Medical colleges would be opened in all districts: CM


Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal on Friday said medical colleges would be opened in all districts and Union Health Minister J P Nadda would soon lay foundation stone of medical college in Bhiwani.

Chief Minister, who was interacting with media persons at Meerpur, district Rewari last evening, said foundation stone of medical college in Jind has been laid, and college of Ayurveda and Naturopathy would be opened in Panchkula. Those persons who have expressed interest in establishing medical colleges would be encouraged to open these colleges in other districts.

The state government is endeavouring to establish branch of AIIMS in village Manethi of the district, which is being considered positively by the Central Government. Asked about the irregularity in Rai Sports School, he said that action would be taken against whosoever is found to be guilty in the investigation.

Replying to another question, the Chief Minister said priority in issuing electricity connections for tubewells would be given to farmers adopting drip irrigation or sprinkler irrigation.

He said with a view to tackle the extreme shortage of water in southern Haryana, the present state government was making all out efforts for construction of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal and the Supreme Court had given its verdict in favour of Haryana. He expressed belief that the Supreme Court would give its final decision in favour of Haryana after which southern part of the state would get its rightful share of water. He said that the present State Government has approved Rs 143 crore for lift irrigation system in southern Haryana.

The Chief Minister urged the gram panchayats which did not want liquor vends to be opened in their villages, to get proposal in this regard approved before September 20.


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