Hooda assures equal distribution of canal water

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Chandigarh, Feb 17 (UNI) Reiterating his commitment for ensuring equal distribution of canal water supplies, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today assured the people of Ahirwal that canal water of Ravi-Beas would flow in the fields of Ahirwal through the Hansi-Butana Link Canal before the next Parliamentary elections.

The Chief Minister was addressing a largely attended 'Hakikat Rally' organized by the Independent MLA, Naresh Yadav at Ateli.

He said that Ahirwal had remained neglected during the last 40 years but his government was fully aware of the problems being faced by the people of the region and the construction of Hansi-Butana link Canal was one of the steps to redress their grievances.

Listing various steps being taken by his government to meet the growing demand of the electricity, the Chief Minister said the government had been purchasing electricity up to the rates of Rs 8.25 per unit from other sources to ease the situation.

The Bijli Nigam authorities have been directed to ensure uninterrupted power supply during morning and evening hours so that the studies of the students were not disturbed for want of electricity during examination days, he said.

The Chief Minister announced that a Central University would be opened in Southern Haryana and the government was also planning to open a Law University.

He also announced to upgrade CHC, Ateli to a 50-bedded hospital and open an Industrial Training Institute at village Sujapur near Ateli.

The Chief Minister said that sewere lines would be laid in Ateli at an estimated cost of Rs 1.27 crore and a Community Centre would also be built in Ateli at a cost of Rs 25 lakh. He also assured for developing a Housing Board Colony if the suitable land was provided in the town.

The Union Minister of State for Defence Production, Rao Inderjit Singh also spoke on the occasion.

Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated a newly constructed building of Primary Health Centre at village Sihma and a school gate of Senior Secondary School, Mundia Khera.

Besides, he also inaugurated a Rs 2.31 crore canal-based water supply scheme at village Fatehpur, the Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone of a 132 KV power sub-station at village Seka to be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 19.50 crore. The sub-station will meet the electricity requirements of 9929 consumers of different categories of 26 villages.

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