Micro-irrigation projects to be implemented in parts of southern Haryana facing water shortage: CM
An action plan has also been developed for the installation of various structures for rainwater harvesting, which would certainly help in increasing the groundwater level, he said.Meanwhile, the chief minister said that small and large veterinary institutes are being established across the state to ensure timely healthcare facilities for cattle.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday said micro-irrigation projects will be implemented in areas having water shortages in the southern part of the state.
He was addressing a gathering on the concluding day of his three-day 'Jan Samvad' programme in Mahendragarh district.
In a function held at the Satnali village, the chief minister laid the foundation stone of a micro-irrigation project worth Rs 8.21 crore for four villages, said an official statement here.
Khattar said that in the last few years, the present state government has done remarkable work to promote micro irrigation. This has also greatly aided groundwater conservation. This scheme is proving to be a boon for farmers, he added.
According to the official statement, Khattar said micro irrigation projects will be implemented in areas having water shortages in southern Haryana.
The government is encouraging many initiatives aimed at irrigating the parched terrain of southern Haryana in order to find a lasting solution to the water crisis in this region, the statement quoted the chief minister as saying.
He said that ''in order to move this micro irrigation programme ahead, a target of installing 1,000 piezometers (an instrument for measuring the pressure of a liquid or gas) in villages by identifying low-water areas has been established under the Atal Bhujal Yojana for the year 2023-24''.
This year there is a proposal to execute micro-irrigation projects on 2.5 lakh acres of agricultural land, he noted. An action plan has also been developed for the installation of various structures for rainwater harvesting, which would certainly help in increasing the groundwater level, he said.
Meanwhile, the chief minister said that small and large veterinary institutes are being established across the state to ensure timely healthcare facilities for cattle. More veterinary institutes are opening every year to meet the needs of livestock owners. The newly constructed veterinary hospital at Satnali has also been included in this list so that cattle rearers can get quality veterinary services at their doorstep.
Khattar said the state government is providing employment opportunities to the youth in a transparent manner and on a merit basis. He also said the youth in Haryana are being imparted education focused on vocational and skill development.
The priority of the state government is to provide basic amenities like electricity, water, roads, medicine and health to the people, he noted. ''An amount of Rs 25 crore each has been given to all the assembly constituencies for the renovation of roads and the work related to it will be executed at a fast pace,'' he said.
At Bawania village, he said the BJP-led government is ensuring uniform development across the state. The chief minister exhorted women to adopt self-employment by forming self-help groups. ''There are immense possibilities of sewing centres, coarse grain products, pickles and other small-scale industries around the Industrial Model Township to be built on about 10,086 acres in Khudana village. The women can avail its benefits by forming self-help groups,'' he added.
During the programme, a woman from Bawania apprised the chief minister that there are 12 self-help groups in the village, to which 114 families are connected.
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