Haryana governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on Tuesday said that the state government would “efficiently tackle the legacy of opaque decision-making and iniquitous distribution of resources especially in case of decisions on land use and acquisitions”.
Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar welcoming governor Kaptan Singh Solanki as he arrives to deliver the opening address at the Haryana assembly in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
Addressing the first session of the newly-constituted Haryana assembly here, Solanki said the mantra of the functioning of the state government would be “minimum government, maximum governance”.
Solanki said the government would ensure all-round development of all parts of the state, gainful employment for the youth, transparent and graft-free administration, besides ensuring fair and transparent governance.
The decisive mandate demonstrated people’s yearning for a development process that was corruption-free and transparent, and an environment in which law and order is strictly enforced, he said referring to party’s the national vision of ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat’ through good governance.
EDUCATION, HEALTH PRIORITY AREAS
Solanki said the new government would give top priority to education, launch e-courses and virtual classrooms, and provide the people a health care system, which would be accessible and affordable. He said the highest attention would be paid to education and equipping the youth, especially women, with the right kind of education, skill and opportunity.
He said the government would formulate a multi-pronged strategy to improve the adverse sex ratio in the state.
‘RURBAN’ TO END RURAL-URBAN DIVIDE
The governor said the new government would be guided by the spirit of ‘rurban’ and would work to end the rural-urban divide by setting up smart townships with modern amenities and infrastructure thus supporting development of model villages under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.
Steps would also be taken to plug leakage of funds and bring accountability in implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, he said.
The government would take steps to harness the potential the state offers for industrialisation, enhance the ease of doing business, create job opportunities for the youth by resorting to labour-intensive manufacturing, and make adequate, reliable and quality power available to the consumers, the governor said.
Referring to the nationally launched Shramev Jayate Karyakram, he said the government would follow the policy of encouraging investments, including FDI in infrastructural projects.
POWER SECTOR TO BE STRENGTHENED
Referring to the shortage of electricity for agriculture, industry and domestic users, Solanki said the state government would make efforts to provide power by making a judicious mix of conventional and non-conventional resources.
Solanki said the government would review and streamline the inefficient financial management, which led to a severe strain on the exchequer. “We will reverse the legacy of the past that preferred ‘populism’ at the cost of ‘realism’,” he said and added that efforts would be made to raise resources without putting any burden on the common man.
WATER, RIVER ISSUES
Affirming the government’s commitment to ensuring water security, the governor said the government would provide adequate piped drinking water in all the villages and towns of Haryana.
Stating that all-out efforts will be made for early completion of the Sutlej Yamuna Link canal, he said renewed efforts would also be made to remove all legal hurdles in the commissioning of the Hansi Butana Link canal at the earliest.