Addressing a public meeting at Ladwa, 18 km from here, on Monday, chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said that the state government was providing compensation on the death of registered milch animals under the 'Mukhyamantri Dudharu Pashu Suraksha Yojna'.
Under the scheme, he said, a compensation of `50,000 is given to the owner in case of death of a buffalo and `20,000 in case of death of a cow. A compensation of `5 lakh is provided in case of unnatural death of a farmer or a labourer while at work, he said.
He said that the state government had started an insurance scheme for small shopkeepers under which compensation of up to `5 lakh is provided. He claimed that during the tenure of his government, a sum of more than `2,766 crore had been spent on the developmental works in Kurukshetra district.
So far, about `300 crore had been given as 'kanyadan' under the Indira Gandhi Vivah Shagun Yojana. He said that the government had also decided not to charge any stamp duty on the transfer of land within blood relations. "While the UPA government waived off pending arrears of loans amounting to `2,100 crore of farmers of Haryana, the state government waived off loan arrears of farmers amounting to `450 crore," the CM said.
Taking on the NDA government at the Centre, Hooda said that it was for the first time that railway fare had been hiked by 14.2%.State congress president Ashok Tanwar also spoke on the occasion.