Khattar promises 24X7 power supply to villages

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Rohtak
  • Updated: Feb 19, 2015 23:18 IST

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced to provide round-the-clock power supply to every village in the state, but warned that such a facility would not be provided to those villages which indulge in power theft.

Khattar was speaking at his native village Banyani under Kalanaur block of Rohtak district on Thursday.

"The state government is soon going to launch 'Mhara Gaon Jagmag Gaon' scheme under which every village can avail round-the-clock power supply, but the beneficiary village has to pay its power bills regularly and would have to come clear on line losses," said Khattar who reached the venue at least half an hour earlier than the scheduled time of 11.10am.

Exhorting villagers to pay their power bills, the chief minister said: "It is possible and the government would make it a reality by installing independent power feeders for every three to four villages".

He also a announced slew of development projects such as solid waste management plant, drainage system, village secretariat, community centre, funds for cementing village lanes for his village. Lashing out at the previous Congress regime for poor supply of drinking water, he said that it failed to look after the basic necessities of people, but his government is committed to making the water management system more robust to supply water to every household.

Interacting with media after his public meeting, he took a swipe on Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly making unrealistic promises to the electorate, saying "One should promise only what can be done".

Later, he inaugurated a police station at Kalanaur block and addressed a public meeting at Nindana village.
Nindana is the birth place of the CM while he had taken his formal education at Banyani where his parents shifted their base later.

Additional deputy commissioner Amit Khatri said that they have prepared websites of Nindana and Banyani village of the district where the villagers can keep a tab on developmental works done in the village.

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