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Dhankar directs depts to prepare action plan for next five years

Chandigarh, Sep 18 (UNI) Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister Om Prakash Dhankar directed the concerned departments to prepare an action plan for the next five years, and to expedite their development works so that the people of the state would get the basic facilities and every single person could avail benefits of government schemes.
Giving these directions while presiding over meeting with the Heads of Departments here on Wednesday, Mr Dhankar said that children studying science subjects in schools should also be taught to check soil, water and milk. This will enable them to know about adulterated food items. Not only children will become aware but they will also make others aware of it.
It was informed in the meeting that the Women and Child Development Department will work exclusively towards making Haryana free of anemia in the next five years under which information related to nutritious diet will be given to parents and pregnant women to overcome the deficiency of anemia. There is a need to promote the intake of organic foods so that nutrients in sufficient quantity are found in food items. Awareness programs are already being run by the Department. In the next five years, work will be done towards transforming the Anganwadi Centres into modern Anganwadi Centres.
In the meeting, the Social Justice and Empowerment Department informed about the upcoming 5-year plan that the main objective of the Department is to make Haryana drug-free and stringent steps are being taken for this. There is requirement of counseling in schools and colleges. Police and Health Departments are also working in this direction. Apart from this, there are also plans to open old age homes in every district.
The Labour and Employment Department informed that there are plans to provide employment to the ten plus two pass candidates under the Saksham Yojana. Along with this, there are also plans to provide skill training to 4000 children in future. It was informed in the meeting that in future there is a plan to provide employment to three lakh youths in collaboration with private companies.
The Public Health Engineering Department informed that Haryana is one of the top most state in the country in terms of implementation of ‘Jal Hi Jeevan Yojana’. Under this scheme, a plan has been prepared to complete 90 per cent work by the year 2023 and 100 per cent by 2024. The Environment Department will emphasize on Plastic Free Haryana. For this, the Department has started promoting the use of cloth and jute bags and stop using single-use plastic. An action plan has also been prepared for cleaning the Yamuna and Ghaggar rivers.
The priority of the Public Health Engineering Department is to make water available to every household under ‘Nal Se Jal Yojana’. Apart from this, attention will also be paid to implement the re-use water treatment system properly. The Department is working on the water harvesting scheme.
It was also informed that emphasis will be laid by the Rural Development Department on construction of biogas plant in the village. This will make the villages dung free and gas will also be available to the villagers. Gyms will be opened in every village. Sewerage facility will be further strengthened.
While informing about the plan for the next five years, the Health Department informed that more improvements will be made in the medical standards. Drug de-addiction centres will be established. Emphasis will be laid on providing medical facilities in every village. Along with this, arrangements will be made to treat every type of disease in PGIMS, Rohtak so that the people of the state would not have to go out of state for treatment. About 1400 Health and Wellness Centres will be established.
It was informed by the Public Works Department that steps will be taken to free the train level crossings and ROBs and RUBs will be constructed. A proposal has been prepared to construct bypass in every city. The Higher Education Department is working on to establish a college on every 20 kilometers. In future, there are plans to start a startup in colleges so that the youth can become employable or start their own business. A proposal has been prepared to provide free Wi-Fi in every college and to pursue studies through online courses.
The Industries Department will connect Small, Micro and Medium Industries to e-Commerce platforms. The focus of the Home Department is to reduce crime rate in the state. Special emphasis will be given to women safety and to drug-free Haryana.
A plan has been prepared by the IT department, so that every department will be made completely online through e-Office in the next five years.
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