Haryana government on Wednesday approved the proposal of gram panchayat Sotai, block Ballabgarh, district Faridabad to gift a residential plot to the family of a soldier who was killed in an anti-militancy operation in Jammu and Kasmir.
A state cabinet meeting, presided over by chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, decided that 200 square yards will be gifted to Memwati, widow of Naik Raghuvir Singh, who died during in ‘Operation Rakshak in Jammu and Kashmir-2000’.
The value of the said land is Rs 70 lakh per acre, an official spokesman said.
Haryana Government has decided to implement Ujawal Discoms Assurance Yojana (UDAY), which aims at reducing debt burden of DISCOMs (state power distribution companies), reduce cost of power and losses to the level of 15 per cent in next three years and to financially turnaround the distribution companies.
It was observed that out of Rs 34,600 crore debt as on September 30, 2015, Rs 25, 950 crore would be taken over by the state government over next five years.
For this purpose, in lieu of loans taken from financial institutions by the DISCOMs, the state government will issue bonds which would carry much lower interest rate compared to the loans from the financial institutions.
Under the scheme, a detailed mechanism has also been stipulated by which the DISCOMs will take time-bound action to reduce losses and improve their efficiency.
A monitoring committee under the chairmanship of the chief secretary would be constituted to review the targets achieved by the DISCOMs. The committee will meet once in two months, the spokesman said.
With implementation of this scheme, not only the cost of financing of the distribution companies is expected to come down but it would also help in improving their efficiency with the ultimate objective to provide 24X7 power to all consumers.