Gurgaon, Ambala, Faridabad and Panipat will be developed as smart cities in the state, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Saturday. Addressing a public meeting, Khattar said that apart from cities, villages will be developed through a scheme, Vidhayak Adarsh Gram Yojna, that will be modelled on the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna, the Centres rural development programme focusing on villages.
He added that as per the scheme, 15 MPs and 90 MLAs will develop one village each in Haryana, taking the total to 105. But since the state has more than 6,500 villages, industrial and corporate houses would be asked to adopt villages and develop them, said Khattar.
To engage villagers in developmental work, a committee of 11 members in each village will decide the priorities, resulting in about 70,000 people assisting in the development of their area under the Gravit Yojana, the CM further said.
On the states new industrial policy, Khattar said that it would be rolled out in the next 15 days. The BJP government is going to start the process of recruitment in six months and will provide employment to thousands of youth, an aspect completely ignored by the Congress government, Khattar said.
Emphasising on the use of Information Technology, the CM said the state government is making efforts to provide basic services at the doorstep through internet in villages.
Source: Indian Express
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14 June 2017