May 20, 2018 09:00 PM

Chandigarh/Jind (Face2News)

The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal today announced that any house in the state which did not have gas connection would be provided with one within 48 hours. As many as three lakh gas connections have been provided in the state so far.  

Speaking at a function organized to mark Maharana Pratap Jayanti at Safidon in Jind district today, he announced a housing scheme for Garhia Lohar community which remained associated with Mahrana Pratap during his crucial days and said that a chowk would be named after Maharana Pratap.

He desired that Garhia Lohar community should settle at one place and pay attention to their families. The state government would provide free houses to them under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna Scheme. Ten thousand houses would be constructed under this scheme. He asked people to register themselves to avail of the benefits of the scheme.

 A memorial would be built in the name of Prithvi Raj Chauhan at Taraori in Karnal. He also announce grant of Rs. 21 lakh for the construction of dharmshala in Panchkula.

The Pond Development Authority has been constituted for the renovation of ponds in Haryana, and as many as 14,000 ponds would be repaired. This work would be completed within six months. Similarly, about 9,000 shamshan ghats and graveyards would be provided with basic infrastructure facilities like the boundary wall, sheds, drinking water and concrete roads etc. A sum of Rs. 700 crore has been earmarked for this purpose and Rs. 45 crore has been allocated for Jind district, he added.

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