During the nationwide Unlock-02, industrial and commercial activities are heading towards normalcy .

Chandigarh, July 3 – Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala said thatd uring the nationwide Unlock-02, industrial and commercial activities are heading towards normalcy . cand strengthening of roads, Metro expansion and Regional Rapid Transit Corridor System development plans will be carried forward rapidly in a phased manner in the state.

The Deputy Chief Minister, who also holds the portfolio of the Industries and Commerce Department and the Public Works Department, was presiding over a review meeting of the officers concerned at the Integrated Multi-Modal Logistic Hub being set up at Nangal Chaudhary, District Mahendragarh under the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project.

It was informed in the meeting that the 1,483-km long freight corridor is being constructed between Delhi and Mumbai by the Ministry of Railways. The Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) is being developed on a band of 150 km on both sides of the freight corridor spanning Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Maharashtra. Apart from this, Manesar-Bawal and Kundli-Sonipat are included in the investment area of this project and Faridabad-Palwal and Rewari-Hisar in the industrial area of this project. Airport is being developed at Hisar and work is moving at a fast pace on the Delhi Expressway from Hisar-Sirsa towards Punjab.

It was also apprised in the meeting that Integrated Multi-Modal Logistic Hub will be set up in about 1,280 acres of which 886.78 acres will be allotted for this hub and 393.22 acres for Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) for developing road network in Southern Haryana. It also has an area for Export-Import, Domestic Container Yard and Container Freight Station for Storage & handling of domestic container cargo, Auto Zone, Commercial Area and Common Areas for power sub-stations, Water Tanks & pipes, Security and Truck parking etc. The project will be extending between three villages of Nangal Choudhary, namely Bashirpur, Ghataser and Talot, situated along the Haryana-Rajasthan border. The project is being set up by National Industrial Corridor Development Corporation and DMIC Haryana Multi Modal Logistic Hub Project Limited through Special Purpose Vehicle and HSIIDC has transferred land spreading across 686 acres and a capital investment Rs 205 crore of its share in the project.

It was also informed in the meeting that the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi has also approved the scheme and Integrated Multi-Modal Logistics Hub will be set up to develop freight village on 886.78 acres of land in Nangal Choudhary, Haryana. In addition, the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor has also given In-Principle Approval (IPA) to provide connectivity to it from New Dabla station. In addition, the benchmarking work has also been completed, as well as the State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) has received clearance for the project.

Access to road, electricity , and water will also have to be ensured to the project boundary site. For this, four-way and six-way roads from Basirpur, Nizampur, Nangal Choudhary, Chillaro will be constructed, which is expected to cost around Rs 105 crore. Similarly, to ensure supply power to the project from seven sites, the work of laying transmission and distribution lines from nearby 132 KV sub-stations and 220 KV sub-stations and the work of circuit and transformer is to be done. The cost of this work is estimated to be Rs 46.49 crore. Water supply is to be ensured from Pump House No-2 of Narnaul Distributries for the project and an estimate of Rs.15 crore has been prepared for the same.

It was also informed in the meeting that with the introduction of 135-km long Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway and Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal Eastern Periphery-Way has provided relief to people going outside Delhi towards Gurugram, Agra, Uttar Pradesh. With the completion of these projects, traffic congestion has reduced not only in Northern Haryana but also in the National Capital Region and the ports of western states connecting Ghaziabad, Noida have got a speed link from Gurugram, Faridabad and Palwal districts of South Haryana.

In the meeting, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance & Planning Department, Mr. T.V.S.N. Prasad, Principal Secretary, Department of Industries and Commerce, Mr. A.K. Singh, other than senior officials of HSIIDC, Public Works and Public Health Engineering Departments were also present.

Chandigarh, July 3: In view of COVID-19 pandemic, candidates against whom Unfair Means Cases (UMC) were registered during the examination of Senior Secondary (Academic / Open School) conducted by Haryana School Education Board, Bhiwani in March, 2020 are required to submit an online UMC Performa by July 8, 2020 as it is not possible to call such candidates for personal hearing at board headquarters.

Giving information about this, an official spokesperson said that a list of regular candidates against whom UMC was registered and UMC Performa has been sent to the heads of their respective schools. The heads of all the concerned schools should inform the UMC candidates of their school and ensure that they fill the UMC Performa and e-mail it to asumc@bseh.org.in or send it to the board’s WhatsApp number: 88168-40349 by July 8, 2020, he added.

He said that the UMC Performa and list of candidates are also made available on the board’s website www.bseh.org.in and the candidates can e-mail or WhatsApp after confirming their names from the list of candidates.

He said that information regarding the same has also been given to the candidates of self-study / open schools through SMS on the numbers provided by them at the time of submission of their application form.

Chandigarh July 3: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal today has accorded approval for setting up two Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) in Gurugram district.

Giving information in this regard, an official spokesperson said that one STP will be set up at village Dhankot and another at Bajghera. He said that the expenditure on construction of 2 MLD capacity STP to be set up in village Dhankot of Gurugram will be borne by the government, while the cost of construction of STP to be built in Bajghera, will be borne by the concerned Gram Panchayat.

He informed that the STP which is to be built in Dhankot village will be constructed by the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority as a deposit work of the Development and Panchayat Department, at a cost of Rs 785.16 lakh. He informed that as per the action plan under Haryana Rural Development Scheme, this work will be completed on December 31, 2020.

Chandigarh July 3: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has approved special grant amounting Rs. 13.38 crore for completion of development work of construction of fire station in Municipal Council, Ambala Sadar.

This information was given by an official spokesperson here today.

Chandigarh July 3: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has given approval to a proposal for giving ‘Leave of Kind Due’ to contractual employees of other departments who had supported the employees of Haryana Roadways in their strike held against the Kilometer scheme. In the said protest, the contractual employees had taken mass leave on October 26, 2018, and had participated in the protest held on January 8. Besides which they had also participated in nationwide strike on January 9, 2020.

This information was given by an official spokesperson here today.

Chandigarh, 3 July – Haryana State Higher Education Council Chairperson, Professor BK Kuthiala will interact with principals of state government colleges through the online mode on July 6 and July 7, 2020, to take suggestions for imparting better online education during COVID-19 and will discuss problems being faced during this time.

Giving information in this regard, an official spokesman said that from 11 am to 12 pm on July 6, 2020, the principals of Government College Ambala Cantt, Government College Naraiangarh, Arya Girls College, Ambala, SA Jain PG College, Ambala, SD College (Lahore), Ambala Cantt, Sohanlal D AV College of Education, Ambala, Government College, Bhiwani, Government College, Siwani, Government Woman College, Bhiwani, Vaishya College, Bhiwani, Adarsh Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Bhiwani, Government College, Bond Kalan, Government Woman College, Badhra, Apeejay Saraswati P.G. College for Girls, Charkhi Dadri will have an online discussion with Prof. BK Kuthiala. He said that on the same day between 1 pm to 2 pm the Principals of Government College, Bhuna, Government Woman College, Bhaudia Kheda, Dronacharya State College, Gurugram, Government College, Jatouli Heli Mandi, Government College Rithose, Government College, Sidhrawali, Government College Balsamand, Government College Hisar, Government Girls College, Ugalan, Government Women College Hisar, Dayanand College Hisar, Chhajuram Memorial Jat College Hisar, Government College Chara, Government College Jhajjar, Vaishya Arya Girls College Bahadurgarh, Maharaja Agrasen PG Women’s College Jhajjar will have a discussion with Prof. BK Kuthiala.

He further informed that on July 6 only between 3 pm to 4 pm Prof. BK Kuthiala will have a discussion with the principals of Government College Aleva, Government College Safidon, Government College for Women, Jind, RKSD PG College, Kaithal, Government College for Woman, Karnal, Government Women’s College Karnal, KVDAV College for Women, Karnal, DAV College Karnal, Dayal Singh College, Karnal, Government College Mahendragarh, Government Women’s College Mahendragarh, Government College, Barwala (Panchkula), Government College Sector-1 Panchkula, Government College Israna, S.D. PG College Panipat, Arya PG College Panipat.

The spokesman further informed that between 11 am to 12 pm, on July 7, Prof. BK Kuthiala will have an online interaction with principals of Government College Bawal, Government College Kanwali, A Ahir College Rewari, Government College Meham, Government College Sampala, Government Woman College Mokhara, Government Woman College Rohtak, Government Woman College Sampala, NRS Government College Rohtak, Gaur Brahmin Degree College Rohtak, AI Jat HM College Rohtak, DAV College Pehwa and GGDSD College Palwal.

He also informed that thereafter between 1 pm to 2 pm on July 7, principals of Government Women College Rania, GNC Sirsa, Government Woman College Murthal, GVM Girls College, Hindu College Sonipat, Kanya Mahavidyalaya Kharkhoda , Mukandlal National College Yamunanagar, DAV Girls College Yamunanagar, Hindu Girls College Jagadhri, Government College Faridabad, Government College Khedi Gujran, Government College Mohana, Government Woman College Ballabgarh, Government Woman College Faridabad, DAV Centenary College and Principal of Agarwal College, Ballabgarh will have an online interaction with Chairman of ‘Haryana State Higher Education Council’ Professor BK Kuthiala.

Chandigarh, July 3 – Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that Haryana has procured crops at minimum support price as per the recommendations of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices and during the rabi procurement season this year more than 75.98 lakh metric ton of wheat, more than 7.50 lakh metric ton of mustard, more than 10,514 metric tons of gram and more than 11,660 metric tons of sunflower were procured.

Giving this information, the Deputy Chief Minister, who is also holding the portfolio of the Department of Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, said that even amid lockdown, the record purchase was possible due to the appropriate arrangements made to ensure smooth procurement process. According to the convenience of the farmers, the number of procurement centers were increased and established in the nearby villages. An amount of Rs 12,907 crore for wheat, Rs 3298 crore for mustard, Rs 41.98 crore for grams and Rs 31.81 crore for sunflower was released as the payment for farmers this time, which was transferred to the farmers through pool account. Farmers were informed through SMS to bring their yield to the mandis and similarly the information about the payment was also delivered through SMS, he said

Deputy Chief Minister said that both the farmer and the commission agent are satisfied with the procurement process.

Chandigarh July 3: Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Mr. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, today lauded the efforts of Haryana Government for swiftly moving forward to achieve the target of providing piped drinking water to all rural households in the State by 2022, which is much ahead of the National target date of 2024, under the ambitious ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ (JJM). He said that other states have been asked to emulate Haryana pattern in planning their way forward in ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’.

“It is a matter of great pride that dedicated efforts made by various departments and officers, who under the leadership of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, are continually working as a team to beat the National Goal of providing tap water connection to all rural houses by 2022,” the Minister said.

The Union Minister Mr. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said this while reviewing the work being carried out by Haryana Government under the ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ (JJM), through video conferencing held here today. Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, Additional Chief Secretary, Public Health Engineering Department, Mr. Devender Singh, Deputy Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mrs. Ashima Brar, and other officials were also present.

In the meeting, Chief Minister said, “Reiterating its commitment to provide water connection to all rural households, Haryana Government is speedily moving forward to provide Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTCs) to all rural households by 2022. Various measures are being taken in a bid to provide piped drinking water to all rural households.”

Under this Mission, for providing Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC), road cut charges of Rs. 2000 have been waived off by the Government and citizens would be provided with two options either to pay Rs. 500 upfront as new connection charges and or to pay Rs. 50 (i.e. Rs. 40 flat rate + Rs. 10 extra) for general connection and Rs. 30 (i.e. Rs. 20 flat rate +Rs. 10 extra) for SC connection, as per prevailing Government tariff pay, in this way the payment of Rs 500 as a connection fee will be collected through easy monthly installments, he informed.

He informed that according to the guidelines issued by the Central Government, under this mission, a multitude of steps have been initiated as well as Village Water and Sewerage Committees are being constituted with a 50 percent stake of women members.

Divulging the details about the State Government’s own water conservation scheme, the Chief Minister shared that with the aim to save water, ‘Mera Pani Meri Virasat Yojana’ has been launched under crop diversification. Under this scheme, farmer willing to adopt crop diversification would get an incentive of Rs 7,000 per acre from the government, he added.

The farmers of the State have also been appealed to adopt crop diversification and it is a matter of great satisfaction that farmers have given their consent for growing alternative crops, other than paddy over around one lakh hectare of land. Around 12 to 13 percent of water will be saved in this way, he said.

He further shared that to ensure better utilization and conservation of water, Haryana Pond and Waste Water Management Authority has been set up. He said that Authority is working towards the rejuvenation of ponds in the State.

Earlier, Additional Chief Secretary, Public Health Engineering Department, Mr. Devender Singh, shared that there are 30 Lakh households in the State, of which 23.53 lakh households have issued Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC).

He said that despite the on-going COVID crisis, the work pace of providing 55 liters pure drinking water per person per day in households of rural areas did not slow down was not stopped. The national set target of providing 4.59 lakh FHTC under this mission for current financial year 2020-21 will be completed by August 15, 2020, by the State Government, he informed.

Mr. Devender Singh informed that the works in habitations have been divided into three categories. As per the plan Category-I includes such villages where there is no problem of the water source, Category-ll encompasses those villages which experience water problem in summers and Category- III covers such villages which have problems of perennial water source.

Chandigarh, July 3 – To enhance the quality of work and instill a sense of positive competition among the employees of Haryana, National Health Mission (NHM) Minimum Performance Benchmark is being implemented in a phased manner in the state, which is in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Central Government. This process is being carried out by the State Government and NHM as per the directions of the Government of India.

Giving information in this regard, the Mission Director, NHM, Mr. Prabhjot Singh said that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has issued guidelines to implement the Performance Benchmark in the financial year 2019-2020 to enhance the quality of work among NHM employees so as to make it an integral part of the contract renewal of the employees. In compliance with these instructions, orders have been issued by the NHM office to civil surgeons in all districts of Haryana.

He said that there are about 449 categories of posts under NHM and in the first phase, it has been implemented for 8 categories at the district level, including District Program Manager, District Accounts Manager, District Asha Coordinator, DEIC Manager, District Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, District Bio-Medical Engineer, Fleet Manager, RBSK Coordinator. He informed that except for Mewat, the benchmark assessment report has been received from the remaining 21 districts at the headquarters. Similarly, work evaluation formats have been prepared for the employees of the National Health Mission Headquarters according to their positions.

He clarified that the evaluation of the work of employees is based on their efficiency and is not related to COVID-19. He stated that the objective of implementing this performance benchmark is only to increase the quality of work and instill a sense of positive competition among employees at work.

Mr. Prabhjot Singh appealed to NHM employees to avoid getting influenced by false publicity. This process has already been implemented in states like Assam, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.