Haryana Minister of State, Sports and Youth Affairs Mr. Sandeep Singh said that better low-budget stadiums will be constructed in the State on the lines of Kanchenjunga Stadium in Siliguri, West Bengal.

Chandigarh, October 19 - Haryana Minister of State, Sports and Youth Affairs Mr. Sandeep Singh said that better low-budget stadiums will be constructed in the State on the lines of Kanchenjunga Stadium in Siliguri, West Bengal.

Mr. Singh is currently visiting sports stadiums in different states of the country for the preparation of 'Khelo India-2021' and gathering information about the best methods to prepare for the proposed sporting event in Panchkula. He visited Kanchenjunga Stadium located in Siliguri today during his tour of West Bengal.

The concerned officers apprised Mr. Sandeep Singh that the stadium was built in the year 1980 after which the government there has helped in maintaining it. He was informed that it is an international level stadium and events like Ranji Trophy have also been organized and so far around 11 Ranji Trophy matches have been held there. In the year 2012, the Federation Cup was held in this stadium. In the year 2013-14, the final matches of Santosh Trophy took place in this stadium. In 2016, the stadium also hosted SAFF Women's Championship and Kolkata Derby Matches League. Big matches like football and cricket have also been organized in this stadium.

After learning about the stadium, Mr. Singh said that the Kanchenjunga Stadium has been maintained in a very good manner and the unique thing about it is that it was built with a small budget. He said that the Haryana Government seeks to do the same to promote sports in the State. It is the effort of the government that sports complexes should be constructed up to the village level. He said that the players need facilities at the ground level.

Mr. Singh said that he will make all efforts to implement these ideas for a better future of players of the state with the information that he has gathered related to sports stadiums during his tour of various states. In order to do this, he said that he will apprise the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal about all the information that he has gathered.

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Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Mr. Gian Chand Gupta has nominated MLA, Mr. Ram Kumar Kashyap as a regular member of Committee on Subordinate Legislation

Chandigarh, October 19 - Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Mr. Gian Chand Gupta has nominated MLA, Mr. Ram Kumar Kashyap as a regular member of Committee on Subordinate Legislation from October 14, 2020 for the remaining period of the year 2020-2021.

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Like every year, the Haryana State Council for Child Welfare, Chandigarh will organize a National Children's Festival on the occasion of Children's Day

Chandigarh, October 19 – Like every year, the Haryana State Council for Child Welfare, Chandigarh will organize a National Children's Festival on the occasion of Children's Day in which 23 competitions will be organized in 73 groups. In view of Covid-19 pandemic, all these competitions will be organized through digital platforms.

Giving information in this regard, an official spokesperson informed that the interested participants can get their registrations done from October 10 to November 10, 2020, on the portal of Haryana State Council for Child Welfare, Chandigarh. The videos/photos of participants who win the district level competitions during the Children Festival will be nominated for selection at the state level. A child can participate in more than one competition as per his interest and age group.

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Haryana Government has appointed a retired IAS officer, Mr. D.S. Dhesi as Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Haryana against a newly created post

Chandigarh, October 19– Haryana Government has appointed a retired IAS officer, Mr. D.S. Dhesi as Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Haryana against a newly created post with immediate effect.
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Vice-Chancellor of Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Professor Samar Singh, urged the scientists that they should continue their research work in view of the prevailing dynamic climatic conditions and international competition.

Chandigarh, October 19 - Vice-Chancellor of Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Professor Samar Singh, urged the scientists that they should continue their research work in view of the prevailing dynamic climatic conditions and international competition. This will on one hand, uphold the quality of crops, on the other hand, it will also boost its demand in the international market.
He was addressing the 49th High-Level Meeting of the Research Programme Committee held online at the University as Chairman. He said that while scientifically developing new varieties and techniques of crops, fruits, and vegetables, one must also keep in mind that its benefits should reach every farmer with the smallest holdings. Besides this, organic farming should be encouraged so as to curb unsuitable eating habits and diseases which are increasing due to excessive use of chemicals. He said that we have to adopt developed technologies like drone technology, robotics to ensure maximum benefit reaches farmers and ensure that these technologies are farmer-friendly. Citing concern for the depleting groundwater level he said that the water problem is increasing day by day, thus it is very important to adopt water-saving techniques and labor-intensive technology. He also appealed to the farmers to remain in touch with the University so as to get agricultural information regularly.
Dr. S.K. Sehrawat discussed the agenda of the last meeting in detail and said that about 250 varieties of cereals, pulses, oilseed crops, vegetables, and fruits have been developed by the University in the last few years. In addition, the University has 17 patents, 2 designs, 5 copyrights, and a trademark. The University has an important role in food grains storage of the country. Scientists and senior officers of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research also attended the meeting and reviewed various issues of the Research Programme Committee. The scientists suggested that if the farmers practiced farming in groups then they will be able to bear the cost of expensive techniques and become economically stable by making maximum profit.

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Under the ongoing process of paddy procurement in Haryana, around 97604.45 MT of paddy was purchased

Chandigarh, October 19 - Under the ongoing process of paddy procurement in Haryana, around 97604.45 MT of paddy was purchased today.

Sharing more details in this regard an official spokesperson said that other than paddy crop, 3441.40 MT Bajra was purchased, 42.05 MT moong was purchased and 47.35 MT maize was purchased.

So far, 2909935.09 MT paddy, 627.21 MT moong, 145294.21 MT bajra, and 1732.96 MT maize arrived of which 2403266.67 MT paddy, 473.95 MT Moong, 131666.31 MT Bajra and 1290.61 MT maize have been purchased respectively

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Transfer and posting order of 14 IAS and 9 HCS officers

Chandigarh, October 19- Haryana Government has issued transfer and posting order of 14 IAS and 9 HCS officers with immediate effect.

Among 6 IAS Officers who have been transferred include, Mr. Jaibir Singh Arya (awaiting orders of posting) has been posted as Deputy Commissioner, Bhiwani.

Mr. Ram Kumar Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Mahendragarh has been posted as Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Panchkula and District Municipal Commissioner, Panchkula.

Mr. Ajay Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Bhiwani has been posted as Deputy Commissioner, Mahendragarh.

Mr. Vikram, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Nuh, and Secretary RTA, Nuh has been posted as Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Karnal.

Mr. Mahavir Singh, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Panchkula and District Municipal Commissioner, Panchkula has been posted as Secretary, RTA Panchkula.

Mr. Mohd. Imran Raza, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Charkhi Dadri and Secretary, RTA, Charkhi Dadri has been posted as Additional Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula.

Besides this, eight IAS and five HCS officers has been relieved from the charge of Secretary, RTA of the respective districts they are currently posted in, with immediate effect. However, these officers will continue to hold the charge of Additional Deputy Commissioner as well as other charges, if any.

The names of the IAS officers include, Mr. Anish Yadav, Mr. Manoj Kumar-II, Ms. Preeti, Mr. Uttam Singh, Mr. Rahul Hooda, Mr. Prashant Panwar, Mr. Rahul Narwal, Mr. Abhishek Meena. Similarly the names of the HCS officers include, Mr. Jag Niwas, Ms. Ranjit Kaur, Mr. Mahender Pal, Mr. Satbir Singh Kundu and Mr. Satbir Singh.

Furthermore, four HCS officers have also been relieved from the charge of Additional Deputy Commissioner of the respective districts they are currently posted in with immediate effect. However, these officers will continue to hold the charge of Secretary, RTA as well as other charges, if any.

The names of the officers include, Mrs. Veena Hooda, Mr. Ashok Kumar Bansal, Mr. Satyender Duhan and Mr. Ajay Chopra.