IEP Chandigarh, September 18
Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal while addressing a Jan Samvad Programme in Sirsa today firmly turned down the pension request raised by a woman, who is said to be the owner of nine ‘kila’ land.
The Chief Minister clarified that only eligible persons would get the benefit of a pension. This benefit will not be given to the person who is not eligible, he said.
“You already own 9 Kila of land and your annual income is Rs. 2.5 lakh, therefore you are not eligible for the pension benefits, Sh. Manohar Lal told the woman.
Later the woman informed the Chief Minister about her three daughters and sought financial help from him. Sh. Manohar Lal while again showing a big heart announced to give Rs 1 lakh to the woman from his voluntary quota.
He shares that to avail the pension benefits, a beneficiaries should not have land more than 5 Kilas. But in this case, as the women own 9 kila, hence she is not eligible for said benefits.
Meanwhile, during the Jan Samvad Programme, the Chief Minister heard the problems of the people of Sirsa district held at Chaudhary Devi Lal University Auditorium.
A total of 227 complaints were heard and redressed. Redressing a problem, Sh. Manohar Lal said that ensuring a roof over every head is the utmost priority of the State Government.
The Housing for All Department is surveying this and once it is completed, houses will be given to those who are not having houses. The government is working on a plan to provide 1 lakh houses.
CM directs to suspend Patwari immediately
While, hearing a complaint regarding Mahender, Patwari of Rania refusing to register Girdawari of the complainant, the Chief Minister directed the officers concerned to immediately suspend the Patwari.
As per the complainant 10 months ago, his father had transferred the land in his name. But when he visited the Patwari’s office for the registration of the Girdawari, the Patwari denied doing the same.
The complainant had also registered his complaint on CM Window.
Raise your area development demand on the Gram Darshan Portal, Manohar Lal
The Chief Minister said that the Government has developed Gram Darshan Portal for villages and Nagar Darshan Portal for cities. The people of the village and the city can put forward the problems related to their area on these portals.
With this, the demand for road, drains, ponds, water etc. can also be raised on these portals. The demand put by the villagers reaches the concerned department and the department is ensuring fulfilment of these demands on a priority basis.
Take strict action against water thieves
Sh. Manohar Lal said that the government is working continuously to ensure that water reaches the tail-end of every field. There are complaints of water theft at some places. Strict action should be taken by the department against such people.
The department should immediately register an FIR against such water thieves, said the Chief Minister.
Because of these water thieves, the water does not reach to the tail-end, he added.
Sh. Manohar Lal also called upon the farmers to adopt the sprinkler irrigation technique.
“Today the water resources are limited. We should use it properly, in those areas where there is a shortage of water, farmers should irrigate their fields by adopting the sprinkler method. For this, 85 percent subsidy is given by the State Government, said Sh. Manohar Lal.
Work should be done on overflowing ponds
The Chief Minister said that the Pond Authority should work on a mission mode to renovate the overflowing ponds.
He said that the water from the overflowing ponds should be channelized into the nearby rivers and streams. Also, the water should be drained from the pump.
Remove illegal encroachment immediately
The Chief Minister directed the District Administration to immediately vacate the illegal occupants where there is illegal encroachment.
Strict action should be taken against those who have illegally occupied land. Illegal occupation will not be allowed anywhere in the state. Illegal occupancy should be vacated immediately by giving prior notices, said Sh. Manohar Lal.
More and more Vyayamshalas should be opened in Sirsa and Fatehabad
After hearing the complaints of drug abuse, the Chief Minister said that the government is working continuously to control drug addiction. Vyayamshalas are being opened across the state for youth to stay away from drugs and to increase their interest in sports.
Giving special emphasis, he said that more and more Vyayamshalas should be opened in Sirsa and Fatehabad districts so that youth can be motivated toward sports.
The dhani comprising 25 houses got 24 hours electricity
On the demand of the villagers of Mithanpur Dhani regarding getting round-the-clock electricity, Sh. Manohar Lal directed the Power Department to immediately implement the same.
He said that the power department should consider this Dhani as a village and make a special case and ensure to provide 24 hours electricity here.
The Chief Minister immediately accepted the demand of upgrading the blind school in Sirsa from VIII to Xth and increasing the budget for this school.
Sirsa MP, Smt. Sunita Duggal, MLA, Sh. Gopal Kanda, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. V. Umashankar, Political Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. Krishan Bedi, Deputy Commissioner, Sirsa, Sh. Parth Gupta and Superintendent of Police, Sh. Arpit Jain also remained present on this ocassion.