Dadri to be Haryana’s 22nd district

Dadri:Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today announced to accord district status to Dadri, which is the biggest sub-division in Bhiwani district of the state.

With this, the number of districts in the state will rise to 22. The government will soon start up the process in this direction, Khattar said addressing a ‘Vikas Rally’ organised at Dadri in Bhiwani district.

“After taking reign of the administration (becoming CM), it is a matter of great pleasure for me to declare Dadri as 22nd district of Haryana as per the demand and aspirations of people.

“It is hard to understand that why were previous parties in power afraid to declare Dadri as a district, when they had accorded the same status on Panchkula, Yamunanagar and Palwal,” he said.

Khattar said he looked after the affairs of RSS in this area as Sangh leader way back in 1992.

Khattar also announced various developmental projects for Dadri including Rs 1.90 crore for water supply pipeline in Dadri town and Rs 3.5 crore for construction of pedestrian over bridge between Gandhinagar and Grain Market.

He also announced state government would procure Bajra on last year’s pattern.

He said government is spending Rs 143 crore to boost lift irrigation system in southern Haryana.

“We are also preparing schemes to store rain water in ponds especially in the areas of Bhiwani, Loharu, Badhra, Mahendragarh, Rewari and other places so as to ensure adequate water for irrigation purpose as well as to recharge the depleting ground water.

“Besides, in order to utilise the surplus water of Yamuna river during monsoon, the state government has prepared various schemes costing Rs 2,000 crore which would ensure adequate water in the state,” he said. .