Compensation will be given to the affected farmers within 30 days of receipt of the Girdawari report: CM 2-04-2015
Chandigarh, April 2 –The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, has said that compensation will be given to the affected farmers within 30 days of receipt of the Girdawari report on the damage caused to the crops in the state due to the unseasonal rains and hailstorms. Interacting with media persons in Hisar today, he said that unlike the previous governments, his government would act fast and give away cheques for the compensation amount to the farmers within one month of submission of the Girdawari report. In view of the widestread damage caused to the crops, the state government has already converted crop loans into short-term loans payable over three years. Besides, the affected farmers will also be provided loan for the next crop at zero rate of interest. Referring to his meeting with the Union Minister Ms Uma Bharti in New Delhi yesterday, he said that the state government would offer all possible cooperation to solve the inter-state water related issues. In a reply to a question, the Chief Minister said that the proposal to construct Hansi railway line had already been sent to the Central Government. Action is expected to be taken soon. A sum of Rs 14 crore has been approved for the south bypass in the city, and the remaining work would be completed soon. The third waterworks has been dedicated to the people of Hisar which would provide 40 liter water per person everyday to 2.5 lakh people. With the shifting of the vegetable market outside, the city will be decongested. The regional centre of Sports Authority of India will be restarted in Hisar. The Chief Minister expressed his gratitude to the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, for replacing ‘Yojana Ayog’ with ‘Niti Ayog’ under which 10 per cent more funds would be provided to the states by the Central Government. When asked to comment on the transfer of Mr Ashok Khemka IAS, Mr Manohar Lal said that the transfer of any officer formed part of the administrative process. Every officer is deputed by the government wherever his services are required, he added. Mr Khemka is an honest Officer. Earlier, at a function organized by the Bar Association in the court complex, Hisar, he said, “It is the duty of the judiciary to safeguard the civil rights and human rights, and advocates constitute an integral part of the judiciary.” Hisar City is famous for lawyers. Here, great figures like Lala Lajpat Rai had practiced law for many years. He congratulated the Hisar Bar Association for setting up a statue of such great figure on the court complex and for naming the new Chamber Building as Lala Lajpat Rai Complex. Regarding the demand letter put forth by the Bar Association, Mr Manohar Lal said that the demand of land by the Bar Association for constructing the chamber building and parking would be considered. Also, grant of Rs 51 lakh would be given for setting up a library for advocates. Greeting people on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti, the Chief Minister said that today is the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavira who preached the lessons of truth and non-violence to the entire world. The Chief Minister also inaugurated the newly set up Single Window Service Centre in the Municipal Corporation, Hisar. Ten such windows have been set up in ultra-modern e-Governance building of the MC. Apart from obtaining birth and death certificates, marriage registration, building plan, fire service, business license etc at these windows, complaints could also be registered on CM Window in MC office. On this occasion, the Chief Minister honoured five park maintaining committees by giving them Rs 6.5 lakh along with letter of appreciation. The first prize of Rs 2 lakh was given to ‘Bharat Mata Trust Samiti’, MC Colony; second prize of Rs 1.5 lakh to ‘Preeti Nagar Park Samiti’, Prem Nagar, and third prize to ‘Tikona Park Samiti’, MC Colony. Cheques for Rs 1 lakh each were given to ‘Pahalwan Park’, Prem Nagar and ‘Mandir Wala Park’, Defence Colony. The Chief Minister also gave away Letters of Appreciation to Hisar Bureau Chief of Dainik Bhasker, Mr. Rakesh Kranti; son and daughter-in-law of Social Worker Mr. Sampuran Singh namely, Mr. Sunny Pannu and Mrs. Kavita, for presenting sweeping machine to the MC. The Haryana Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu, was also present on this occasion.