Chandigarh, Feb 20: Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya has lauded the state government, led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for various achievements, and for ushering in bold governance reforms to answer the growing aspirations of the young and the aged, the kisans and the jawans, and of one and all.
Delivering his address on the opening day of the fifth Budget Session of the State Assembly here on Wednesday, Mr Arya said he was delighted at the ubiquitous graft-free, transparent and responsive citizen interface of his government which has been universally appreciated.
Reiterating the commitment of the state government to follow the principles of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas and Haryana Ek Haryanvi Ek in its pursuit of prosperity for all, he said, “Solid vindication of these by the common man is evident in the results of the recently concluded elections for Mayors and members of five municipal corporations, as well as for member of the Legislative Assembly from Jind constituency”.
"This year we are celebrating 150th birth anniversary of the Father of our Nation. As a mark of true tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, I am proud to announce my government’s resolve to achieve ODF++ status, after having successfully achieved the Open Defecation Free status in both rural and urban areas in 2017 and top rank in the country in Rural Sanitation Survey in 2018”, Mr Arya said.
Underscoring the resolve of the state government to better the economic lot of farmers and listing some of the measures taken in this regard, Mr Arya said his government was well on way to achieving the distinction of becoming the first state to disburse first quarterly installment of Rs 2000 to each of the ten-and-a-half lakh small and marginal farmer families under the newly launched Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojna.
Last year, Haryana became the first state in the country to set up a dedicated authority for the welfare of farmers namely, Kisan Kalyan Pradhikaran, to electronically pay into the bank accounts of millet farmers Rs 1950 per quintal, and to set the highest price of sugarcane at Rs 340 per quintal, he added. (UNI)