Haryana: Several schemes and projects implemented in 2018
Chandigarh: During the year 2018, several development schemes and projects were dedicated to the people of Haryana and the state got a distinct identity at national and international level. As a result of the efforts of the present State Government, Haryana is among the leading states of the country.
In 2018, Haryana has achieved unprecedented development and achievements and long pending projects got completed due to which the state is marching towards great heights.
While giving details of the decisions and achievements of the present State Government in 2018, an official spokesman said the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) expressway which lying incomplete for decades was completed at a cost of more than Rs 2,320 crore and was dedicated to the people of Haryana by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Similarly, the work of Rohtak-Meham-Hansi Railway Line has already been started and it is likely to be completed in the next two years.
The spokesman said that Haryana has won the Best State Award under Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018. The best six districts of the country in terms of sanitation included three districts of Haryana namely Gurugram, Karnal and Rewari.
The Inter-District Council has been constituted in which some representatives of Urban Local Bodies and Panchayati Raj Institutions have been included so that all the institutions together play a vital role in the development of the state.
He said that on January 26, 2018, a 7-Star Gram Panchayat Rainbow Scheme has been launched to bring a positive competition among Panchayats. Under the scheme, Pink Star is given for improvement in the sex ratio, Blue Star for promoting education and to prevent dropout, White Star for cleanliness, Saffron Star for peace and brotherhood, Green Star for protection of environment, Golden Star for good governance and Silver Star for social participation.
The foundation stone of the National Cancer Institute has been laid in Bhadsa, district Jhajjar. Being constructed on the pattern of NCI of America, the 710-bedded institute will be ready in 2019.
He said that 425 schemes and services of 37 departments were made online on the occasion of Good Governance Day on December 25, 2018. The present government has reduced the electricity bill to almost half under which consumers with monthly usage up to 200 units will now get electricity at the rate of Rs 2.50 per unit.
He said that 'Shivdham Navinikaran Yojana' has been started under which various works are being carried out including construction of boundary wall of cremation grounds, sheds, arrangement of drinking water and pucca roads to cremation grounds.
In view of the convenience of merchants who honestly pay taxes, e-Way Bill scheme has been started from April 1, 2018 for Inter-State transport of goods. From April 20, the process of e-Way Billing has been started for 'Intra-State' transport of goods in the state.
Under the national strategy for eliminating Measles disease and controlling Rubella, the Measles-Rubella Immunization Campaign was started from April 25, 2018 in all the districts of Haryana. In this, all children from 9 months to 15 years will be administered MR vaccines. A target of 74.38 lakh has been fixed of which 73.64 lakh children have been vaccinated. Two new Government Medical Colleges (one nursing college and one physiotherapy college), Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, University of Health Sciences, Kutail (Karnal) and Nursing School and College have been opened in Safidon Jind and the admission of first batch has been done in session 2018-19.
He said free treatment facility up to Rs five lakh is being given to 15.50 lakh families of poor and needy people under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana.
In the Swachh Survekshan 2018, the Gharaunda Municipality has been awarded the Best Town in the North Zone for Innovation and Best Practices. In the process of strengthening infrastructure in urban areas, Haryana has reached at 10th position from 28th position.