Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Tuesday announced a grant of Rs 25 lakh to each of the three villages of Mundari,Kithana and Kalayat in an attempt to improve the sex ratios in the villages. Addressing a public meeting at Kalayat,Hooda announced a slew of incentives and projects for the people of the area after inaugurating and laying the foundation stones of 18 projects that have cost the state exchequer around Rs 74.25 crore.
The chief minster inaugurated a newly constructed bus stand,Rajiv Gandhi Seva Kendra and an office of the sub-divisional UHBVN officer at Kalayat,220 KV sub-station at Bata,primary health centres at Kithana and Devban water works at Ram Garh Pandawa and Jakholi,among others. Hooda also announced that the government was set to carve out a new sub-division in the district,grant municipal committee status to Rajaund village,community centre at Kalayat,four veterinary hospitals for the villages of Taragarh,Birbangda,Dhundwa and Kheri Lamba,extension of Kalayat Grain Market,Rs two crore for the development of Kapil Muni Tirath,Rs 10 crore for the development of villages in the district,extension of Shimla Minor for ensuring irrigation water at the tail end and Rs 1.5 crore for the Kalayat Municipal Committee. The extension of grain market would incur an estimated cost of Rs 15 crore. The chief minister said a committee would be formed soon to decide on the limits of the new sub-division.
Hooda used the opportunity to attack his predecessor and said the present Congress government had spent Rs 3155.58 crore on the development of Kaithal district over the past seven years,whereas the previous INLD-BJP government led by Om Prakash Chautala spent only Rs 479.06 crore during their six-year reign.
The chief minister also claimed that while the present government had spent Rs 396.51crore on the development of Kalayat Assembly segment,the INLD had spent only Rs 61.20 crore.
Further castigating Chautala,Hooda said,It is a public meeting and people belonging to different political parties must be here. Can anyone tell me about any single decision taken by Chautala for the benefit of the farming community,Scheduled Castes,Backward Classes,the poor,the old,women,youth,traders or employees. When Chautala took over in 2000,the old age pension was Rs 200 and it remained the same in his tenure while we have raised it to Rs 700 for those older than 70 years, he added.