Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Karnal and Hisar to have civil airports

by Haryananewswire
Chandigarh, July 31 
 Close on the heels of Haryana getting prestigious projects in last some months, the state now gets two civil airports. Having been okayed in principle by the Central Government, these will be set up in Karnal and Hisar. 
This was announced by the Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda here today. The  Central Government of India has given in principal approval for these airports for which  a memorandum of understanding would soon be signed, Mr Hooda said. 
The Chief Minister expressed his gratitude to the Central Government and the Civil Aviation Ministry for giving approval for setting up of the airports. He said that the state government had applied for five airports for Hisar, Bhiwani, Narnaul, Karnal and Pinjore out of which approval has been obtained for Hisar and Karnal. 
These airports would give connectivity a leg-up and boost industry and tourism. Mr Hooda said that talks were in progress with the Government of India for setting up of an international cargo airport in the state.
 Major Projects initiated in Haryana in the last few months are Indian National Defence University (INDU), the first university of its kind in the country and third in the world after USA and China, National Institute of Design (NID), the Centre of Excellence for Fruits  in Sirsa. Hansi-Meham-Rohtak rail line and four lanning of Hisar-Hansi-Meham-Rohtak section of National Highway No. 10 and Rohtak Railway Byepass train line. 
With the announcement of CM to give 50 per cent of Rs. 2515 crore for implementation of three railway line projects of  Delhi-Sohna-Nuh-Ferozpur Jhirka-Alwar, Hisar-Agroha-Fatehabad-Sirsa and Yamunanagar-Sadhora-Naraingarh-Chandigarh  has paved the way for their early construction. The length of these  rail lines would be 104 kms, 93 kms and 91 kms respectively.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

SPSTI to organize Mathematics Quiz on Aug 4

By Haryananewswire
Chandigarh, July 30
 As a tribute to the great mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, the Society for Promotion of Science & Technology in India (SPSTI) has decided to hold a Quiz in Mathematics for school students in Union Territory Chandigarh on August 24 at Bhavan Vidyalaya,  in Sector, 27 here.
SPSTI general secretary Prof. Keya Dharamvir said that the event has been sponsored by the UT's Department of Science and Technology.
Students of Classes IX, X and XI of the schools of Union Territory of Chandigarh are eligible to participate. All schools of Chandigarh have been requested to send nominations of two teams, each team comprising two students.
The quiz would be preceded by a lecture on ‘Why Study Mathematics?’ by a distinguished mathematician, Professor I. B. S. Passi, Professor Emeritus, Panjab University and Professor, IISER, Mohali.
A renowned mathematician, Professor R. P. Bambah, former Vice Chancellor, Panjab University would be the chief guest and give away the prizes. Ms. Rajnee Bhalla, Associate Professor, Mathematics, Government College, Panchkula is coordinator of the programme.

Police advice to applicants seeking information under RTI

By Haryananewswire
 In order to check delay in providing information under Right to Information (RTI) Act 2005, Haryana Police has appealed to the people to file their applications under RTI Act to State Public Information Officer (SPIO)-cum-Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP) Headquarters of the concerned district  to which the desired information relates.
            While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Police Department said that all the DSP Headquarters in each district and district Superintendents of Police (SPs) were working as SPIO and First Appellate Authority respectively of the concerned district.
            He said  that generally people submit their RTI applications and appeals to Police headquarters despite the same relates to field units. After receiving the application, the same is transferred to the concerned SPIO of respective district which could be a reason of unnecessary delay in providing desired information to the applicant.
            In case of filing an appeal, the applicant could also file the same to the district SP-cum-First Appellate Authority of the concerned SPIO. In case of Range offices, Superintendent (O) and Range Inspector General of Police are functioning as SPIO and First Appellate Authority respectively.
            Further information regarding SPIO and FAA of any other police units could also be obtained Haryana Police website

Monday, July 29, 2013

Cashless treatment of road accident victims

By Haryananewswire
Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Mr. Oscar Fernandes today launched a  pilot project for cashless treatment of road accident victims on stretch of National Highway No. 8 between Gurgaon  and Jaipur, at a function organized at Shahjhanpur in Rajasthan.
          Haryana Chief Minister Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Rajasthan Chief Minister Mr Ashok Gehlot  and Union Minister of State for Road Transpor and Highways Mr Tushar Chaudhary were present on the occasion.
Under this project six special ambulances were flagged off to carry  road accident victims to the nearest hospitals. These ambulances would be deployed on this stretch of nation highway.
          Expressing concern over a large number of road accidents occurring in the country, Mr. Fernandes said that the Central Government is committed to take every possible step to make the road travel safer and this pilot project would prove to be a significant measure in this directions. After the success of this pilot project, it would be implemented in the entire country. He also thanked Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Rajasthan Chief Minister, Mr. Ashok Gehlot for extending a helping hand for this project.
          Mr. Fernandes appreciated the suggestion given by Mr. Hooda that those travelling by bullock-carts should also be included in this scheme. Mr. Fernandes said that he would definitely think over it and would soon take a decision. Mr. Fernandes also released a book related to National Ambulance Code prepared by Road Transport and Highways Ministry with the cooperation of AIIMS, New Delhi and other agencies. This book emphasis high parameters on emergency medical ambulance service.
          On this occasion Haryana and Rajasthan Chief Ministers expressed gratitude towards Mr. Fernandes for choosing National Highway No 8 between Gurgaon  and Jaipur for this pilot project and assured their full cooperation.
          Speaking on the occasion Mr. Hooda said that this project would result in decline in the number of road accidents occurring on this road. He said that to provide quick medical facility to the road accident victims in Haryana, ambulance service 102 has been started and seven trauma centres equipped with modern facilities have been set up on National Highways which include one each at Ambala, Karnal, Yamunanagar, Panipat, Rewari, Sirsa and Bahadurgarh. He said that as a result of the efforts made by the Central Government, the number of road accidents has declined considerably. He said that in the year 2011 as many as 11,128 road accidents took place whereas in the year 2012 the figures has decline to 9,920. He also urged the Union Minister to include National Highway – 1, 2 and 10 in the scheme.
          Secretary of Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry, Mr. Vijay Chhiber said that one has to call a toll free No. 1033 in the event of occurrence of any accident at the identified stretch of NH-8. He said that 50 hospitals have been empanelled under this pilot project.

Kharif crops in Haryana ‘satisfactory’

By Haryananewswire
 The situation of Kharif crops in Haryana is satisfactory as 87.6 per cent of the total targeted 30.93 lakh hectares of area has so far been brought under their cultivation.
        While stating this here today, a spokesman of Agriculture Department said that it has been observed that farmers are more keen to cultivate cash crops. All necessary inputs are being supplied by the Agriculture Department to the farmers to grow and sustain their crops.
        He said that as against the target to bring 30.93 lakh hectares of area under Kharif crops, 27.1 per cent of the area has already been covered with maximum increase of 150 per cent in cultivation of Kharif oil seeds, 115.4 per cent in cultivation of sugarcane followed by 115 per cent in guar and 102 per cent in Jowar.
        He said that among the cash crops, as against the target to bring 10,000 hectares under Kharif oil seeds, 15,000 hectares of area has already been covered. Similarly, as against the target to cultivate sugarcane in 1.10 lakh hectares of area, 1.27 lakh hectares have so far been covered under this crop. Although a target was set to bring three lakh hectares of area under guar, this crop has already been sown over an area of 3.45 lakh hectares. In case of cotton, as against a target of six lakh hectares of area, 5.56 lakh hectares have already been brought under cotton cultivation.
        While referring to other Kharif crops, he said that paddy has so far been sown over an area of 10.50 lakh hectares as against the targeted area of 11.50 lakh hectares and area brought under Jowar cultivation is also more than the targeted area showing an increase of 102 per cent. There was a target to sow Jowar over an area of 80,000 hectares, but it has already covered 81,000 hectares.
        He said that as against a target to sow maize over an area of 50,000 hectares, it has so far been cultivated over an area of 20,000 hectares. The area under Bajra cultivation is 4.10 lakh hectares as against target of 6.10 lakh hectares. Summer Moong has been sown over an area of 76,000 hectares as against the targeted area of 1.23 lakh hectares. Similarly, 30,000 hectares have so far been brought under Kharif pulses as against the targeted area of 60,000 hectares.
        He said that the field functionaries of the Agriculture Department are taking all necessary steps to educate the farmers about various aspects of cultivation through campaigns. He said that earlier, the success and failures of Kharif crops was largely dependent upon magnitude and behaviour of monsoon rains, but with more supply of electricity for electric motor operated tubewells and supply of canal water, the situation of dependence on rains has changed.

Restructuring CADA governing body

By Haryananewswire
The Haryana Government has ordered the restructuring of the Governing Body of Command Area Development Authority (CADA), Panchkula under the Chairmanship of Administrative Secretary, Irrigation Department.
        While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that Administrator, CADA would be the Member Secretary of the Governing Body. He said that other members of the Body included Senior Joint Commissioner (Command Area Development and Water Management) Central Government or his representative, Vice Chancellor, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University or his representative, Director, Agriculture or his representative, Engineer-in-Chief, Irrigation Department, Secretary, Finance or his representative, Principal Director, Haryana Irrigation Research And Management Institute, Kurukshetra and Chief Engineer, CADA. Also, Officer on Special Duty, CADA, representatives of Central Water Commission, Central Ground Water Board and Water Users Association and Director of Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal or his representative  would be other members of the Body, he added.
        The spokesman said that the body would also work as State Level Monitoring Committee. It would meet at least twice a year before Rabi and Kharif season and monitor or review the performance of Command Area Development and Water Management Programme.