Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal has congratulated shooters Gauri Sheoran and Kajal Saini for winning medals for India

Chandigarh, December 5 - Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal has congratulated shooters Gauri Sheoran and Kajal Saini for winning medals for India at the ongoing 13th South Asian Games (SAG) being held in Kathmandu, Nepal.

In the congratulatory greeting message released here today, the Chief Minister said that the daughters of Haryana Gauri Sheoran and Kajal Saini have made the country and the State proud. Gauri Sheoran has received gold medal in shooting team event and silver medal in individual event. Similarly, Kajal Saini has won gold in team event and bronze in individual event today. Deputy Chief Minister, Mr Dushyant Chautala has also congratulated the players for their remarkable achievement.

The Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister have also congratulated the Indian players for topping in the medals tally at 13th South Asian Games. The Chief Minister said he is sure that the players from Haryana will bring more medals for the country in the ongoing SAG.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that even though the Supreme Court has given its decision on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) matter, in Haryana’s favour, still Punjab is misleading the issue.

Chandigarh, December 5 - Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that even though the Supreme Court has given its decision on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) matter, in Haryana’s favour, still Punjab is misleading the issue.

The Chief Minister was presiding over a review meeting with officials on the SYL issue here today. In the meeting, the Chief Minister was informed that the Chief Secretary of Punjab and Haryana will be holding a meeting with the Central Water Secretary in New Delhi on December 6, 2019. The Chief Minister was further informed that on the SYL issue, the Supreme Court will also probably give its final verdict on January 3, 2020.

The Chief Minister also directed the officials to immediately prepare a list of all the small and big issues with Punjab and other neighbouring states such as Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi. He shared that he will be holding meeting with the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on December, 14, 2019.

He said that Punjab further misleading the country by targeting Haryana on the issue of stubble burning and holding the State responsible for increasing pollution.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has directed to constitute an independent authority or department through which the task of implementation of schemes and survey works of various departments can be done.

Chandigarh, December 5 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has directed to constitute an independent authority or department through which the task of implementation of schemes and survey works of various departments can be done. He said that this will create new employment opportunities for more than 10 thousand youth in the State especially for the youth working under unique Saksham scheme of the state government.

The State Government has implemented first of its kind Saksham Yuva Scheme, now constitution of an independent authority or department will further help the youth to get more employment opportunities.

The Chief Minister was presiding over the review meeting of the 'Jal Jeevan Mission' scheme being implemented through the Haryana Public Health Engineering Department in the State, here today.

In the meeting, Additional Chief Secretary, Public Health Engineering Department, Haryana Mr. Devender Singh gave a presentation on the scheme.

He informed the Chief Minister that for each State, the Central Government has set a target of the implementation of the 'Jal Jeevan Mission' scheme by June 30, 2022.

Haryana has prepared a road map for this in three phases. Under the mission, facility of drinking water will be ensured in village panchayats as well as in Dhanis with a population of 100 persons or more.

He said that according to the 2011 census data, the number of rural households in the State was 31.53 lakh. In the first phase, survey work will be completed by March, 31, 2020 to get the complete data whether every household has a water connection or not.

He said that so far, a survey of 13.30 lakh families has been conducted, in which more than 2500 able competent youth have been engaged. The BISWAS app has been developed for application for new water and sewer connections and online payment of water and sewer bills.

The Chief Minister suggested that the competent youth who would do survey work for the departments would be given a certificate by the newly formed authority or department, which would be considered as experience marks while they apply for the government job.

It has also been decided that micro irrigation scheme has been promoted to minimize agricultural irrigation with open water.

The Chief Minister directed the officers that the Pond Development Authority and other departments should work jointly and ensure the implementation of these schemes immediately in the 125 villages covered under Mahagram Yojana. The Chief Minister said that village panchayats, block committees and district councils will be further strengthened and entrusted with the task of this Jal Jeevan mission will be assigned to them.

The Chief Minister said that the Inter District Council meeting should be convened soon. He said that the issues should be discussed in open house and the right for discussing these issues will be given to Panchayati Raj Institutes.

The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Mrs. Keshni Anand Arora, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. V. Umashankar, Deputy Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mrs. Ashima Brar, and other officials were also present.

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Mission Director, National Health Mission, Haryana, Mrs Amneet P Kumar said that total approved Health and Wellness Centers (HWC) in Haryana state is 978

Chandigarh, December 5 - Mission Director, National Health Mission, Haryana, Mrs Amneet P Kumar said that total approved Health and Wellness Centers (HWC) in Haryana state is 978, in which 519 are Sub-Centers (SC), 370 are rural Primary Health Centers (PHC) and 89 Urban Health Centers(UHC).

She further shared that in Nuh district 41 sub-centers and 12 primary health centers have been made functional. She said that 41 posts of Community Health Officers (CHO) have been filled, who are in-charge of HWC and 24 posts of CHO for District Nuh is in process of recruitment. 328 posts of CHO are in the process of recruitment at the State level.

Mrs. Amneet further informed that 480 HWCs are made functional at State-level (228 PHCs, 164 SCs and 88 Urban-PHC), while 28 posts of CHOs are approved for Hathin block in Palwal district in supplementary Programme Implementation Plan (PIP) 2019-20 by Government of India (GoI).

She said that 33 Auxiliary Nursing Midwifery (ANM) posts have been approved by GoI. Rs 11 lakh per SC has been approved for infrastructure strengthening for 28 SCs. Rs 30,000 for recurring costs for laboratory services per annum have been approved for 210 Rural PHcs and 184 SCs.

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Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that the State government will work to promote Haryanvi culture and heritage of rural area

Chandigarh, December 5 - Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that the State government will work to promote Haryanvi culture and heritage of rural area, which will further help the artists to bring their handcrafts in the mainstream. He said that along with this, significant steps will be taken to promote Haryanvi art and culture. The Deputy Chief Minister said that the State Government's goal is to rejuvenate the folk traditions so that the coming generations can also get to know about the Haryanvi art and culture.

The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking after visiting the Heritage Village at Purushottampura Bagh, Brahmasarovar in Kurukshetra.

Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Chautala said that the culture of Haryana is unique. He said that such events play an important role in developing the art of rural artists.

He visited the Virasat Heritage where is inquired about dari weaving, chariot making, cot making, phuljari making and fabric dyeing. He also sought suggestions from artists to develop this art. He encouraged the artists at the Virasat Heritage and bought dolls made of clothes and other things.

On the occasion, Convener of Virasat Heritage Dr. Maha Singh Poonia briefed Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala about the items displayed at Virasat Heritage. The artist participating at the Virasat Heritage gave a cultural performance.

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Officers of all departments should mutually work and focus on resolving the problems of people on a priority basis:Ranjit Singh

Chandigarh, December 5 - Haryana Power, New and Renewable Energy Minister, Mr. Ranjit Singh said that officers of all departments should mutually work and focus on resolving the problems of people on a priority basis. He said that all the power-related complaints should be taken seriously and the grievances of the people should be heard carefully at the complaint centers.

Mr. Ranjit Singh today heard the grievances of people from various villages of Sirsa district at his residence in Sirsa and directed the officials to resolve the grievances immediately.

The Power Minister further directed the officials of the concerned departments to take immediate action while dealing with the complaints related to water, electricity, medical, education, and roads. He said that loose electrical wires and poles should be repaired at the earliest in each district.

Mr. Ranjit Singh directed the officers to ensure that each person in the State should get the benefits of the development works, various welfare schemes, and facilities being given by the State Government. He said that the Haryana Government with the spirit of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, is carrying various development works without any discrimination.

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Mrs. Kamlesh Dhanda will attend an event at the International Gita Jayanti Festival, at Brahmasarovar in Kurukshetra on 6 December 2019

Chandigarh, 5 December- Haryana Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Mrs. Kamlesh Dhanda will attend an event at the International Gita Jayanti Festival, at Brahmasarovar in Kurukshetra on 6 December 2019 at 5.30 pm. Before that she would also attend the district level Gita Jayanti Festival to be held at Kaithal at 10.30 am. She will be the chief guest of the function.

Giving more information in this regard, an official spokesman said that apart from participating in these two programs, on December 6, 2019, Mrs. Dhanda will also hear the grievances of the people at PWD Rest House, Kalayat from 12 noon to 2 pm.

He informed that in addition to this, the Minister of State will visit various villages of Kaithal district on December 7 and 8 and will hear the problems of the people. Further on 7 December the Minister will address public meeting and redress public grievances at 9 am village Haripura in Kaithal district, 10.30 am in village Sinand, 11.30 am in village Dubbal, 1.00 am in village Kurad, 2.00 am in village Dhundwa, 3.30 pm in village Kolekhan and 5.00 pm in village Khedi Lamba and.

He informed that on December 8, 2019, the Minister of State for Women and Child Development will address a public meeting at village Pinjupura in Kaithal district at 9 am and hear public issues. After that, public meetings will be heard at the village Simla and Matod and at 2.00 pm in Kalayat.

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Haryana government has released the list of Chief Guests for the Gita Jayanti programs to be held in all districts from December 6 to December 8, 2019.

Chandigarh, December 5 - The Haryana government has released the list of Chief Guests for the Gita Jayanti programs to be held in all districts from December 6 to December 8, 2019.

Sharing more information here today, a government spokesman said that Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker Mr. Gian Chand Gupta will attend the Mahotsav programs as Chief Guest in Panchkula district, Deputy Speaker Vidhan Sabha, Mr. Ranbir Gangwa in Hisar district, Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Dushyant Chautala in Sirsa district, Home Minister Mr. Anil Vij in Ambala, Education Minister Mr. Kanwar Pal in Yamunanagar, Transport Minister Mr. Mool Chand Sharma in Faridabad, Power Minister Mr. Ranjit Singh in Fatehabad, Agriculture Minister Mr. Jai Prakash Dalal in Rohtak and Cooperation Minister, Dr. Banwari Lal in Rewari will attend the Jayanti programs as the Chief Guest.

Similarly, Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Mrs. Kamlesh Dhanda will attend the programs as the Chief Guest in Kaithal, Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs, Mr. Sandeep Singh, in Kurukshetra, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr O P Yadav in Narnaul (Mahendragarh), and Minister of State for Labor Mr. Anup Dhanak, in Jhajjar.

He informed that Member of Parliament Mr. Sanjay Bhatia will attend the Jayanti programs as the Chief Guest in Karnal district, MLA, Mr. Ghanshyam Saraf, in Bhiwani, MLA, Mr. Sombir Sangwan, in Charkhi-Dadri, MLA, Mr. Sudhir Singla, in Gurugram, MLA Dr. Krishna Midha, in Jind, MLA, Mr. Sanjay, in Nuh (Mewat), MLA, Mr. Deepak Mangla, in Palwal, MLA, Mr. Parmod Vij, in Panipat and MLA, Mr. Mahipal Dhanda, in Sonipat, will attend the Gita Jayanti program as the chief guest.

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Schedule of holidays to be observed as public holidays in the public offices under the State Government during the calendar year 2020.

Chandigarh, Dec 5- Haryana Government has notified the schedule of holidays to be observed as public holidays in the public offices under the State Government during the calendar year 2020. The Government has also notified the holidays to be observed as public holidays in the State (Except Judicial Courts, in Haryana) within the meaning of section 25 of Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881.

While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that a notification in this regard has been issued by General Administration Department.

He said that besides all Sundays and Saturdays, the holidays which would be observed as public holidays in the public offices included Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti on January 2, Basant Panchami/Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti on January 30, Maha Shivratri on February 21, Holi on March 10, Shaheedi Diwas/Martyrdom Day of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on March 23, Ram Navmi on April 2, Mahavir Jayanti on April 6, Dr B.R. Ambedkar Jayanti on April 14, Id-ul-Fitr/Maharana Pratap Jayanti on May 25, Sant Kabir Jayanti on June 5, Shaheed Udham Singh Martyrdom Day on July 31, Raksha Bandhan on August 3, Janamashtmi on August 12, Shaheedi Divas/Haryana War Heroes’ Martyrdom Day on September 23, Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti on October 2, Guru Nanak Jayanti on November 30 and Christmas on December 25.

The spokesman said that the festivals and occasions which falls on non-working days and have been excluded from the list included Republic Day on January 26, Guru Ravidas Jayanti on February 9, Parshuram Jayanti on April 25, Id-ul-Zuha (Bakr-Id) on August 1, Independence Day on August 15, Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti on October 17, Dussehra on October 25, Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti on October 31, Haryana Day on November 1, Diwali on November 14 and Vishvakarma Day on November 15.

He said that besides these holidays, employees may be allowed any three holidays to be chosen out of the Restricted Holidays. These included Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti (with State celebrations) on February 18, Good Friday on April 10, Budh Purnima on May 7, Guru Arjan Dev’s Martyrdom Day on May 26, Hariyali Teej on July 23, Muharram on August 30, Milad-un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad) on October 30, Karwa Chauth on November 4, Goverdhan Puja on November 15, Chhath Puja on November 20, Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day on November 24 and Shaheed Udham Singh Jayanti on December 26.

He said that holidays to be observed as public holidays in the State (Except Judicial Courts, in Haryana) within the meaning of section 25 of Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 included all Sundays, Republic Day on January 26, Guru Ravidas Jayanti on February 9, Maha Shivratri on February 21, Holi on March 10, Annual Closing of Bank Account (1st working day of April) on April 1, Mahavir Jayanti on April 6, Dr. B.R Ambedkar’s Jayanti on April 14, Budh Purnima on May 7, Id-ul-Fitr on May 25, Id-ul-Zuha (Bakr-Id) on August 1, Janamashtmi on August 12, Independence Day on August 15, Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti on October 2, Dussehra on October 25, Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday on October 31, Diwali on November 14, Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti on November 30 and Christmas Day on December 25.

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Haryana Skill Development and Industrial Training Department has signed MoUs with over dozen eminent industries to provide training to students of Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs)

Chandigarh, December 5– Haryana Skill Development and Industrial Training Department has signed MoUs with over dozen eminent industries to provide training to students of Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) so that they could meet the skilled workforce requirement of the industry.

While stating this here today, Director, Skill Development and Industrial Training Department, Mr Prabhjot Singh said that the State has introduced Dual System of Training (DST) in 27 ITIs, wherein 70 trade Units have been started to enable industry linkages and to provide hands-on experience to students on the latest machinery and technologies. Currently, around 1,300 students are enrolled under the scheme. The Department is planning to introduce at least five DST courses in each District in the State next year. He said that the DST is an amalgamation of theoretical training through ITIs and practical through the industry. The students will get on-the-job training ranging from 6 months to 12 months in the Industries. With this, the prospects of trainees getting jobs will improve manifold.

He said, “It was a long- pending demand of the Industry associations that the ITI pass outs should have adequate knowledge about the latest machinery and should be conversant with the work environment in the Industry.”

He said to reduce the gap between the trainee’s learning outcomes and the Industry’s requirements, the Department has given a special attention to DST scheme. He said since the programme had started recently, the Department would review its performance after every three months.

Mr. Singh further said government ITI Faridabad has entered into a pact with India Yamaha Motors to train the students of Machinist trade. Similarly, GITI Gurugram has entered into an agreement with Munjal Showa Ltd. for the Turner and Welder trade. Government ITI Hathin has entered into an MoU with Victoria Auto Pvt. Ltd. for the Sheet Metal Worker trade. Government ITI Panchkula has entered into an MoU with Hotel Pallavi for the Food Production and Catering and Hospitality Assistant trade.

Mr. Singh said some of the other Industries with whom MoUs have been signed include Escorts Ltd., Maruti Suzuki, Hero Motorcop Ltd., JBM Auto Ltd., Star Wire India Ltd., Shahi Exports Ltd., Imperial Auto Industries Ltd., Indo Auto Tech Ltd., Rico Auto Industries Ltd., Jindal Supreme Pvt. Ltd., OM Diesel Pvt. Ltd., Universal Precision Screws, Swastik Industries, Metro Motors Pvt. Ltd., Modern Diary Ltd., Deep Precision Industries, Sahyog Engineering Industries, Mahajan Overseas Pvt. Ltd., Ashima Paper Products, Kanodia Global Pvt. Ltd., Jaycee Auto Fab Pvt. Ltd., Shivani Locks Pvt. Ltd., Hyline Auto Pvt. Ltd., Subros Ltd., HSF Food Pro Tech Pvt. Ltd., Oriental Engineering Works Ltd., Mida Rindre Pvt. Ltd., JSG Innotech Pvt. Ltd., Anurag Café, Micro Turners, A.K. Automatics, Jagmohan Motors, Bevels Beauty Studios etc.

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73.63 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of paddy has so far arrived in Mandis of Haryana

Chandigarh, December 5: More than 73.63 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of paddy has so far arrived in Mandis of Haryana as compared to over 73.03 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 64.13 lakh MT of paddy whereas the remaining quantity of over 9.50 lakh MT of paddy was procured by the millers and dealers.

He said that more than 34.87 lakh MT of paddy have been purchased by the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department whereas, over 19.84 lakh MT of paddy has been procured by Hafed, over 9.37 lakh MT by the Haryana Warehousing Corporation and 4,725 MT by the Food Corporation of India.

He further said that more than 17.49 lakh MT paddy has arrived in mandis of district Karnal followed by over 11.42 lakh MT in district Kurukshetra, over 8.82 lakh MT in district Ambala, over 8.34 lakh MT in Fatehabad, over 7.62 lakh MT in Kaithal, over 7.28 lakh MT in Yamunanagar, over 2.64 lakh MT in Sonepat, over 2.05 lakh MT in Sirsa, over 1.90 lakh MT in Jind, over 1.61 lakh MT in Panchkula, over 1.39 lakh MT in Panipat, over 1.21 lakh MT in Palwal, 1.20 lakh MT in Hisar, 36,947 MT in Rohtak, 14,148 MT in Faridabad, 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 as compared to 1.80 lakh metric tonnes of bajra arrived during the corresponding period last year. Out of the total arrival of bajra, more than 2.67 lakh metric tonnes have been procured by government procurement agencies.