CHANDIGARH,August 6: Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal said that a campaign would soon be launched in the State to encourage the people to donate land for various development works and social causes.
Mr Manohar Lal was addressing the concluding session of 2-day Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Prashikshan Mahaabhiyan in Kurukshetra today.
He said that there are large numbers of people in the State who wanted to donate land for various social causes like construction of Dharamshalas, Gaushalas, Educational institutes and construction of girls’ hostels. Apart from this, the people could also get any development project undertaken in their area provided the land is made available to the government for the same. He said that the similar campaign had been launched by Vinoba Bhave as a result of which thousands of acres of land had been donated by the people throughout the country. There is no shortage of land in the State and people are ready to give land for development works, he added.
The Chief Minister said that with a view to strengthen the road network and to boost industrialization in the State, a Mega Highway would be constructed from Delhi to Amritsar via Gohana, Pundari, Kaithal, Guhla Cheeka and Ludhiana in Punjab. He said that he had already discussed this proposed highway with Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Mr Nitin Gadkari. He said that during the 15 months of BJP Government at Centre, Haryana has got nine National Highways as compared to only one National Highway during last ten years regime of previous Congress Government. The work on these Highways would start soon as a result of which, Haryana would have a huge network of roads. Apart from this, an international airport would be developed in Hisar which would place Hisar on the international map. Also, more districts of the State would be linked with Metro rail. He said that government had also given its approval for the construction of 136 kilometer long Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway which had been lying pending for the last about ten years. Tenders for the construction of 83.32 kilometre six-laned Kundli-Manesar Section had been allotted and this would be constructed in two-and-a-half years. He said that however, he had impressed upon the construction company to get this section completed in one year and nine months.
The Chief Minister said that the State Government is committed to ensure the supply of water upto the tail ends. While referring to the inter-state water issues, he said that he has met Punjab Chief Minister Mr Prakash Singh Badal to resolve the issue of Hansi-Butana canal. He said that similarly, the State Government is making efforts for early hearing of Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal case, which has been lying pending for presidential reference. He said that probably this is the single case in the country which has been lying pending for Presidential Reference for the last ten years. The counsels of the State have been asked to strongly plead the case in the court of law. He said that Delhi is demanding more water from Haryana due to increasing pressure of population from Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana side. He said that Haryana is ready to give its share of water to Delhi but asserted that the other States should also contribute to meet the water requirement of Delhi from Satluj, Vyas and Ganga rivers.
Mr Manohar Lal said that the new Industrial Policy would soon be announced in which focus would be laid on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).He said that to provide credit to MSME sector without collateral security, the State government would create a corpus of Rs 1,000 crore in the upcoming new industrial policy. Apart from this, two new Food Parks would be set up in Sonipat at panipat, he added.
He said that complete transparency would be adopted in the recruitment process. It was for the first time in the State when 12 marks have been kept for interview leaving no scope for favoritism. With this, the eligible people would be selected which would ultimately contribute in the development process of the State.