Chandigarh, November 24 - Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal has directed the officers to prepare a scheme for extending sewerage facilities upto big villages having population over 10,000 so that sanitation in rural areas could be improved.
The Chief Minister was presiding over a meeting regarding provision of facilities like sewerage disposal in rural areas here today. Finance Minister Capt. Abhimanyu and Urban Local Bodies Minister Mrs. Kavita Jain were also present in the meeting.
It was also decided to organize a two-day seminar in the first week of December 2015 to discuss and find out solutions for making provisions of sewerage disposal facilities in rural areas in the state. Department of Public Health and Engineering, Urban Local Bodies, Development and Panchayat, all other Engineering departments, representatives of prestigious companies of relevant field and other experts would participate in the seminar where draft of the scheme would be prepared.
The Chief Minister also suggested that a nomenclature of such villages should be given so that separate structure for development could be created for these villages. He also directed the Administrative Secretaries of Public Health Engineering, Development and Panchayat and Urban Local Bodies to provide a list of rural services and other infrastructure which can easily be shifted in these big villages.
While reviewing the status of unauthorized colonies, the Chief Minister directed the officers to immediately arrange public stand post of water at prominent places in such colonies so as to ensure adequate potable water to the residents. He directed them to expedite the categorization work of colonies in the state. The electricity connection should also be given to the residents of such colonies without any delay. He also directed to expedite the works under NABARD schemes.
The Chief Minister said that people should be encouraged for shifting their milk dairies outside the towns. Incentives should be given to them for yielding positive results, he added.
It was informed in the meeting that target of providing individual sanitary latrines would be achieved by good governance day to be observed on December 25, 2015.
Those present in the meeting Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. R.K. Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary Finance, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary Development and Panchayat, Mrs. Navraj Sandhu, Additional Chief Secretary Public Health Engineering Mr. Alok Nigam, Principal Secretary Urban Local Bodies, Mr. Mahavir Singh, OSDs to Chief Minister Mr. Mukul Kumar and Mr. Vijay Sharma and other senior officers were also present in the meeting.