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Haryana Development Story – How Things Have Changed

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Haryana has been ruled mostly by Congress and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD). This is for the first time that a Bhartiya Janata Party government with the clear majority is governing the state. This makes the case for assessment of the BJP government which was elected after decades of negativity under Congress and INLD’s regimes.

Overview

Let’s take a quick look at the welfare schemes. The government of India under PM Modi has delivered 6.7 lakh LPG connections under Ujjwala Yojana reducing the indoor pollution in the homes of Haryana. To provide a roof to homeless , about 2.76 lakh houses have been sanctioned under PM Awas Yojana only in Haryana. About 7.4 lakh toilets have so far been constructed in the state under Swachh Bharat and more than 55,000 houses have been electrified in the state of Haryana under the Saubhagya scheme.

Nearly 69 lakh people got access to the bank accounts under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, thus empowering them to utilise the formal sector financial institutions. On healthcare, about 32% of the total number of families in Haryana have been covered under Ayushman Bharat, the world’s largest health insurance program.

Health

The central government has recently dedicated the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Jhajjar, to the nation. It’s an integral part of the AIIMS, Delhi, and is being developed as AIIMS’s second campus.

National Cancer Institute, Jhajjar, Haryana                                        Source: The Hindu

Apart from the NCI, the Modi government has also announced an AIIMS like institution at Rewari in Haryana. The announcement was made in the interim budget of 2019-2020 and site has also been finalised at village Manethi in Rewari. The proposed AIIMS will be built at the cost of Rs. 1,299 crores on 223 acres of land.Further, the foundation of stone of the National Institute of Ayurveda has been laid at Panchkula.

Child Sex Ratio

There was a time when there was concern over Haryana having a poor child sex ratio. But, governments in the past didn’t take this issue as seriously as they should have. However, things started to change with the BetiBachaoBetiPadhao movement campaign. The latest report by Times of India quoting state government data suggests the sex ratio at birth rose from 876 girls:1000 boys in 2015 to 929 girls:1000 boys in April 2019. This is the success of the BetiBachaoBetiPadhao initiative which has become a mass movement. Incidentally, PM Modi had also chosen to launch it from Haryana.

Education

To promote medical education in the state, 5 new medical colleges have been approved by the incumbent government of India. Further, to promote vocational training and skills, the foundation stone of Shri Vishwakarma Kaushal University has also been laid at Palwal. This is India’s first government skill university. Indian Institute of Information Technology at Sonepat was also made functional by the current government.

Even at the primary level, the Manohar Lal Khattar government is heading a big rural education reform program called ‘Saksham Ghoshna’. With sustained efforts towards constant monitoring of the learning of students and training of teachers, Haryana has been able to transform the learning outcomes of students in its government schools.

Infrastructure

The Western and Eastern Peripheral Expressways, most of which lie in Haryana, provide a protective ring to the national capital as heavy traffic bypasses it. This also provides faster connectivity between North and South Haryana. They have been completed by the NDA government after a long delay during the UPA government.

Source: Business Standard

Many new National Highways projects in the state of Haryana are under progress. Besides, the Prime Minister has also laid the foundation stone of a rail coach refurbishing workshop at Sonepat, creating huge employment opportunities in nearby areas.

Entrepreneurship

The state of Haryana surprised everyone when it improved its rank in Ease of Doing Business from 14 in 2016 to 3 in 2018, a jump of 11 places in just 2 years of time. It is a significant achievement. Out of many other reasons behind this sharp rise, the formation of Haryana Enterprise Promotion Council (HEPC) is the most important factor. HEPC has cut down on regulatory redtape and brought in a single window clearance system.

Conclusion

Both central and state governments have jointly led the movement of development in the state. The state of Haryana is now ready to expand its wings.

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