Thursday, June 14, 2018

Civil servants play an important role in nation building: Haryana Governor

CHANDIGARH, JUNE 14
The Haryana Governor, Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki, has said that civil servants play an important role in building a new India. Through good governance, they will become the key link to India of 21st century.
        The Governor was speaking at a felicitation programme organised by Sankalp Society to honour the newly selected IAS officers at Haryana Raj Bhavan here today. Sankalp Society helps the IAS aspirants.  
        Prof Solanki congratulated and honoured the newly selected officers namely, Ankurjit Singh, Anirudh, Aman Mishra, Deepak Pundir, Harsimranpreet Kaur, Japneet Kaur, Jasroop Kaur, Neha Aggarwal, Nishant Sharma, Ravinder Singh, Shilpa Bhatti, Shivani Gupta, Shivani Kapoor, Narender Pal Singh, Saurabh Sharma and Nikhil Bansal.
 POWER PLANTS ON ROOFTOPS: Haryana Minister of State for Public Health Engineering, Dr Banwari Lal, has said that solar power plants would be installed on the rooftops of all senior secondary schools in the state. In order to promote solar energy, solar photovoltaic power plants are being installed atop various other buildings also.
Speaking after inaugurating 100 solar lights worth Rs 18 lakh set up with CSR fund of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation at Agriculture College, Bawal, in Rewari district, today, he said solar pumps would be given to 1.5 lakh farmers of the state.
Besides, solar lights would be installed at all public health centres and Anganwadi Centres by October this year. A solar power plant of 24 MW capacity would be set up at a cost of Rs 137 crore. It would generate 36 million units of electricity annually and result in saving of Rs 21.60 crore.
Dr Banwari Lal said a four-year course in B.Sc. Agriculture for Class 12 pass and a six-year course in B.Sc. Agriculture (honours) had been started in the Agriculture College, Rewari. Earlier, students of the region had to go to Hisar for pursuing these courses.
 ATAL BHUJAL YOGANA:  In view of water management, Atal  Bhujal Yojana of the Central Government will be implemented in seven states, including Haryana.
        While giving this information today, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Mr. Akhil Kumar said that the Bhujal Yojana is expected to be implemented in the next two months to prevent over exploitation of ground water resources. Besides, Haryana the scheme is being implemented in Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
        He said that under the scheme, conservation of water bodies would be done and the concerned organisations and institutions would be strengthened. Funds would be provided to conserve the water bodies in villages through Village panchayats. He said that this Rs 6,000 crore-scheme is being supported by World Bank and would be implemented over a period of five years from 2018-19 to 2022-23.
SDCI TO PROVIDE 10,000 JOBSThe Skill Development Council of India will provide 10,000 Jobs in Haryana. For this, council will provide six months training and will give monthly stipend of Rs 8,500 to the youth in collaboration with Maruti.
            This was disclosed by MLA, Panchkula, Mr Gian Chand Gupta, near here today.

He said that 100 people would be selected for this training through written test. The written test would be held on June 19. After the six month's training, the trainees would be provided job in the company with minimum salary of Rs12,000 per month. Initially, 100 people would be selected and others would be covered later. He said that the age of the applicants should be between 18-25 years and have passed graduation or diploma in engineering.
ASSURANCE TO SUNFLOWER GROWERS: Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr O.P Dhankar today assured the sunflower growers of the state that uninterrupted purchase of sunflower crop would be made which will be over and above the purchase limit of 40 per cent as fixed by Government of India.
        Mr Dhankar was interacting with the sunflower growers of district Kurukshetra who called on him here today. Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr Krishan Kumar Bedi was also present on this occasion.
        Mr Dhankar directed the Principal Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Dr Abhilaksh Likhi to write a letter to the Union Ministry for increasing the purchase period of sunflower and also to enhance the prescribed quote of 40 per cent.
          Mr Bedi thanked the Agriculture Minister for this initiative.
          Among those present on this occasion included Sarpanch of village Nalvi Mr Baldev Singh Kamboj, Sarpanch Ram Nagar Mr Bal Singh and large number of farmers.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Haryana plan to have 500 city buses under City Bus Service Project

CHANDIGARH, JUNE 12
With a view to beefing up city bus service, the Haryana Government plans to have a fleet of 500 city buses under the City Bus Service Project in Gurugram. Order for 100 buses has been issued and 25 buses would start plying in the city by August 15 this year.
            This was disclosed at a meeting held under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, to review the progress of various development projects, here today. The buses would be operated by Gurugram Metropolitan City Bus Limited  (GMCBL).
            Process has also been initiated for the introduction of 100 CNG buses in Gurugram in the next phase. In addition, the GMCBL has also approved 100 electric buses for Gurugram, tender for which would be floated by June-end.
          As many as 453 bus queue shelters are to be constructed in Gurugram to pick and drop passengers on city buses. Out of these, 125 bus queue shelters are being constructed by the Municipal Corporation (MCG), Gurugram, and 328 bus queue shelters by the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA). Construction of about 80 bus queue shelters by MCG and 50 by GMDA has been completed and progress is apace on others.
            A Detailed Project Report (DPR) has been finalized for the City Bus Service in Faridabad.  In the first phase, 90 buses would be pressed into service, including 40 semi-low floor CNG fuelled air-conditioned buses, and 50 semi-low floor CNG fuelled non-air conditioned buses.
     Similarly, 100 buses each would be started in the second and third phase, respectively. The City Bus Service has already been initiated in Karnal under which six buses, including three AC and three non-AC, are operational.  
            The Chief Minister directed the officers to complete all ongoing works in a time-bound manner. “I would hold regular meetings to see for myself the progress of development works being carried out in the state”, he added.
            While reviewing the Science City Project, Mr Mnaohar Lal issued directions that site for the project be finalised within one month  so that it could be sent to the Centre for approval.
           He said the state government had constituted Pond Management Authority for rejuvenation of 14,000 ponds in the state. Irrigation and Water Resources Department is the nodal department for this work. He directed the department to identify the over flowing ponds on priority basis so that the excess water flowing in the ponds could be utilized for irrigation purposes.
          Describing Housing for All as a big-ticket project, the Chief Minister directed the officers concerned to take effective steps to ensure that all eligible beneficiaries got benefit of the scheme. A scheme should be prepared for providing housing facility to the residents of Rajiv Colony in Panchkula, and slum dwellers around the Majri Chowk, he added.
          According to a survey conducted by the Urban Local Bodies Department, 3.59 lakh eligible beneficiaries have been identified under the Housing for All Scheme in the state which included 3.06 lakh in urban areas and 53,000 in slums areas.
         In all, 12 check dams are to be constructed in the Shivalik foothills to tap excess water flowing during the rainy season. Out of these, six dams are in advance stages of construction. For the remaining dams, the Department of Irrigation and Water Resources is in the process of obtaining NOC from the Upper Yamuna River Board.
          Regarding setting up 50 lakes in the state, the agency finalized to conduct feasibility study would submit its report by August 15, 2018. The department has also identified 15 water bodies in Sonipat and Palwal, which would be filled during this monsoon season.
            Among those present at the meeting included Health Minister, Mr Anil Vij, Urban Local Bodies Minister, Mrs Kavita Jain, Minister of State for Public Health and Engineering, Dr Banwari Lal, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr Rajesh Khullar, and other senior officers of the various departments.
YOGA AAYOG: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal said that the State Government would consider the demand put forth by the Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev regarding constituting a Yoga Aayog in the State.
          Baba Ramdev today called on the Chief Minister here today regarding the International Yoda Day. He appreciated the Chief Minister for promoting yoga and establishing vyayamshalas in the state. Baba Ramdev said that he would assist in preparations of International Yoga Day on June 21.
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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Haryana to issue appointment letters to 207 sportspersons

CHANDIGARH, JUNE 10
Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Minister . Anil Vij, has said that appointment letters would be given to the 207 sportspersons who won medals in international competitions during the tenure of the previous as well as the present state government.
          Besides, all the 22 sportspersons of Haryana who won medals in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, would be given cash prizes without any deduction. For this, he would speak to the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal.
       Interacting with media persons at Ambala today, Mr Vij said for giving cash prizes to 22 sportspersons without any deduction, he would prepare a file and send to the Chief Minister for approval.
        Out-of-turn appointment would be made of 207 sportspersons who won medals in international competitions. The file of these 207 sportspersons has already been approved by the Chief Minister. He expressed the hope that work on issuing the appointment letters would start this month.
          Mr Vij said an advertisement would also be released in newspapers, and any person up to the age of 50 years, who fulfilled the conditions, would be able to apply against the advertisement. The department would prepare a chart and upload it on its website to enable sportspersons to know the job being offered against the medals won by them.
FREE COACHING:  With a view to provide free coaching to the aspirants of CGL-2018  (Combined Graduate Level test), the Department  of  Welfare of Scheduled Castes or Backward Classes, Haryana has invited online applications from June 12 to June 22 on www.haryanascbc.gov.in.
          Giving details an official spokesperson said that the applicant should be permanent resident of Haryana and should belong to  Scheduled Caste or Backward Class besides having  family income up to Rs 2.5 lakh.
          He said to avail this opportunity, the applicant must attach the proof of applied for CGL-2018.
APPROVAL FOR TWO ROADS: The Haryana Government has given approval for improvement of two roads in district Panipat under National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) loan assistance.
        While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has approved a proposal to this effect.
        He said that these included four-laning of Sanoli-Panipat road (stretch not covered under NH, that is, left out portion) and four-laning of Panipat (GT Road NH-44) to Dahar upto NH 709 including construction of ROBs on LC-58 and LC-59 in district Panipat.
        The spokesman said that the State Government has given in-principle approval to pose both the projects under NCRPB loan assistance. Apart from this, administrative approval of Rs 50 lakh has also been given for preparation of DPR of these projects, he added.  
APPEAL TO CONSERVE WATER: Minister of State for Public Health and Engineering, Dr. Banwari Lal  appealed the residents of Haryana  to conserve water as water level in different areas of the state has been declining rapidly, which is a matter of concern.
          He told the people to not to waste the water especially in summers  and use it wisely cause jal hai toh kal hai . He insisted on changing the water habits as the water shortage creates problems for the people. He told the people to put taps wherever water is freely flowing.
          Similarly, he appealed the people to not to wash their vehicles using pipes instead should do that with damp cloth. In the same way, for  irrigation people should use the drip irrigation or fountain irrigation  techniques in order to irrigate the land to its maximum without wasting much water.  
          He said the places in the State where there is shortage of tubewell water or river water, the water tankers would be provided. In addition 342 more tubewells would soon be setup in the various places throughout the State, he said.
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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Haryana to celebrate anniversaries of Valmiki, Raidas, Kabir and Ambedkar

CHANDIGARH, JUNE 7
The Haryana Government has decided to officially celebrate the birth anniversaries of Maharishi Valmiki, Sant Shiromani Ravidas, Sant Kabir and Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar in the state. Kabir Jayanti will be celebrated from June 25 to July 1, 2018
 at district level.
         This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes, Mr. Krishan Kumar Bedi, at a press conference, here today.
          Briefing media persons about the issues discussed at a meeting of ministers chaired by the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, Mr Bedi said procurement of sunflower would begin on June 15 for which all preparations had been done.
          The Central Government has allowed procurement of 40 per cent of sunflower produced in the state. According to estimates, 60,000 metric tonnes of sunflower is likely to be produced in Haryana.
          Mr Bedi said discussions were held at the meeting to reach maximum number of people through ‘Sampark se Samadhaan’ programme initiated on the completion of four years of the BJP Government at the Centre. Ministers, MPs and MLAs would take this programme to the booth level. The programme which began on May 26 would continue till June 11.
          In reply to a question regarding continuous protests by the employees against the government, Mr Bedi said the state government was working for the welfare of employees. The benefit of recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission has been given from Jan 1, 2016 to the employees in government departments, boards and corporations. Under the Congress government, the benefit of recommendations of the Fifth Pay Commission took years to reach the people.
     Mr Bedi said the issues of safai karamcharis of municipal corporations had been solved. The state government has also decided to give weekly off to police officials and daily wages of Home Guards had been increased from Rs 300 to Rs 572 equivalent to police officials.
SANSKRIT AS ELECTIVE SUBJECT: The Haryana Government has decided to again introduce Sanskrit as an elective subject in various government colleges of the state  and  B.Sc.  (Medical) in Government College Chhachhrauli, from the academic year 2018-19.
          Giving this information, an official  spokesperson said here today that earlier the Higher Education Department had stopped Sanskrit classes in such colleges as had fewer than 20 students. But now even with 10 students Sanskrit classes would start.
         In addition, the government has decided to convert Government College for Girls, Mandi Hariya, into Co-education College, and boys would also be admitted from the current academic session. Similarly, the name of Government College for Girls, Bilaspur (Yamunanagar), has been changed to Government College, Bilaspur (Yamunanagar), and Government College for Girls, Chamu Kalan (Kurukshetra), has been renamed as Government College, Chamu Kalan (Kurukshetra).

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Monday, June 4, 2018

CM congratulates kickboxer Monal Kukreja

CHANDIGARH, JUNE 4
Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, has congratulated Ms Monal Kukreja of Haryana for winning two medals, one gold and one silver in World Cup Diamond Kickboxing Competition.
          In his tweet, Mr Manohar Lal has congratulated Ms Monal Kukreja on this big achievement and said that the daughter of Haryana has brought laurels to the State by winning medals at the mega event. Ms Monal Kukreja has won gold medal in kick light event and Silver Medal in light contact event in 37 kilogram category in World Cup Diamond Kickboxing Competition.
        The Chief Minister has also wished for the bright future of Ms Monal Kukreja.
ROAD CONSTRUCTION: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has accorded administrative approval amounting to Rs 2.37 crore for the construction of road from village Gawahi to Dakrog (Gawahi up to Mohi) in district Panchkula.
        While giving this information here today, a spokesman of Public Works (Building and Roads) Department said that the Chief Minister has also accorded administrative approval of Rs 1.63 crore for the widening of road  from 12 feet to 18 feet from Shamgarh to village Bhaini Khurd in district Karnal.
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Names of social workers and representatives of women notified

CHANDIGARH, JUNE 4
The Haryana Government has notified the names of social workers and representatives of women of 11 District Legal Services Authorities for a period of two years.
        While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has approved a proposal in this regard.
        He said that while Mr Deepak Anand social worker and Ms Archana Sharma women representative have been nominated as members of District Authority Ambala, Mr Diwan Chand Raheja social worker and Mrs Sunita Sardana women representative have been nominated as members of District Authority Bhiwani. Similarly, Mr Madan Mohan Grover social worker and Mrs Manju Mehta women representative have been nominated as members of District Authority Fatehabad, Ms Usha Saini social worker and Ms Kamlesh Rani have been nominated as members of District Authority Hisar, Mr Naresh Jaglan social woker and Ms Usha Chawla as members of District Authority Jind and Mr P.R Nath social worker and Dr Sujata women representative as members of District Authority Karnal.
        The spokesman said that Mr P.K Chaudhary social worker and Ms Preeti Garg women representative have been nominated as members of  District Authority Narnaul, Mr Nooruddin Noor social worker and Ms Manju Lata women representative as members of District Authority Mewat at Nuh, Mrs Sujata  Tripathi social worker and Ms Manisha Mangla women representative as members of District Authority Palwal, Mr Ved Parkash Kumar social worker and Ms Meenakshi Sharma women representative as members of  District Authority Panchkula and Mr Tajinder Kumar social worker and Ms Shashi Sachdeva women representative as members of  District Authority Sirsa.
ADDITIONAL CHARGE: The Haryana government has given Deputy Commissioner, Kurukshetra, Mr S.S. Phulia, the additional charge of Deputy Commissioner, Kaithal during the leave period of Mrs Sunita Verma, with immediate effect.
NINE RECOMMENDED Haryana Government has recommended the name of nine candidates for appointment on the post of Presidents in the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Fora in the State on the basis of marks secured by them.
        While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has approved a proposal in this regard.
        He said that these included Dr Jhamman Ram Chauhan of Officers Colony, Sessions House, Panipat, Mr Gulab Singh of Sector 25 Panchkula, Mr Nagender Singh of Sector 3 Rohtak, Mr Krishan Kumar of District Court Complex, ADR Centre Sonepat, Mr Manjeet Singh Naryal of Adarsh Nagar, tehsil Kharar, district Mohali, Mrs Neena Sandhu of Sector 35-A, Chandigarh, Mr Amit Arora of Urban Estate Karnal, Mrs Neelam Kashyap of Sector 6 Karnal and Mr Jaswant Singh of Sector 2, Urban Estate Kurukshetra.
        He said that the appointment as President, District Consumer Disputes Redressal Fora would be for a term of 5 years from the date of joining or till he attains the age of 65 years whichever is earlier.
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Pearl farming fetches Vinod Kumar rich dividends

CHANDIGARH, JUNE 4
His intense desire to do something different in life has made him set an example for others to emulate. Vinod Kumar of Jamalpur village in Gurugram district, a qualified engineer, has earned the epithet of being the first progressive farmer to have initiated fresh water pearl cultivation in Haryana. And his path-breaking effort has brought him rich dividends.
      Giving details, Mr Vinay Pratap Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Gurugram, said in Gurugram today that now Vinod was doing pearl farming on one bigha of land. In 2016, he along with his uncle, learnt about fish rearing from the district office of the Fisheries Department.
   Vinod had a small piece of land measuring 20x20 ft on which he could not do pearl farming. Guided by the district fisheries officer, Mr Dharmender Singh, he went to the Central Institute of Fresh Water Aquaculture in Bhubaneswar for one month to get training in pearl culture. Back from training, he started pearl culture in village Jamalpur, which yielded excellent results: he earned over Rs 4 lakh in 2017.
          Gurugram is the first district to have initiated pearl culture. Inspired by the results, other districts are also preparing to adopt pearl culture. It is pertinent to mention here that 50 per cent subsidy is given by the Fisheries Department for farmers doing pearl culture.
        About Rs 40,000 was the initial investment Vinod made in putting together the required infrastructure. A nucleus is inserted in oyster and the oyster is wrapped in a net bag which is hung from a stick and left in 4-foot deep water in a pond for eight to 10 months.
          Mr Singh said following in the footsteps of Vinod, farmers in many other districts are also taking to pearl culture. Ramavtar, a farmer of village Bhonda Kalan in Gurugram, has also started doing pearl culture on his one-acre land. One farmer from district Kurukshetra is also making efforts to make a beginning.
          Vinod Kumar’s ardent desire and keen efforts brought him results. Due to urbanization, land for agriculture is decreasing by the day. Given this scenario, pearl cultivation can play a vital role in providing source of livelihood and help in doubling the income of farmers, Mr Singh added.
          Mr Vinod said when he first heard of pearl farming his initial reaction was of disbelief. But after getting training in Bhubaneswar, he developed faith and self-confidence to take the plunge. “I made up my mind on taking to pearl farming and left my engineering profession, Now, And I have no regrets”, Vinod said.
          Mr Singh said with more framers taking active interest in pearl culture, the district office of Fisheries Department had started imparting training to them free of cost.
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