Chief Minister meets Union Finance Minister regarding the Union Budget, demands a special package for State.
Chandigarh, November 25 – Haryana Chief Minister has demanded Union Finance Minister, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman to give a special economic package to Haryana because 14 districts of Haryana are included in the NCR region.
Therefore State should be given a special economic package keeping in mind that a lot of resources have to be spent on the construction and maintenance of infrastructure in these areas, said Sh. Manohar Lal while speaking at a pre-budget consultation meeting with Union Minister, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman held in Delhi on Friday.
Special package demanded from Union Finance Minister is justified, Chief Minister
During the meeting, Chief Minister said that Haryana’s area of 25,327 square kilometres and population of 164.3 lakh comes under NCR. The region consumes a lot of resources for infrastructure, water, sanitation, urban development and connectivity.
He said that in NCR, Haryana Government is spending money on the development of the KMP Expressway, the Rail Orbital Project, the Development of 5 Cities of 2.5 Lakh Hectares along the KMP Corridor as a Panchgram Vision, an Integrated Multi Modal Logistics Hub at Narnaul, an International Horticulture Market at Gannaur and other big projects.
The demand made by the Haryana Government for a special package from the Central Government for the implementation of these projects is justified, added Sh. Manohar Lal.
Special assistance given from the central government for capital investment to Haryana should be continued
Sh. Manohar Lal thanked the Central Government, Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi and Finance Minister, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman for continuously giving special assistance for the Capital Investment Scheme to the States in the form of a 50-year interest-free loan in 2022-23 also.
The Chief Minister said that the State of Haryana has received Rs 874 crore under this scheme in 2022-23 for the implementation of the Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor Project. He requested the Central Government to continue this scheme in future also.
Amount to be given for the expansion of health services
The Chief Minister said that the state has done tremendous work to strengthen the health infrastructure of the State along with doing commendable progress in medical education.
Medical colleges have either been opened in every district of Haryana or the process of opening the same has started. The number of undergraduate seats in medical colleges in Haryana was 700 in 2015 and we aim to increase this up to 3035 by 2025, shared the Chief Minister.
He said that the construction and operation of medical colleges require to get capital intensive, with a capital investment of over Rs 700 crore on each such project, hence a demand has been made to the Central Government to provide special financial assistance to open these medical colleges in Haryana.
State Election Commissioner visits polling booths in Palwal
Voting is going on peacefully in four districts of the state including Palwal, Dhanpat Singh
Chandigarh, November 25 – The State Election Commissioner, Sh. Dhanpat Singh on Friday visited the polling booths of several villages including Dhatir, Teharaki and Meerka in Palwal district during the third and final phase of the general elections of Panchayat.
During this, he interacted with the officers, employees, police personnel and voters who came to cast their votes at the polling stations.
He said that all the voters should vote fairly and elect the government of their villages in a transparent manner.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Sh. Hitesh Kumar, DSP, Sh. Satender Kumar also accompanied him.
Later interacting with the media persons, Sh. Dhanpat Singh said that as per the directions issued by the Election Commission, elections are being conducted peacefully and in a fair manner in the district. No disturbance of any kind has been reported.
Today, under the third and final phase, elections are being held for the posts of Panch-Sarpanch in four districts namely Palwal, Faridabad, Hisar and Fatehabad, shared Sh. Dhanpat Singh.
He shared that he has closely checked the polling stations of many villages and polling is going on completely peacefully at all the places.
The State Election Commissioner said that during this time an appeal has been made to all the voters to smartly elect their representatives to ensure development of their villages.
Sh. Dhanpat Singh directed all the employees and officers deployed on election duty to conduct elections fairly and said that if any untoward incident is reported then they should immediately inform their senior officers.
ADGP Mamta Singh gets additional charge of IGP, Hisar range till Nov 29
Chandigarh, November 25: The Haryana government has assigned Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Rohtak Range, Smt. Mamta Singh with additional charge of Inspector General of Police (IGP), Hisar Range; in addition to her present duties during the leave period of IGP Sh. Rakesh Kumar Arya, from November 25 to 29, 2022.
November 28 declared as restricted holiday
Chandigarh, November 25: The Haryana government has declared November 28, Monday, a restricted holiday in all government offices, boards, corporations and educational institutions of the state government on account of the martyrdom day of Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur. A notification in this regard has been issued by the Haryana Chief Secretary.
Focus on farm-sector to enrich the rural economy – Sh. Dushyant Chautala
Reviewed ‘Haryana Agri-Business and Food Processing Policy’
Chandigarh, November 25 – Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Sh. Dushyant Chautala said that unless the villagers are informed about modern agriculture and agro-based enterprises, the nation and the state cannot grow significantly. He added that the officers should focus on the agricultural sector in order to make the economy prosperous.
The Deputy Chief Minister, who also holds the portfolio of Industries and Commerce Department, was reviewing the ‘Haryana Agri-Business and Food Processing Policy’ formulated under the Directorate of MSME today. On this occasion, Additional Chief Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department, Sh. Anand Mohan Sharan and other officers of the department were also present.
Sh. Dushyant Chautala directed the officers to create a strong ‘value chain linkage’ and said that research should be emphasized so that those who set up their units under the ‘Haryana Agri-Business and Food Processing Policy’ get enhanced profit which will also give thrust to employment. He said that it is the endeavour of the state government to make Haryana the first choice of investors in the food processing sector. While directing to encourage value-addition in the products of agriculture and its allied sectors, dairy, horticulture, livestock, fish, poultry etc. in the state, he said that at present there is a lot of potential in these areas, in such a situation, there is a need to strengthen the rural economy.
While reviewing the units set up under the ‘Haryana Agri-Business and Food Processing Policy’, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the ‘success-stories’ of the entrepreneurs who have done excellent and exemplary work in the field should be brought before other villagers of the state. He added that such ‘success-stories’ should be publicized well so that other people can also get motivation from them.
He directed the officers to take up agriculture-based units in rural areas on priority basis so that the rural economy could be more prosperous.