Haryana govt to increase seats in technical institutes

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Sonepat, Feb 3 (UNI) The Haryana Government has fixed a target to increase the number of seats in technical institutes from 48,000 to one lakh within next two years.

This was announced by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda while addressing a gathering at Janata Vidya Bhawan Educational Institutes, Butana in the district on the occasion of 105th Jayanti of late Ch Dhajjar Ram the founder of these institutes.

Mr Hooda said that unemployment had become a main problem and it could be solved only by setting up large industries and by imparting qualitative education to the students. While enumerating the steps taken by the government to promote technical education in the state, he said the number of seats in the engineering institutes had been increased from 23,000 to 48,000 during last 34 months and a target had been fixed to increase the number of seats to one lakh within next two years.

Paying rich tributes to Ch Dhajja Ram, Mr Hooda said that he had played a significant role in spreading education and dispelling the darkness in rural areas by establishing Janata Vidya Bhawan educational institutions about 60 years ago.

The Chief Minister reiterated his commitment to provide atleast 20 to 22 hours power supply daily after adding 5000 MW of additional power in the State by 2010. "The target is to commission one unit every year and the construction works on these units is in full swing," he said.

While criticising the opposition parties for making false promises and levelling baseless allegations on supply of electicity to Delhi, the Chief Minister claimed that the government was purchasing electricity from the other sources at the rate of Rs 7 to 8 per unit to meet the power demands particularly of the agriculture sector. He assured that sufficient irrigation water and power would be made available for the crops.

The Chief Minister said that a number of welfare schemes had been launched for all sections of the society. The state government had set up Haryana rural Development Authority for providing facilities to the people living in the rural area at par with the urban areas.

Referring to the demands of the Janata Vidya Bhawan institutions presented by the Chief Paton of the institution, JPS Sangwan, the CM announced a grant of Rs 21 lakh for the institutions and accepted the demand for naming a link road after Ch Dhajja Ram and to provide electicity in the institute on the pattern of Navodya schools.

Education Minister Mange Ram Gupta who also spoke said that the government was introducing vocational education in evey school and the nember of professional institutes had also been increased. He announced Rs two lakh for the library of the institutes.

Sonepat MP, Mr Kishan Singh Sangwan said that Janata Vidya Bhawan, Butana was one of the other half-a-dozen educational institutions which made significant contributions in providing education facilities in the region. He also announced grant of Rs 10 lakh from his MPLAD fund for the institutions.

Health Minister, Kartar Devi, Member of Parliament, from Hisar Mr Jai Parkash, former Governor and Chairman of Haryana Dairy Development, ms Chandravati,Chief Parliamentary Secretaries Dharambir Singh and Political Advisor to CM, Prof Virender were also present on the occasion.

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