IEP Chandigarh, February 20
School Education and Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Sh. Kanwar Pal said that the address given by Governor, Sh. Bandaru Dattatraya in the budget session of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha today reflects the vision of Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi for a developed India by 2047. He said that in the Union Budget, the central government has set a target of making the country’s economy a $5 trillion economy; which will lead India to the category of developed countries from a developing country.
Sh. Kanwar Pal was addressing the mediapersons after the conclusion of the proceedings of the first day of the budget session of the Vidhan Sabha.
Responding to a question, he said that the sale and use of at least 30 percent electric vehicles by the year 2030 has been highlighted in the address. Similarly, it has been said to work with the spirit of Antyodaya. “The work is being done to increase the income of families whose income is less than Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1.80 lakh annually. Loans have been made available to such families from banks for self-employment like animal husbandry, shop or other business,” he added.
Sh. Kanwar Pal said that many schemes are being run for the welfare of scheduled castes and backward classes. He said that an amount of Rs 116 crore has been released for marriage assistance to destitute children, widows, divorcees and orphans living below the poverty line. In addition, more than 30 lakh samples were taken for soil testing for the farmers. The address also mentioned the promotion of millet as well.
Responding to a question regarding the statement of the Leader of Opposition, Sh. Bhupinder Singh Hooda of restoring the old pension to the employees immediately after the formation of the Congress government, Sh. Kanwar Pal said that the old pension was stopped during the Congress regime itself. “Even the renowned economist, former Prime Minister, Sh. Manmohan Singh had asked to stop it. Now Montek Singh Ahluwalia is also saying the same,” he said.
Taking a dig, Sh. Kanwar Pal said that the proceedings of the Assembly were being unnecessarily obstructed by the opposition. “When the outline of proceedings was decided in the meeting of the Business Advisory Committee, the Leader of the Opposition was also a part of this meeting. The opposition wanted to be named, but the Vidhan Sabha Speaker took a wise decision and completed the proceedings in a good manner,” he said, adding that accusing someone does not make them guilty and a special investigation team of the Chandigarh Police is probing the case of the Minister of State.
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