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Thursday, 28 January 2021

Haryana only state to procure 9 crops on MSP, says Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar

Tribune News Service

Panchkula, January 27

In his Republic Day address after hoisting the Tricolour during a function at Sector 5, Parade Ground, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said Haryana was the only state where nine crops were being procured on minimum support price (MSP).

"Apart from wheat and rice, the state government is also procuring other crops such as bajra, cotton, maize, groundnuts, moong etc on MSP," said Khattar.

Khattar also spoke about a range of issues, including his government's promise of 24x7 power supply in state villages under the Mhara Gaon ndash; Jagmag Gaon Scheme.

The CM announced to include 223 more villages under the scheme thus taking the total number of such villages to 5,223. These villages would start getting 24-hour power supply from January 26 onwards.

"The 'Har Ghar Nal Se Jal' scheme has been started under the Jal Jeevan Mission to provide water to every rural household in the state," he said adding that a target of providing 28 lakh water connections under this scheme has been set in the state.

He said during its last six year tenure, the government had taken various revolutionary steps to bring about a positive change in the administration and provide graft-free governance to the people.

The CM said special emphasis had been given on education, skill and employment of youth in the state. He said more than 80,000 government jobs had been provided to the youth in the last six years.

He also honoured 22 achievers of the district in recognition of their outstanding contribution in the field of education, sports, social service and government service.

Kurukshetra: Vidhan Sabha Speaker Gian Chand Gupta unfurled the national flag during the district-level Republic Day function at the sports ground of the Kurukshetra University on Tuesday.

In his address, Gupta said it was due to the sacrifices of the freedom fighters and revolutionaries that the people of India were living in a free country. Their sacrifices can never be forgotten, he said.

While paying tributes, he said martyrs and revolutionaries of the country had not only aimed at achieving independence but they had also dreamt of an India which was free from poverty, economic inequality, and illiteracy.

Guv unfurls Tricolour, salutes Covid warriors

  • On the occasion of the 72nd Republic Day, Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya congratulated the people of the state.
  • During the celebrations at Raj Bhawan yesterday, the Governor unfurled the National flag, inspected the parade
  • The Governor, while extending his best wishes to Covid warriors, said though the vaccine had been rolled out, people must not lower their guard
  • He also announced an amount of Rs1 lakh for the children of 'SHE Foundation' and Rs5 lakh for the Haryana Police personnel participating in the parade

from The Tribune

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