Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal today digitally handed over the keys and allotment letters to them in a programme held here today.

Chandigarh, August 3: As many as 210 beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, (Urban) today became the proud owner of a new house, after Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal today digitally handed over the keys and allotment letters to them in a programme held here today.

Member Parliament, Mr. Nayab Singh Saini, Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Mrs. Kamlesh Dhanda, MLA Kurukshetra, Mr. Subhash Sudha and MLA Kaithal, Mr. Leela Ram also attended the programme from Kaithal and Kurukshetra districts and later physically distributed the keys to the eligible beneficiaries on behalf of the Chief Minister.

The beneficiaries of both the Kurukshetra and Kaithal district thanked the Chief Minister for fulfilling their dreams of owning their own house, especially on the pious occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

While congratulating 105 beneficiaries each from both Kurukshetra and Kaithal districts, Mr. Manohar Lal said that having a permanent house is everyone’s dream and keeping this in mind, both Centre and State Government are dedicatedly working towards providing permanent house to every family by 2022.

“I am happy that about 3,61,365 applications were received under the PMAY-U from all the Municipalities, of which survey of maximum applications has been done. Construction of most of the houses is in progress,” he said.

The Chief Minister further shared that in Kurukshetra and Kaithal district about 2802 and 4880 beneficiaries have been identified respectively. Taking further the vision of Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi of providing housing facility to all by 2022, the State Government is leaving no stones unturned to provide roof to every family, he said.

Emphasizing on the significance of the PMAY-U scheme which is aimed at empowerment of poor, Mr. Manohar Lal said that having own house makes life comfortable. Therefore while working with the feeling of Antyodaya, along with ensuring ‘Roti, Kapda Aur Makaan’, dedicated efforts are being made for ‘Siksha, Swasthya, Samman’. Besides this, efforts are being made to ensure that benefits of the welfare schemes should reach the last person in line.” The Chief Minister said that he hoped that the State Government will achieve the target of providing a permanent house to every family by 2022.

Thanking the Chief Minister for handing over the keys to the beneficiaries on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Mrs. Kamlesh Dhanda said that many schemes are being run by the government for the upliftment of poor, including health and education.

Echoing the same sentiments, Member Parliament, Mr. Nayab Singh Saini and MLA, Mr. Subhash Sudha said that Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi and Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal are dedicatedly working towards fulfilling the dream of the poor of owning their own house. Every eligible beneficiary will be given the benefit of this scheme, they said.

Deputy Commissioner Kaithal, Mr. Sujan Singh and Additional Deputy Commissioner Kurukshetra, Ms. Veena Hooda and other dignitaries were present on this occasion.

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Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that in the interest of the farmers and Arthiyas it has been decided to get cleaning and lifting of crops done by machines in the mandis.

Chandigarh, August 3: Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that in the interest of the farmers and Arthiyas it has been decided to get cleaning and lifting of crops done by machines in the mandis.

Mr. Dushyant Chautala, who also holds the portfolio of the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department, recently presided over a review meeting with the officers of Food, Civil and Consumer Affairs Department and Haryana State Agriculture and Marketing Board regarding the preparations made for procuring paddy and bajra for the season 2020-21.

Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that due to COVID-19, during the procurement season, the Arthiyas had to face shortage of labourers for crop drying, weighing, bag-stitching and transportation. He said that if the effect of COVID-19 pandemic continues by the time of paddy procurement in the month of October, it may cause a shortage of labourers. In view of this, the State Government has decided to mechanise the processes after bringing the crops in the mandis for lifting of crops with machines so as to protect farmers and Arthiyas from facing losses, he added. He said that it is the effort of the government that the entire process should be done with efficiency and speed from the time the crop reaches the mandis to the lifting after the purchase.

Mr. Dushyant Chautala was apprised that in view of the paddy and maize procurement season, 2 to 5 e-loaders/ bag stackers will be installed in each mandi of the state on his directions. These motor-driven e-loaders / bag stackers will help in fast and efficient loading, unloading and stacking of bags with the help of conveyor belt systems. To make the entire process smooth, bag sewing machines and electronic weighing scales will also be interlinked. These machines will help in stacking bags up to a height of 12 feet. These machines can load and unload bags in trucks at the rate of 2-3 bags per minute. With the help of these machines 75 percent dependency on labourers will be reduced. Initially, these e-loaders / bag stackers will be installed in 81 mandis and later can be installed in all mandis of the state as per requirement.