Steps are being taken to revive Badkhal Lake situated in Faridabad district of the state to attract tourists: CM 8-06-2015
Chandigarh June 8: Haryana Chief Minster Mr Manohar Lal said that steps are being taken to revive Badkhal Lake situated in Faridabad district of the state to attract tourists. Mr Manohar Lal who was addressing a well attended ‘Pragati Rally’ at Badkhal in district Faridabad assured that the State Government is committed to ensure continuous flow of water in Badhkal Lake. He accused the previous government of ignoring the Lake and announced a fund of Rs 10 lakh that would be paid to the company working for the revival of the lake. The professionals would be working out ways to reinstate the lake in its earlier form when the people used to ferry boats in it and enjoy the day out with their families. He said that the Badkhal Lake used to be the pride of Faridabad but tampering of Aravali mountain range during the last few years without considering its impact on environment has put a question mark on the existence of 256 big and small lakes including Badkhal. He said that a comprehensive scheme was being prepared at State level for the regularization of unauthorized colonies under which facilities including water and electricity would be made available in such colonies also. He approved Rs 51 crore for providing basis amenities in unauthorized colonies of Badkhal. While referring to the shortage of doctors throughout the state, he said that to overcome this problem permanently, the State Government has a target to provide education to 2000 youth in the field of medicine every year so as to make them doctors. To ensure this, it has been decided to open medical college in every district of the State and added that in Faridabad also, a medical college would be started jointly by ESI and the State government. Mr Manohar Lal said that the vision with which the State Government has begun its inning for providing a graft-free government has started showing positive results. He assured the people that they would not get any complaint of corruption from his Ministers. He said that his government has decided to break the vicious cycle of corruption and cautioned that any employee found indulged in corrupt practices would either put behind the bars or lose his job. Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated E-Disha Centre at Mini Secretariat and Common Service Centre constructed by Municipal Corporation at Fruit Garden Area. Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Mr Krishan Pal Gurjar and MLA, Badkhal Mrs Seema Trikha also spoke on this occasion.