Multi-crore projects for Haryana''s backward district

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Nuh (Har), Feb 19 (PTI) Haryana Chief MinisterBhupinder Singh Hooda today announced multi-crore projects forthe development of relatively backward Mewat district.

A Rs 325-crore ''Mewat Canal'', aimed to provide betterirrigation facilities to the district, is among the declaredprojects.

"This canal will lessen the district''s dependence overGurgaon canal and help in boosting agriculture. The governmenthas given its nod to Rs 325 crore project. However, the actualcost of construction could be much higher," Hooda said herewhile addressing ''Nav Nirman Rally'', boasting all-rounddevelopment of the state during his rule.

Hooda also sanctioned Rs 100 crore to renovate ''Kotlalake'' for rain-water harvesting and improve drinking watersupply to the region.

The Centre and the Congress government in the statehas provided Rs 2,208 crore to the district under variousdevelopment projects, he said, adding that schemes worth Rs1,112 crore have already been undertaken till now.

The chief minister said residents of the district havebeen provided fresh drinking water facilities at a cost of Rs349 crore under the Rajiv Gandhi Drinking Water Mission.

Claiming that condition of roads has improved underhis regime, Hooda said he will demand the Centre to declareDelhi-Alwar road as a national highway and announced toupgrade Nuh-Palwal road to a state highway.

The chief minister also said permission has beengranted to construct eight Industrial Training Institutes(ITIs) -- four each for boys and girls.

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