Criticising the Uttar Pradesh government on the rise cases of sex determination in the state, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday said that if the government had showed seriousness, such incidents could have been curbed.
Addressing a public meeting organised at Chhaprauli Baghpat, Khattar said that officers of the Haryana government had exposed many such cases in Uttar Pradesh. Hailing the Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao scheme, he said: “It’s the result of this scheme, which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, that the sex ratio in Haryana has increased to 914 from 850 in January, 2015.”
“We have opened women’s police station at every district headquarter to ensure the safety of women in Haryana and women help desks have been established at sub-divisional level,” the Haryana CM added.
Spelling out steps taken by BJP government, the Chief Minister said: “After coming to power, the BJP government has taken several steps for the welfare of farmers, which include distribution of compensation of Rs 2,400 crore in last two years for the damage caused to crops due to natural calamities, increasing the price of sugarcane to Rs 320 per quintal and giving the facility of interest-free loan to such farmers as paid back the loan on time.”