Farmers’ body Samyukt Kisan Morcha calls off tractor rally with immediate effect. Haryana Prime Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday announced that an additional 223 villages would be included under the ‘Mhara Gaon – Jagmag Gaon’ night-and-day power supply system.
The areas will receive 24-hour electricity from today, Khattar said during a conference in Panchkula after dismantling the national flag on Republic Day 72.
Of these 223 districts, the number of villages under the program has increased to 5,223.
The prime minister said that at present, there are about 1,500 areas that receive 16 to 21 hours of electricity every day and added that 24-hour power outages in these areas will be ensured soon.
Khattar honored the martyrs by placing a crown on the war memorial and inspected the exhibition by members of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force, Haryana Police and the National Cadet Corps.
Speaking about the Covid-19 epidemic, he said the world, the country and the state have seen a difficult phase.
It is a matter of pride that India has led the world in the fight against the disease as world scientists have developed two Covid-19 drugs, Khattar said, adding that under a massive vaccination campaign, launched on January 16, 10 people were mobilized within the first ten days.
He added saying that In Haryana again, they are conducting a massive vaccination campaign and that 1.05 lakh people have been vaccinated.
He said that over the past six years, the country’s government has taken various steps to bring about positive change in governance and to provide a fair and just government.
He said in order to provide people with better health facilities, four new medical colleges were established in Bhiwani, Jind, Gurgaon and Koriyawas (Narnaul).
Khattar said apart from this, MBBS seats at international medical colleges have risen from 750 to 1,750. Efforts are being made to continue adding 2,000 seats, adding.
The prime minister said emphasis was placed on education, skills and youth employment in government.
He said more than 80,000 government jobs had been given to young people in the past six years.
Khattar said the country’s government had also abolished the “Kharchi” (bribery) and “Parchi” (preference)) programs in the public service that existed during the previous Haryana regimes. The premier said people were satisfied with the current recruitment system.
He said there was a strong emphasis on girls’ education in the State.
He said the country’s government had improved the income limit for households to qualify as heirs under the Below Poverty Line (BPL) from 20 1.20 lakh to 80 1.80 lakh to ensure that the most suitable families benefit from various government programs.
Khattar said new research on such families was being conducted in the province and would be completed soon.
He said the scheme would be implemented in government soon for those families whose annual income was less than ₹ 1 lakh. Under the scheme, efforts will be made to ensure that these families earn at least akh lakh a year, he said.
Referring to the various measures taken against women’s safety in the government, Khattar said 16 speed courts had been set up to deal with urgent cases of crimes against women.
Commenting on the success of the ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ program launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of Panipat in Haryana in 2015, Khattar said the state gender ratio had reached 922 girls per 1,000 boys currently from 871 in 2014.