State Government is committed to providing quality education to the students in the State
Chandigarh October 8: While emphasizing the need of quality education, Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal today directed to expedite the completion of the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Education City in district Sonipat. He added that institutes of national and international repute would soon be invited to establish their institutes.
Mr Manohar Lal, who was presiding over a meeting of Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) regarding the Rajiv Gandhi Education City here today, also directed that a dedicated officer should be appointed to ensure the speedy completion of this prestigious project. He made it clear that State Government is committed to providing quality education to the students in the State and standard of education would not be allowed to be compromised at any cost.
The Chief Minister said that residential area should also be developed in the Education City besides offering sites for the construction of hotels and restaurants to develop it as a world class campus.
It was informed in the meeting that Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) would soon float 11 more plots for allotment to reputed educational institutes to set up their campuses in the Rajiv Gandhi Education City. It was also informed that 21 plots have so far been allotted to 13 educational institutes or organisations in the Rajiv Gandhi Education City. These include M/s Asian Education Society, M/s FORE School of Management, M/s Sonepat Hindu Educational and Charitable Society, M/s Manav Rachna International University, M/s International Foundation for Research and Education, M/s Lala Nemi Chand Educational Trust, Shri Om Parkash Bansal Educational and Social Welfare Trust, Mandi Gobindgarh, SRM University, West Mambalam, Chennai, Bharti Vidyapeeth Educational Complex, New Delhi and Chanderwati Educational and Charitable Trust, New Delhi. Apart from this, plots were also allotted for the setting up of National Law University, Extension Campus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and Tourism University.
The Chief Minister was apprised that an amount of Rs 194.52 crores has so far been spent on various development works, including construction of roads, water supply, sewerage, electrical ducts, community building and other maintenance works, in the Rajiv Gandhi Education City.
Haryana Chief Secretary Mr. D.S. Dhesi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary, Town and Country Planning Department, Mr. P. Raghvendra Rao, Chief Administrator HUDA, Mr. Brijendra Singh, OSD Mr. Mukul Kumar and other senior officers were also present in the meeting.
Chandigarh, October 8 – Haryana Minister of State for Mines and Geology and Renewable Energy, Mr. Nayab Singh Saini, thanked the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, for giving approval to the proposal in the Cabinet meeting held yesterday for providing soft loan of Rs 45 crore on government guarantee to Naraingarh Sugar Mill for payment of outstanding amount to sugarcane growers for the year 2014-15.
He said that the approval had been given on the condition that the HARCO Bank and Agriculture Department would continue their efforts to find possibilities of any other conflict-free available asset for additional security of the loan. This decision would ensure disbursement of arrears for the previous crushing season accruing to sugarcane growers of Naraingarh at the earliest. He added that payments have already been made to all sugarcane growers in the State by private and cooperative sugar mills.
The Minister said that the Chief Minister believed that the interests of the farmers were of paramount importance, therefore loan had been made available to the mill on easy terms, so that the outstanding bills of farmers could be paid. He added that the Government was making efforts to provide all possible help to farmers and they would not have to face any problems.