Deputy Chief Minister Unveils Rs 174.61 Crore Development Projects in Tohana

Deputy Chief Minister Unveils Rs 174.61 Crore Development Projects in Tohana
Chandigarh, January 9 - Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that the state government is transforming villages along the lines of cities by establishing a robust system. Numerous projects have been initiated to enhance village infrastructure, with the development of a sewerage system underway in 108 villages and Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) being constructed.

Addressing a programme in Pirthala village of the Tohana assembly constituency, the Deputy Chief Minister inaugurated a digital library and laid the foundation stone for development projects of Rs 174.61 crore in the Tohana Assembly constituency.

Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala highlighted the state government's multifaceted progress under the coalition. Eleven express highways are currently under construction, including the soon-to-commence work on the Dabwali to Panipat highway, benefiting the Tohana assembly constituency. Additionally, work is progressing on 35 National Highways, fortifying connectivity through an expanded road network. Each MLA in every assembly constituency has been allocated Rs 25 crore for local road development.

Addressing concerns about the government portal, the Deputy Chief Minister said that it has streamlined the process for citizens to access scheme benefits, eliminating the need for physical visits to government offices. Automatic pension disbursement through Parivar Pehchan Patra and simplified Ration Card issuance exemplify the portal's efficacy. He emphasized the increased scope of Below Poverty Line (BPL) benefits in Haryana, where individuals with an annual income of Rs 1.80 lakh are eligible, contrasting with the national threshold of Rs 1.20 lakh.

The Deputy Chief Minister underscored the strengthening of the Panchayati Raj system, disclosing that villages are receiving grants at Rs 2000 per person. Financial assistance to Panchayats is granted based on population, and reservations have been introduced, with the BCA category securing eight percent and women attaining fifty percent in Panchayati Raj institutions. Additionally, women have been granted 33 percent reservation in ration depots.

Highlighting Haryana's distinction in providing the highest wages under MNREGA, the Deputy Chief Minister revealed that laborers in Haryana are receiving Rs. 357 per day.

Development and Panchayats Minister, Mr. Devender Singh Babli emphasized the coalition government's commitment to the people's welfare. Beyond street and drain development, a comprehensive 9-point programme is being executed in villages. He urged people to foster brotherhood, engage in water conservation, and contribute to environmental preservation. The Minister affirmed the realization of promises made during elections in the government's actions.


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