‘Mhara Gaam-Jagmag Gaam’ schemewould be launched in Haryana. 19-02-2015
Chandigarh, February 19 –With a view to providing 24-hour power supply in the rural areas, the Haryana Government has decided to launch a new scheme, namely ‘Mhara Gaam-Jagmag Gaam’, under which 24-hour power supply would be ensured in villages which log hundred per cent bill payment. This was disclosed by the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, while speaking in his native village of Baniyani and Nindana in Rohtak District today. He said that the state government was committed to fulfilling its promise of providing 24-hours power supply in the state. Meters are being installed; defective transformers are being changed; and wires are being repaired. But for this, the villagers would have to reduce the line losses by 20 per cent. Theft of electricity and non-payment of bills are the main problems dogging the path of the government. The state government has to pay about Rs 5,500 crore to the Power Department every year to make good the loss incurred by the department on account of non-payment of electricity bills and power theft, he said. The Chief Minister made various announcements for Binyani and Nindana villages. These include solid waste management plant, community centre, village secretariat, drain for passage of sewerage water, strengthening of all streets and water works to ensure drinking water supply. A sum of over Rs 6.5 crore would be spent on the completion of these works. He gave Rs 1 lakh for distribution of sweets to the students of Baniyani School. He also made various announcements for his native village Nindana. These include a drain for passage of rainy and sewerage water, solid waste management plant, strengthening of the streets, village secretariat and community centre, water works for drinking water supply, repair of the Gohana-Lakhanmajra-Bhiwani road and welcome gates on both sides of the village. The Chief Minister sanctioned construction of rooms and recruitment of coaches in the village stadium. He also issued directions for speeding up the construction work on the primary health centre and 11KV feeder in the village and gave Rs 51,000 for sweets to children who presented a cultural programme. He disclosed that the Railway Minister, Mr. Suresh Prabhu, had adopted Nindana village and development of the entire village would be carried out under the ‘Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana’. The owner of inverter company Sukam has adopted Baniyani. Asking people to take to cow rearing, the Chief Minister said that the government had decided to give grant for cow rearing to promote this activity in the state. Fifty per cent grant would be given by the government to a dairy having five local cows. The state government is committed to ensuring that irrigation water reached tail-ends of fields. For this, the government has decided to clean all canals and repair the drains. Expressing concern over the declining number of girls in the state, the Chief Minister said that the state government had extended the ‘Ladli’ Scheme to put a check on female foeticide. Now, the state government would deposit Rs 21,000 on the birth of every single girl child in the state. He said that the government had promised to increase the pension to Rs 2,000 per month, but the previous government had plundered the treasury. Yet, the BJP Government is committed to keeping its word and has increased the pension to Rs 1,200 per month. In the next five years, the Old Age Pension would go up to Rs 2,000 per month, he added. The state government is planning to provide employment opportunities to the youth in the rural areas by promoting small-scale industries and giving them training, he added.