CM briefed on the completion of 100 days of his government 3-02-2015
Chandigarh, February 3–Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, said here today that his government had, during the last 100 days, delivered good governance and graft-free system and taken conscious and concrete steps to reform the structure to bring it in tune with the aspirations of the people. Speaking to media persons here on the completion of 100 days of his government, the Chief Minister said, “We shall answer the expectations of the people who have given us a positive mandate. But at the same time, the government would not spare anyone who had misused the public exchequer. Such money would be recovered and brought back to public exchequer”, he added. The achievements of his government, he said, spanned areas like agriculture, roads, industries, power, social welfare, women empowerment, sports, education, health, Information Technology, urban and rural development, tourism, soldiers and employees. Listing them, he said, “After taking charge of the reins of the administration, we have been successful in achieving the targets in the field of ensuring transparency, corruption-free system, welfare of all, including farmers, labourers and development of the rural sector. The focus would continue to be on fixing the irregularities.” Mr Manohar Lal disclosed that about 17,000 grievances have been received since the launch of CM Window and the grievances redressal mechanism, out of which reports on 3,380 grievances have already been received and the rest are under process as one month time is required for taking action. Similarly, CM web portal has also been launched to apprise the people about government schemes on which they could provide suggestions to the government. The Chief Minister said that the State Government has decided to enact a law for cow protection and preservation. With a view to promote cow rearing, the government has decided to give 50 per cent subsidy for setting up such mini dairies in the state. He said that efforts are being made to provide water at the tail end and crop diversification is also being promoted so as to ensure profitable income to the farmers. The government would also ensue that farmers could take benefit of the vast market of Delhi to sell their produce. He said that “Swah-Prerit Aadarsh Gram Yojana” would be implemented on the lines of Saansad Adarash Gram Yojana for development of villages in the state. Any individual, society, trust or NGO could also adopt villages under this ambitious scheme. Legislatures and Officers Aadarsh Gram Yojana are being implemented in the state to ensure the development of villages. The Chief Minister informed that six road projects of the state have been sanctioned by Centre Government. Approval has been given to build 10 Railway over Bridges on unmanned level crossing. Under NABARD schemes, a project costing Rs.354 crore has been approved. Six toll centres have been removed thus giving benefit of about Rs.52 crore to the people. Apart from this, work on Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway would soon be allotted to another company to ensure completion of the project. The survey of 200 kilometres Yamuna Expressway along with Western Yamuna canal would be carried out. As many as five new National highways have been announced. The four laning of Yamunanagar-Panchkula road on NH-73 is also being initiated. He said that for giving impetus to industries, single window system would soon be started to enable approvals under one roof. Online registration facilities for micro, small and medium enterprises have been launched. New industrial policy is being framed for integrated industrial development all over the state. Recently, during 13th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas held at Gujarat, the NRIs and Gujarat entrepreneurs have evinced keen interest in participating in the industrial sector of Haryana. The State Government would utilize this offer for industrial growth. The Government has also liberalized the process of registration of boilers by way of self certification and through third party inspection. Detailing about Excise and Taxation collection, he said that additional revenue of Rs.400 crore had been generated during last 100 days as compared to the collection made in the corresponding period of last year. A scheme is being launched under which three highest tax payers from each district would be honoured. E-auction system would be introduced for year 2015-16.To facilitate traders, C-form would be available online from March 2015. Enumerating initiatives in the power sector, he said that as many as 1027 lakh units per day and 1104 lakh units per day were supplied in the month of November and December 2014 respectively as against the 919 lakh units per day and 995 lakh units per day supplied in the corresponding months in the year 2013. A super critical thermal power plant having capacity of 800 MW would be set up at Yamunanagar. He said that a cabinet committee had been constituted for restructuring sub divisions, tehsils, sub-tehsils, panchayats, panchayat samitis, blocks and police stations. Process is being started for listing of immovable properties. He said that social security pensions including old age samman allowance, pension for widow and physically challenged have been increased to Rs.1200 from Rs.1000 per month. A sum of Rs.200 would be added every year thus raising it to Rs.2000 per month after a period of five years. The pension for the month of February would be payable to beneficiaries though their bank accounts. He said that State Government has also accepted the report of P. Raghvendra Rao Committee for giving benefit of promotion to employees belonging to Scheduled Castes. Haryana has achieved 100 per cent target under Pradhanmantri Jan-Dhan Yojana, he added. He said that Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao programme launched by Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi on January 22, 2015 has been implemented in all the districts with special emphasis on 12 districts having low sex ratio. The same day, Central Government also launched Sukanya Samridhi Yojana. The State Government has also widened the scope of Ladli scheme as per which Rs.21000 would be deposited on the birth of girl child. This amount would increase to Rs. One lakh after the girl attains the age of 18 years. It has also been decided to set up State Nutrition Mission on the pattern of National Nutrition Mission. Giving details of initiatives in sports sector, the Chief Minster said that Haryana Physical Activity and Sport Policy 2015 had been launched. Apart from this, a number of initiatives have been taken in the areas of education, information technology, health, urban and rural development, tourism and for the welfare of employees and soldiers. Those present on this occasion included Chief Secretary Mr. D.S. Dhesi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Principal Secretaries Mrs. Sumita Misra and Dr. Rakesh Gupta, Director General Information Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Department Dr. Abhilaksh Likhi, Media Advisor Mr. Amit Arya and other senior officers.