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HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014

'We aim to allot residential plots to economically backward'

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Hisar, October 17, 2013
First Published: 23:46 IST(17/10/2013) | Last Updated: 23:48 IST(17/10/2013)

Chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Thursday said the government had so far allotted residential plots measuring 100 sq yard to about four lakh economically backward people in the state and further aimed to provide residential plots to every poor.

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He was addressing a function to mark Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti here on Thursday.

To ensure timely disbursement of wages to safai karamcharis, Hooda said they would be paid salaries through banks from next month.

He said 11,000 safai karamcharis had been appointed in villages.

The chief minister also assured that land would be provided for the construction of a hostel for Valmikis in Hisar.

Hooda said the UPA government had undertaken various steps for the welfare of people such as the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, Right to Education Act and National Food Security Ordinance, which had also been implemented in the state.

Under the National Food Security Ordinance, about 1.26 crore people would receive rice, wheat and coarse grain at subsidised rates of Rs. three, two and one, respectively.

Apart from this, 12.83 lakh below poverty line families were receiving 2.5 kg dal per month at the rate of Rs. 20 per kg.

"The state government had also launched a housing scheme worth Rs. 1,350 crore for economically backward people under which two lakh houses in rural areas and 1.5 lakh in urban areas would be constructed in the next two years," Hooda added.

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