CM announced State Government would ensure development of Adi Badri Heritage Board 30-03-2015
Chandigarh, March 30 – Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal today announced that State Government would ensure development of Adi Badri Heritage Board so as to further increase the importance of Adi Badri, the starting point of mythical Saraswati River. The Chief Minister, who was addressing its first public meeting of Sadhaura assembly constituency near Yamunanagar today, said that Government has already constituted Adi Badri Heritage Board. He also announced to start the excavation of Saraswati River which is also the biggest work for the area. He also announced a slew of incentives for the people of Sadhaura assembly segment including laying of sewerage line, a government polytechnic, a sports stadia, expansion of State Roadways facilities, setting up of 66 KV sub-station at Rasulpur, upgradation of existing CHCs of Bilaspur and Mustafabad to 50 bedded, college at Bilaspur, new bus stand for Saraswati Nagar and laying of sewerage line there. Referring to his association with the area, Mr. Manohar Lal said that he had spent maximum time of his social life in this area. “I am very well versed with the problems of this area as I had spent seven years here from 1984 to 1991. He said that he had selected to start his public meetings from Sadhaura as no Chief Minister has visited Sadhaura during the last 13 years. Earlier, when a Chief Minister visited Sadhaura was in the year 2002. Now we will ensure overall development giving priority to the requirement of area people. “I will like that a memorial be made in the name of Banda Bairaagi and government will support the same”, he added. Expressing concern over the menace of corruption prevailing in system, the Chief Minister made it clear that corruption would not be tolerated at any cost. It has been in the system with the collusion of leaders, officers and officials. Personal interest earlier contributed such kind of practices in the functioning of the government. Now all such kind of system would be checked so as to keep a tap on corruption and ensure full transparency in government. Referring to the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s mantra, ‘Na Khaunga-Na Khanedunga (neither will I take bribe, nor will I allow anyone to take bribe), he assured that being a Chief Minister, his partly leaders would never involve in corruption. All leaders present on the dais raised their hands to support graft free governance. He made it clear that officers would also follow the same. If political leaders and officers would do this, then how the staff will be able to do corruption, he questioned. We will give priority to public interest rather than personal work. The Chief Minister said that government had enough resources to carry our progress without levy of new taxes provided that the amount fixed for the same could be utilized in a proper and transparent manner. He also narrated the former PM statement in which he had said only 10-15 paise is utilised out of one rupee provided by the government for welfare. We are working to make the entire system fine and people would soon get a feel of it, he added. He said that state government is quite concern towards problems of farmers which they facing in recent rain and hailstorm. The government had decided to waive 50 per cent of the tubewell electricity bills of previous six months and the next six months of farmers whose crops have suffered 25 per cent to 50 per cent damage. Similarly, 100 per cent tubewell electricity bills of farmers will be waived for one year whose 50 to 100 per cent crops have been damaged. The government had also decided to provide the next crop loan to the farmers at zero interest rate. Earlier, farmers has to be paid four per cent interest on the same. He said that State Government will start recruitment which would be based on merit. Apart from this, loans would be provided at cheaper rates to youth for self employment in the areas of milk production, bee-keeping, fisheries and poultry farming etc. Speaking on this occasion, MLA Mr. Balwant Singh welcomed the Chief Minister and raised demands for the area and welfare of its people. Hayana Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Mr. Kanwal Pal, Member of Parliament Mr. Rattan Lal Kataria, MLA Mr. Shyam Singh Rana and Mr. Ghanshyam Singh also spoke on this occasion. Those present included Media Advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Amit Arya, OSD to CM Mr. Bhupeshwar Dayal, former Minister Mr. Kripa Ram Punia, BJP leaders Mr. Data Ram, Rozi Malik Anand, Madan Chauhan, Rameshwar Chauhan, Banto Kataria, Mahipal, Vipin Singla, Pawan Saini and Surender Gujjar.