World's largest safari park to be developed in an area of 10,000 acres to come up in Gurugram and Nuh

Safari Park is a pivotal project for developing Haryana as a tourism hub

Developing safari parks in Gurugram and Nuh will help in preserving the Aravalli mountain range

Haryana Chief Minister visits Sharjah Safari park

Chandigarh, September 29 - Haryana is all set to develop the world's largest jungle safari park on an area of 10,000 acres in the Aravalli mountain range of Gurugram and Nuh districts. This project will be the largest such project in the world.

Currently, the largest curated safari park outside Africa is in Sharjah which was opened in February 2022 on an area of about 2000 acres. The proposed Aravalli Park would be 5 times more this size and it would include a large herpetarium, aviary/bird park, four zones for big cats, a large area for herbivores, an area for exotic animal birds, an underwater world, nature trails, visitors, tourism zones, botanical gardens, biomes, equatorial, tropical, coastal, desert, etc.

In this regard, Union Minister for Forest, Environment and Climate Change, Sh. Bhupender Yadav, Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal along with the delegation has visited Sharjah Jungle Safari.

On visiting there, the Chief Minister said that the NCR region of Haryana has immense potential to be developed into a jungle safari. After the implementation of the Jungle Safari scheme, not only the tourism in the State will get a big boost but it will also provide ample employment opportunities to the local people.

“The Jungle Safari project of Haryana would be a joint project of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India and the Government of Haryana. Under a scheme, the central government will also provide funds to Haryana for this project,” said Sh. Manohar Lal.

He further informed that an international EOI was floated for the project and two companies with international experience in designing and operating such facilities have been shortlisted. The said companies will now compete in an international design competition for the designing, overseeing and operating of the park. An Aravalli Foundation will be set up which will manage the project, said Sh. Manohar Lal.

The Chief Minister said that the Central Zoo Authority has done an evaluation study of the area for this and has agreed upon for the technical feasibility of setting up such a park.

He said that on one hand developing jungle safari would help in preserving this mountain range while on the other a large number of people from Delhi and adjoining areas would come here for tourism, which would create ample employment opportunities for the local people. Furthermore, villagers in the surrounding villages will be benefited from the Home Stay Policy, said the Chief Minister.

Notably, the Aravalli mountain range is a cultural heritage where many species of birds, wild animals, butterflies, etc. are found. As per a survey conducted a few years ago, 180 species of birds, 15 species of mammals, 29 species of aquatic animals and reptiles and 57 species of butterflies exist in the Aravalli mountain range.

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Government will compensate for the damage caused to crops due to incessant rain - Deputy Chief Minister, Sh. Dushyant Chautala

Deputy Chief Minister addressed the public meeting in village Tazia Khera

Chandigarh, September 29- Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Sh. Dushyant Chautala said that the state government will compensate the farmers for the damage caused by the rains in the last few days and orders have been given to the district administration to conduct special girdawari. Apart from this, farmers themselves can also report the loss of their crops on the ‘e-Fasal Kshatipurti Portal’. Apart from the fields, directions have been given to the district administration to take prompt action regarding the drainage of water logging in rural and urban areas as well. The Deputy Chief Minister was addressing a public meeting at village Tazia Khera in district Sirsa on Thursday.

During this, he also heard the grievances of the people and directed the concerned officers of the department to take appropriate action. The Deputy Chief Minister said that due to the incessant rains in the entire state in the last few days, there has been a situation of water logging in the fields as well as the residential areas. Therefore, orders have also been given to the officers of the Irrigation and Revenue Department to drain water from the fields. He added that sowing of Rabi season crops should not be delayed due to stagnant water.

Sh. Dushyant Chautala said that the farmers who have got their crop registered on Meri Fasal-Mera Byora portal can directly register their crop damage information on the ‘e-Fasal Kshatipurti Portal’. After this, Kanungo and Patwari will assess the damage recorded on the portal and submit their report in a week.

The Deputy Chief Minister said that we are strenuously working to accelerate the pace of development of rural areas. He added that everyone's cooperation is necessary in this work. Sports grounds are being developed in the villages of the state to enhance the upcoming talent.

The Deputy Chief Minister said that today inclusive development is being ensured in Haryana without any discrimination. 50 percent reservation has been made for women in the elections of Panchayati Raj Institutions. He further added that Chandigarh Airport has been named after Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh on the request and efforts of the State Government. He said that the improvement of the park in Tazia Khera village should be done with the aim that the villagers and youth get the complete benefit of it.

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The footage of CCTV cameras is an important link in reaching the criminals, so the work of installation of CCTV cameras at bus stands and other public places in all cities should be expedited: Anil Vij.

Chandigarh, September 29- Haryana Home Minister, Sh. Anil Vij said that the footage of CCTV cameras is an important link in reaching the criminals, so the work of installation of CCTV cameras at bus stands and other public places in all cities should be expedited. Cooperation of other organizations like CSR, RWA, Vyapar Mandal and Banks can also be taken. The Home Minister was holding a review meeting with the senior officials of the Police and Home Department here today.

Experts should be taken on the panel for Cyber Crime

The Home Minister said that till the regular recruitment of forensic experts is not done, private experts should be taken on the panel to solve the cases related to cybercrime. There has been an exponential surge in the cases of Cyber Crime everywhere, he added.

Focus on infrastructure

The Home Minister said that the emphasis should be on police modernization. All police stations should have bullet-proof jackets, updated vehicles and modern equipment for investigation.

Special investigation team members will be honoured

In the meeting, Sh. Anil Vij commended the STF team for taking prompt action in nabbing the criminals in the case of threatening of MLAs and said that they will be honoured with cash prizes soon.

Focus on lane driving so that no one gets killed in road accidents in Haryana

Sh. Anil Vij stated that he does not want anyone to die in a car accident in Haryana. To this end, he suggested that the police concentrate on lane driving on interstates and state roads and install lane driving sign boards in various locations. At least home guards should be deployed at every traffic intersection. He said that as soon as vehicles from other states, especially trucks, enter Haryana, the truck driver should know that lane driving has been made mandatory. He said that he himself will make a surprise check.

Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, Sh. T.V.S.N. Prasad, Director General of Police, Sh. PK Agrawal, ADGP CID, Sh. Alok Mittal, Special Secretary, Home Department, Sh. Vinay Singh, and other senior officers were present in the meeting.

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Haryana, University of Birmingham Sign MoU

MoU has been signed for establishment of Centre of Excellence for Crop Post-Harvest Management and Sustainable Cold Chain

Chandigarh, September 29- An MoU has been signed between the Haryana Government and the University of Birmingham for the establishment of the Centre of Excellence for Crop Post-Harvest Management and Sustainable Cold Chain in the state.

In the presence of the Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Sh. J.P. Dalal, Additional Chief Secretary, Dr. Sumita Misra, signed an MoU at Birmingham (UK) today.

The present state government is implementing many schemes to make the farmers of the State happy and economically well. Under the able leadership of Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal, the state government is continuously running several welfare schemes in the interest of farmers. Starting a new initiative, Haryana has also launched Mukhyamantri Bagwani Bima Yojana for horticulture farmers. Besides this, the state government is also continuously encouraging farmers to adopt crop diversification to promote horticulture crops.

The Agriculture Minister, Dr. Sumita Misra and Director General, Horticulture, Dr. Arjun Singh Saini are in Birmingham to attend the Cold Chain Summit at this University on September 29 and 30. They will also visit various institutes which are involved in the establishment of this Centre of Excellence.

Sh. J.P. Dalal said that this Centre of Excellence will be a milestone for the reduction in post-harvest losses, updating the knowledge of stakeholders including farmers, use of eco-friendly and farmer-friendly technologies in supply chain and Research and Development as well, resultantly there will be a big boost for diversification towards horticulture in the State.

Sh. J.P. Dalal addressed the participants in the Cold Chain Summit and stated that Horticulture in Haryana at present has around 7 percent of the total gross cropped area in the State.

To encourage diversification into horticulture and increase the income of the farmers, several new programmes and initiatives have been taken up by the Haryana Government. He emphasized reducing the post-harvest losses which are around 7 to 18 percent, he said.

He informed that 393 horticulture clusters have been formed, 13 integrated pack houses have been established, 50 another are under establishment and in the next five years 500 more integrated pack houses shall be established.

He said that Haryana will be the most advanced state in the organized supply chain of fresh fruits and vegetables and linking farmers directly with the market and so far 59 MoU with the agri-sector companies have been executed by the FPOs.

Sh. J.P. Dalal said that the cold chain itself is an energy-intensive application, often relying on diesel for off-grid and on-vehicle cooling. Therefore, future development must harness the portfolio of renewable energy resources, new thermally focused energy systems, and innovative thermal management. It is needed to establish integrated pack houses, and create pre-shipment treatment facilities such as irradiation, Vapour Heat Treatment (VHT), and Hot Water Dip Treatment (HWDT) to strengthen the supply chain.

Further, Sh. J.P. Dalal focused on capacity building and awareness of different stakeholders including policymakers, senior executives, consumers and staff involved in the cold chain.

Dr. Sumita Misra stated that support to the small and marginal farmers is essential for reduced wastage at the farm gate level, Improving the Financial capacity of small and marginal farmers on access to finance for purchasing equipment and supporting post-harvest product storage though the creation of on-farm integrated pack houses.

She focused on developing an ecosystem to promote clean green energy, and cold chain systems to prevent food loss between harvests to retail.

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Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Sh. Gian Chand Gupta has nominated MLA, Sh. Jagdish Nayar as a special invitee to serve on the committee on Local Bodies & Panchayati Raj Institutions.

Chandigarh, September 29- Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Sh. Gian Chand Gupta has nominated MLA, Sh. Jagdish Nayar as a special invitee to serve on the committee on Local Bodies & Panchayati Raj Institutions with effect from September 28, 2022 for the remaining period of the year 2022-23.

In this regard, a necessary notification was issued by the Haryana Legislative Assembly Secretariat today.

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Haryana to have a State Minority Commission

We will write to the State Government for setting up a State Minority Commission having one representative of each minority community, says Ms Syed Shahezadi

Ms. Syed Shahezadi was on a two-day visit to Haryana to review the schemes being run under Pardhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram

A District Minority Welfare Officer should be appointed in all the districts, Ms Syed Shahezadi

Chandigarh, September 29- Member (Status Union Minister of State), National Commission for Minorities, Government of India, Ms Syed Shahezadi while addressing a press conference held here today said that a letter would be written to the Haryana Government for setting up a State Minority Commission having one representative from each minority community.

During her two days visit to the State, Ms Syed Shahezadi held important meetings with the Chief Secretary, Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal and officers of the concerned department to review the schemes being run under Pardhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram.

"I have asked the Chief Secretary to ensure that the six constitutionally certified minorities should not face any difficulty in getting the minority certificates and also to mention the minorities in Parivar Pehchan Patra," informed Ms Syed Shahezadi.

She said that all the schemes being run by the Centre and State Governments for the minorities should reach the actual beneficiaries and for this, the State Government should run an extensive awareness programme.

"The schemes being run by the Centre and State Governments for the welfare of the minorities should be compiled in a form of a booklet and the same should be made available to the targeted readers," said Ms Syed Shahezadi.

Ms Syed Shahezadi further informed that meetings have also been held with the spiritual leaders of the state and demands for the construction of a Buddhist Temple in Haryana were raised.

"I will ask the State Government to consider this request," said Ms Syed Shahezadi.

3,358 projects approved for Haryana under Pardhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram

Ms Syed Shahezadi informed that under the Pardhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram, a total of 3,358 projects have been approved for Haryana. The total cost of these projects is Rs. 22.90 crores, of which the Centre Government has a share of Rs.15.29 crores.

Ms Syed Shahezadi further shared that as per the census of 2011, the total population of minorities in Haryana is 35 lakh.

She further said that three scholarship schemes are being run in Haryana for minority students. An amount of Rs. 20.47 crore has been given to 57,761 students under the Pre-Matric Scholarship scheme.

Similarly, an amount of Rs. 22.17 crore has been given to 33,483 students under the Post-Matric Scholarship scheme and an amount of Rs. 21.79 crores has been given to 8133 students under Merit-cum- means scholarship scheme.

She said that 21 ITIs are currently running in Haryana for imparting skill development to students belonging to minorities. Besides this 5 ITIs are under construction in various districts.

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Every Deputy Commissioner will create a panel of 5 suitable Gazetted Officers from different departments for the purpose of appointing independent witness for vigilance raids., Out of which SP vigilance may select anyone as independent witness for raid.

Chandigarh Sept 29- The Haryana Government has decided that every Deputy Commissioner will create a panel of 5 suitable Gazetted Officers from different departments for the purpose of appointing independent witness for vigilance raids., Out of which SP vigilance may select anyone as independent witness for raid.

A circular to this effect was issued by the Chief Secretary to Administrative Secretaries, Heads of Departments, Divisional Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners. The circular further stated that the panel will be revised by DC every three months and the list should be shared only with Director General, Vigilance. Officers selected for the panel should be having good general reputation with impeccable integrity. No two persons should be from the same department/Board/Corporation. The empanelled officers should be individually informed by the Deputy Commissioner without sharing names of other officers on the panel. He should be further informed that he may be required to use his own office staff for assistance during and after the raid. Officer should also be informed that his services may be used in neighboring districts as well. Refusal to assist or witness a trap or other criminal proceedings like searches, on the part of public servant will be regarded as a breach of duty and will be viewed very seriously by the Government, the circular added.

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HEALTH DEPARTMENT GOVERNMENT OF HARYANA

Website: haryanahealth.nic.in Email: dhs.idspdatam@hry.nic.in

Media Bulletin on COVID–19, Dated- 29/09/2022

The Detailed Status of Surveillance Activity for COVID-19 as on 29th September, 2022 is given below:

Total No. of Sample Taken Today

7637

Total No. of Positive Cases Detected Today

31

Total Active COVID-19 Patients

189

Total No. of Active Cases under Home Isolation (29-09-2022)

171

Total No. of Samples found Positive till date

1054873

Total Positive COVID-19 Patients Recovered / Discharged till date

1043956

No. of Deaths

10705

Total No. of People Vaccinated Today

5267

(1st Dose: 510

2nd Dose: 1401

Precaution Dose: 3356)

Cumulative Coverage of COVID-19 Vaccination - 1st Dose

(Achieved 100% for 18yrs above population)

23664024 (100%)

Cumulative Coverage of COVID-19 Vaccination - 2nd Dose

(Achieved 88% for 15yrs above population)

19806251 (88%)

Cumulative Coverage of COVID-19 Vaccination - Precaution Dose

1897208

Cumulative Coverage of Total COVID-19 Vaccination

45367483

COVID-19 Today (29-09-2022) Positivity Rate

0.41%

Recovery Rate

98.97%

Fatality Rate

1.01%

District Wise Details:

Sr

No

Name of District

Positive Cases Today

No of Active Cases

Cumulative Positive Cases

Cumulative Recovered/ Discharged Cases

Recovery Rate (%)

No. of Deaths

COVID-19, Vaccination Status

(NHM, Haryana)*

Coverage of Vaccination on 29-09-2022

Cumulative Coverage of

Vaccination

Dose 1st

Dose 2nd

Precaution

Dose

1

Gurugram

19

92

300200

299082[33]

99.63

1026

50

54

484

5707235

2

Faridabad

2

12

135591

134838[3]

99.44

741

47

58

217

4179495

3

Hisar

0

8

63847

62657[2]

98.14

1182

126

513

175

2434212

4

Sonipat

0

1

59574

59297

99.54

276

40

39

70

2358058

5

Karnal

1

11

49878

49267[1]

98.78

600

17

30

243

2466230

6

Panchkula

2

12

48333

47900

99.10

421

1

3

88

1177650

7

Ambala

0

8

42820

42270[3]

98.72

542

45

103

271

2208082

8

Panipat

0

8

36750

36065

98.14

677

14

37

84

2129842

9

Sirsa

0

2

34209

33661

98.40

546

17

20

87

1988144

10

Rohtak

1

4

33162

32604[2]

98.32

537

9

18

222

1813397

11

Yamunanagar

3

13

32667

32196[8]

98.56

458

65

174

31

2039736

12

Kurukshetra

1

4

27806

27395[2]

98.52

407

16

79

207

1626708

13

Bhiwani

1

4

27164

26493

97.53

667

3

1

8

1880819

14

Jind

0

0

25404

24860

97.86

544

12

69

180

1780926

15

Mahendragarh

0

0

24999

24834

99.34

165

4

26

68

1447252

16

Rewari

0

3

24985

24758

99.09

224

35

82

50

1627561

17

Jhajjar

0

3

24093

23730[2]

98.49

354

3

12

101

1634030

18

Fatehabad

0

1

20291

19790

97.53

500

1

8

13

1214147

19

Kaithal

0

1

15194

14817

97.52

376

2

43

549

1894864

20

Palwal

0

1

13657

13480

98.70

176[1]

3

27

86

1577620

21

Charkhi Dadri

1

0

8070

7923[1]

98.18

147

0

3

122

954213

22

Nuh

0

1

6179

6039

97.73

139

0

2

0

1227262

Haryana

31

189

1054873

1043956[57]

98.97

10705[1]

510

1401

3356

45367483

Position of COVID-19 Beds* in Haryana: -

Districts

Govt O2 Other

than ICU

Pvt. O2 Other

than ICU

Govt Beds

O2 ICU

Pvt. Beds O2

ICU

Govt

Ventilators

Pvt.

Ventilators

Total

Total

Occupied

Available

Total

Occupied

Available

Total

Occupied

Available

Total

Occupied

Available

Total

Occupied

Available

Total

Occupied

Available

Total

Occupied

Available

Ambala

436

0

436

364

0

364

41

0

41

40

0

40

33

0

33

24

0

24

938

0

938

Bhiwani

350

0

350

211

0

211

7

0

7

66

0

66

21

0

21

17

0

17

672

0

672

Charkhi Dadri

190

0

190

27

0

27

1

0

1

34

0

34

11

0

11

0

0

0

263

0

263

Faridabad

531

0

531

1634

5

1629

91

0

91

530

3

527

61

0

61

126

0

126

2973

8

2965

Fatehabad

73

0

73

106

0

106

47

0

47

46

0

46

11

0

11

26

0

26

309

0

309

Gurugram

259

0

259

2203

1

2202

10

0

10

637

3

634

32

0

32

237

1

236

3378

5

3373

Hisar

383

0

383

584

0

584

40

0

40

207

0

207

85

0

85

128

0

128

1427

0

1427

Jhajjar

75

0

75

549

0

549

25

0

25

287

0

287

13

0

13

50

0

50

999

0

999

Jind

225

0

225

183

0

183

20

0

20

61

0

61

12

0

12

12

0

12

513

0

513

Kaithal

115

0

115

85

0

85

14

0

14

25

0

25

17

0

17

14

0

14

270

0

270

Karnal

115

0

115

165

0

165

41

0

41

106

0

106

5

0

5

18

0

18

450

0

450

Kurukshetra

37

0

37

326

0

326

0

0

0

147

0

147

15

0

15

85

0

85

610

0

610

Mahendragarh

181

0

181

141

0

141

0

0

0

59

0

59

15

0

15

18

0

18

414

0

414

Nuh

149

0

149

14

0

14

40

0

40

3

0

3

31

0

31

0

0

0

237

0

237

Palwal

150

0

150

200

0

200

8

0

8

127

0

127

25

0

25

21

0

21

531

0

531

Panchkula

201

0

201

157

0

157

49

0

49

50

0

50

55

0

55

12

0

12

524

0

524

Panipat

414

0

414

276

0

276

10

0

10

140

0

140

4

0

4

45

0

45

889

0

889

Rewari

75

0

75

334

0

334

8

0

8

187

0

187

8

0

8

34

0

34

646

0

646

Rohtak

983

0

983

289

0

289

326

0

326

176

0

176

291

0

291

82

0

82

2147

0

2147

Sirsa

460

0

460

240

0

240

10

0

10

102

0

102

25

0

25

39

0

39

876

0

876

Sonipat

535

0

535

654

0

654

60

0

60

105

0

105

60

0

60

35

0

35

1449

0

1449

Yamuna Nagar

131

0

131

356

0

356

26

0

26

152

0

152

5

0

5

27

0

27

697

0

697

Total

6068

0

6068

9098

6

9092

874

0

874

3287

6

3281

835

0

835

1050

1

1049

21212

13

21199

*Data above includes total patients admitted including Non-Haryana Residents and is dynamic in nature.

*Source – NHM Beds Portal, Haryana

Major Activities undertaken by the State of Haryana to control the spread of COVID-19

• Department of Health fixed the per day upper cap of COVID treatment charges in all private hospitals through order dated 25.06.2020. The rates for isolation beds (Rs. 8, 000 per day for Non- NABH Hospitals, Rs. 10, 000 per day for JCI/ NABH Hospitals), ICU Beds without Ventilators (Rs. 13, 000 per day for Non- NABH Hospitals, Rs.

15, 000 per day for JCI/ NABH Hospitals), ICU Beds with Ventilators (Rs. 15, 000 per day for Non- NABH Hospitals, Rs. 18,000 per day for JCI/ NABH Hospitals).

• State Government has fixed the Rates/ Charges for different type of COVID 19 testing as below:-

1. CBNAAT testing- 2400/-.

2. True NAT Testing- 1250/-

3. RTPCR Samples collected at private hospitals/ labs and their designated collection centers - 299/-

4. RTPCR Samples collected through home visits - 499/-

5. Rapid Antigen Testing-50/-

6. IgG based ELISA Testing-250/-

• The Government of Haryana has fixed the upper limited of lab test in patients of COVID-19/ post-COVID

Sr. No.

Investigation

Maximum Charges in Rs.

1

CT/HRCT Chest

2100

2

IL -6

1000

3

D- Dimer

400

4

LDH

250

5

CRP

350

6

Procalcitonin

1500

7

Ferritin

300

sequelae, as tabulated below:-

• Haryana Village General Health Checkup Scheme: The scheme was initiated from May 15, 2021 & villages with high COVID load were taken on priority and Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT) was the main stay of screening. Till date, total 1,73,79,228 were screened and 1,10,928 cases of ILI were detected and 5,164 positive cases were diagnosed, isolated and treated to prevent the spread of disease. The villages with positivity more than 5 were re-screened. Out of 13,22,058 people re-screened, 90 positive cases were detected and treated to effectively curtail the spread.

• Total labs capacity available in Haryana for COVID-19 testing.

Total Labs

53

Govt. Labs

26

Govt. Labs Capacity

10130 per day

MoU with Private Labs

27

MoU with Private Labs Capacity

108950 per day

Total Labs Capacity

119080 per day

• Sero Survey- Health Department, Haryana has conducted 3rd round of Sero Survey in the month of September 2021 in the State, wherein Seroprevalence was found to be 76.3 (Urban 78.1 & Rural 75.1 ). In previous 2 rounds, the Sero prevalence was found to be 8 in 1st round and 14.8 in 2nd round of Sero Survey.

• Govt. of Haryana has made 2nd dose compulsory for which detailed guidelines have been issued to all Deputy Commissioners on 22 December 2021.

• Vaccination for population between 15 to 18 Years of age was started on 03-01-22.

• Govt. of Haryana has started administering COVID-19 Booster/Precaution Dose on 10th January 2022 to Health Care Workers, Front Line Workers, and to people of 60 Years and above with comorbidity, who have completed 9 months since the 2nd Dose.

State Nodal Officer – IDSP

24x7 State Control Room-nCoV number: 8558893911(Panchkula, Gurugram and Faridabad district)1075 & 108

MoHFW, GoI 24x7 Control Room Number: +91-11-23978046

Website:www.mohfw.gov.in