Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday announced that Palwal would be new district of the state and a committee would be constituted to identify the areas for including in the new district, which would be the 21st in the state.
Addressing Vikas Rally in Huda's ground, Hooda while accepting this demand raised by the local MLA and Chairman of the Haryana Administrative Reforms Commission, Karan Singh Dalal and supported by the MP Avtar Singh Bhadana, Parliamentary Secretary Sharda Rathore and MLA Udai Bhan, remarked that this demand should have been raised earlier as Palwal deserved to be upgraded as a district because of its glorious past.
Hooda reminded the people that after taking over the reigns of the state government, his priority was to make Haryana a number one state in the country and to serve the people of every section of the society.
"As a result of the implementation of the new policies of the government during last three years, the state had achieved this distinction in number of fields like per capita investment, per capita income, wheat productivity, milk production etc and has been making rapid strides in other fields also", he said.
Appreciating the leadership of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for announcing debt waiver and debt relief for the farmers, Hooda said Haryana was the first state in the country to waive off outstanding electricity bills amounting to Rs 1600 crore and also interest of around Rs 830 crore on cooperative loans of the farmers.