Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal met PM Modi

Invited PM to inaugurate and lay the foundation stones of some big projects in Haryana
Apprised PM about the Current situation of water logging in the state
Chandigarh, Updates: - The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal today met the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi in Delhi and apprised him about the current situation of water-logging in the state due to heavy rains besides completed central schemes and invited him to inaugurate and lay the foundation stones of some big projects in Haryana.

After meeting Prime Minister Modi at his residence in Delhi, while interacting with the media at Haryana Bhawan, Chief Minister Manohar Lal said that the Prime Minister has been apprised of the current situation of waterlogging and flood like situation in the state. He told that Haryana has received heavy rains during the last two days. It also rained heavily in Himachal Pradesh, due to which a large amount of water flowed down to Haryana.  People had to be evacuated from low-lying areas. The water level of Yamuna river had touched 3.6 lakh cusecs, but today the water level in Yamuna receded and has come down to below 3 lakh cusecs. He said that the water level of the river depends on the rainfall in the mountains.

The Chief Minister said that there was such a coincidence that the Western Disturbance and the Monsoon coincided, which resulted in heavy rains.  Such a coincidence also occurred many years ago, but now this Western Disturbance has moved ahead and after this afternoon, the pressure of rain in Haryana has reduced. Weather experts believe that now there will be less rain in the next few days.

In response to a question, the Chief Minister said that the waterlogging in Ambala area was more because of overflowing of rivers and canals from both sides. On one side, water entered the half dug SYL canal and on the other side there was water-logging due to heavy flow in Ghaggar and Tangri rivers.  This affected 12-13 villages in that area and around 25 to 30 thousand people had to be evacuated and shifted to other places.  They have been shifted to public places like schools, banquet halls etc. and administration, NDRF and Army are all unitedly engaged in relief and rescue operations.  Food, water and essential items are being delivered to the affected people. Separate canteens have been arranged for them and many social organizations are also cooperating in relief and rescue operations.  He said that the problem comes in the first 12-14 hours.  Now, after this afternoon, situation is relaxed. Along with this, the Chief Minister said that a breach also occurred at one place in Panipat, which has been controlled.  He said that now water has spread in larger areas, causing less damages. The Chief Minister also informed that some bridges have collapsed in Panchkula and landslides have occurred in Morni area.  Now after the rain has stopped, all the departments will takeup the repair works and the situation is expected to become normal in the next 24 to 48 hours.  The Chief Minister said that rains have caused damage to infrastructure like roads, bridges etc., which is being assessed.  Right now the government's focus is more on providing relief to the affected people.  The Chief Minister has assured the people of the state that if anyone has suffered any losses due to heavy rains and waterlogging, it will be compensated by the government.

Haryana is the first state to complete the Pradhan Mantri Swamitva Yojana

Chief Minister Manohar Lal has also informed the Prime Minister about the completed central schemes.  He told that in this, especially the Pradhan Mantri Swamitva Yojana, which was started in Haryana as ‘Lal Dora Mukt Yojana’ and later adopted by the Central Government and implemented in whole of the country.  He said that Haryana is the first state in the country to complete the ‘Pradhan Mantri Swamitva Yojana’.  This scheme has been implemented and completed in all 6500 villages of the state.

Similarly, we have also completed the project of connecting villages with internet facility under Bharat Net project. Under this, we have completed a big task of connecting all the places of public services in villages like Gram Sachivalya, Anganwadi centers, schools, PHCs, CHCs etc. with internet facility.

CM extended invitation to PM to inaugurate and lay the foundation stones of some major projects in Haryana

The Chief Minister Sh. Manohar Lal has also invited the Prime Minister Mr Modi to lay foundation stone and inaugurate some major projects in the state.  Mentioning these projects, he said that all formalities have been completed for developing Aravalli Safari Park in Gurugram and Nuh districts and setting up AIIMS in district Rewari.  He has invited the PM to lay foundation stones of these two big projects. Similarly, although the Ambala-Kotputli National Highway No. 152-D, which is a green field route, has been opened for motorists, the Prime Minister has also been urged to formally dedicate it to the public.

Kavad Yatris should walk on the routes made for them and follow the traffic rules

The Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal said that now is the season for Kavad Yatra.  All arrangements have been made in the state for Kavad Yatris.  Even then, if anyone faces difficulty, camps have been set up at various places and telephone numbers have also been made public on which they can give information.  At the same time, the Chief Minister said that they should follow the traffic rules and follow the routes that have been made for them.  Along with this, the Chief Minister has also appealed to the social organizations that they should make arrangements for the Kavad Yatris, as they have been doing earlier.

Congressmen are day dreaming, the public will not get trapped by their false promises

In response to a question, the Chief Minister said that people dream at night, but Congress leaders dream during even the day time.  He said that the people of state have not forgotten the woos and miseries faced during the congress regime in the center and the state. The misdeeds are still fresh in the memory of the public, therefore they will never get trapped in the false promises of congress. The people of Haryana want a good, fair and transparent governance, which is going on at present.

Without taking the name of the Congress, CM Manohar Lal said that they keep the hope of returning to power alive because if they do not do so, the few people who are left with them will also leave them.  To keep the people in their fold, they keep the hope alive that they are coming back to power.