• Aug 09, 2020 |

Skill Development & Industrial Training Department, Haryana

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  • Conduct a survey of all unauthorized colonies in the state with more than 50 per cent construction as on March 31, 2015: CM 7-06-2015

    Chandigarh, June 7—The Haryana Government has decided to conduct a survey of all unauthorized colonies in the state with more than 50 per cent construction as on March 31, 2015 for regularization or declaration as development deficient, requiring basic developmental works. It has also accepted making the basic necessities of water and power available in such colonies as the existential right of the citizens. These decisions were taken at a high level meeting presided over by the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal. Disclosing this here today, an official spokesman said that the Chief Minister has directed to conduct survey expeditiously to identify all unauthorized colonies. The availability of at least 10-foot arterial road is considered necessary for consideration for regularization/declaration of a colony as development deficient, requiring basic developmental works. Recognising the basic necessity of making water and electricity available as existential right of the citizens because of humanitarian considerations, the Chief Minster has directed that electricity and water connections should be provided to all households in the state, irrespective of the fact whether the household is located in an authorised or unauthorized colony. He feels that since water and power constitute the basic necessities for a decent living, the state cannot be a mute spectator to the denial of this facility to the residents. The Chief Minister has directed that in order to ensure that no unreasonable rights on power and water connection accrue to any such household living in an encroached piece of land/ unauthorized colony,temporary connections be given in such areas. He accepted the suggestions made by the Power Department that bills to such households be issued in different colour, and that an affidavit/indemnity- bond foregoing any claim regarding the ownership of such connection, be obtained from them. The Chief Minister said that the provision of temporary connections will enable the power utilities to convert all such connections (currently operationalised in urban/semi-urban areas by such people who are denied authorised electric connections) into authorised connections, thereby reducing the AT&C losses. All such connections be metered and laced with appropriate anti-theft measures like provision of ABCs, etc., may also be taken. On the issue of providing temporary electric and water connections in the restricted zone around the ammunition depot of Gurgaon, it has been decided to obtain suitable clearance from the high court, the spokesman added. IPRDH/2015