Haryana Chief Minister chairs high-level meeting with Administrative Secretaries and Deputy Commissioners

Reviews various works like verification of crops on MFMB, Preparedness for procurement of crops in KMS-2021-22

The focus should be given on Crop Residue Management, launch extensive IEC campaigns for mass awareness, directs Chief Minister

Directs to make arrangements of additional purchase centres before KMS-2021

Close monitoring of smuggling of Millet, directs Chief Minister

Chandigarh, September 18: Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that for the upcoming procurement of Kharif crops during 2021-22 adequate arrangements should be made to ensure hassle-free procurement.

Timely identification of places required for setting up additional procurement centres should be done at the earliest, directed Sh. Manohar Lal.

The Chief Minister while giving directions regarding the strengthening of the Mandi system said that along with making timely arrangements for the availability of labourers in the Mandis, an adequate number of dryers, weighing scales, gunny bags, sewing machines, etc should also be ensured.

The Chief Minister said this while presiding over a meeting held under his Chairmanship to review the verification of crops on Meri Fasal Mera Byora, Preparedness for procurement of crops and Verification of Income and Divyaangs in Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) with Deputy Commissioners and other District Officers concerned held through video conferencing here today. The Administrative Secretaries also attends the meeting in Chandigarh.

During the meeting, the Chief Minister was apprised about the period of procurement of Kharif crops during Marketing Season (KMS) 2021-22.

He was apprised that the procurement of Paddy is likely to begin from September 25 and would continue till November 15, 2021. Procurement of Maize, Millet and Moon is planned to begin from October 1 and would continue till November 15, 2021. Likewise, the procurement of Groundnut would be done from November 1 and would continue till December 31, 2021.

The Chief Minister was further apprised that procurement of Kharif Crops 2021-22 would be done on the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) as announced by the Government of India.

It was informed that in a bid to ensure hassle-free procurement of Kharif crops, adequate Mandi arrangements have been made under which as many as 199 Mandis have been opened for the procurement of Paddy, 86 for Millet, 19 for Maize and 38 for Moong and seven for Groundnut.

Ensure arrangement of additional purchase centres

The Chief Minister said that to ensure hassle-free and keeping the convenience of farmers if required the number of Mandis or procurements centres should be increased.

“Availability of basic amenities should also be ensured at every procurement Centre. All the officers concerned should issue suitable directions to Secretaries of Market Committee and officers concerned of HSAMB. Besides this, deployment of Police Personnel in Mandis during KMS 2021-22 along with regular monitoring of procurement operations should also be ensured,” directed Sh. Manohar Lal.

He further directed that the closing of Mandis or procurement centres should be done based on the quantity of crop arriving per day rather than the number of farmers.

While giving directions for clearing pending payments of Mustard oil, Sh. Manohar Lal said that special counters should be set up for the same and the work should be expedited. The eligible families for getting these payments can also contact the near PDS depots.

The Chief Minister was apprised that as per the directions given by him, as many as 72 additional Procurement Centres have been established to ensure hassle-free procurement and deployment of Saksham Yuva's for this work has also be ensured well in time.

Ensure in advance arrangements for waterlogging and drainage arrangements for Swachta Abhiyan

The Chief Minister directed that the problems related to waterlogging and drainage should be resolved well in advance in both residential areas and fields.

" All the resources required for fogging and ensuring clean surroundings should be utilized for Swachta Abhiyan" directed the Sh. Manohar Lal.

He further directed that as during every monsoon, the condition of roads becomes bad therefore all the departments concerned with roads should ensure recarpeting of roads damaged due to rains should be done within 15 days.

The Chief Minister directed the Deputy Commissioners to complete and lock the Girdawari so that the mismatch data can be extracted from all the datasets available on Meri Fasal Mera Byora (MFMB) portal.

He further directed the Deputy Commissioners to constitute the teams at Mandi Level to support the farmers and resolve their grievances during procurement.

Sh. Manohar Lal said that the District Grievance Redressal Committee (DGRC) meeting twice a week to handle farmer grievances related to verification of crop area during procurement. Shamlat Deh should be disposed of on a priority basis. He said that DDAs should assist the Deputy Commissioner as Member-Secretary of the DGRC.

Sh. Manohar Lal directed that Deputy Commissioners further get the pending area in Mera Pani Meri Virasat (MPMV) verified through agriculture field functionaries and millet replacement so that the first installment can be paid on time.

The Chief Minister directed that Girdawari should be completed, finalized and locked at the earliest to ensure that the work related to mismatch data should be done.

He further directed that mismatch verification for all crops should be completed by September 21, 2021. For this, a detailed SOP has been issued on September 15, 2021.

"Such mismatched data should be pasted in the villages at conspicuous places like panchayat ghar etc. This work will be done through Secretary Market Committees and Gram Sachivs," directed the Chief Minister.

Close monitoring on stock checking of Millet

The Chief Minister further directed that close monitoring of stock checking of Millet should be done at the Mandi level. Discrepancies between the number of farmers registered and Millet procured should be done on a priority basis.

"A special Millet registration should be done. Besides this, around 700 centres should be set up for the convenience of Millet growers who wish to make corrections in the data," directed the Chief Minister.

Immediate steps to be taken for crop residue burning

The Chief Minister further directed that Suvidha Kendra should be established at the Mandi level.

"Further, Deputy Commissioners should also take immediate steps to curb the crop residue burning," directed the Chief Minister.

Sh. Manohar Lal further directed that the applications invited in the second phase of crop residue management should be processed by September 28, 2021.

"For this nodal officer at the village, block and sub-divisional level should be appointed and efforts should be made for staggering harvesting schedule be made to ensure availability of machines in every corner of the State," directed Sh. Manohar Lal.

He further directed the Deputy Commissioners to ensure that machines are purchased by September 25, 2021, for cases already approved by District Level Executive Committee (DLEC).

"Machine utilization data be uploaded on www.agriharyana.gov.in portal on daily basis," directed Sh. Manohar Lal.

The Chief Minister further directed that efforts should be made to establish at least one Custom Hiring Centres (CHCs) on hot spot villages that are Red and Yellow Zone.

The Chief Minister said that the availability of common Panchayat land for storage of straw bales should be explored along with setting up of control room in the office of the Deputy Commissioner at the District level.

He said that tie-up should be done with Gau-Shalas, Industries and other paddy crop residue consuming industry etc.

Ensure extensive IEC activities on ill effects of crop residue burning

The Chief Minister further directed that extensive Information, Education and Communication (IEC) activity and awareness campaign or camps should be launched to aware the farmers of the ill effect of crop residue burning.

"It should be ensured that each village of red and yellow zone be covered," directed Sh. Manohar Lal.

He said that massive awareness drives be launched to create awareness regarding incentive scheme of the State Government that is giving Rs.1000 acre for management of crop residue by making bales by registration on www.agriharyana.gov.in portal. Village, block and district level enforcement team and mobile squad be constituted, directed Sh. Manohar Lal.

District Milling Committee

The Chief Minister was apprised that the District Milling Committee has been constituted under the Chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner for every District. The District Heads of Procurement Agencies including FCI and two nominees of Rice Millers, nominated by the Rice Millers Association are its Members and District Food and Supplies Controller is its Member Secretary.

It was informed that before the commencement of procurement season by the District Allotment Committee will ensure completion of online registration of eligible rice mills, scrutiny of the list, issuance of list of allotted rice mills and signing of agreement and deposit of security etc by the allotted millers.

Income verification in PPP to be done at the earliest

The Chief Minister was apprised that at present, two phases of Income verification are going on in the districts. In Phase, I, which was started nearly six months back, verification of nearly 92 per cent of families has been completed and the work of verification in Phase II is also going on at a good pace.

It was further informed that the target for the completion of both the phases has been set for September 30, 2201.

Special Software developed for Divyang Verification in PPP database

The Chief Minister directed that mapping of Divyangs should be done at the earliest and special focus should be given on verification of those eligible pensioners who are getting a pension from the Social Justices Department but are not enrolled in PPP.

The Chief Minister further directed that survey of Parivar Uthan Yojana should be done immediately so that every eligible family should be done on a priority basis.

The Chief Minister was apprised that Citizen Resource Information Department (CRID) has developed a software module for the creation or verification of citizens with disabilities, who are eligible for benefits under the Divyang Umbrella schemes.

It was informed that the module provides for verification of the Divyang status of data of individuals in the Parivar Pehchan Patra(PPP) database. It also has a submodule for digitization (via data entry) of data for Haryana residents with disabilities, as available in the records of respective CMOs.

The Chief Minister was apprised that required training has been provided to CMOs and operators. Operators have been provided by CRID, in coordination with respective Additional Deputy Commissioners (ADCs) and the work is likely to be completed by September 30, 2021.

As many as 7.5 lakh farmers registered on MFMB portal

The Chief Minister was apprised that the registration on Meri Fasal Mera Byora (MFMB) is mandatory for the sale of produce on MSP and to get incentives under various schemes of the Government. Meri Fasal Mera Byora portal was closed on August 31, 2021, and as per the status report of registration on MFMB, in 22 districts, a total of 7,50,949 farmers have been registered with the registration of 46,98,781 acres of area, while 88,92,329 acres has been registered as cultivable the cumulative area. The total registration in 22 districts is about 52.82 per cent.

It was further informed that the registration in Kharif 2021 has increased in comparison to Kharif 2020 for the crops, Paddy is 114 per cent, Maize (115 per cent, Kharif Pulses including Moong, Arhar, Urd 214 per cent, Kharif Oil Seeds including Groundnut, Til, Castor 222 per cent, Horticulture Crops 319 per cent, Fodder 84 per cent. Likewise in comparison to last year, the number of the farmer has also increased in maize 116 per cent, Kharif pulses 201 per cent, Kharif Oil Seeds 199 per cent and Horticulture 222 per cent.

The Chief Minister further directed that all the pending grievances on MFMB should be resolved at the earliest.

Chief Secretary, Sh. Vijai Vardhan, Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. D. S. Dhesi, Additional Chief Secretary, Employment Department, Sh. V. S. Kundu, Additional Chief Secretary, Power Department, Sh. P. K. Das, Additional Chief Secretary, School Education Department, Sh. Mahavir Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department, Dr Sumita Misra, Additional Chief Secretary, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department, Sh. Anurag Rastogi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. V. Umashankar, Principal Secretary, Electronics, Information Technology and Communications Department, Sh. Vineet Garg, Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department, Sh. Vijayendra Kumar, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Director General, Information, Public Relations and Languages Department, Dr Amit Agrawal, Deputy Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Smt. Ashima Brar, Director General, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department, Sh. Hardeep Singh also remained present on this occasion.

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Vice President, Sh. M. Venkaiah Naidu will visit Gurugram on Sunday, he will participate in two programmes

The administration has made elaborate arrangements at both the venues of programmes, security will be tight at the venues

These programmes will be broadcast live on YouTube, people will be able to view the programme while at home

The Vice President will release books based on the articles and speeches of Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram and will honour the players who participated in the Paralympic Games

Chandigarh, September 18- The Vice President, Sh. M. Venkaiah Naidu will attend two programmes in Gurugram on Sunday, September 19, 2021. The preparations for both these programmes have been finalized by the administrative and police officials in Gurugram today. Special care is being taken for the convenience of the guests, including the security arrangements at the venues, for which the higher officials have been put on duty.

Both these programmes are being organised at two different places in district Gurugram. The first programme will be organised at Apparel House, Sector-44 at 11 am, where the Vice President will release 5 volumes of books based on the articles and speeches of Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram. Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal and other dignitaries will be present on this occasion. Each officer and employee deputed have been given clear instructions about their duty.

The arrangements at Sector-44, starting from the entry of the venue to the seating of the guests in the auditorium has been planned carefully. Only the person invited will be allowed to enter this programme. A YouTube link has also generated for its broadcast, so that the general public can also connect to this programme through the YouTube link- https://youtu.be/qGZzBXWI7N8. Anyone can watch the programme by clicking on this link as soon as it starts in the auditorium at 11 am.

In view of the expected high footfall for the event, two LED screens have also been installed in the hall adjacent to the auditorium, where everyone will be able to sit and watch the programme going on in the auditorium. Parking will be arranged separately for VVIP and VIP guests, while for other guests, parking has been arranged outside the venue in front of the main gate.

The second programme is being organized at NorthCap University, Sector-23, where players of Haryana representing the country in Paralympic Games will be felicitated. The programme will start at 2:30 pm. In the Paralympic Games, 19 players from Haryana participated, out of which 6 won medals for the country. The State Government is giving a reward money of Rs 6 crore, Rs 4 crore and Rs 2.5 crore to the players of Haryana who won gold, silver and bronze medals in Olympics and Paralympics respectively.This programme will also be telecast live through the YouTube link- https://youtu.be/fry6R2r9jt0. The Minister of State for Sports, Sh. Sandeep Singh will also be present in this programme.

Two separate parking areas have been made for the guests at a distance from the auditorium of the venue. Along with the university, parking has been specified for VIPs and media. Parking for others is at a distance of 50 metres.

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Haryana appoints Femina Miss Grand India 2021 Manika Sheokand as Goodwill Ambassador

Haryana Chief Minister gives appointment letter to Manika Sheokand

Will spread awareness about water conservation campaign, says Manika

Manika to work without honorarium

Chandigarh, September 18: Haryana Government has appointed Femina Miss Grand India-2021 Ms. Manika Sheokand as the Goodwill ‘Ambassador’ of Water Conservation Campaign.

Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal handed over the appointment letter and agreement to Ms. Manika Sheokand in a programme organized at Haryana Niwas today.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that today spreading awareness about water conservation is the need of the hour. Water is one of the key necessities of everyone’s life. Life is not possible without water, just as time is considered precious, water is also very precious, he added.

The Chief Minister congratulated Manika for coming forward for this campaign and wished Manika good luck for the upcoming competitions. Manika Sheokand, who has been appointed as the ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ of Water Conservation Campaign, is a native of Uchana in Jind district and has done her B.Tech in Chemical Engineering.

I am the daughter of a farmer, I know the importance of water conservation: Sheokand

“I am the daughter of a farmer and understand the importance of water conservation,” said Ms. Manika Sheokand.

She said that she was very impressed with the water conservation schemes of the Haryana Government. She said that the Chief Minister‘s vision of considering water as heritage has immensely impressed her.

Impressed by this thinking of the Haryana government, she offered to work as an ambassador to support this noble cause. She said that it is a matter of pride for her to be appointed as the ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ of water conservation campaign by the Haryana Government.

“I have always been a supporter of environmental protection. I express my gratitude to the Chief Minister, for appointing me ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ for the water conservation campaign,” said Ms. Manika Sheokand.

Manika's parents were also present on this occasion.

Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. D.S Dhesi, Chairperson, Haryana Water Resources (Conservation, Regulation and Management) Authority, Smt. Keshni Anand Arora, Additional Chief Secretary, Public Health Engineering Department, Sh. Devender Singh, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Director General, Information, Public Relations and Languages Department, Dr. Amit Agrawal, Deputy Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Smt. Ashima Brar and other senior officers including Dr. Satbir Singh Kadian, Project Director, Atal Bhujal Yojana-Cum-Chief Engineer, Irrigation and Water Resources Department also remained present on this occasion.

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Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal inaugurated Real Time Data Acquisition System of canal water

RTDAS installed at 90 places across Haryana

Chandigarh, September 18: To check canal water theft, Real Time Data Acquisition System (RTDAS) has been installed in Haryana. It was inaugurated by Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal during a programme organized at Haryana Niwas today. In the first phase, RTDAS has been installed at 90 places across the state.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that using technology in water management is very essential these days, so RTDAS has been set up. He said that we cannot produce more water, it can only be managed. The circumstances are emerging from different studies that if water is being exploited in the same manner, then there is a possibility of a desert-like situation in upcoming years. Therefore, timely water management is very essential, he added.

He said that the Haryana Government had prepared a two-year plan for water management last year. Under this, Mera Pani Meri Virasat Yojana is getting good public response, as an incentive of Rs 7,000 is being provided to the farmers’ adopting the scheme. The Chief Minister said that the Haryana Government is also implementing Jal Jeevan Mission and other water management schemes across the State. The water crisis is not equivalent across the state. The water level is very low at some places whereas it is very high at other places. In such a situation, micro irrigation system scheme has been installed for irrigation so that water can reach even the areas of South Haryana having water scarcity issues.

RTDAS tracks data of water available in canals

Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that RTDAS will enable the tracking of water released into the canal and water reached till the last tail. If there is a case of water theft in the middle of the canal, then a message will be sent to the concerned officer that due to which reason, the water has been reduced till tail end. Through RTDAS, the data of complete water level in canals will also be available with the Department.

On this occasion Femina Miss Grand India-2021 Ms. Manika Sheokand was appointed as Goodwill ‘Ambassador’ of Water Conservation Campaign,

Among those present on the occasion included Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. D. S. Dhesi Chairperson of Haryana Water Resources Authority Smt. Keshni Anand Arora, Additional Chief Secretary, Irrigation and Water resources Department, Sh Devender Singh, Additional Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister and Director General, Information, Public Relations and Languages Department, Dr. Amit Agrawal, Deputy Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Smt. Ashima Brar, Engineer in Chief, Dr. Satbir Singh Kadian and other senior officers were present.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that the people and society have high expectations from the administrative officers.

Chandigarh September 18- Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that the people and society have high expectations from the administrative officers. He urged the officers to perform better while working with the spirit of Antyodaya in the State. He urged the officers to ensure the public welfare by meeting the expectations of the people across the State.

The Chief Minister was presiding over the meeting of Haryana Civil Services 2020 batch officers here today.

The Chief Minister said that the 2020 batch is the largest batch of Civil Services and the Government has selected all the officers only on the basis of merit. He said that officers had faced tough times while joining during Covid crisis. He said that in these tough times, the officers have self-trained which will make it easier to work ahead. Civil service officers should work sincerely with their strong will power and moral responsibility. The Chief Minister urged the officers to perform administrative work with more perfection. He said that a good start up will take them to great heights.

The Chief Minister said that Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) is the flagship scheme of the state government. This scheme will bring social and economic stability in the lives of one lakh poor families this year. Under this scheme, the task of verification of 64 lakh families is being done. In addition to this, the birth certificate, death certificate, marriage certificate etc. will also be linked to the PPP. After this, these certificates will be made available to the people at their doorsteps. He said that the pension scheme would also be linked with PPP. He said that the pension of the beneficiary attaining the age of 60 years would be approved automatically.

The Chief Minister said that under Meri Fasal Mera Byora Yojana, every acre of land in Haryana has to be registered twice in a year.

The objective of the Government is to double the income of farmers’ by evaluating their crops. Under Swamitva Yojana, land ownership certificates will be provided to the people in the villages across the State. 24 hours electricity has been provided in about 5500 villages of the state under Mhara gaon Jagmag gaon Yojana. Remaining villages will also be linked to this scheme in the upcoming year. He said that villagers are being motivated to pay electricity bills for this scheme.

Field experience plays vital role

The Chief Minister said that it is necessary for every Civil Service officer to gain field experience and to learn the work of social interest. Regarding the appointment of HCS officers to Block Development and Panchayat Officer (BDPO), the Chief Minister said that the officers should not think about the work zone/Department assigned to them. He said that some IAS officers have also been posted as BDPOs during their training. Development of villages is the responsibility of BDPO and this post will enhance their skills which will further help them to become best officers.

Among those present on the occasion included Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. D. S. Dhesi, Additional Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister and Director General, Information, Public Relations and Languages Department, Dr. Amit Agrawal, Deputy Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Smt. Ashima Brar.

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Mutation will also be registered on the same day along with registration

Chandigarh 18- Haryana Additional Chief Secretary and Financial Commissioner, Revenue and Disaster Management Department, Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal said that along with the registration of property or land in Haryana, land mutations will also be registered on the same day so that people do not face any inconvenience.

He was reviewing the progress of the Swamitva Scheme and Modern Record Room being implemented in the direction of making the villages Lal Dora free with the District Deputy Commissioners through video conferencing today. He directed to complete the work of Girdawari by Wednesday.

He ordered all the revenue officers to issue notices by October 7, 2021 to the joint co-partners of the partition of the land as per the statutory provision in the Punjab Revenue (Haryana Amendment) Act, 2020 (Haryana Act No. 19,2021) Act. This Act was notified on July 7 according to which it is mandatory to issue notice within three months. He also assigned the duty of special secretaries of the Revenue Department to check in the districts.

===============================================Haryana Cooperation Minister inaugurated Eye Hospital in Rewari.

Chandigarh, September 18- Haryana Cooperation Minister, Dr. Banwari Lal said that eyes are the major sense organ of our body. Absence of eye vision leads to darkness. He said that like other parts of the body, we should also take proper care of our eyes.

He said this while inaugurating the Centre for Sight Eye Hospital, Rewari today.

Congratulating the hospital operator, he said that life cannot be imagined without eyes. He said that our eyes start getting weak due to being constantly engaged in mobiles, televisions and laptops. Therefore, we should not use these electronic devices for a long time. We should take a break and relax our eyes while using such devices.

Eye sight can be improved by regular check-ups and proper care which will reduce the rate of blindness.

On this occasion, Deputy Commissioner, Sh. Yashendra Singh also extended his warm wishes to the hospital operator and said that now the people of Rewari will not have to travel far for proper eye care and treatment and this facility is now available at their doorsteps.

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A new portal has been prepared by the department for admission in all Government and private ITIs across the State.

Chandigarh, September 18- Haryana Skill Development and Industrial Training Minister, Sh. Mool Chand Sharma said that a new portal has been prepared by the department for admission in all Government and private ITIs across the State. It has been prepared with the help of NIC and has been linked with Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP), which will ease the application process for students. The Applicants can apply directly through the link itiharyanaadmissions.nic.in.

The Minister said that Parivar Pehchan Patra is a flagship scheme of Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal. While linking PPP with this portal, most of the details of the applicant will be filled automatically which will help to save the applicants time. He added that admission is to be done for 86,000 seats of 172 Government ITIs and 200 Private ITIs across the State.

Sh. Mool Chand Sharma appreciated the departmental team for preparing the portal with the support of Government resources and NIC, this portal has been prepared in just 15 days. This portal will be helpful for both the applicants as well as the department.