Mr Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Atmnirbhar Bharat’-realizinged.

Chandigarh June 29: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal today exhorted the students of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Rohtak to innovate in the face of uncertainty just as the Haryana Government has used the period of Corona crisis to introduce 42 new initiatives and thereby playing a vital role in building a strong society and nation while realizing Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Atmnirbhar Bharat’.

Mr Manohar Lal was interacting with the students of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Rohtak on the inaugural session of Post Graduate Programme 2020-22 through digital medium here today.

While describing the students as the future of India, Mr Manohar Lal said that Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi has emphasized the need of contribution by the youth of the country in building ‘Atmnirbhar Bharat’. Mr Modi has given five pillars namely Infrastructure, System driven by technology, Economy, vibrant Demography and Demand and sought people’s cooperation for achieving this vision. On this occasion, Mr Manohar Lal also urged the faculty of IIM to prepare an effective system to utilize the talent of youth to assist the government in taking the country to new heights of progress and prosperity.

Mr Manohar Lal said that it is a matter of pride that IIM, Rohtak is among the top institutes of the country for the last 10 years. In terms of research, it currently ranks 5th in the country. He said that today he is addressing 267 students who have got admission to this prestigious institution by competing with about 1.60 lakh students from different parts of the country. He also congratulated the institution on the percentage of girl students who have been enrolled during the current academic session. In the year 2010, the number of girl students in the institute was only 9 per cent whereas; in the present batch the number of girl’s students has increased to 69 per cent. This increase in the strength of girl students is also a testimony of the fact that the Beti Bachao- Beti Padhao programme has started yielding positive results.

He said that though IIM has a record of hundred per-cent placement of its students yet the approach of the students should not be just limited to get employment. Instead they should take welfare of society as their mission rather than focusing on individual accomplishments. He also appreciated the students of IIM, Rohtak for giving suggestions to prepare policies for the Haryana Government departments and said that it would certainly help in further improving their functioning. He also congratulated Director, IIM Mr Dheeraj Sharma for including Gita in the Curriculum of the Institute.

Mr Manohar Lal said that the State Government has taken the COVID-19 challenge as an opportunity and taken 42 new initiatives in the last three months through digital technology. He said that recognizing that mere 3R education is not enough; the present State Government has given emphasis on the skill development of students. A dedicated Shri Vishwakarma Skill University has been established. Apart from this, Skill Development Mission has been set up on the lines of National Skill Development Mission through which 80,000 people have been provided employment after providing skill training to them. He said that an apprentice programme has also been started in the State under which 68,000 youth have been provided on-job training in different departments and most of them have got employment at their place of training.

He said that the new scheme namely ‘Saksham Yuva’ has been implemented to provide work to educated unemployed youth. Under this scheme monthly financial assistance of Rs 9000 for Post Graduates and Rs 7500 for Graduates is being provided in lieu of 100 hours work. He said that more than one lakh students have so far got benefit to the tune of Rs 850 crore under the scheme. The aim of the State Government is to ensure that no youth in the State remains unemployed, he added.

While addressing the students on this occasion, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr Rajesh Khullar said that in this uncertain time of COVID-19, students would be happy to get admission in this prestigious institution. He said that notwithstanding the Corona crisis, the State Government under the able and dynamic leadership of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has taken various welfare measures through digital governance to cater to the needs of all sections of the society. Describing Mr Manohar Lal as a role model for the students, Mr Khullar said that they could not find such a better and dynamic person to motivate and guide them on this occasion.

Director, IIM, Rohtak, Mr Dheeraj Sharma said that among the 14 IIMs after 2009, IIM Rohtak is leading the way in the country. He said that under the able leadership of Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal, the institute has created an enabling environment for the students. He said that it is a matter of pride that at present students from 24 States of the country are getting education in this institute. He said that with a view to ensure more interaction with the students amid COVID-19, 25 per cent additional time has been provided exclusively for discussions.

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Vinay

Chandigarh, June 29- Haryana Home and AYUSH Minister, Mr. Anil Vij said that to popularize yoga in the State, 1000 AYUSH Assistants and 22 AYUSH Coaches will be recruited on contract basis soon in various ‘Yogshalas’ across the State.

Mr. Vij said that the recruitment of AYUSH Assistants for the ‘Yogshalas’ being set up in the State will be done by the District Level Selection Committee, which will be chaired by the Chief Executive Officer of the respective District Councils. In this Committee, District Ayurvedic Officer will be the Member Secretary. Besides this, a representative of Deputy Commissioner, Chief Medical Officer or his representative and District Sports Officer will be included in this Committee. During the selection process, preference will be given to the candidate from the village where the Yogshala is situated or nearby village.

The Health Minister said that monthly honorarium of Rs. 11,000 will be given to AYUSH Assistants. The age limit for these AYUSH assistants will be between 18 and 35 years. Candidates must have passed class 12 examination from the Haryana School Education Board or CBSE or they must possess a diploma in Yoga from any recognized university. He said that these Ayush Assistants will work as In-charge of ‘Yogshalas’ and other work will also be assigned to them.

Mr. Vij informed that recruitment of 22 AYUSH Coaches will be done on a regular basis by Haryana Staff Selection Commission. But till the completion of recruitment process by Haryana Staff Selection Commission, Ayush coaches will be recruited by a State-Level Selection Committee under outsourcing Policy Part- 2. They will get a monthly honorarium of Rs 20,000. These 22 coaches will be deputed in each district.

He said that AYUSH coaches must hold a graduation degree in Yoga from a recognized university or have a certification of Level-2 from the Quality Council of India- The Yoga Institute. The age limit of these coaches will be 21 to 42 years. Their work will include teaching Yoga, Training Ayush assistants, and other tasks.

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Himani Bahuguna

Chandigarh June 29- Haryana Cooperation Minister, Dr. Banwari Lal visited the Home and Health Minister, Mr. Anil Vij and enquired about his well-being and hoped for his early recovery.

After calling upon Mr. Vij at his residence in Ambala Cantt, Dr. Banwari Lal noted that his health was improving day by day. Home Minister had fractured his leg a few days back.

Cooperation Minister said that the Health Minister, Mr. Anil Vij is continuously monitoring the measures being taken for the prevention of COVID-19 and giving necessary guidelines to the officers concerned.

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Swati Mahajan

Chandigarh, June 29 – Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that Keorak village in Kaithal district will be the first village in the State to treat the pond water for irrigation and other purposes and this pond will be a model pond. This process will be followed by Haryana Pond and Waste Water Management Authority by adopting three pond and five pond system to treat the pond water in rural areas in the State.

Giving more information about the same, the Deputy Chief Minister, who is also holding the portfolio of Development and Panchayats Department said that in order to use every drop of water after the implementation of “Mera Pani-Meri Virasat” scheme regarding ground water conservation, Micro-irrigation projects are being encouraged. Besides this the State Government is also working to prepare plans to treat and reuse pond water. He said that about 95 percent pond work has been completed in Keorak village and it would probably be inaugurated by July 15, 2020.

Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that out of the 18 ponds which will be developed as model ponds in the first phase, over area of 35 acres the pond of Keorak village in Kaithal district, pond over area of 3.9 acres in Jakhauda village of Jhajhar district, pond over area of 8.5 acres of Sagga in Karnal district, pond over 27 acre in Padha village in Karnal district, pond over 10.5 acre of Kachhwa in Karnal district, pond over 11 acre of Goundar village in Karnal district, pond over one acre of Teppala village in Ambala, pond over 5.26 acres of Dayalpur village of Kurukshetra district, two ponds over 5.5 acres and 2.5 acres in Kasandi village in Sonipat district, pond over 3 acre area of Balad village in Rohtak district, two pond over 08 and 01 acre in Bahu-Akbarpur village in Rohtak district, pond over 8.5 acres of Nindana Tikri in Rohtak district, pond over 2.05 acres area in Baniyani village in Rohtak district, pond over 22 care of area in Aurangabad village of Palwal and pond over 3.5-acre of area of Rakhigarhi in Hisar district will be constructed.

The Deputy Chief Minister said that the main focus would be given on 11 points for the model pond, including the requirement for inlets and outlets in the pond, proper resolution of overflowing of the pond, maintaining a minimum water depth of 8 feet in the pond, It should have flat surface, green belt and water catchment area, DPD wire mesh should be in the pond, there should be natural trees in the green belt of the pond. There should be biodiversity of the pond including aquatic life i.e. fish, turtle, frog, snake, lotus flower cultivation, duck and wild grass and other herbs at the pond. There should be a plan to construct a Gau-Ghat and space for other animals.

Besides, the beautification of the pond, de-silting should be done on time. The banks of the pond should be cleaned regularly and provision of retaining walls should be taken, he added.

He said that presently, there are total of 16,350 ponds in the State, out of which 15,910 ponds are in rural areas and 440 ponds are in urban areas and Pond Atlas has been prepared by mapping GIS of all the ponds. 2606 ponds in rural areas are polluted and overflowing, 7963 are polluted without overflowing, 4413 ponds with clean water. Constructed wetland technology is being used to treat the water of polluted ponds and solar pump system is being installed for the drainage of each pond, he added.

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Ravinder

Chandigarh, June 29 – To register the complaints of consumers of Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) and to redress the pending complaints, members of the Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum will visit various districts of the state in the month of July.

Giving this information here today, a spokesman of the Corporation said that the members of the forum will visit, Kurukshetra on July 2, Panipat on July 3, Yamunanagar on July 8, Karnal on July 10, Rohtak on July 13, Sonepat on July 15, Jhajjar on July 17, Kaithal on July 22, Ambala on July 24 and Panchkula CGRF Office on July 29 and will hear the complaints in the office of the Superintending Engineer and will also file new complaints. This will provide consumers the facility of hearing of their cases at the nearest location.

Members of the forum will hear all types of consumer problems, mainly related to billing, voltage, metering complaints, regarding power connections, interruptions in power supply, efficiency, safety, and non-compliance of orders of Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission etc. However, cases under Section 126 and Sections 135 to 139 of the Electricity Act regarding electricity theft, penalties in cases related to enquiry and accidents under Section 161 of the Act will not be heard by the forum.

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Swati Mahajan

Chandigarh June 29- Haryana Cooperation Minister, Dr. Banwari Lal today inspected a modern sugar mill which is being built at a cost of Rs 253 crore in Karnal.

During the inspection, the Cooperation Minister reviewed the progress of construction work of the modern sugar mill while he was informed by the officers concerned that 22 percent of the civil work of this sugar mill has been completed and construction (erections and fabrication) work was in progress.

During the inspection, the Cooperation Minister instructed the officers and agency concerned to expedite the construction work of the modern Cooperative Sugar Mill, Karnal and complete the job within the stipulated time.

On this occasion, MLA, Gharaunda Mr. Harvinder Kalyan and Managing Director, Haryana State Cooperative Sugar Mill Federation Ltd., Mr. Shakti Singh was also present.

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Swati Mahajan

Chandigarh June 29 – Haryana Cooperation Minister, Dr. Banwari Lal said that various informative steps are being taken by cooperative banks so that they can operate their banking procedures at par with nationalized banks. In keeping with the technological advances, he said that ATM facility to customers on behalf of the Co-operative Bank has been started today in the main branch of ‘The Karnal Central Cooperative Bank Limited’.

The Minister shared this information after inaugurating the newly constructed ATM centre in Karnal today. On this occasion, the Minister informed that RuPay Kisan Card and ATM Cards have been distributed to 19,252 farmers of ‘The Karnal Central Co-operative Bank’, so that they can use these Kisan Card at ATMs. He said that the ATM facility being started today in the main branch of ‘The Karnal Central Cooperative Bank Limited’ bank, Rs. 10,000 per transaction has been fixed. The consumers can withdraw up to Rs. 40,000 in a day.

General Manager of ‘The Karnal Central Co-operative Bank’, Mrs. Sheetal said that in present situation, a micro ATM facility is also being provided through 44 branches and two extension counters in Karnal district. She said that for its consumers, the bank has also issued a RuPay debit card so that they can avail e-commerce facilities like paying their bills through this card while sitting at home. On this occasion, Managing Director, Mr. Manoj Bansal on behalf of the bank also honoured the Cooperation Minister by giving a memento.

On this occasion MP, Mr. Sanjay Bhatia, MLA Gharaunda, Mr. Harvinder Kalyan, MLA, Nilokheri, Mr. Dharam Pal Gonder, Mayor Renu Bala Gupta, Harco Bank Chairman, Mr. Gulshan Bhatia, and other officials and employees of the bank were present.

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Himani Bahuguna

Chandigarh June 29 Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, along with Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan today digitally laid the foundation stone of Indian Oil Corporation’s (IOC) state-of-the-art second Research and Development (R&D) Centre in Faridabad, Haryana. The new Centre, covering an area of about 60 acres, would be constructed at a cost of around Rs. 2282 crore.

In his inaugural address, Haryana Chief Minister expressed his gratitude towards the Union Minister Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan and IOC for selecting Haryana for setting up Indian Oil’s new research unit. He said that Haryana has always remained a front-runner in the country’s development. The State has performed exceptionally well not only in agriculture sector, but is also developing as a Sports hub and has marked its identity as a major player in the industrial sector, especially automobiles.

He said that the State has become a preferred investment destination for the entrepreneurs as setting up a new industry had also become easier in Haryana. Haryana has made tremendous progress in the ranking of Ease of Doing Business in the country. He said that at present Haryana is at the third position in the country in terms of Ease of Doing Business and first among all northern states. The State is moving ahead in the Energy and Agro-industry sectors, he added.

He said, “We have played a pro-active role in making Haryana a Kerosene-free State and dedicated efforts were made to make the State Kerosene-free. Under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, every household in the State is being provided LPG connections.”

Chief Minister also highlighted the efforts made by the State Government to prevent the spread of Corona Pandemic. He said that while empathizing the need of every individual, constant efforts were made by the State Government to provide relief to every needy person during the Pandemic.

Divulging the details about upcoming projects of waste-to-energy going on in Haryana, he said that Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) would be setting up an Ethanol Plant at Bohali in district Panipat.

Meanwhile, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel, Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan said that this second state-of-the-art R&D centre will certainly emerge as a laboratory for an alternative, clean, and indigenous energy solutions. He said that setting up of this Centre is a big step towards realizing the vision of Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi in making India self-reliant in all the sectors, especially the energy sector.

While praising Haryana for the steps taken by it to take the State swiftly on the energy sector track, Dharmendra Pradhan said, “Haryana under the leadership of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, has shown tremendous improvement in socio-economic and development parameters. It is also the first kerosene-free state and I am sure that now Haryana will become a leading R&D hub in the country. Haryana can also play a leading role in converting the Agro-residues into clean energy.”

The Minister also expressed his gratitude towards Haryana government for supporting the activities of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas in the State. He urged country’s largest fuel retailer, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), to provide further impetus to waste-to-energy programs in Haryana and work towards making the State a global model in alternative energy solutions.

Secretary, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Mr. Tarun Kappor, Mr. Sanjiv Singh, Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation and other senior officers also attended the foundation ceremony through video conference.

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Himani Bahuguna

Chandigarh June 29- Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that we should spin challenges into opportunities and with this thinking we have persistently worked on building a transparent system for overall development of the state, under which Chief Minister Good Governance Associates (CMGGAs) Programme came into being. The programme was started to ensure that new initiatives of government reach the people of the state at the earliest.

This information was given by the Chief Minister here late in the evening during the felicitation ceremony of “Chief Minister Good Governance Associates Programme”, 2019-2020. On this occasion, the Project Director of the Chief Minister’s Good Governance Associates Programme, Dr. Rakesh Gupta was also present.

The Chief Minister said that the programme was started four years back and has been immensely successful. He said that although the year – 2020 has not been a positive one and the year has been besieged by one problem or the other. He added that the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi had also mentioned in ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme recently that there are difficulties and challenges, but we have to transform these challenges and difficulties into opportunities. Listing the difficulties this year, he said that despite problems such as Corona pandemic, earthquake, Indo-China face-off, locust threat for crops and cyclones etc. we still have to keep moving forward.

Mr. Manohar Lal said that the Chief Minister’s Good Governance Associates Programme has been a successful proposal and we have to run it successfully for a long time. He said that so far about 40 such initiatives have been started in which Chief Minister Good Governance Associates have played a pivotal role. The Chief Minister said that we should keep working towards improving the system. He said that due to consistent efforts of the Chief Minister’s Good Governance Associates Programme, the digital system could be implemented at various places, including Saral Portal Scheme, Village Secretariat, One Stop Center, Saksham Yojana etc.

Referring to the COVID-19 pandemic, he said that as he believes in transforming challenges into opportunities, thus during the pandemic, he started various schemes and policies to help and support the people. He also spoke about Meri Fasal, Mera Byora, DBT scheme and Parivar Pehchan Patra during the programme.

Giving more information about the Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP), he said that Haryana is the first state where such a scheme has been implemented and is constantly working on it. He informed that under this Scheme till now the data of 50 lakh families of the state has been collected. Apart from this, various committees have been formed at the booth-level so that the benefit of the schemes can be extended to e grassroots level.

Mr. Manohar Lal interacted with all the Associates of the Chief Minister’s Good Governance Associates Programme, 2019-2020 Batch and also wished for their future. During the interaction, Chief Minister’s Good Governance Associates while apprising the Chief Minister about their future plans said that some of them will be preparing for the UPSC so that they can serve the nation as civil servants. Likewise, a few of them want to work in the area of Higher Education and some wanted to work in the area of public policy. On this occasion, he suggested Good Governance Associates to be concerned about the welfare of society, country and humanity. He said that you have to think not only for yourself but also for society and humanity.

Project Director of Chief Minister Good Governance Associates Programme, Dr. Rakesh Gupta said that the first batch started working within two weeks of the formulation of the Programme and expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal for this. Giving information about the batch of Chief Minister Good Governance Associates, 2019-2020, he said that this is the fourth batch in which 24 Good Governance Associates have come from 20 states across the country.

He said that the Saksham Haryana Scheme has been appreciated at the national level in which Chief Minister Good Governance Associates have played an important role. Similarly, the Antyodaya Saral Portal has also been appreciated and today the One-Stop Centres are fully operational in 22 districts of the state. He said that work on e-office Scheme has already started and by the end of this year the e-office will be functional in all departments and offices. He informed that Good Governance Associates have also played an important role in COVID management.

Earlier, Mr. Chirag Bhandari from the programme team of Chief Minister Good Governance Associates Programme also gave a presentation in which information about Saksham, Saral, One Stop Centre, Solid Waste Management, Education etc. was given. Project Manager, Ms. Itika Gupta thanked the Programme team.

In this ceremony, the Chief Minister also honoured Good Governance Associates by giving their certificates and mementoes to the programme team members.

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Swati Mahjan

Chandigarh, June 29: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has urged the teachers to come to the forefront and make valuable contributions in preparing the students as nation-builders of the future. While highlighting the importance of the role of teachers in self-reliant India, the Chief Minister, said that the education should not remain confined to only basic school education i.e reading, writing, and arithmetic, rather every teacher should focus on the overall development of their students.

The Chief Minister was speaking at the webinar organized by Haryana Higher Education Council, held here today. Mr. Mukul Kanitkar, Organizing Secretary, Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal, Vice-Chancellors, Principals and teachers also shared their views on this occasion.

While highlighting the importance of the role of teachers in self-reliant India, the Chief Minister said,” I am sure that in the discussion held today we will get many ideas that help the students to become more cultured and self-reliant.”

He said that the role of the teacher is very important in recognizing the hidden skills and talents of any student and grooming them to become the nation builders of the future. Teachers should inspire them to do well and succeed in life. The role of any Government is to build Universities, Colleges, and Schools. It can make policies to bring reforms in the education sector but the role of teachers in nation-building, shaping the future of their students and enlightening society is paramount, he said.

He said that in the vision of Atamnirbhar Bharat as given by Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, Education remains one of the focal areas. Only teachers can play a pivotal role in showing the right direction to the youth and by imbibing the value of culture and spirit of dedication in them, the State can move forward on the path of progress and becoming self-reliant, he added.

While giving the example of veteran cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s teacher who played a pivotal role in grooming his talent, the Chief Minister said that teachers could inspire youth to pursue their passion in life and excel in their chosen field.

Interestingly, he also shared his own school life experience. He said that his teacher, while identifying his ability, too inspired him to pursue his passion. He also recited a poem highlighting the importance of education.

He said that education is a very important part of a society, which not only makes any individual Atamnirbhar, but also ensures that the State and Country become self-reliant.

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Himani Bahuguna

Chandigarh, June 29 – Haryana Cooperation Minister, Dr. Banwari Lal said that the State Government has provided a loan of Rs 153.45 crore to cooperative sugarmills to ensure timely payment of sugarcane to farmers. In addition to this, the State Government has released a subsidy of Rs 66.28 crore to the cooperative sugarmills for the crushing season 2019-20.

Giving information regarding the same, the Cooperation Minister said that the State Government is also providing subsidy for the payment of sugarcane crops of farmers.

Giving information about the loan amount and subsidy released to ten cooperative sugar mills across the State, the Cooperation Minister said that a loan amount of Rs 26.71 crore and subsidy of Rs 5.21 crore has been provided to the cooperative sugarmills of Panipat. Besides this, a loan amount of Rs 12.17 crore and subsidy of Rs 8.09 crore has been released to cooperative sugarmills of Rohtak.

Similarly, loan amount of Rs 12.52 crore and subsidy of Rs 6.34 crore has been released to cooperative sugarmills at Karnal and loan amount of Rs 20.14 crore and subsidy of Rs 5.31 crore has been released to cooperative sugar mill at Sonepat. Besides this, loan amount of Rs 2.12 crore and subsidy of Rs 12.06 crore has been released to cooperative sugarmills at Shahabad and loan amount of Rs 13.33 crore and subsidy of Rs 5.12 crore has been released to cooperative sugar mill at Jind, the Minister added.

He said that loan amount of Rs 20.85 crore and subsidy of Rs 4.36 crore has been released to cooperative sugar mill at Palwal, loan amount of Rs 16.42 crore and subsidy of Rs 6.20 crore has been released to cooperative sugar mill Meham, loan amount of Rs 16.55 crore and subsidy of Rs 7.36 crore has been released to cooperative sugar mill at Kaithal. A loan amount of Rs. 12.64 crore and subsidy of Rs 6.23 crore has been released to cooperative sugar mill at Gohana said the Minister.

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