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Thursday, 16 July 2020

Haryana CM lists out post-Covid steps

Ravi S Singh

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 15

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday said measures taken by the government had checked Corona and set out contours of future plans to revive the economy and faster and coordinated growth of the state.

The progressive improvement in Haryana's sex ratio, which reached 930 females per 1,000 males in 2019-20 from a dismal 851 females per 1,000 males in 2014 was hailed by Khattar. He attributed it to sincere implementation of the 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' drive.

Taking part in a webinar on 'How Haryana is fighting the Covid-19 crisis, and the way forward', organised by the Foreign Correspondents' Club of South Asia, Khattar said the pandemic had thrown normal life out of gear, but the government was able to curtail its spread except in Faridabad, Gurugram, Jhajjar and Sonepat, which were affected by the spread in Delhi.

He said during the lockdown, the government had ramped up its health infrastructure, including 15,000 beds in isolation wards fitted with oxygen and ventilators.

Khattar said the worst appeared to be behind them and normalcy was returning. He said 50 per cent of trade and business activity had resumed. He said power consumed in June was 80 per cent cent of consumption level in the same period last year. He said there was a rise in the overall demand and consumption of goods and services. He said the sale of two-wheelers and tractors had been more.

He attributed the zoom in liquidity in the rural market on account of direct transfer of cash into farmers' accounts. He said about Rs 20,000 crore was deposited in the accounts of farmers.

He said Haryana had tweaked its land and labour policies to make the state an attractive destination for investment. He said post-Covid plans included sector-wise industrial clusters in all districts, with focus on farm-based processing units.

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from The Tribune

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