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Hooda greets people on Haryana Day

Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday greeted people on the 48th Haryana Day and reiterated his resolve to focus on development.

india Updated: Nov 01, 2013 17:57 IST
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Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday greeted people on the 48th Haryana Day and reiterated his resolve to focus on development.

He said despite having only 1.3% of the total area of the country, the state contributed 3.4% of the total national gross domestic product with implementation of innovative schemes and new welfare initiatives.

He claimed that the state secured the top rank in terms of per capita income, per capita plan budget and mobilisation of resources.

Hooda said Haryana was among the states that paid highest minimum wages to labourers and was the first to introduce health insurance scheme for construction workers and provide free water connection to the households of Scheduled Castes.

He said the state was also emerging as an education hub and sports power.

November 1 being the martyrdom day of former prime minister Indira Gandhi, Hooda said it was Gandhi who had approved creation of Haryana, paving way for its massive development.