Benefit of Rs 500 crore availed under Interest waiver: Hooda

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Fatehabad, Jan 12 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said that a number of marginal farmers, petty shopkeepers and artisans have taken the benefit of Rs 500 crore so far of Interest Waiver Scheme of cooperative banks launched by the Haryana Government for the benefit of all sections ofthe soceity.

Addresing a 'Vikas' Rally organised by the local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Dura Ram at Anaj Mandi here today, the Chief Minister said under the scheme, the total benefit would be amounting to Rs 830 crore.

The Chief Minister said that Haryana government had declared this year as Education year and had launched an ambitious scheme to check the drop out rate of students in the government schools which would be implemented from April.

While referring the scheme to motivate the students belonging to Scheduled Castes, he said that a sum of Rs. 100 for the boys and Rs.

150 per month for the girls would be deposited in their bank accounts from class I to V. Similarly, a sum of Rs. 150 and Rs. 200 respectively for the boys and girls of class V to VIII.

Apart from this, a sum of Rs. 200 and Rs. 300 per month would be deposited for the students of class VIII to X belonging to these categories in thir bank accounts.

Besides, all the students from class I to V would be given free text books and note books, he said.

While giving a brief account of major achivements of the government during last 33 months, the Chief Minister said that the minimum wages of laburers had been increased to Rs. 3510, being the highest in the country. Similarly, potable water connections were being given to eight lakh people belonging to scheduled castes free of cost under which they were being provided a 200 ltr, tank and a tap free of cost.

While referring the problem of power in the State,he said that Yamunanagar Thermal Power Plant had started generating 100 MW power which was synchronised on November 1 and two units of it would start generating 600 MW power by March end.

Lauding the role of Mr. Dura Ram in the development of the Fatehabad constituency, Mr assured Mr Dura Ram of his support and added that the area would soon witness unprecedented development.

The Chief Minister also announced that an additional Grain market would be constructed at Fatehabad. The 50-bedded civil hospital at Fatehabad would be upgraded to 100-bedded.

Similarly, the old Chilli lake would be developed after conducting its survey by the Tourism Department.

While referring the construction of bye pass at Fatehabad, he said that he would take up the matter with the National Highway Authority of India.

He also announced for providing a grant of Rs. one crore each for the native village of Mr.Bhajan Lal, Mohammadpur Rohi, village Gorakhpur and Baropal for the all round development.

He also announced for providing more grants after March to Muncipal Council, Fatehabad so that more basic amenities could be provided in the city.

He said that all the schools would be upgraded in case they were fulfilling the norms besides decision would also be taken for the construction of roads in Fatehabad constituency.

Later he laid the foundation stone of 150 chambers to be constructed in the judicial premises. He also announced a grant of Rs. five lakh for the library and announced that a similar amount would be provided from Member of Parliament of Sirsa from his MP LAD fund.

UNI JN JS2003

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