Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that development works to the tune of about Rs 500 crore have been done in Pundri assembly constituency of Kaithal district

Chandigarh, August 20 -Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that development works to the tune of about Rs 500 crore have been done in Pundri assembly constituency of Kaithal district, which include hockey stadium, roads and sewerage system.

While addressing the people during Jan Ashirwad Yatra, the Chief Minister said that in the last five years, we have worked with honestly, compassion and without any bias. We have done more works with transparency than previous governments in our last five years.

He said that the present government has done development works like civil hospital, four lane road, Keorak village. Elevated railway track has also been approved in Kaithal and the work on Transport Nagar is going on.

He said that Panchayati Raj institutions have been empowered and we are going to make the chairman of the Municipal Council, Municipal Committee, Block Committee, more empowered now. Inter-District Council has been formed so that maximum development works could be done.

Cooperative Minister, Mr Manish Kumar Grover, MLA, Mr Dinesh Kaushik were also present on the occasion.

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Haryana Government has made all necessary arrangements to deal with any flood like situation in the State.


Chandigarh, August 20: Haryana Government has made all necessary arrangements to deal with any flood like situation in the State. All the concerned District Administrations have been directed to keep close watch on the situation and keep their disaster management resources on high readiness to tackle any adverse situation. However, no loss of life and property has been reported yet from the affected areas.

While stating this here today, a spokesman of State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) said that Army, National Disaster Response Force have also been kept on high readiness. Besides, all the concerned departments have been asked to maintain and ensure basic amenities and supply in the vulnerable area of the concerned districts.

He said that all the officers of Irrigation and Water Resources department along with flood machinery and flood fighting equipments like 1 lakh empty cement bags, 400 wooden ballies and 100 M.S wire crates, JCB machines etc, are kept ready to counter any untoward situation occurring due to the high flood received.

He said that due to heavy precipitation on the night of August 17 and 18, 2019 in the catchments of River Yamuna, Markanada, Tangri and its tributaries, heavy discharge was received in these Rivers on August 18, 2019. He said that on August 18 at 5 AM, water discharge in River Yamuna at Hathni Kund Barrage was 62,840 Cusecs which increased upto 8,14,397 Cusecs at 5 PM. It further increased to 8,28,072 Cusecs at 6 PM which is the highest ever recorded water discharge in Yamuna River. On the other hand, River Markanda received discharge to the tune of 49,073 cusecs at Mullana in the morning of August 19, 2019. However, this heavy flood in River Yamuna passed district Yamunanagar safely on August 19, 2019 and no damage has been reported in district Yamunanagar till today, he added.

The spokesman said that the discharge was passed on to District Karnal where some villages in Indri block like Chandro, Gadi Birbal, Nabiabad, Dabkoli Khurd, Sayid Chhapra, Kamalpur Gadriyan, Japti Chhapra, Hansu Majra were affected. At present the discharge in district Karnal has receded and no loss of life and property has been reported yet.

He said that due to sudden rise of water in Yamuna, a family of nine members got stranded on a reverine island in Indri area of Karnal. But by conducting a rigorous search and rescue operation, these persons got airlifted with the help of Indian Airforce at around 2:15 AM on August 19, 2019. He said that it was a multi-agency exercise in which civil and military agencies coordinated well. One person from Village Garhi Baral, 10 persons from Village Dabkauli Khurd and 1 person from Village Randoli have been rescued by the district rescue teams.

He said that in district Panipat, the flood passed safely in the early morning of August 20, 2019 and no damages has been reported so far. The discharge has further moved on to district Sonipat and no damage to abadi has been reported there yet. Around 25 families have been evacuated from low lying areas of Sonipat. He said that strict watch is being maintained on embankments of River Yamuna 24x7 adding that River flow is in abeyance at Hathnikund Barrage. District administrations of Sonipat, Faridabad and Palwal are fully vigilant and prepared. Adequate man power and machinery are deployed at sites. In Faridabad and Palwal, preventive evacuation of around 500 families from flood vulnerable areas is being done by the district administration, he further added.

He said that similarly, the flood received in river Markanda and Tangri has also passed on safely and no damages have been reported yet. Districts Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Sirsa have been alerted and sufficient staff along with machinery is ready for any flood situation occurring thereof.

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The Social Media Grievance Tracker (SMGT) project, which is set up under the leadership of Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal for immediate redressal of grievances of people of the state

Chandigarh, August 20 -The Social Media Grievance Tracker (SMGT) project, which is set up under the leadership of Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal for immediate redressal of grievances of people of the state, is proving to be effective. The tweets received from the citizens shows that the state government is working with the spirit of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas and good governance.

Giving this information, an official spokesman said that SMGT is a platform where people can get their complaints resolved with just one click through social media. Haryana has become the leading state which is constantly working to redress the problems of its people.

In a complaint received from Bahadurgarh, Jhajjar on the Twitter handle of the Chief Minister, a resident had tweeted that no attention was being paid to improper sewer system, despite of making frequent rounds of the department for the last one month. On this, directions were issued to the officers of the Department by Chief Minister Office (CMO), Haryana, for taking prompt action and the problem was resolved in just three days. On this, the resident thanked the Chief Minister and the Haryana government.

Similarly, two separate complaints were received for delay in getting Old age pension and Widow Pension. On which, directions to release the pension at the earliest were issued to the officers concerned by CMO, Haryana and the problem was resolved in just 48 hours.

In another complaint, a complainant from Suraj Kund, Faridabad mentioned that a electricity transformer in their village has become non-functional and the people of the village have been reporting about the same for the last 4 days to SDO, JE and Lineman concerned but no work has being done. On this, CMO, Haryana issued directed to the concerned to redress the problem at the earliest. Similarly, actions were taken within few hours on a complaint received regarding collapse of road on Sonali Road, Gangapuri Turn, Panipat to prevent the electricity transformer from falling.

He said that the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has a vision to redress the grievances of people at the earliest and without any hassle of making rounds of government offices. For this, SMGT has been started. He said that on the official Twitter handle of the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, the people are just taking their problems directly to the Chief Minister through just one tweet and their problems are being redressed quickly. Thus, people today are happy that their government is serious about resolving their problems.

He said that a dedicated team is working 24 hours on this platform to resolve the problems of people at the earliest and positive reactions of people reflect that they are happy. Complaints such as water, sewerage, electricity, and delay in any kind of permission in various district offices are mostly being received. Similarly, complaints like cleanliness and street lights were resolved within a few hours. Now, the people of the state have a way through which they can directly convey their problems to the Chief Minister. The effectiveness of SMGT can be seen from ‘thanking’ tweets of citizens

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In Haryana, the water level of Yamuna River

Chandigarh, August 20- In Haryana, the water level of Yamuna River has recorded the highest increase in history till date, due to continuous rains for the last few days. In view of arising flood situation, 25 families have been safely evacuated from Sonipat and Karnal districts. All arrangements have been made by the state government to deal with any situations.

Haryana Chief Secretary, Mr Keshni Anand Arora informed this through video conferencing, in a review meeting held on flood situation in Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi, under the chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary, Government of India, Mr Pradeep Kumar Sinha, today.

Mrs. Keshni Anand Arora said that 8.14 lakh cusecs of water was recorded in Yamuna River in 2013, which was the highest till that year. But due to above average rains in the last days, this time the water level in Yamuna has increased to 8.28 lakh cusecs. She said that Yamuna water would reach Delhi by this evening and the administrative officials of Delhi have already been alerted about this.

Mrs Arora said that after Delhi, this water would reach Faridabad and Palwal districts. Therefore, about 500 families have already been evacuated from low lying areas along these two districts and safely shifted to another place. She said that Markanda, Tangri and Ghaggar rivers have also recorded slight increase in water level, but now the water level is decreasing.

She said that nine members of a family, who were reported to be stranded in flood in village Gadhpur Tapu of Indri Vidhan Sabha constituency, have also been rescued with the help of Air Force helicopter. She said that the water level of rivers is constantly being monitored. Adequate arrangements have been made by the government to deal with every kind of situation.

Those present included, Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, Mrs. Navraj Sandhu, Additional Chief Secretary, Public Works (Building and Roads) Department, Mr. Alok Nigam, Principal Secretary, Development and Panchayats Department, Mr. Sudhir Rajpal, Principal Secretary, Irrigation and Water Resources Department, Mr. Anurag Rastogi and others.

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Haryana Government has notified that on account of Janmashtami, August 23 (Friday) will be observed as Gazetted Holiday

Chandigarh, August 20- Haryana Government has notified that on account of Janmashtami, August 23 (Friday) will be observed as Gazetted Holiday in Government offices, Boards and Corporations, Educational and other institutions, instead of August 24, 2019 (Saturday) already notified.

It is also notified that the Gazetted Holiday of August 23, 2019 (Friday) would also be observed within the meaning of Section 25 of Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.

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Haryana Governor, Mr. Satyadeo Narain Arya will honour 25 Urdu litterateurs of the state on August 22 at Haryana Niwas, here.

Chandigarh, August 20- Haryana Governor, Mr. Satyadeo Narain Arya will honour 25 Urdu litterateurs of the state on August 22 at Haryana Niwas, here. Renowned Urdu poet, Munavvar Rana will present the keynote address.

Giving this information today, a spokesman of the Academy said that on the advice of Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal who is also the Chairman of Academy, the prize money has been increased, this time.

He said that in the last two years, Mr. Mahinder Pratap Chand and Mr. B.D. Kalia Hamdam would be honoured with Fakhre Haryana for their special contribution in Urdu language. Hali Award would be honoured to Dr. K K Rishi and Dr. Kumar Panipati, Kanwar Mohinder Singh Bedi Award would be awarded to Mr. Krishan Kumar Toor and Dr. Sultan Anjum, whereas Jaswant Singh Tohanvi Award would be given to Mr. Anil Kaushik and Jyoti Sang.

He said that Sabir Panipati Award would be given to Dr. Farzana Narain and Shams Tabrezi. For Urdu Translation, Mr T.N. Raj and Dr. Renu Behl would be awarded. Mr. Ramender Jakhu Sahil, Mr. Mukesh Gambhir, Dr. H.K. Lal and Dr. Rajwanti Mann would be awarded with ‘Khidmate Urdu’ in the region.

He said that Mrs Sunita Raina and Mr. N.D. Sapra would be awarded Surender Soz Award and Dr Nashir Naqvi, Prof M.M. Juneja and Mr Kundan Arawali would be awarded Balkrishan Muztar Award. Urdu ghazal singing award would be awarded to Mr R.D. Kailay and Mrs Rinku Kalia and Nau-Amoz Award to Dr Indu Gupta and Mr Braj Bhushan Sharma.

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Haryana Education and Tourism Minister, Mr Ram Bilas Sharma will inaugurate the new Campus of Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Panipat on August 21, 2019.

Chandigarh August 20: Haryana Education and Tourism Minister, Mr Ram Bilas Sharma will inaugurate the new Campus of Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Panipat on August 21, 2019. The project has been completed at a cost of over Rs 11.22 crore and aims at providing quality education and better infrastructure facilities to the students.

While stating this today, Additional Chief Secretary, Tourism Mr Vijai Vardhan said that Member of Parliament (MP) Karnal, Mr Sanjay Bhatia and MLA Panipat Mrs Rohita Rewri would also grace this occasion.

Mr Vijai Vardhan said that the Institute has been equipped with the State-of-Art facilities which enable the students to hone their skills with new age modular kitchen and equipment, laundry equipment along with custom made furniture and furnishing and classrooms furniture.

He said that the IHM, Panipat competes with the best institutes in the country as it has wide range of facilities including administrative block, class rooms, bakery, laundry, toilets, advance training kitchen, basic training kitchen, basic training restaurant, mock up rooms, multipurpose hall, computer lab, housekeeping lab, library, student dining hall, quantity food kitchen, dry store, faculty rooms etc.

The Additional Chief Secretary said that this institute has become an ideal platform for the students who are pursuing careers in the hospitality industry. With the state-of-the-art facilities and highly experienced pedagogy, the Institute offers an array of courses designed to suit the need of the aspirants. With no dearth of seats, there is ample scope for admission and seeking quality education at the Institute, he added.

While referring to courses and number of seats at IHM, Panipat, he said that the Institute offers 3 years B.Sc. in Hospitality and Hotel Administration with intake capacity of 120 in each year, one-and-a-half years Diploma in Food Production with 40 seats and one-and-a-half years Diploma in Food and Beverage (F&B) Service with 40 seats.

It may be pertinent to mention here that the IHM, Panipat is a Registered Society, and is an autonomous body under Department of Tourism, Government of Haryana. The Institute is affiliated to National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT), Noida, a premier body in the field of Hospitality education.

The Institute was established in July 1973 by the State Government to fulfill the needs of providing trained personnel for the hotels and other related fields. It has been up-graded to Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition Panipat in 2013 to offer 3 years B.Sc. in Hospitality and Hotel Administration and also became registered Society, under the Chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary, Tourism, Haryana. In the year 2019, Institute’s new campus along with state-of-art infrastructure with an increase in intake from 60 to 120 for degree program was approved by NCHMCT, Noida.