Chandigarh, May 31–Small hydro projects on canals would be set up in Haryana and power generated by them would be supplied to local areas. Help of the private sector will be sought in setting up such projects which would be encouraged. Electricity wires would be changed at a cost of Rs 3,000 crore. These would be changed on a priority basis in those villages which pay their pending electricity bills along with regular bills, to provide 16 to 24 hours of power supply.
This was disclosed by the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, while addressing a huge public rally at Tohana today where he announced projects worth Rs 100 crore for Tohana. He inspected the project to generate power from water at Baliawala Head in Tohana. The government is making efforts to generate power by tapping more non-conventional sources so that the state could become self-reliant in electricity,he added.
The Chief Minister said that the youth of the state was worried because of the wrong policies pursued by the previous government which resorted to nepotism and carried out recruitment of employees from the back door, an issue the high court has taken cognizance of. The BJP Government would respect the law, he said, adding that he had sympathies for the guest and computer teachers. Referring to the youth, he said that better education would be provided to them followed by employment. About 50,000 posts lying vacant in the state would be filled in the near future, and recruitment would be done on merit basis. About 5,000 constables would be recruited in the Police Department. Apart from this, 500 women police personnel and 1,000 retired soldiers would be recruited in police.
The previous governments had cheated the people by adopting caste based politics and regionalism. The former chief minister was doing false publicity about making Haryana number one, but the state ranks 11 in the country. “We will work hard with the support of the people, and the day is not far off when Haryana will actually be number one state in the country. During the last seven months, I have attended 100 programmes across the state and come to know about the problems faced by the people”, the Chief Minister said.
He inaugurated Women’s IIT set up at the cost of Rs 1 crore. He laid the foundation stones of Tohana block stadium to set up at on 10 acres, sub- tehsil and BDPO office complex to be set up at the cost of Rs 2.5 crore, and an overbridge over Bhakra Main Canal and Fatehabad distributaries to be set up at a cost of Rs 4.5 crore. Referring to the farmers, Mr Manohar Lal said that the state government would provide them other options besides farming. A detailed framework is being prepared so that they earn profit of Rs 1 lakh on every acre of land, They would get seeds, fertilizers and organic manure. Since increasing population and reducing landholding posed a serious problem, efforts are being made to encourage the farmers to shift to micro and small industries. They would be imparted special training to enable them ti make the switch, he added.
Lashing out at the previous governments, the Chief Minister said that their industrial policies were a complete failure. The state government would introduce industrial policy which would benefit investors, people and the government.
Speaking on the occasion, MLA and State BJP President, Mr. Subhash Brala, welcomed the Chief Minister and said that the people had got a true servant in the form of the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal. Soon after assuming the charge on October 26, 2014, he has visited every district of the state in 34 days to know the problems of the people.