Haryana to launch scheme to curb power theft in state

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Rohtak
  • Updated: May 29, 2015 08:32 IST

With a view to curbing power theft in the state, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday announced that 'Mahra Gaon, Jagmag Gaon' scheme.

He said the scheme would be implemented in those villages where line losses were not more than 20% and consumers were paying electricity bills regularly.

"Such villages will be given power supply for 16 hours a day, which will be further extended to 18 hours and 24 hours in a phased manner," said Khattar while addressing a well-attended 'Vikas Rally' at the grain market at Nangal Chaudhary on Thursday.

While accepting the demands raised by local MLA Abhey Singh Yadav, the chief minister approved a lift irrigation scheme of `143 crore for Nangal Chaudhary and district Mahendergarh. He said that this would be got implemented through a NABARD scheme.

He also announced opening of a degree college in Nizampur, introduction of science stream in government college at Nangal Chaudhary, a separate middle school for girls at Naayan village.

The CM also announced `6 crore from HRDF for completion of incomplete roads connecting Rajasthan border and other development works in Nangal Chaudhary assembly.

Besides, he announced a project of `14 crore for ensuring proper water supply in Nangal Chaudhary constituency and `14.70 crore for installation of sewage treatment plant and drainage facilities in the constituency.

In response to MLA Abhey Singh Yadav's request to sympathetically consider the demand of guest teachers to regularise their jobs, Khattar said that the government's sympathy was with them but the Supreme Court and the Punjab and Haryana high court had taken a strict stand on the issue and had termed their recruitment as 'backdrop' entry.

He said the court had directed the government to make regular appointments for which the state government had made arrangements, but the process would take a year.

He said that the government is considering to provide relaxation in age to guest teachers, taking their experience into consideration. He said that during the past ten years, very few regular appointments were made and as a result, thousands of posts were lying vacant.

Earlier, Haryana education minister Ram Bilas Sharma also said that around 60,000 posts were lying vacant in the state and no qualified person would remain unemployed in the state.

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