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Good News! Govt to Set Up Subsidized Canteens for Farmers, Labourers

The state government of Haryana has recently announced that it is going to establish ‘Atal Kisan-Majdoor Canteens’ in the "mandis" and sugar mills of the state to provide affordable, cheap meals to farmers and laborers at a concessional rate.

As per reports, Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya on Thursday said that Atal Kisan-Majdoor canteens would be established in the "mandis" and sugar mills of the state to provide affordable, cheap meals to farmers and laborers at a concessional rate of Rs 10 per plate.

While delivering the address speech on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha, Mr Arya said that 25 such canteens will be established this year. These canteens have started functioning at five Market Committees in Karnal, Bhiwani, Nuh, Panchkula, Fatehabad Market Committee Mandi and at Karnal Cooperative Sugar Mill.

Under a new initiative at a cost of Rs 30 crore, women and girls belonging to 11 lakh BPL families will be given sanitary napkins free of cost during the year 2020-2021, he added.

As per reports, the initiative has been taken to promote hygiene among the BPL families and the sanitary napkins will be distributed to women and girls in the age group of 10 to 45 years.

Moreover, the Governor said that under the NABARD scheme, 40 projects costing Rs 138.33 crore have been sanctioned for 296.32 km roads to provide better transport facilities across the state, during the current financial year 2019-20.

“The government is also fulfilling its social responsibility by providing free and concessional travel facility to 41 different categories of residents of State in the ordinary buses of Haryana Roadways. The facility of free travel up to 150 km has been provided to the girl students from a place of residence to the educational institutions”, the governor added.



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