievances has been launched in the state. We are working to ensure that the complainant feels satisfied after redressal”, he added. Underscoring the policy of zero tolerance to corruption, he said that the government would appeal to all, including leaders, offices and officials, to stay away from malpractices and work for the glory of the state. He disclosed that a conference of legislators, elected for the first time, would be held at Surajkund in Faridabad where they would be imparted two-day training in legislative work. As many as 39 out of 47 BJP MLAs got elected for the first time. The BJP President and general secretaries would also attend the conference. In reply to another question, he said that skill development would be e ensured so enhance the employability of the youth. Unemployment being a cause of concern, the state government would take effective steps to deal with it. Bhagwad Geeta is a holy granth and the benefits of all such granths should be taken and incorporated in our education system, he added. On power losses, he said that the state government had to bear the burden of about Rs 5,500 crore on this account alone every year. Many bills have niot been paid. There is a tendency among the people in some villages, towns and slums not to pay bills. “I appeal to the people to pay their electricity bills on time,” he added.