16,00 crore sanctioned for roads: Manohar Lal Khattar
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday said that the state government had sanctioned Rs 1,600 crore for construction of roads while a new policy was being formulated to upgrade schools and recruit 20,000 teachers.
Addressing the 'Pragati rally' at Hathin in Palwal district, Khattar said that apart from recruiting 13,000 police personnel, the government would also soon initiate the process to fill up 50,000 other vacancies.
Assuring adequate drinking as well as irrigation water supply to all villages of the area, Khattar sanctioned the construction of Rs 45 crore bypass to give boost to industry in Hathin.
He also approved construction of a road from Jaindapur to Dehlaka and a road from Jaindapur to Mandloka, besides Rs 8.25 crore worth sewerage project in industrial area of Hathin and other development works worth over Rs 5 crore.
He said that the state government had done during its first seven months what other governments would have done in 14 months. The government also helped the farmers whose crops were damaged due to natural calamities recently, he said.
Union minister of state for social justice and empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar in his address said that since both the prime minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Khattar themselves had experienced poverty, they understood problems of the poor.
IKEA, the Swedish-founded, Dutch-headquartered multinational conglomerate, saw huge crowds in Bengaluru and a bumper weekend. This was also the fist weekend since the firm - that sells and designs ready-to-assemble furniture - opened the Karnataka capital's first store for the public. This happens to be the fourth store, however, for India - other stores are in Hyderabad, Navi Mumbai and Worli. Expectedly, the firm said it was "overwhelmed".
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said his government has prepared a plan to promote natural farming on 50,000 acres of land. He said that farmers having land below 2.5 acres will be provided 50% subsidy for buying indigenous cows if they voluntarily adopt natural farming. Haryana agriculture minister JP Dalal said that 700 agriculture development officers will be recruited soon to provide better assistance to the farmers.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday launched state narcotics control bureau's 'Mission Drug Free Haryana' on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illegal Trafficking. He said that to keep youths away from drugs, 1,100 sport nurseries will be set up in the state and Haryana will soon emerge as a sports hub of the country with 1,000 coaches and yoga teachers.
One person was killed and Sandeep Kumar's mother got injured in an accident that led to a pileup in Fatehabad on Sunday, said police. The accident took place when Sandeep Kumar along with his mother Maya Devi was going to Fatehabad.
Reiterating its demand to revoke Agnipath scheme, the Congress on Sunday said the new recruitment policy was yet another ill-conceived disruption by the Centre that will create new problems for India's national security. “This government acts first, and then starts thinking. Many amendments have already been made in the last few days, but the youth of the country are demanding its complete rollback,” said Ranjeet Ranjan, Congress' Rajya Sabha MP, in a news conference here.