Five lakh households to be provided LPG connections by March 2017: Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar

The Chief Minister said he had made about "2,000 announcements" during this period, and work had been "either completed or was in progress on 1,200 of them".

By: PTI | Nuh | Published:October 23, 2016 10:22 pm
A worker unloads liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cooking cylinders from a supply truck outside a distribution centre in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad February 19, 2015. India may slash its food and fuel subsidy bill by about  billion in next week's budget, two sources said, but despite the impressive headline, the cut is not as radical as free market champions had hoped for in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first full budget.   REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY POLITICS) - RTR4QDPH A worker unloads LPG cooking cylinders from a supply truck (Source: File/REUTERS)

To make Haryana kerosene-free state, about five lakh households would be provided with LPG connections by March 31 next year, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Sunday. Speaking at a public meeting in Nuh after inaugurating and laying the foundation stones of several development projects worth Rs 102 crore, he highlighted the achievements of the government, which completes two years of its tenure on October 26.

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The Chief Minister said he had made about “2,000 announcements” during this period, and work had been “either completed or was in progress on 1,200 of them”. Next year would be crucial as it would mark the “mid-period” of the government’s tenure, he said. “We have been largely successful in curbing corruption. While earlier projects were completed at more than the estimated cost, our government has completed several projects at less than the estimated cost,” he claimed.

He asked the people to report “any wrongdoings” to the government to ensure “eradication” of corruption in the state. Urging the people to pay their electricity bills on time, Khattar claimed that for the first time in 20 years, power tariff had been reduced by 37 paise. It would be reduced further if people paid their dues, he said.

“Cheaper electricity would be provided to industry to attract more units to the state,” he said. Teachers posted in Morni and Nuh areas and other faraway places would be given ten per cent additional wages, Khattar said.