BPL families to get rice, wheat at Rs 3 per kg in Haryana



Rewari: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Thursday said that the government is planning to provide rice and wheat to BPL families in the state at a rate of Rs 3 per kg.

The announcement was made by the Chief Minister at a public meeting organised to commemorate the historic battle of Rezangla here where he laid foundation stones of 12 projects and inaugurated another which involve an investment of Rs 131 crore together.

Alleging that the area was neglected by pre-Congress governments in the state, the Chief Minister produced data to substantiate the charge.

Citing data on the money spent for the development of Rewari region, he said in six years prior to the formation of Congress government only Rs 553 crore were spent in the area, whereas Rs 2416 crore have already been spent for the purpose after 2005.

Expressing his government's commitment to the all-round and inclusive development of all parts of the state, he said, "We do feel that Rewari region has not got its due, but we are determined to provide its due with interest."

Accepting majority of the demands put up by Finance Minister Ajay Singh Yadav, Hooda also announced that Rewari Town Park will be christened Rezangla Martyr Park and Rewari Regional Centre of Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak will be named after former prime minister Indira Gandhi.= He also announced a new bus stand for Rewari bypass and a multi-utility sports campus for Rewari.

Hooda said that the unauthorised colonies prior to some fixed dates would be considered for regularisation. He also said that the government would sympathetically consider the upgradation of Bawal as a Sub Division.

PTI