Haryana To Send 5,000 People On Free Varanasi Pilgrimage


Haryana To Send 5,000 People On Free Varanasi Pilgrimage

5,000 people from Haryana would go on a free tour of Kashi, as the city of Varanasi is commonly known, under a state government scheme, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said today.

He also announced that from next year an ‘AntyodayaKaryalaya’ would be established in every sub-division of the state. In these offices, information will be given to people about the various welfare schemes, he said.

Mr. Khattar also announced an increase in the annual income limit from Rs. 2.5 lakh to Rs. four lakh under the ‘MedhaviChhatraProtsahan Yojana’, a decision that would benefit about 15,000 students.

According to an official statement, he alleged that a provision of 10 percent reservation would be made in jobs under Outsourcing Policy Part I and II, which would be increased in the next phase.

As many as 5,000 people would be given the advantage of the free tour to Kashi, the birthplace of Shri Ravidas Ji, on first come first serve basis, he said according to the release.

Mr. Khattar made these announcements at an event held to celebrate the 641st Jayanti of Guru Ravidas Ji here.

He said that about 300 schemes were being implemented by several departments but people did not know about all of them, therefore, AntyodayaKaryalayas would be a blessing.

Mr. Khattar also said that a provision was being made under which an on organization would be deputed to ensure that funds under the Scheduled Caste component of a department were utilized completely.

Before the funds under the Scheduled Caste component remained unused and lapsed, he said.

He alleged that to ensure employment to each youth in the state, DRI Advance of about Rs. 200 crore would be provided to youth through banks to set up their own ventures and the four percent interest rate would be borne by the state government.

Employment, whether in the private sector or government, has so far been given to about 1.75 lakh youth in the state, the statement said.

Mr. Khattar said the state government was carrying out the recruitment to about 300 backlog posts reserved for Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes of five categories.

Attacking the Congress, the chief minister said the people had not forgotten the atrocities committed on Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes during the previous government’s term.

The incidents of Gohana and Mirchpur are still alive in the conscious of people, he said.

Haryana Transport Minister Krishan Lal Panwar said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had the vision to provide housing to all by 2022 and these houses would be provided to three lakh people in the state in next five years under Bhimrao Ambedkar Awas Yojana’.

Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said the Haryana government would organize a state-level function in Bhiwani to celebrate Ravidas Jayanti on February 4.

Minister of State for Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Krishan Kumar said the present chief minister had given full respect and honor to the people belonging to Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes.

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