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Haryana introduces ‘mahila chaupals’


Chandigarh : Haryana is the first state in the country to set up ‘Mahila Chaupals’ — places reserved exclusively for women to sit in villages.

Chief Parliamentary Secretary Dharambir Singh Sunday said here that the ‘mahila chaupals’ have been set up under development works carried out by the state government.

He said the government had earmarked Rs.20 billion for development work in villages, especially to strengthen Panchayati Raj institutions.