Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that 10 per cent rebate in property tax would be given to residents of areas where collection of garbage from households generates revenue under Solid Waste Management project. Khattar said this while speaking as the chief guest at the state level function of ‘Swachh Haryana-Swachh Bharat’ Programme under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan organised at the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) in Karnal.
Rs 1 lakh would be awarded to villages and wards where every house has completed toilets. Similarly, municipalities, municipal councils and corporations would be rewarded Rs 5 lakh, Rs 10 lakh and Rs 20 lakh, respectively, he said. Toilets have been constructed in 83 per cent of households in villages, Khattar said, adding provisions of multi purpose toilets would be made for aanganwadi centres.
Dairies would be established in one place outside the cities to maintain cleanliness while ‘Nandi shalas’ are being set up for stray animals in every district, the CM said. He stressed that maintaining cleanliness was the responsibility of every individual, and people must start the process themselves. Social institutions, markets, schools and various business institutions should discharge their responsibility to keep their surrounding environment clean, Khattar said.
The Chief Minister directed Additional Chief Secretary, Development and Panchayats Department, Navraj Sandhu to set up a separate website to spread awareness regarding the Swachhta Mission among people. Before the function, Khattar visited an exhibition on Swachh Bharat Mission and gave directions to Sandhu regarding the action plan to be formulated for 6,500 villages in the state.
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