Multi-crore projects for Haryana`s backward district

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday announced multi-crore projects for the development of relatively backward Mewat district.

Updated: Feb 19, 2011, 19:45 PM IST

Nuh: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday announced multi-crore projects for the development of relatively backward Mewat district.

A Rs 325-crore `Mewat Canal`, aimed to provide better
irrigation facilities to the district, is among the declared
projects.

"This canal will lessen the district`s dependence over
Gurgaon canal and help in boosting agriculture. The government
has given its nod to Rs 325 crore project. However, the actual
cost of construction could be much higher," Hooda said here
while addressing `Nav Nirman Rally`, boasting all-round
development of the state during his rule.

Hooda also sanctioned Rs 100 crore to renovate `Kotla
lake` for rain-water harvesting and improve drinking water
supply to the region.

The Centre and the Congress government in the state
has provided Rs 2,208 crore to the district under various
development projects, he said, adding that schemes worth Rs
1,112 crore have already been undertaken till now.

The chief minister said residents of the district have
been provided fresh drinking water facilities at a cost of Rs
349 crore under the Rajiv Gandhi Drinking Water Mission.

Claiming that condition of roads has improved under
his regime, Hooda said he will demand the Centre to declare
Delhi-Alwar road as a national highway and announced to
upgrade Nuh-Palwal road to a state highway.

The chief minister also said permission has been
granted to construct eight Industrial Training Institutes
(ITIs) -- four each for boys and girls.

PTI