Haryana has secured 7th position in the NITI Aayog's Composite Water Management Index of 2017-18 whereas in the year 2015-16 and 2016-17 in terms of water management, the State was at 16th position.

Chandigarh, December 2 - Haryana has secured 7th position in the NITI Aayog's Composite Water Management Index of 2017-18 whereas in the year 2015-16 and 2016-17 in terms of water management, the State was at 16th position. While this year the State has also bagged first position among all the States in the country in terms of maximum progress.

While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that NITI Aayog had developed the Composite Water Management Index to emphasize upon the need for efficient management of water and equitable distribution of irrigation water.

He said that as per the report released by the Ayog, Haryana was ranked 16th position in the year 2015-16 and 2016-17 in terms of water management, which has improved to 7th place in the year 2017-18. Haryana has now achieved record growth with 26.21 points while the Goa State has bagged second-place with 14.44 points in the Index.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has approved the proposal for the transfer of land measuring 20 Kanal and 3.64 Marla of Government Senior Secondary School Palwal to Sports and Youth Affairs Department

Chandigarh December 2: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has approved the proposal for the transfer of land measuring 20 Kanal and 3.64 Marla of Government Senior Secondary School Palwal to Sports and Youth Affairs Department for the construction of Multi-specialty Indoor Sports Hall in the name of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Palwal.

While giving this information here today, an official spokesman said that as per the Chief Minister’s announcement, the ground in Palwal, in which this Multi-specialty Indoor Sports Hall was to be constructed is being utilized for organizing Independence Day, Republic Day, Dushera celebrations and other public meetings.

He said that the Deputy Commissioner of the district had constituted a team comprising District Education Officer, District Sports Officer and Executive Engineer of Public Works (Building and Roads) Department to identify an alternative place for it. On the suggestion of the team, it has been decided that as per the revenue records, out of the total 203 Kanal and 5 Marla land of Government Senior Secondary School Palwal, 20 Kanal and 3.64 Marla land be transferred free of cost to Sports and Youth Affairs Department.

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Haryana Police has launched an all-out attack on organized crime and confiscated more than 43 kg of drugs and 52137 bottles of illicit liquor

Chandigarh, Dec 2 – In line with the government’s commitment to make the State completely drug-free, Haryana Police has launched an all-out attack on organized crime and confiscated more than 43 kg of drugs and 52137 bottles of illicit liquor under the Operation Prahar between November 20 and 27, 2019 across the State.

Police has booked 395 persons under Satta/Gambling Act from across the State and recovered more than Rs15.14 lakh from their possession. In addition, Police also registered 7 cases of human trafficking or “Kabootarbazzi” and nabbed one person in this connection.

While stating this here today, Director General of Police, Mr Manoj Yadava said that Home Minister Mr Anil Vij had instructed the Police Department to eliminate the organised criminals, drug peddlers and other offenders from the state.

In the first week, from November 20 to 27, the Police had arrested 88 accused of the drug peddling and 75 cases are registered against them. Similarly, 347 persons were nabbed by registering 151 cases and 192 kalandras under relevant sections of illicit liquor.

It may be mentioned here that Home Minister, Mr Anil Vij had recently kicked-off “Operation Prahar” to fight the organized crime and growing drug menace while reviewing the functioning of Police Department in a meeting held on November 19, 2019.

Giving details of the drug seizure, the DGP said that 10 kg 928 gram ganja, 829 gram 396 miligram smack, 453 gram 083 miligram heroine, 1 kg 202 gram opium, 25 kg 895 gram poppy husk, 1 lg 478 gram ganjapatti, 2 kg 062 gram charas, 10,380 prohibited tablets (lomotil), 9270 tramadol tablets, 30 bottles winrex and 35 buprenorphine injections were seized from the possession of 88 arrested accused. Similarly, 30993 bottles of IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquor), 19,807 bottles of country made liquor, 1337 of beer and 1260 kg lahan was also confiscated during this period.

Mr Yadava said that following the directives of Home Minister, Haryana Police has further accelerated its crackdown against drugs and other criminals in the State.

The DGP also warned the organised criminals and those involved in peddling drugs either join the mainstream or else leave the state.

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Haryana Government has extended the last date of lump-sum payment scheme for loanee members and farmers of cooperative banks upto December 31, 2019

Chandigarh, December 2 - Haryana Government has extended the last date of lump-sum payment scheme for loanee members and farmers of cooperative banks upto December 31, 2019 so that the benefit of this scheme can be availed by maximum numbers of members and farmers.

While giving this information here today, an official spokesman said that the Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal has accorded approval to this effect. This scheme was earlier implemented from September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019.

He said that out of about seven lakh eligible farmers, 1,98,561 farmers have been provided full interest relief under this scheme till 30 November 2019. Similarly, out of 31,749 overdue loanee members or farmers of Central Cooperative Banks, 5,584 members or farmers have been provided interest relief. He informed that out of 92,258 overdue loanee farmers or members of all District Primary Co-operative Agriculture and Rural Development Banks under State Cooperative Agriculture and Rural Development Banks, 4,810 members have been given relief of half interest under this scheme.

He informed that all the loanee farmers and members of all District Central Cooperative banks under Haryana State Cooperative APEX Bank, Chandigarh and all District Primary Co-operative Agriculture and Rural Development Banks under Primary Co-operative Societies and State Cooperative Agriculture and Rural Development Banks were included in this scheme who could not repay overdue loans for any reason. Under this scheme, overdue loanee members as on on August 31, 2019, of Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies have been provided relief of full interest.