Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that he hopes that the Supreme Court decision on the issue will come soon because in the previous execution order of the Supreme Court it was stated that the issue should be resolved amicably.

Chandigarh, January 23: While, speaking over the decision taken on SYL in the all-party meeting of Punjab today, Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that he hopes that the Supreme Court decision on the issue will come soon because in the previous execution order of the Supreme Court it was stated that the issue should be resolved amicably.

The Chief Minister said this while responding to the questions asked by the media here today. He said that the Supreme Court had asked the Punjab and Haryana to build SYL by finding an amicable solution with mutual understanding, but it is positive that in today’s all-party meeting, Punjab has taken the decision of their State and when this decision taken by Punjab goes to the Supreme Court, then surely the Supreme Court will give its decision soon.

The Chief Minister said that the statement given by Punjab is not convincing, because there has been an agreement and that agreement has been recognized and even the Supreme Court has given the decision, now only to execute the decision of the Supreme Court, the Supreme Court itself has to give an execution order. Now, it seems that Punjab has backed out of the decision of settling the issue amicably. Thus, surely the Supreme Court will now take decide soon, he hoped.

The Chief Minister said that whether to get water or not, SYL is to be made or not to be made, these things have been already decided. He said that now an affidavit will be filed in the Supreme Court by the Central Government that they have tried to resolve the matter but the consent has not been made. The decision will be held on how and who will be making it.

While responding to another question, the Chief Minister said that the time which was being wasted so far on the SYL issue, it will not happen this time and he is positive that Haryana will definitely get its benefit.

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first meeting of the 'Common Minimum Program Committee'

Chandigarh, January 23: Haryana Home Minister, Mr. Anil Vij presided over a first meeting of the 'Common Minimum Program Committee' here today. The Home Minister said that during the meeting both the parties have agreed on 33 points mentioned in the manifesto, the announcement of which will be made after the same will be brought to the notice of Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal and Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Dushyant Chautala.

While presiding over the meeting of the coordination committee of members of both the parties, Mr. Vij said that the parties are keen to upgrade the living standard of the people across the State, hence the manifesto of both the parties are being considered intensively. He said that in the meeting, a detailed discussion over financial and legal aspects of the promises mentioned in the manifestos of both the parties was held and he further directed the officer to evaluate the same.

The Home Minister said that consensus of both the parties over the promises made in the manifestos of the parties will be taken in the next 2-3 meetings and a compiled draft will be prepared to implement it. He said that points raised by both the parties will be considered in the meeting and any party who will suggest for public welfare points, will be considered.

Education Minister Mr. Kanwar Pal, Minister of State Mr. Anoop Dhanak, former Minister Mr. O.P Dhankar along with Advocate General of Haryana Mr. Baldev Raj Mahajan were also present in the meeting.

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Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal has exhorted the bankers to work in close coordination with the State Government and play a vital role in achieving the goal of “Public Welfare”

Chandigarh January 23: Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal has exhorted the bankers to work in close coordination with the State Government and play a vital role in achieving the goal of “Public Welfare” set by the State Government through effective implementation of various projects and schemes at the grass root level. Initially, the State Government has set a target for the uplift of those families whose annual family income is upto Rs 1.80 lakh, he added.

Mr Manohar Lal was speaking the State Credit Seminar cum Pre-budget consultation with banking sector here today. Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare Minister Mr Jai Prakash Dalal was also present in the meeting.

On this occasion, Mr Manohar Lal released the “State Focus Paper 2020-21” prepared by NABARD, Haryana and Annual Credit Plan 2020-21. The “State Focus Paper 2020-21” provides credit potential estimates of Rs 1,46,733 crore under priority sector in Haryana for the Financial Year 2020-21. The theme of seminar was “Hi-tech Agriculture Practices”.

While underlining the significance of banking sector, the Chief Minister said that role of banks especially the leads banks in the effective implementation of various schemes of state and centre is paramount. He said that Banks should not work only with an idea of profit making but also serve the society. He said that the State Government has decided to start a scheme namely Parivar Pehchan Patra under which the families in the State would categorized on the basis of their income and not assets. On the basis of these categories, benefit of various schemes and programmes would be provided to them at their door steps. He said that Mukhyamantri Parivar Samman Nidhi Yojana has been started under which annual financial assistance of Rs 6000 would be provided to those families whose annual income is upto Rs 1.80 lakh. The distribution of this financial assistance would be done through the banks, he added.

The Chief Minister exhorted the bankers to provide maximum loan for the job oriented programs, loan under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana and education loan. He asked the bankers to device a mechanism to provide collateral free education loan to the students so that every student who applies could get the loan without any hassle. He also asked the banks to ensure that each village panchayat has a bank branch and for this they need to work in a mission mode. At present, there are 5,684 bank branches in the State.

He said that the State Government has envisaged several big infrastructural projects which would not only provide source of livelihood to the people but also boost the State Economy. He urged NABARD and other banks to come up with some new financial plans for the effective implementation of these projects. He said that the State Government has decided that the revenue roads connecting villages of 2-3-4 Karam would be made pucca and several departments are working together for this work. He asked NABARD to prepare a project for funding the same. Similarly, it has also been decided to rejuvenate 14,000 village ponds in the State. The Haryana Pond and Waste Water Management Authority has also been constituted for this purpose. The Government would soon prepare a budget plan for executing this work and the banks should provide adequate funding for it.

On this occasion, he also asked the bankers and representatives of insurance company give their suggestions in writing for the upcoming State Budget for the Financial Year 2020-21.

Earlier, the Chief Minister also presented appreciation letters to the best performing banks in the field of priority sector lending in the State under various schemes including National Rural Livelihood Mission, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana , Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana and Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana (PMMY) .

Speaking on this occasion, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister Mr Jai Prakash Dalal emphasized the need for the adoption of high-tech agriculture practices with a view to increase the production and productivity of agriculture. He said that subsidy upto 85 percent is being provided to farmers for small irrigation schemes and bankers could help farmers in this. Similarly, a plan is being prepared for farmers to build small warehouses in their fields for the storage of foodgrains.

Chief Secretary Mrs Keshni Anand Arora asked the bankers to enhance loan advances under the DRI loans scheme implemented for the welfare of weaker section of the society. She also asked them to achieve their loaning targets under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and said that the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) should be linked with revenue record of the State. She also emphasized the need to evolve a centralized system for the banks to deal with the complaints of cyber crime.

Additional Chief Secretary Finance Mr T.V.S.N Prasad asked the banks to work closely with the State Government to make Haryana a 200 million dollar economy. Laying stress on increasing the contribution of agriculture sector in the Indian Economy, he said that focus should be given on crop diversification and micro irrigation. While exhorting the bankers to play active role in the implementation of various schemes and programmes, he said that the State Government has a made a provision of Rs 1500 crore under the Mukhyamantri Parivar Samman Nidhi Yojana for the current financial year.

Among those present on this occasion included Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr V. Umashankar, Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department Mr Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary Irrigation and Water Resource Department Mr Devender Singh , Chief General Manager NABARD Mr Rajeev Mahajan and other senior officers of the State Government and representatives of Banks .

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Haryana Governor, Mr. Satyadeo Narain Arya released the annual calendar of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University at Haryana Raj Bhavan.
Chandigarh, January 23: Haryana Governor, Mr. Satyadeo Narain Arya released the annual calendar of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University at Haryana Raj Bhavan. On this occasion, Secretary to Governor, Dr. G. Anupama, Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Viney Kapoor Mehra and Vice-Secretary of the University, Dr. Amit Kumar was present.

An official spokesperson said that in the calendar of the university, the logo of 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao' and 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' has also been printed and through this, an effort has been made to reach the public with the message of both these programs.

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INDEPENDENCE DAY

CHANDIGARH,Jnuary 23- Haryana Governor, Mr. Satyadeo Narain Arya will unfurl the National flag on Republic Day, that is January 26, 2020, in Ambala. The At Home will be organized in Haryana Raj Bhavan, Chandigarh the same evening. The Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal will unfurl the National Flag in Jind.

Speaker of Haryana Vidhan Sabha, Mr. Gian Chand Gupta will unfurl the National Flag on Republic Day in Kurukshetra and Deputy Speaker of Haryana Legislative Assembly Mr. Ranbir Gangwa in Rohtak.

Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala will be in Karnal on Republic Day, Home Minister Mr. Anil Vij in Panchkula, Education Minister Mr. Kanwar Pal in Sirsa, Transport Minister Mr. Mool Chand Sharma in Gurugram, Power Minister Mr. Ranjit Singh in Fatehabad, Agriculture Minister Mr. Jai Prakash Dalal in Faridabad, Cooperation Minister Dr. Banwari Lal will be in Bhiwani, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Om Prakash Yadav in Rewari, Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Mrs. Kamlesh Dhanda in Panipat, Minister of State for Archeology and Museums Mr. Anoop Dhanak in Sonipat and Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs, Mr. Sandeep Singh will unfurl the National Flag in Charkhi Dadri.

Similarly, the National Flag will be unfurled at Jhajjar by Divisional Commissioner of Rothay and Divisional Commissioner of Faridabad will unfurl the National Flag in Nuh, Divisional Commissioner of Karnal will unfurl the flag in Kaithal, Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of Mahendragarh (Narnaul), Palwal, Hisar, and Yamunanagar will unfurl the National Flag in their respective cities.

If any of the dignitary or officer would be unable to reach the mentioned place then Deputy Commissioner of the district would unfurl the National Flag.

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Reducing the cost of farming and further promoting natural farming to increase farmers’ income is the topmost priority of the State Government:Jai Parkash Dalal .

Chandigarh, January 23 - Haryana Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Minister Mr. Jai Parkash Dalal said that reducing the cost of farming and further promoting natural farming to increase farmers’ income is the topmost priority of the State Government. In this series, an organic market will also be established in Gurugram, through this market, farmers will be able to sell their products directly to the consumers.

The Agriculture Minister was speaking after launching a chatbot in Panchkula today. The Minister then also held a meeting with the Headquarters and District level officers of the Agriculture Department.

The Agriculture Minister was appraised that chatbot is software that conducts a conversation via auditory or textual methods. The software will be used to make farmers a digital farmer under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana. The officers said that with the launch of this chatbot, farmers will easily get information related to the scheme through online medium.

Apart from this, on this occasion, the Agriculture Minister also flagged off three vans called Krishi Pathshala. This van will travel from village to village and inform the farmers about the Government Schemes and also check the soil quality and make the farmers aware of the specifics related to the soil.

Presiding over the meeting with the headquarters and district level officials of the department, Mr. JP Dalal directed the officials of the Agriculture Department that efforts should be made to promote micro-irrigation in the State and farmers should be informed that micro irrigation not only saves water but also increases productivity. Apart from this, diversification of crops should also be emphasized. He said that the instead of high water crops, the cultivation of low water crops should be encouraged.

He said that taking the vision of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, of doubling the farmers' income, the farmers of the State should also be made aware to adopt natural and organic farming. For this, some farmers should be trained who can use natural and organic farming on their land and further they can share the experience of this experiment with other farmers so that they could be inspired to adopt natural and organic farming. He said that an organic market will also be established in the Gurugram district. Through this market, farmers will be able to sell their products directly, which will increase their income.

Mr. J.P Dalal said that stern action should be taken against unauthorized dealers and companies selling illegal chemical fertilizers and pesticides, to reduce excessive use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. He said that if any complaints are received from the farmers about the crops damaged due to the use of such fertilizer and pesticides, then stern action will be taken against such dealers and companies, as well as the concerned officer and the farmer, will be given compensation for the damaged crop. He also directed that status reports of so far action taken on such unauthorized dealers and companies should also be shared.

The issue of crop residue management was also discussed in the meeting, on which the Minister said that preparing the buyers for Straw is the first priority of the State Government and once such buyers are ready, the farmer will not burn the straw in the future but will earn income from it.

Agriculture Minister said that in every village, at least 2 progressive farmers should be identified, who have improved agriculture by adopting techniques of diversification of crops, micro-irrigation, natural farming, and organic farming and a specific program should be organized at the district level, for honoring such farmers which will inspire other farmers to adopt similar techniques.

He said that any work in the interest of the farmer would be done on a priority basis. He said that in order to further strengthen and improve the functioning of the department, a status report of the previous years and future action plan should be prepared so that the farmers can avail the benefit of the welfare schemes being run in their interest.

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Posts of 2592 Assistant Professors will be filled soon in the government colleges of the State:Kanwar Pal

Chandigarh, January 23 – Haryana Education Minister Mr. Kanwar Pal said that the posts of 2592 Assistant Professors will be filled soon in the government colleges of the State, after which there will be no shortage of academic staff in colleges.

Giving this information here today, the Education Minister said that the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has accorded approval for the creation of 2592 new posts of Assistant Professors for Government Colleges. He informed that for the first time in the history of Haryana that the State Government has decided to fill such huge vacancies at a time.

He informed that at present there are a total of 157 government colleges in the State in which about 1.90 lakh students are getting higher education. There are already 4975 Assistant Professors posts sanctioned for these colleges. The total number of posts sanctioned will now be 7567 after the Haryana Government has sanctioned 2592 new posts of Assistant Professors for 33 subjects. He informed that the vacant posts will be filled soon.

Terming this move of the State Government as historic and decisive in the field of education, Minister Pal said that Haryana Government is committed to providing quality education to all the students, also in institutions of higher education.

He said that due to the work done by the present State Government in the field of education during the last five years, today the students of the far-flung States are coming to study in the educational institutions of Haryana. He informed that Haryana State Higher Education Council has also been formed by the State Government to take corrective steps in the universities and colleges of Haryana.

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On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Haryana Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Om Prakash Yadav toady inaugurated the 17th Blood Donation Camp organized by the Department of Security

Chandigarh, January 23 – On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Haryana Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Om Prakash Yadav toady inaugurated the 17th Blood Donation Camp organized by the Department of Security at the Postgraduate Medical Education and Research Institute, Chandigarh.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that ''Rakt Daan is Maha Daan'' as donating blood saves many precious lives. The Minister called upon the youth and said that they should ensure maximum participation in such programs so as to serve the humanity. He also urged them to stay away from drug abuse.

Blood donation camps should be regularly organized. Along with social institutions and educational institutions, people should also come forward for blood donation. On this occasion, he spoke to the donors and honoured them by giving a letter of appreciation.