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Haryana: Over 7,500 beneficiaries receive 100-square yard plot possession letters under Mahatma Gandhi Gramin Basti Yojana

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, June 10

Haryana Chief Minister Nayab Singh Saini said that over the last decade, both the Central and State governments have effectively implemented the spirit of Antyodaya. Our double-engine government is truly pro-poor, continuously striving to strengthen and empower the underprivileged.

The efforts undertaken for the upliftment of poor under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the last 10 years surpass what the Congressgovernment achieved in the previous 60 years. Congress has exploited the poor by misleading them with false promises to secure their votes. During elections, the opposition falsely claimed that the Constitution and reservations would be abolished. No one can abolish the Constitution and reservation in this country.

The Chief Minister was speaking at the state-level function organized for distribution of possession letters of 100-100 square yards plots to the eligible beneficiaries under Mahatma Gandhi Gramin Basti Yojana in Sonipat district today.

In addition to Sonipat, similar programs were held at 10 other locations – Bhiwani, Charkhi Dadri, Palwal, Gurugram, Hisar, Jind, Yamunanagar, Mahendragarh, Jhajjar, and Sirsa – where Haryana government Ministers and MLAs distributed plot possession letters to the beneficiaries. More than 7,500 people received plot possession letters during the event.

For villages lacking available land for plots, beneficiaries will receive financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh each to purchase plots. Besides this, the government has made a plan to provide plots to other poor beneficiaries as well and directions have been given to the officers to develop a portal. Such families can register themselves on this portal. he added.

He said that during the election period, he directed officers to rectify the situation, ensuring beneficiaries received possession letters promptly. This task has now been successfully accomplished.

“Congress misled people in the name of Mahatma Gandhi”

The Chief Minister said that a decade and a half ago, the Congress had promised plots to people, yet failed to grant ownership rights, leaving citizens making rounds of government offices to get ownership rights. He criticized the Congress for attaching Mahatma Gandhi’s name to the scheme but failing to deliver any benefits from 2008 to 2014 under the scheme.

15000 plots will be given under Mukhyamantri Shahri Awas Yojana

The Chief Minister said that the government has devised a plan to offer shelter to BPL families across 14 cities through the Mukhyamantri Shahri Awas Yojana. Under this scheme, 15000 plots will be provided. The list of beneficiaries has been meticulously verified and finalized. Implementation of this scheme is imminent and will commence shortly.

Rs 80,000 are being given for house repair under Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar Housing Renovation Scheme

Nayab Singh highlighted the BR Ambedkar Awas Renovation Scheme, which offers financial aid of Rs. 80,000 for house repairs in the state. He said that Rs. 370 crore has been disbursed among 66,000 beneficiaries under this scheme. Additionally, he emphasized Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to empower the economically and socially disadvantaged through the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Rural and Urban).

Over the past decade, the double-engine government has allocated Rs. 522 crore to this cause. From 67,649 applications, 14,939 impoverished individuals have received keys to their new homes. Apart from this, 15,356 new houses are ready to be built, which will be handed over to the eligible people in two months.

Similarly, 29440 applications were received under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Gramin, out of which Rs 376 crore was spent on the construction of 26318 houses. Rs 32 crore was spent on the repair of 2138 old houses.

Rs 100 crore will be spent on the repair of SC-BC Chaupals

Nayab Singh said that recognizing the significance of Chaupals for various community gatherings, including marriages and ceremonies, the Haryana government has allocated a budget of Rs. 100 crore for repairing Chaupals belonging to the SC and BC categories. Once these Chaupals are renovated, people will have improved facilities for organizing events.

He further said a new scheme called the Dayalu Yojana has been started, aimed at assisting the poor. Under this scheme, families of deceased earning members receive financial aid of Rs. 5 lakh. To date, Rs. 370 crore has been distributed to 8000 families across the state. Additionally, through the Nirogi Haryana Yojana, free health check-ups have been provided to 2.71 crore individuals.

He said that people are facing difficulties in document corrections like Aadhar cards, ration cards, Parivaar Pahchan Patra, To solve this issue, a new initiative called ‘Samadhan Shivir’ has been initiated. A ‘Samadhan Prakosth’ has been established within the Chief Secretary’s office to address these issues. Deputy Commissioners and Sub-Divisional Magistrates (SDM) will address citizen grievances daily from 9 am to 11 am during working days. Their reports will be submitted to the Chief Secretary’s office for monitoring by the Chief Minister himself, ensuring swift resolution of public concerns.

Haryana government’s resolve is to uplift Antyodaya – Mahipal Dhanda

Minister of State for Development and Panchayat Mahipal Dhanda said that poor can understand the pain of the poor and our Chief Minister has reached current position by struggling with poverty. This has led to the resolution of disputes over 100-100 yard plots, ensuring that the rights of the poor are upheld.

He emphasized the government’s commitment to serving as a strong foundation for societal progress, stating that a robust foundation ensures the strength of the entire structure. The government’s dedication to Antyodaya, reaching the benefits of welfare policies from both the Central and Haryana Government to every individual, has been effectively realized, completing this task with great efficiency.

Chief Minister’s Priority: Ensuring schemes benefit the poor first – Dr. Amit Agrawal

Additional Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister and Commissioner and Secretary, Development and Panchayat Department Dr. Amit Agrawal said that upon Nayab Singh assuming office as Chief Minister, he convened all officers to Chandigarh and articulated a singular focus – prioritizing the welfare of the most marginalized and impoverished segments of society is the government’s only objective. He emphasized expediting schemes aimed at their upliftment. Despite the budgetary deadline for distributing possession letters of plots to beneficiaries being set for September 2024, the task was efficiently accomplished in June, guided by the Chief Minister’s directives, he added.

MLA Mohan Lal Badauli, Satyaprakash Jarawata also addressed the program. Apart from these, MLA Harvinder Kalyan, Nirmal Chaudhary, former Minister  Kavita Jain, officers of district administration and a large number of beneficiaries were also present during the event.

 

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