Cheque of Rs. 21 Lakh contributed by Federation of Consumers’ Cooperative Wholesale Stores Limited (Confed), for Haryana Corona Relief Fund at Chandigarh

SHIMLA,22.05.20-Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal being presented with a cheque of Rs. 21 Lakh contributed by Federation of Consumers’ Cooperative Wholesale Stores Limited (Confed), for Haryana Corona Relief Fund at Chandigarh on May 22, 2020.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal today directed the District Food and Supplies Controller (DFSCs) to expedite the process of distribution of Distress Ration Token (DRT) to the remaining eligible beneficiaries

Chandigarh, May 22 - Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal today directed the District Food and Supplies Controller (DFSCs) to expedite the process of distribution of Distress Ration Token (DRT) to the remaining eligible beneficiaries and ensure that they get the free ration from the Fair Prices Shops without any hassle. At present, 4,86,124 DRTs have so far been distributed and 12,90,847 persons have been benefitted by this scheme in the State.

The Chief Minister was presiding over a meeting of the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department through video Conferencing here today. Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala who also holds the portfolio of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department also attended the meeting through video conferencing.

He said that though the entitled ration card holders in the State are getting double ration for the month of April, May and June, there are many migrant families who do not have ration cards. To ensure that such families do not get deprived of food, as committed by him, the State Government has made an arrangement of providing them ration through DRTs. He said that first for the first time; Local Committees have been formed to distribute DRTs the eligible beneficiaries. He said that the scheme is now a part of the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Scheme of the Government of India. While directing the DFSCs to be more sensitive towards the poor people while issuing DRTs, he said that Haryana has been in the forefront among all states of the country in taking various measures to provide immediate relief to the affected people during the COVID-19 crisis.

Mr. Manohar Lal said that as adequate stock of ration has been made available at the ration depots, the DFSCs would ensure that who-so-ever visit the ration depot with the DRTs get ration without any inconvenience. The Chief Minister said that he has already committed that no poor in the State would sleep hungry.

Among those present in the meeting include, Chief Secretary Mrs. Keshni Anand Arora, Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Haryana, Food, Civil Supplies Consumer Affairs Department, Mr. P.K. Das, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. V. Umashankar and Director, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Mr. Chander Shekhar Khare.

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Haryana Home Minister, Mr. Anil Vij said that the opposition has the right to speak in a democracy

Chandigarh, May 22- Haryana Home Minister, Mr. Anil Vij said that the opposition has the right to speak in a democracy, however they should wait till the time investigations are completed by the Special Enquiry Team and its report is submitted.

Mr Vij was sure that report of the Kharkhoda liquor case will definitely pacify the opposition but nothing can be said till the report is submitted.

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97,296.67 Metric Tonnes of Wheat was procured from 5,592 farmers in the Procurement Centres of Haryana.

Chandigarh, May 22- In a statement issued here, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare and Cooperation Department stated that 97,296.67 Metric Tonnes of Wheat was procured from 5,592 farmers in the Procurement Centres of Haryana. With this the progressive total of 73.32 Lakh Metric Tonnes of Wheat has been procured from 4,81,524 farmers in the State in the last 30 days.

He added that today 10,179.95 Metric Tonnes of Mustard was procured from 3,816 farmers in the State and progressive total of 8.09 Lakh Metric Tonnes of mustard has been procured from 2,99,471 farmers.

He also added that till now 5081.26 metric Tonnes of Gram has been procured from 2613 farmers of the state.

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ADDITIONAL CHARGE

Chandigarh, May 22– Haryana Government has issued transfer and posting order of one IAS officer, with immediate effect.

Lalit Kumar, Director, Archaeology and Museums, Haryana and Additional Secretary, Archaeology and Museums Department° has given the additional charge of Chief Executive Officer, Shivalik Development Agency, Ambala.

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Haryana, Transport Minister Mr. Moolchand Sharma has instructed the officers to inspect the Reniwal pipeline coming from Yamuna River at the earliest

Chandigarh, May 22 – Haryana, Transport Minister Mr. Moolchand Sharma has instructed the officers to inspect the Reniwal pipeline coming from Yamuna River at the earliest and if any leakage is found then it should be repaired immediately so that the people of Ballabgarh get sufficient water supply.
Mr. Moolchand Sharma was presiding over a meeting of officers of Municipal Corporation and Electricity Department in Ballabhgarh today. During this meeting, he addressed the officers and said that encroachment of government land would not be tolerated in the city.

He directed the officers to fix the water and electricity arrangement in the city during the summer season, and said that the officers should ensure that people should not face electricity and water problems in any ward of the city. Apart from this, he instructed the officers of the electricity department to avoid unnecessary power cuts during summer season.

Directing the officers regarding the Corona pandemic, the Transport Minister said that poor should not starve in the city. Apart from this, the rules of lockdown should be adhered to protect residents from the pandemic.

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In a bid to keep close vigil on black marketing, hoarding, and price inflation of essential commodities, during the COVID-19 crisis, necessary steps are being taken by the Haryana Government.

Chandigarh, May 22– In a bid to keep close vigil on black marketing, hoarding, and price inflation of essential commodities, during the COVID-19 crisis, necessary steps are being taken by the Haryana Government.

While tightening the noose around wholesalers and retail vendors committing irregularities, 763 challans have been issued and 21 criminal cases have registered and so far 5223 raids have been conducted to keep a check on those selling the essential commodities above MRP.

Sharing more information, a spokesman of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department said that the State Government is closely monitoring the situation. He said that the steps being taken by State Government have been lauded by the Central Government during the review meeting and other States have been asked to emulate the strategy adopted by Haryana, considering it as ideal.

He informed that close monitoring of wholesale and retail rates, availability and supply of 25 essential commodities are being done on a daily basis by the department officers to ensure that hoarding, black marketing, and price hike can be kept under control in the State. The rates of essential commodities such as lentils, sugar, salt, wheat, flour, potatoes, and onions, etc. have been fixed by the Deputy Commissioners in their respective districts and various directions have been issued to all the shopkeepers for displaying the rate list outside their shops so that they cannot charge the consumers above the fixed MRP. He said that wide publicity has been done in this regard at the district level.

The spokesman said that the concerned District Administration and Food and Supplies Department has constituted various teams to ensure the availability and sale of face masks and hand sanitizers at fixed rates. So far, the teams have checked the records of about 1353 drug wholesalers and 11697 retail chemists.

He said that Haryana Government through various wholesalers is making all possible efforts to ensure adequate availability and uninterrupted supply of essential commodities in open markets of the State. Presently, there is no shortage of domestic gas (LPG) in the State and home delivery of LPG cylinders is being ensured by gas agencies. Petrol and diesel is available in adequate quantity, he added.