Water in 50% rural homes by 2017, says Haryana CM

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kaithal
  • Updated: Jan 28, 2015 10:34 IST

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has said the government plans to ensure water connectivity in 50% of rural households by the end of 2017.

He also said a supply of 135 LPCD (litres per capita daily) would be ensured in all 77 towns of the state in the next five years. At present only 41 towns are getting a 135 LPCD water supply.

The chief minister was speaking during the state-level Republic Day celebrations here on Monday.

On the occasion, Khattar took the salute from the armed police, home guards, National Cadet Corps besides the contingent of the woman police.

Khattar said the government plans to set up a sewerage treatment plant and lay sewerage pipes in every town in the next five years.

He said the government also planned to widen and strengthen the roads connecting villages and added that instructions had been given to carry out a survey of proposed 200 km Bawana-Sonipat-Panipat-Uchana-Indri-Yamunanagar expressway along the western Yamuna canal.

“The government also has a plan for extension of metro link from Faridabad to Ballabhgarh and from Faridabad to Gurgaon,” Khattar said.

Reiterating his commitment to bringing qualitative changes in the education department, the chief minister said quality, research and innovation would be promoted in educational institutes in the state.

He said a favourable atmosphere for business was being created in the state. “We are preparing ‘Make in Haryana’ following the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ vision. A new industrial policy is being framed in consultation with stakeholders,” he added.

Khattar said rules and procedures for businesses would be simplified for industrial approvals so as to make investment friendly.

“A single window system would be adopted to minimise the paper work,” he said.

Tourism being promoted: CM

The CM also said tourism was being promoted in the state and added the government had a plan to develop ancient cultural sites besides historical and famous religious places as tourism destinations.

The chief minister also said the Haryana Physical Activities and Sports Policy 2015 had been framed to make Haryana a sports hub.

“A new programme ‘Vyayamshala’ is also being started in the state under which sports infrastructure at panchayat and block level would be increased. In addition, Yoga would be promoted in schools,” he added.

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