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 JOBS: The 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 . 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.