Haryana to increase GWS channel capacity to increase water availability in Gurugram.

State targets to ensure 1000 cusecs of water availability by 2030

Chief Minister to write to UP Government for construction of Ganga-Yamuna link canal

Chandigarh November 12 – In order to augment the water supply in the Gurugram district, Haryana has decided to increase the Gurgaon Water Supply Channel (GWS) capacity. Presently the capacity of the channel is 175 cusecs, which will be increased by 1000 cusecs according to the population size by 2030. For this, the repair and remodelling of the channel will be done at a cost of Rs 1600 crore.

This was stated by Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal while chairing a meeting with the officers of the Irrigation and Water Resources Department held late evening on Friday.

“Apart from this special focus should be at the meticulous implementation of the Treated Waste Water (TWW) Policy so that in the years to come proper water management can be ensured in colonies developed by Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran, industrial estates developed by HSIIDC. Further, the same can also be ensured in colonies developed by private developers. Under this Policy, emphasis will be laid on laying of double pipelines and setting up of micro STPs” said Sh. Manohar Lal.

He directed the officers concerned to lay more emphasis on implementing the rainwater harvesting system.

Haryana to write a letter to UP Government for construction of Ganga-Yamuna

The Chief Minister said that steps should be taken to bring water of the river Ganga to Haryana. For this, a letter will be written to the Ministry of Water Resources and the Uttar Pradesh Government for the construction of the Ganga-Yamuna Link Canal. With the construction of this link canal, additional availability of water will be ensured to Haryana, said Sh. Manohar Lal.

He further directed the officers of the Faridabad Metropolitan Authority to make plans for water harvesting through the Rainiwell project to meet the water requirement of Faridabad. Besides this, an expert committee should also be constituted, which will study the underground flow in Yamuna. Along with this, the Committee will also assess how much water is needed in South Haryana and how much is being supplied at present, said Sh. Manohar Lal.

State targets to ensure 1000 cusecs of water availability by 2030

The Chief Minister was apprised that the length of GWS is 69 km, which off-takes at RD No-227800 of Delhi Branch from Kakroi Head and ends at Basai Water Treatment Plant. This channel was created in the year 1995 with a capacity of 175 cusecs. It serves the drinking water needs of Bahadurgarh, Gurugram and enroute 28 water works of Public Health Engineering, HSIIDC and Forest Department. Due to the continuous flow of water for 27 years, the lining of the channel is in a dilapidated condition. The lining is damaged badly and joints have opened through the length. This has significantly reduced the carrying capacity of the channel to 100 cusecs and is in dire need of repair.

The Chief Minister was further apprised that various departments also take water from this channel to meet the water requirements all these facts clearly indicate that demand for drinking water in 2040 of Gurugram cities and towns en route would be around 475 cusecs.

To meet this demand and to avoid wastage of water, a project for remodelling of GWS channel along with augmentation of cusec capacity has been prepared. Water between Khubru and Kakroi is supplied by CLC, which has a capacity of 750 cusecs. At present 1050 cusecs of water is being released to Delhi, 400 cusecs of water is released to Gurugram and the remaining water is being used for irrigation. With the repair and remodelling of these channels, the total capacity will increase to 2300 cusecs, which will be able to meet the availability of water by the year 2030.

Gurugram will require 1504 cusecs of water by the year 2050

It was informed in the meeting that by 2030, the water requirements of various departments including Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran, Public Health Engineering Department, HSIIDC, Forest Department etc will be around 1068 cusecs. Similarly, by the year 2040, this demand will rise to 1269 cusecs and further by the year 2050 the water demand will further be raised to around 1504 cusecs. For this, the Delhi branch will also need to be redesigned and remodelled.

Regarding water supply, the Chief Minister was apprised that Renuka, Kishau and Lakhwar dams are proposed to be built on the Yamuna River, the work on which is likely to be completed by 2031. With the construction of these dams, Haryana will get 1150 cusecs of water from its share.

Adviser, Irrigation to Chief Minister, Sh. Devender Singh, Engineer-in-Chief, Dr. Satbir Kadian and other officers of the department remained present in the meeting.

Modern HAFED markets will soon be set up in 12 cities of the state – Haryana Cooperation Minister

Opening combined milk society in every village will enhance employment opportunities for women and youth of Haryana

Chandigarh, November 12- Haryana Cooperation Minister, Dr. Banwari Lal said that in order to promote business and commercial activities in cooperative federation, the process of opening combined milk societies, dairy Sheds and modern HAFED markets should be expedited in every village of the state so that more employment opportunities can be made available for youth and women.

The Cooperation Minister was presiding over the review meeting of the officers of the Cooperative Federation. Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Sh. T.V.S.N Prasad, Managing Director, HAFED, Sh. A.Sreenivas, Registrar Cooperative Societies, Dr. Shaleen and other senior officers of HAFED were present in the meeting.

The Cooperation Minister said that work is being expedited to open modern HAFED markets in 12 cities including Hisar, Bhiwani, Fatehabad, Sirsa, Palwal, Gurugram and Rohtak. Soon the excellent quality of goods will be made available to the people of the state. Similarly, 5,000 villages have been identified to open combined milk societies and dairy sheds in the state. He said that with the opening of dairy sheds at the village level, a space would be provided to those families who do not have suitable place for cattle and they would also be able to get loan facility under the Mukhyamantri Antyodya Parivar Utthan Yojana. HAFED Cattle Feed Centres will also be opened at these places. Pashu Kisan Credit Card will also be provided to the farmers doing livestock farming. Self-help groups and people associated with Rural Livelihood Mission can also avail these facilities and these places will function as a multipurpose society.

The Cooperation Minister said that Vita booths will be provided in an accessible way to enhance the market of products and provide better opportunities to the youth at Cooperative Federation. Vita booth can be easily taken by paying a security amount of Rs. 10,000 only. Apart from this, a rebate of Rs 50,000 is also being given for setting up a Vita booth. In such way, it is more accessible for people to open Vita booths in their shops.

He said that Vita products will be made easily available in police lines, schools, colleges, bus stands and tourist centres. Vita is making 11 delicious dishes available to the citizens. During the year 2021-22, HAFED has earned a profit of Rs 207 crore and work is being done to enhance it further this year.

Dr. Banwari Lal said that milk producers society in every village, HAFED basmati export house in Karnal, ethanol plant in Panipat, milk plant in Bawal will soon be set up and inaugurated by Union Home and Cooperation Minister, Sh. Amit Shah. Vita production and a quality testing lab would also be opened in HAFED market of Agro Mall in Karnal.

The Cooperation Minister also reviewed several projects like Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS), new oil mill to be set up in Rewari, turmeric plant, modern HAFED market, new milk plant in Bawal, One Time Settlement Scheme and opening of Vita booths in Gurugram.

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Chief Minister calls upon young lawyers to work with honesty and integrity to ensure justice to every needy

Sh. Manohar Lal attends Bar Council National Legal Seminar-2022 organized at Panjab University, Chandigarh as a Chief Guest

Chandigarh, November 12 – Haryana Chief Minister speaking at the Bar Council National Legal Seminar-2022 organized at Panjab University, Chandigarh, called upon the young lawyers to work with honesty and integrity for the betterment of society. Young lawyers should practice honesty so as to ensure justice for the needy, said Sh. Manohar Lal.

Sh. Manohar Lal who attended the seminar titled “Young Lawyers: Transcending Legal Barriers” organized by the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana as Chief Guest said that from time immemorial till today, society has had faith in the judicial system because they know that if something wrong happens to them, they will definitely get justice from the judicial system. So the role of judges and lawyers is become very significant in delivering justice.

Sh. Justice Krishna Murari, Judge Supreme Court of India, Sh. Justice Ravi Shanker Jha, Chief Justice, Punjab and Haryana High Court, Ld Advocate General, Haryana, Sh. Baldev Raj Mahajan, Chairman Bar Council, Sh. Suvir Sidhu, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, Prof. Raj Kumar, other judges and members of the Bar Council also attended the seminar.

“Legislature, The Executive and the Judiciary are three main pillars of democracy. Legislature is responsible for making laws. The political representatives elected by the people make the laws as the legislature. Ensuring justice for every needy is the utmost priority of any legislature. Similarly, the role of the judiciary is to check and curb violations. It is because of these 3 pillars that the judicial system remains strong,” said Sh. Manohar Lal.

Young lawyers should find quick solutions even after statutory changes

The Chief Minister said that since time immemorial kings and emperors have maintained the tradition of delivering justice. This system, which has been going on since then, is continuing till the 21st century. Over time, there has been a change in the systems and legal procedures. Despite these statutory changes, young lawyers will have to find a way to quickly finds solutions to the problems faced by the common man, asserted Sh. Manohar Lal.

He said that it is said that Justice Delayed is Justice Denied. That’s why young lawyers will have to work tirelessly to get ensured speedy delivery of justice despite the statutory changes happening from time to time, added Sh. Manohar Lal.

The Haryana government worked to abolish irrelevant laws

The Chief Minister said that while new laws are being introduced for the betterment of society and the country, work is also being done to abolish the laws which have become irrelevant. The Central Government has abolished many such old and irrelevant laws. Working in this direction, the Haryana Government has also formed a Law Commission and based on its recommendations more than 12 irrelevant laws have been abolished in Haryana.

Judiciary’s emphasis on promoting regional languages is a commendable work

While assuring the judges and Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana High Court, the Chief Minister said that the government is always ready for any kind of cooperation required from them. He said that the step taken by the judiciary to give emphasis on regional languages is commendable. Every state has its own language and if the proceedings and orders of the courts are translated into that language, the public will certainly be benefited from this, asserted Sh. Manohar Lal.

He shared that he had also requested the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court that in Punjab and Haryana High Court the people of Haryana would get the translation of the orders and proceedings of the court in Hindi and the people of Punjab would get the translation in Punjabi so that the people of both the states will get benefit. Steps are also being taken by the court in this direction which is a commendable step.