Chandigarh, 26 January: On the occasion of 71st Republic Day, Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala unfurled the National flag in Karnal and took guard of honour by the contingents. The Deputy Chief Minister visited the war memorial and paid floral tribute to the martyrs. He also honored the families of freedom fighters, martyrs with shawls and souvenirs.

While addressing the gathering, Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that the State Government has decided to celebrate the year 2020 as "Susashan Sankalp Varsh". He said that the State Government is working dedicatedly and throughout the year emphasis will be laid on implementing new initiatives for providing hassle-free services to the people of the State.

The Deputy Chief Minister said that for the betterment of the people, State Government has decided to celebrate Revenue Day on the first Tuesday of every month in all the SDM offices of the State. He informed that on this day, all the officials including Patwari and SDM of the Revenue Department will hold public grievances meetings and would resolve the revenue related complaints. He said that if needed, State Government will not hesitate from making amendments in any rules for the development of the State.

He said that on this Republic Day, the State Government has also pledged to provide loans on lower interest rates to the students who cannot afford to get higher education from colleges. He said that for the convenience of citizens, services and schemes have been made online. He informed that now 526 services and schemes have been made available through 'Saral Portal' in the State. He said that in just 60-day tenure, the State Government has taken several important decisions, including increasing the amount of Old Age Allowance Scheme and other Social Security Pension from Rs 2000 per month to Rs 2250 per month. He said that for the convenience of the people of the State, it was decided to make the Haryana Teacher Eligible Examination Center within a radius of 50 kilometers.

He said that Haryana Government will take necessary steps to strengthen the staff and infrastructure of existing colleges. He said that as per the guidelines are given by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), the State Government will take steps towards ensuring the recognition of all government colleges in the state from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in the year 2020. He said that to promote digital and e-learning in all the colleges of the state, a program called 'Drishti' has been started by the government.

He said that a campaign has been launched in the State for water conservation and the Government aims to provide water through tap to every household by the year 2022. He said that under the Mhara Gaon Jagmag Gaon scheme, 4262 villages are being supplied with 24-hour electricity.

The Deputy Chief Minister said that a comprehensive campaign has been launched by the State Government for environmental protection. About 1637 custom hiring centers have been established by providing an 80 percent subsidy. He said that 5224 farmers were provided equipment at a 50 percent subsidy. He said that the 'Bhavantar Bharpai Yojana' is proving to be a boon for farmers. He informed that 450 new doctors and 1652 home guards will be provided in Government hospitals.