Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, January 7
Rubbishing claims of the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) over 34 per cent unemployment rate in Haryana, CM Manohar Lal Khattar today claimed that the actual unemployment rate in Haryana is only 6.1 percent.
He relied on self-declarations made by residents in Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP). Holding a press conference today, Khattar told that around 98 percent of the families have been registered under PPP.
“Till date, a total of 65,78,311 families have been registered and the figure of the registered population figure is 2,57,99,000. Of which, 1.73 crore people are in the age group of 18 years to 58 years. Among them, 10.60 lakh persons have declared themselves unemployed", he said.
He added that since Congress had a habit of spreading rumours, they were highlighting the unrealistic figure of 34 percent released by CMIE.
"CMIE releases data on the basis of a sample of few people; in that sampling, they had adopted various tricks to defame the state government by releasing unrealistic figures like 34 per cent of unemployment. Doing this kind of petty politics over such fictional figures is not correct,” he said.
“Based on income verification, data of 1,48,000 households with an annual income of less than Rs 1 lakh was prepared as of December 1, 2021. The third phase verification of income of the families registered under PPP has been completed and the work of verification of the fourth phase of income verification between Rs 75,000 to Rs 1 lakh is still going on,” said Khattar.
He further shared that as many as 91,900 families had participated in the Antyodaya fairs. Out of these families, the assistance to around 58,200 families has been assigned to various concerned departments.
"The counselling of the remaining families is being done by the departments. The assistance to 27,600 families has already been given,” he added.
The state government has set a target of upliftment of one lakh families by March 2022.
He announced a hike of Rs 200 per student in reimbursement given to private schools for admissions to needy students under Rule 134 A of the Haryana School Education Rules for the current academic session 2021-22.
“With this increase, now in rural areas, the fee of BPL/EWS students studying from class I to V is increased from Rs 300 to 500 and Rs 700 from 500 for the students studying in classes VI to VIII. Similarly, the fees of students studying till class V in urban areas is increased from Rs 500 to 700 and from Rs 700 to Rs 900 for the students studying in classes VI to VIII,” said CM.
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