The Haryana Urban Development department would spend Rs 1,761 crore to further improve facilities in urban areas in 2012-13.
Stating this today minister of state for urban local bodies Gopal Kanda said the department's budget was Rs 1,017.40 crore in 2011-12. The allocation of additional funds would be utilised to make the cities more beautiful and more developmental projects would be initiated.
He said Urban Health Mission would be started and necessary civic amenities would be provided in the area of urban slums in the financial year 2012-13.
Haryana would be the first state in the country to start such an ambitious mission. Poly clinics and dispensaries would also be established in many cities.
This mission would be implemented in a phased manner and from the very beginning more emphasis would be laid on slum areas he added.
The minister said in order to provide more facilities to the businessmen and traders of urban and rural areas, small and medium industries would be encouraged.
The state had taken effective steps to establish clusters for different groups which would function as Joint Facility Centres for small and medium industries. About 15 such clusters had been identified in the state.
"Women and youth belonging to scheduled castes in rural and urban areas would also be given training in information and communication technology," he said and added that it had been planned to impart training about information and communication technology to 4200 girls and women in 2012-13.
He assured that the government would provide all the necessary facilities to the traders.