Plan to provide separate power feeder for industries in Haryana : CM

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Chandigarh, Jan 14 (UNI) To streamline the power supply and curb the problem of line losses, the Haryana Government has planned to provide seperate power feeder line for the industrial sector by march end.

This was announced by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda while addressing the Ninth Annual ICRIER-NBER-NCAER Annual Neemrana Conference at Neemrana Fort Palace in Alwar district of Rajasthan, according to an official release here. The focus in the conference was on "Haryana:Challenges in Agriculture, Education and Infrastructure".

Listing various steps taken by the State Government, he said besides setting up a Mahila University and a science and technology university , Haryana was the first state in the country to introduce semester and edusat systems in the schools.

He said that Rajiv Gandhi Education City was being set up near Kundli in Sonepat district to act as multifunctional centre for assembling the best educational institutions of international standards.

Mr Hooda claimed the state had achieved the first position in wheat production after persuing pro-farmer policies, adding 70 per cent of Basmati export of the country was from Haryana.

He said the government had formulated new plans for resettlement and rehabilitation of those farmers whose land was being acquired for government projects. "The state has also now been emerging as an industrial state from an agrarian state", he said.

Giving details of the new industrial and labour policies of the state government, the Chief Minister said these policies have protected the interests of entrepreneurs, labourers, investors, farmers and exporters.

He claimed that Haryana could boast of a sound civic and industrial inftrastructure conducive to investment.

In reply to a question from Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek singh Ahluwalia, Mr Hooda informed that because of government's initiatives in accelerating the pace of development, the annual plan budget of the state had increased by three times during the last three years.

Referring to the increasing demand of water supply and excessive exploitation of ground water for irrigation purposes, he said the government was planning to work on underground water supplies besides laying more stress on other methods like sprinkler irrigation to make optimum use of available water resources.

Steps have also been taken to recharge the ground water through various methods , he added.

Mr M L Tayal, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, and Mr Rajiv Arora, Managing Director of HSIIDC, also participated in the conference.

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