Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal has said that Haryana will contribute significantly in promoting Ayurveda in the country, as the Central Government has accorded approval to an ambitious project to set up a 'Common Facility Centre' in Karnal

Chandigarh, March 3: Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal has said that Haryana will contribute significantly in promoting Ayurveda in the country, as the Central Government has accorded approval to an ambitious project to set up a 'Common Facility Centre' in Karnal. This will give a major infrastructural push to traditional Ayurveda industry in the state, he added.

The Chief Minister said that the State Government is actively working towards promoting growth of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) through the cluster approach of MSME Department. He said that the State Government is implementing a visionary Mini Cluster Scheme for enhancing competitiveness of its micro units. Under this scheme, over 50 MSME clusters have been identified and are being developed across Haryana, he added.

He said that the CFC project will be constructed at a cost of Rs. 15 crore. The project which will have a state of the art herbal extraction plant, an R&D facility, a quality control lab among other components, will benefit over 200 micro and small Ayurveda products manufacturing units in and around Karnal, he added. He said that this will be the first cluster project of its kind approved by the Central Government under the MSME flagship scheme. He said that the establishment of this 'Common Facility Centre' will help in the production of quality Ayurveda products like immunity booster tablets, syrups, ointments, creams, oils, personal hygiene products. Not only this, micro and small units related to export of these quality products will be strengthened, he added. He said that this project of 'Common Facility Centre' is also expected to generate employment for more than 500 persons.

Secretary, Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Sh B.B Swain also appreciated the efforts of the State Government in the field of MSME and hoped that the establishment of 'Common Facility Centre' in Haryana is an important step towards promoting Ayurveda across the country.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal launched the Last and Final Settlement Scheme (LFSS) of Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP).

Chandigarh, March 3: Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal launched the Last and Final Settlement Scheme (LFSS) of Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP). The scheme will be applicable on the allotment of residential plots of HSVP and group housing sites; implemented with immediate effect and will continue till April 30, 2021.

The Chief Minister said that it will be applicable only in respect of those allottees who have outstanding amounts under the head “additional price, interest, or delayed interest” only.

He said that HSVP will make calculations on the basis of additional price, interest, or delayed interest so far under the scheme. The indirect amount of the additional price calculated under the scheme can be paid with interest and enhancements during the period up to April 30, 2021with immediate effect, he added. He said that 24,000 plot holders have benefited from One Time Settlement Scheme launched by the Authority and 45,000 plot holders from Full Time Scheme.

The Chief Minister also released the LFSS scheme brochure. It has detailed information about making outstanding payments through the HSVP portal.

On this occasion, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Sh. V Umashankar, Chief Administrator, Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran, Sh. Ajit Balaji Joshi among other officers were present.

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Haryana Power Minister, Sh. Ranjit Singh alongwith Additional Chief Secretary, Power Department and Managing Director, Haryana Power Generation Corporation Ltd. (HPGCL) presented a cheque of Rs 115.625 crore to Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal.

Chandigarh, March 3 – Haryana Power Minister, Sh. Ranjit Singh alongwith Additional Chief Secretary, Power Department and Managing Director, Haryana Power Generation Corporation Ltd. (HPGCL) presented a cheque of Rs 115.625 crore to Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal.

Giving details in this regard, Additional Chief Secretary, Power cum Chairman HPGCL informed that the cheque is on account of Interim Dividend payout for the fiscal year 2020-21 towards equity contribution of the State in Aravali Power Corporation Private Limited (APCPL), a joint venture of NTPC, IPGCL and Haryana. He further added that the equity participation by NTPC, IPGCL & HPGCL is in the ratio of 50:25:25 and the state government has infused Rs 716 crore as equity in the project and Rs 298.70 crore have been received as dividend till date. He shared that this is the highest ever dividend received from the project till its commissioning.

Managing Director, HPGCL, Sh. Mohammed Shayin said here today that MOU was signed on August 24, 2006 among NTPC, HPGCL & IPGCL for development of 3 × 500 MW Coal based power Plant in Haryana. He informed that land measuring approximately 2231 acres was acquired from the villages of Jharli, Mohanbari, Gorria and Khanpur Khurd. He informed that the project was set up by NTPC at Jhajjar and its Operation & Maintenance is also being carried out by them. He further added that Unit-1, 2 & 3 of 500 MW each were commissioned on March 5, 2011, April 21, 2012 and April 26, 2013 respectively. The units are in operation since then and the availability of Units remained 98 per cent till February, this year. He also informed that with the commissioning of these units the power supply situation has improved significantly. Regarding the power sharing from the project, he informed that power is being shared in the ratio of 50:50 between Delhi and Haryana.

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1857 की क्रांति की याद में अंबाला में बन रहे वार मैमोरियल से संबंधित बैठक की अध्यक्षता करते हुए हरियाणा के मुख्य सचिव श्री विजय वर्धन। साथ में मुख्यमंत्री के अतिरिक्त प्रधान सचिव और सूचना, जनसंपर्क एवं भाषा विभाग के महानिदेशक डाॅ अमित अग्रवाल व अन्य साहित्यकार भी मौजूद रहे। (3 मार्च 2021)

Chandigarh, March 3– Haryana’s upcoming War Memorial in Ambala Cantt, being built under the guidance of Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal will be of National Level. It will showcase the contribution of the people of Haryana and especially Ambala in the War of Independence of 1857.

Haryana Chief Secretary, Sh. Vijai Vardhan, shared this during a meeting with historians in which he said that the War Memorial should be designed in such a way that the visitors are enlightened about the genesis of war of Independence of 1857 is from Ambala Cantt instead of Meerut. Besides this, the visitors are also familiarized with the historical folklore and popular costumes and weapons of that era.

The Chief Secretary said that the Chief Minister Sh. Manohar Lal wants the War Memorial to have such an outlook that the generations can understand the importance of War of Independence of 1857 and the priceless contributions of martyrs and the people of Haryana during that era for years to come. The Chief Secretary said that a lot of people believe that the War of 1857 has its roots in Meerut, however, on the contrary the war had started earlier in Ambala Cantt on 10 May 1857. This can be established by a telegram sent by the British Government on May 10, 1857, which will be displayed at the War Memorial to be built in Ambala Cantt. Several historians also expressed their views regarding the War Memorial on the occasion.

While the historians were sharing the views, the Chief Secretary said that it is relevant to find out as to which folk songs were popular in Haryana during that era and songs that were sung to ignite the feeling of freedom among common people of the state so as to relive that era. Besides this, the pattern of historic roads during that era should be re-created in such a way so that the visitors who would walk on those roads get a feel of that era.

Among other important documents of historic prominence dating back to 1857 are some letters written in Urdu language exchanged between the kings of India during that era. These were presented by the Director of the Haryana Archives Department. The Chief Secretary directed the officer concerned to translate them in both English and Hindi

Sharing views the historians suggested that the layman will be able to connect with the War Memorial only if authentic information and pictures relating to that era are displayed. The Chief Secretary further asked to constitute Committees and Sub-Committees so as to comprehensively discuss the work to be done in different sections of the War Memorial and to further ensure completion of its work at the earliest.

On this occasion Director General of Information and Public Relations Department, Dr. Amit Agarwal, Director Archeology, Government of India, Dr. Sanjay Manjul (present through video conferencing), Head of Department, Kurukshetra University, Sh. K.C. Yadav, Chairperson Draupadi Dream Trust, Neera Mishra, Former Head of Department, Ancient History, Kurukshetra University, Sh. Arun Kesarwani, Head of Department of Maharishi Dayanand University, Sh. Jaiveer Dhankar, Former Head of Department of S.D. College, Ambala Cantt, Sh. Udai Veer Singh, In-charge of Museum of Kurukshetra University, Professor Maha Singh Poonia and In-charge of Virasat-e- Khalsa Anandpur Sahib Punjab, Sh. Pushpajit Singh were also present.

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Well-known Historians, Professors and Researchers from Delhi and across Haryana asserted in one voice that 1857 Revolt was first started in Ambala and history also has irrefutable proof of it.

Chandigarh, March 3: Well-known Historians, Professors and Researchers from Delhi and across Haryana asserted in one voice that 1857 Revolt was first started in Ambala and history also has irrefutable proof of it.

These famous historians made this claim during a meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Sh. Vijai Vardhan regarding the construction of War Memorial to be built in Ambala Cantonment here today.

During the meeting, famous historians including Dr. K.C. Yadav, former Head of Department Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra, Smt. Neera Mishra, Chairperson, Draupadi Dream Trust, New Delhi, Professor Arun Kesarwani, Former Head, Department, Ancient History Kurukshetra University, Dr. Udai Veer, former head of department SD college Ambala Cantt., who is presently doing research on Ambala’s history, Dr. Jaiveer Dhankar, Head of Department, History Department, MDU Rohtak, Professor Maha Singh Poonia, Director Youth and Cultural Affairs, Incharge, Museum, Kurukshetra University many historians working on the history of Haryana echoed the same sentiment that the 1857 Revolt broke out in Ambala first.

Construction of this Shaheedi Smarak which is being built under the guidance of Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal was also an year long pending demand of the Home Minister; Sh. Anil Vij.

A whopping amount of Rs. 200 crore would be spent on the construction of Shaheedi Smarak that is being developed on an area of 22 acres in Ambala.

The first of its kind Shaheedi Smarak in the country would display information about the freedom struggle that started from Ambala and the martyrdom of Bahadur Shah Zafar in Rangoon. Besides this, a museum displaying the history of those who laid their lives in the country’s freedom struggle will be displayed in an open-air theatre, having capacity to seat around 2500 persons.

Divulging more details, Director General, Information, Public Relations and Languages Department, Dr. Amit Agrawal gave detailed information about the war memorial during the meeting. A 210-foot-high and 13-story memorial towers would be built inside this Shaheedi Smarak along with a 20-feet-height wall on which the names of the warriors of 1857 Revolt will be mentioned.

“The details of this revolution will also be displayed in the six parks to be developed in this Shaheedi Smarak. Apart from this, there will be shops, halls, food stalls behind the open-air theater, VIP lounge in IC building with exhibition site, children's corner, book store along with modern lifts in the museum building. In addition, the open theatre located in the auditorium will house different types of fountains, water curtains as well as two platforms and other seating arrangements. A spacious car parking and helipad are also being built.

Dr. Udai Veer said that the first battle of independence, started on May 10, 1857 had already broken out in Ambala about 9 hours before Meerut and other states. Evidence of this is found in many places in history. Dr. Jaiveer Dhankar said that setting up of Shaheedi Smarak is an important vision of the State Government, which will play a crucial role for future generations. Professor Maha Singh Poonia said that the construction of this Shaheedi Smarak is a revolutionary step and one should try to connect it with the culture of Haryana as well.

Dr. K.C. Yadav who had participated in the meeting through video-conferencing said that this Smarak would be a true tribute to the martyrs of Haryana. Through this, the coming generations would get detailed information about the revolution of 1857.

He said that the East India Company had posed their right on Haryana from December 30, 1803. A collective description of the freedom struggle and the struggle of 1857 revolt which began from Ambala would be depicted through Light and Sound in this Shaheedi Smarak. It is really a commendable task to showcase the role of the heroes in the freedom struggle of Haryana along with the war warriors like Rani of Jhansi, Tantia Tope and Mangal Pandey etc.

Smt. Neera Mishra said that in the revolution of 1857, Ambala has a very important place. During the freedom revolt, the lotus flower and roti (Indian flat-bread) also holds a very unique significance as it helped the revolutionaries to get information about the future plans of their enemies.

Professor Arun Kesarwani said that this War Memorial is the soul of Ambala and the library being built inside this War Memorial would play a pivotal role in inspiring youth.

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Haryana Government vehicles will now be refuelled from local petrol pumps and gas filling stations under Haryana Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (HLRDC)

Chandigarh, March 3: Haryana Government vehicles will now be refuelled from local petrol pumps and gas filling stations under Haryana Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (HLRDC). Chairman, Haryana Bureau of Public Enterprises, Sh. Subhash Barala said this while giving directions to start efforts in this direction during a review meeting of the work being done by the Haryana Bureau of Public Enterprises.

While giving information in this regard, an official spokesperson said that HLRDC has been asked to initiate the process of informing various departments about this. Efforts will be made to refuel all government vehicles and outsourced vehicles with petrol and LPG at local government petrol pumps, he added.

He said that government vehicles will also be able to refuel from local petrol pumps and gas stations under Haryana Agro Industries Corporation Limited and Public Sector Undertakings. At present, there are a total of two petrol pumps and three gas stations under HLRDC, he added. He said that there are a total of six petrol pumps under Haryana Agro Industries Corporation Limited and Public Sector Undertaking as well.

He said that it was decided in the meeting to discuss that needy women in the state should be linked with self-help groups of the villages through Haryana Women Development Corporation Limited. The move aims to make women financially competent, he added. He said that directions were given to the Haryana Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation to identify families living below the poverty line.

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