Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Dushyant Chautala has urged the Minister, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to include Climate Change and Sustainability Classes in the Education Curriculum.


Chandigarh, November 16: Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Dushyant Chautala has urged the Minister, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to include Climate Change and Sustainability Classes in the Education Curriculum.

In a letter sent to the Minister, Ministry of Human Resource Development, the Deputy Chief Minister said that keeping in view the fact that Climate Change is one of the major challenges being faced by developing countries including us, which has severe impact on the health of every citizen, therefore Climate Change and Sustainability Classes as a pan of curriculum in Education policy should be introduced throughout the country as it would act as the edifice of our "Safe and Healthy”.

In the sent letter, the Deputy Chief Minister while giving an example of Italy, said that recently, Italy has become the first country to make "Climate Change and Sustainability Classes" compulsory in schools. Thus such learning and awareness should begin right from primary to higher education level so that our future generation would recognise the importance of Climate and Sustainable Development.

In the sent letter the Deputy Chief Minister said has also raised concern over the recent pollution situation in the NCR mode which had converted the whole region as gas chamber.

He said that the alarming situation even made Prime Minister's office, Apex Court to intervene. He said that now, it is high time that we should make collective efforts to find sustainable solutions.

He said that the root cause of Climate Change has been enhanced pace of unsustainable development coupled with mass consumption of fossil fuels and deforestation. He said that pertinently, these human triggered activities are usually undertaken haphazardly due to the lack of awareness about the negative impacts of the environment.

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69.60 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of paddy has so far arrived in Haryana Mandis as compared to over 67.50 lakh MT of paddy arrived during the corresponding period last year.

Chandigarh, Nov 16– More than 69.60 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of paddy has so far arrived in Haryana Mandis as compared to over 67.50 lakh MT of paddy arrived during the corresponding period last year.

While stating this here today, a spokesman of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department said that out of the total arrival of paddy, government agencies had so far procured over 63.79 lakh MT of paddy whereas the remaining quantity of over 5.81 lakh MT of paddy was procured by the millers and dealers.

He said that more than 34.71 lakh MT of paddy have purchased by the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department. Over 19.75 lakh MT by Hafed, over 9.28 lakh MT have been purchased by the Haryana Warehousing Corporation and 4,718 MT have been purchased by the Food Corporation of India.

He said that more than 17.49 lakh MT paddy has arrived in mandis of Karnal, over 11.42 lakh MT in Kurukshetra, over 8.82 lakh MT in Ambala and over 8.30 lakh MT in Fatehabad. Similarly, over 7.22 lakh MT in Yamunanagar, over 7.12 lakh MT in Kaithal, over 1.61 lakh MT in Sirsa, over 1.55 lakh MT in Jind, over 1.53 lakh MT in Panchkula, over 1.46 lakh MT in Sonepat, over 1.21 lakh MT in Palwal, 78,580 MT in Hisar, 71,718 MT in Panipat, 11,483 MT in Faridabad, 11,013 MT in Rohtak and 8,653 MT in Mewat.

He said that more than 2.69 lakh metric tonnes of bajra has arrived in the mandis of Haryana so far, whereas 1.80 lakh metric tonnes of bajra had arrived in the last year so far. Out of the total arrival of bajra, more than 2.67 lakh metric tonnes have been procured by government procuring agencies.

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Haryana Government has established three Government owned Incubators at "Innovation and Start-up Hub" in Gurugram.

Chandigarh, November 16– With the vision to become a resourceful and inventive Startup hub, the Haryana Government has established three Government owned Incubators at "Innovation and Start-up Hub" in Gurugram. The State Government is taking substantial steps for creating Incubation network in the State to provide entrepreneurship environment for the startups.

Giving more information in this regard, an official spokesman of the Information Technology, Electronics and Communication Department said that taking a step forward towards building state of art incubation Network for Startups, the State Government has released a grant of Rs. 30 Lakh each to four Universities under Technical Education Department for establishing Incubation Centres in their campus. With this a grant of Rs 30 Lakh is also being released to three other universities under Higher Education Department.

The spokesman further shared that new Incubator namely; United Nations Technology Innovation Lab (UNTIL) in association with United Nations is being established to promote culture of entrepreneurship and innovation among women entrepreneurs.

Apart from this, collaboration has been done with Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) for Incubator in Block chain technology. The spokesman said that existing Incubators which are being managed by different Government entities are being associated with State owned Incubation Network.

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State Government is dedicated to adopt a zero-tolerance policy against Corruption: Anil Vij.

Chandigarh, November 16– The Haryana Home Minister Mr Anil Vij said that just like the previous tenure, this time too the State Government is dedicated to adopt a zero-tolerance policy against Corruption. He said that strict action will be taken against the employees and officials against who do not work sincerely and honestly.

Mr Vij said this while hearing the grievances of the people in Ambala today. He said that it's because of the blessings of the people only that he had got an opportunity to serve them. He said that the work for public welfare will be continued.

The Home Minister said that there are some departments which still needs improvements, a strategy for improving the functioning is being made in collaboration with the department officials. He further directed the officials to speed up the completion of the ongoing development works.