Haryana to set up Lord Krishna university

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Mahendergarh, Jul 6 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced that a Central University in the name of Lord Krishna would be set up over an area of 500 acres in this district to provide better educational facilities to students.

The Chief Minister was addressing a rally here today, organised by local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Rao Dan Singh, after laying foundation stones and inaugurating various development projects costing Rs 35 crore.

The Chief Minister said as many as 525 water courses would be lined at a cost of Rs 150 crore to irrigate 99,383 hectares of land in the districts of Jhajjar, Rewari, Gurgaon, Mahendergarh and Bhiwani. Out of these, 104 water courses were in Mahendergarh district alone.

He suggested that the farmers dig ponds in their fields so that they could irrigate their fields whenever the need arose. Financial aid was being provided by the Central as well as state government for the construction of these ponds, he added.

Giving details of the concessions given to the farmers by the state government, the Chief Minister said Haryana was the first state in the country to have repealed the law under which farmers were arrested for not paying the cooperative loans.

Outstanding electricity bills of farmers and rural domestic consumers to the tune of Rs 1600 crore had also been waived off, besides waiving off interest of the order of Rs 830 crore on cooperative loans.

Mr Hooda assured the farmers of Mahendergarh that adequate water for district would be provided to them.

The Chief Minister said the Central government under the dynamic leadership of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and able guidance of Ms Sonia Gandhi had waived off loans amounting to Rs 71,000 crore benefiting 4.50 crore farmers of the country. Under this scheme loans amounting to Rs 2108 crore of 6.24 lakh farmers had been waived off in Haryana.

Responding to the demands raised by Rao Dan Singh, the Chief Minister announced that the new building on a ten-acre plot would be constructed on the Mahendragarh-Narnaul road for the government college for women and new trades would be introduced in the Industrial Training Institute here.

Reiterating his commitment to ensuring equitable distribution of available canal water, Mr Hooda said water was being supplied through 23 out of 32 water channels in this district. The canal water was being made available to the Rampuri, Nangal distributries in the district by the present government after a gap of nearly four decades.

Earlier, the CM inaugurated a Rs 5.65-crore water supplies schemes and laid the foundation stone of a ITI at village Malra Bass. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Hooda said the construction of ITI would be completed by June next year. It would have 14 trade training facilities for 472 students. He accepted the demands for commencing three non-tech trades from this years academic session.

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