Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday said that rising above the ideology of dividing Haryana in the name of region and development, the present State Government in its last seven-year tenure has ensured equitable development of all the 90 assembly constituencies.
While believing in the mantra of 'Haryana Ek Haryanvi Ek', the State Government has been dedicatedly working towards swiftly taking Haryana forward on the development track, the Chief Minister said at a state-level programme held through video conferencing here after dedicating projects worth Rs 1100 crore to the people of the state.
The Chief Minister said that the implementation of many schemes by Haryana Government has become a role model for other states. The campaign to make the villages of the state free from ‘Lal Dora’ that was exclusively launched by Haryana Government was later adopted by the Central Government under the title of “Pradhanmantri Svamitva Yojna", he said.
Khattar said that in a bid to address every single grievance raised by the people of the state, one of its kind 'Vivadon se Samadhan' was launched aiming to resolve long pending queries of each Department.
"While adopting zero-tolerance towards corruption the working of every department was digitalized to ensure paperless, faceless and transparent governance," he said.
He also said that constant efforts have been made by the State Government to further strengthen the Mandi system across Haryana. Also, an amount of around Rs. 7000 crore would be spent on establishing the International Horticulture Market in Gannaur, he added.
Taking a dig at the opposition for alleging that the State Government has discontinued tubewell connections, the Chief Minister said that various steps are being taken by the government to provide adequate water facilities for irrigation purposes to the farmers.
Under these steps, micro-irrigation (drip irrigation system) is being encouraged in the areas where the water table is below 100 feet. For micro-irrigation, a subsidy of up to 85 per cent is being provided to the farmers, he said.
Khattar said that the State Government would provide tubewell connections to the farmers in the areas where the groundwater level is less than 100 feet and a micro-irrigation system would be implemented in the areas with more depth.
"A tubewell connection would be given for any farmer who has tube-well motors of below 15 BHP (brake horsepower). This decision has been taken to promote micro-irrigation," he added.
The Chief Minister further said that despite the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19, the government left no stone unturned to swiftly take Haryana on the development track.
On March 21, 2021, projects worth Rs 1411 crore were gifted to the people of the state. In 2019, projects worth about Rs 4,000 crore were dedicated to the people of the state in March and in October 2020, 306 projects worth Rs 1850 crore were inaugurated, he added.
The Chief Minister also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for increasing the MSP of Kharif crops.
He said that this decision would certainly help the farmers to earn more profit. From last two years, the Prime Minister has made a mandatory rule of increasing the MSP of crops ahead of the sowing season so that the farmers can have an option to choose profitable crops, he said.