Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that the state budget for the year 2020-2021 would focus on education, health, security and self-reliance.
Interacting with stakeholders in services and real estate sectors on Wednesday during a consultation discussion, the chief minister pointed out that the year 2020 had been declared as 'Sushasan Sankalp Varsh' (the year of Good Governance Resolution).
“For the first time in the state,” he said, “the budget will be prepared and presented after discussing with all the MLAs for three days during the budget session of the state legislative assembly."
He said Haryana would contribute its entirety to achieve Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of making the India $5-trillion economy by 2024. This, he added was not possible without increasing growth in every sector.
In keeping with this goal, the chief minister convened the pre-budget consultation meeting of five major stakeholders related in the economy. The budget will be prepared combining suggestions of all the sectors and legislators.
"From CM (Common Man) to CM (Chief Minister) can give their suggestions," he said.
The aim of the state government is to create more employment opportunities and faster development of infrastructural facilities.
Similar discussions will be held with people associated with the textile sector in Panipat and agriculture and allied services in Hisar. Representatives of services sector have already given their suggestions.
He assured representatives of real estate shifting of Kherki Daula toll plaza in a year and called upon real estate developers to develop affordable residential housing near the city.
Coining a phrase 'Walk to Work' to describe the 15 to 20-km daily travel by people to their workplace in every city, he said real estate developers should build cheap accommodation to be provided to such people on rent, lease or freehold. He asked them to construct one lakh such houses at urban locations across the state cost Rs 15 to 20 lakh.
Defining the structure of such houses, Khattar said such houses can be constructed in an area of about 50 square meters with two rooms, a bathroom and kitchen which can be rented for Rs 2,000 to 3,000 per month.
The Chief Minister assured the representatives of services and real estate sectors that all their suggestions would be included in the budget for the progress of the state.