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Haryana CM Announces Hike In Income Limit For Creamy Layer Of OBC To Rs 8 Lakh 

Maintaining that it will provide benefits in employment for the OBC category, Haryana Chief Minister Nayab Singh Saini announced on Sunday to increase in annual income limit for the creamy layer from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 8 lakh.

Saini said during a media conference at ‘OBC Morcha Sarv Samaj Samrasta Sammelan’ held in Gurugram.

The move comes ahead of the Haryana Assembly polls which are likely to be held in October.

“With the key aim of ensuring the welfare of the OBC community in Haryana and providing substantial benefits to the youth in government jobs, Haryana Chief Minister Nayab Singh today made a series of pivotal announcements,” an official statement said, PTI reported.

The chief minister also announced that the reservation for the backward classes in Group-A and Group-B posts, currently at 15 per cent, will be increased to 27 per cent, “in line with the Central government’s policy”.

 

Gates Of Barrage Releasing Water To Delhi Shut By Haryana: Atishi 

Delhi is not receiving its allotted water as Haryana has closed all the gates of the Hathnikund barrage, Water Minister Atishi alleged on Sunday, vowing to continue her indefinite hunger strike over the issue.

She stated that the closure of the barrage gates on the Yamuna river has resulted in a water shortage in the national capital. Her hunger strike, demanding the release of Delhi’s share of water amid a severe shortage during a scorching heat wave, entered its third day on Sunday.

AAP has stated that doctors advised Atishi to end her fast. The minister claimed the Haryana government asked how it would release water for Delhi when it did not have adequate supply.

“But yesterday (Saturday), when many journalists went to the Hathnikund barrage, from where water is released for Delhi, everyone took photos and made videos in which it is clearly visible that there is water in the barrage. But the gates from which the water is released for Delhi are closed,” Atishi claimed, PTI reported.

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