Chandigarh, June 26 – Chandigarh, June 26–The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, has said that the state government is preparing a scheme to make Haryana kerosene-free and provide LPG connection to every household within the next one-and-a-half years. Having a prescribed time-frame, the scheme would be given final shape soon, he added.
Speaking at a function in Hansi today, the Chief Minister said that the provision of LPG connection in every household would not only help reduce health risks posed by the burning of kerosene, wood and other fuels, but would also bring down pollution in the state. It would also put a check on the misuse and black-marketing in kerosene.
Under the ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign, Haryana would be made open-defecation free by December, 2017, and every household would have a toilet. Urging the people to get toilets constructed in their houses and avoid defecating in the open, he said the state government was providing grant for the construction of toilets.
Mr Manohar Lal said that families belonging to nomadic tribes should set up home at one place, settle down and get their children educated for which the state government would provide them assistance.
The Chief Ministers said that the Naik community had made a significant contribution in the Freedom Struggle and the sacrifice of revolutionaries such as Achal Singh Naik of Madhya Pradesh could never be forgotten. He said that one chowk each would be identified in Bhiwani, Kaithal and Kurukshetra and named as ‘Achal Singh Naik Chowk’. He also announced to give Rs 21 lakh for ‘Naik dharamshala’ being constructed in Bhuna.
State BJP President, Mr. Subhash Barala, also spoke on this occasion.