Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal being presented with a cheque of Rs. 50 Lakh by Zonal Manager, Punjab National Bank, Haryana Zone, Mr. D.K Jain & Others

CHANDIGARH,04.06.20-Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal being presented with a cheque of Rs. 50 Lakh by Zonal Manager, Punjab National Bank, Haryana Zone, Mr. D.K Jain, General Manager PNB, Mr. Charanjeet Singh and Chief Manager PNB, Mr. S.D. Sharma for Haryana Corona Relief Fund at Chandigarh on June 4, 2020. Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala is also seen in the picture.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has urged the people of the state to take a pledge to conserve environment and maintain ecological balance.

Chandigarh, June 4- On the occasion of World Environment Day, the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has urged the people of the state to take a pledge to conserve environment and maintain ecological balance.

In a message issued on the eve of World Environment Day here today, the Chief Minister called upon of the people of the state and said that these days our lifestyle in the present scenario is such that we are exploiting natural assets like water, fuel and energy. On the one hand we are exploiting ground water for our needs, on the other hand we are also polluting the water.

The Chief Minister said that to save the environment, we should emphasize on water conservation and keeping this in mind recently that the Haryana Government has started the 'Mera Pani Meri Virasat' scheme so that water can be saved for future generations.

He said that climate change has become another global issue today. Due to which our seasons are changing, the temperature is increasing and the groundwater level is falling. Due to changes in the trend of monsoon, natural disasters like floods, droughts, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other cyclonic storms are becoming very frequent. Interference with nature will lead to shortage of clean water and air.

He said that due to the lockdown during the Corona virus we got to witness a change in the environment. Everyone should, therefore, pledge to conserve environment.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal would digitally interact with the faculty and students of Kurukshetra University and affiliated colleges on the topic of "Post Corona- Self-reliant India" on June 6, 2020

Chandigarh, June 4- Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal would digitally interact with the faculty and students of Kurukshetra University and affiliated colleges on the topic of "Post Corona- Self-reliant India" on June 6, 2020 at 11 am. A large number of faculty and students from various universities and colleges from Haryana and other states would participate in this interaction.

Sharing more details, Dr. Neeta Khanna, Registrar Kurukshetra University said that this online interaction of Chief Minister is being organized by the University faculty. She said that a meeting with Dean, University officers and Directors, Principals of the affiliated colleges, has already been held digitally to finalize the preparations and to ensure that a large number of students and citizens from not only Haryana but also from other parts of the country attend this program.

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Haryana Transport Minister Mr. Mool Chand Sharma said that the COVID-19 Pandemic today has shaken up the entire world.

Chandigarh, June 4- Haryana Transport Minister Mr. Mool Chand Sharma said that the COVID-19 Pandemic today has shaken up the entire world. Transport Department employees certainly deserve a big applause for the dedication and devotion shown by them while performing their duties in this difficult time. He said that 867 buses would have been added to the fleet of Haryana Roadways, if COVID-19 Pandemic would not have occurred.

The Transport Minister said this while presiding over a meeting with the representatives of the Roadways Coordination Committee here today.

In the meeting, discussions were held on various issued including allowing the private operators to operate buses under the Stage Carriage Scheme on 273 routes as per the Supreme Court order, increasing the number of buses in the department's fleet, withdraw the action taken under ESMA and amend the pay scale of the conductors. Besides this, discussion was held on various issues including giving approval for the posts of yardmaster and issues related to leave to be given in the workshops were discussed amicably. During the meeting, Committee representatives shared several valuable suggestions.

The Minister while giving a patient hearing to the demands made by the employees assured them that all their legitimate demands would be met at the earliest. He said that for him interest of the department and its employees is of topmost priority. He said that no delay would be made in the promotional cases of the employees. He said that 82 posts of yardmasters have been sanctioned in the department so that the conductors can be promoted on these posts. Over the issue of pending payment of employees, he has directed the officers’ concerned to send the list of arrears of employees to the headquarters through the concerned general manager. Along with this, he also directed to build separate cabins for drivers and conductors in the buses.

Addressing the department officers, he said that in the changed scenario the role of every person has also changed. This is the reason why policemen, apart from their duties, have distributed ration to the needy. Doctors and Para-medical staff have done their duty in odd circumstances and various social organizations have also played an important role during this period. He said that the work of the Transport Department is not to earn profits but to serve the people.

The Principal Secretary, Transport Department Mr. Anurag Rastogi said that the work of giving regular permits to private operators is being done in accordance with the decision of the Supreme Court. He said that soon a meeting of RTA secretaries would be convened to discuss various issues related to making time-table of buses, finalizing routes, and ensuring compliance of government orders. He said that a video conferencing of depot general managers would also be held shortly.

In the meeting, Director, State Transport Department, Mr. Virender Kumar Dahiya, Transport Commissioner, Mr. Dr. S.S. Phulia and Additional Director, State Transport, Mr. Samwartak Singh, other senior officers of the department were also present.

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90 companies and experts attended an interaction which was held under the Chairmanship of Principal Secretary Industries, Mr A K Singh in the presence of MD HSIIDC, Mr Anurag Agarwal regarding setting up of Bulk Drugs Park

Chandigarh, June 4 - As many as 90 companies and experts attended an interaction which was held under the Chairmanship of Principal Secretary Industries, Mr A K Singh in the presence of MD HSIIDC, Mr Anurag Agarwal regarding setting up of Bulk Drugs Park over an area of about 650 acres in Industrial Estate Panipat, Haryana.

While stating this here today, a spokesman of HSIIDC said that the need to strengthen the Bulk drug supply chain in the post COVID-19 scenario has created the need for development of Bulk Drug manufacturing in the Country. Bulk Drugs Park over an area of about 650 acres in Industrial Estate Panipat is also under the consideration of Haryana Government. In order to assess the demand and to understand the requirement for successful creation of such a park, the process of stakeholder consultation has been initiated. The first of such consultation was held today with top Pharma Companies and experts.

During the meeting the broader details of the initiative of the State regarding the Park was shared including the incentive structure and regulatory support. The participants gave valuable inputs for successful development of Pharma Parks besides offering their support and guidance to HSIIDC.

Main participants from the stakeholders included Sh. Pranav Gupta, Founder & Trustee, Ashoka University; Sh. Dinesh Dua, CEO Nectar Lifesciences & Chairman Pharmexcil; Sh. BR Sikri Chairman Bulk Drugs Manufacturing association of India; Sh. RL Sharma of Karnal to name a few.

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Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal has accorded approval to a proposal regarding allowing the teachers of both government and private schools to attend the school, essentially for non-teaching and administrative purposes.

Chandigarh, June 4- Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal has accorded approval to a proposal regarding allowing the teachers of both government and private schools to attend the school, essentially for non-teaching and administrative purposes.

Sharing more details about the same, an official spokesman said that the distribution of new books would also start in the first week of June and therefore for the completion of this work, it is mandatory for teachers to attend the schools.

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Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal has accorded approval to a proposal for setting up a centralized/multifarious testing facility accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL)

Chandigarh June 4- Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal has accorded approval to a proposal for setting up a centralized/multifarious testing facility accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL), in every district, so that all test related to agriculture, food, soil, environment, and health, water etc can be carried out under one roof.

An official spokesman said that at present, only four NABL accredited labs are operational in Karnal, Gurugram, Kurukshetra and Kaithal. But labs are conducting testing of potable water quality only. With the Chief Minister’s present approval these labs will be upgraded to multifarious testing labs.

The Spokesman said that recently a meeting under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal was held regarding the discussion on the action plan of ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’. During the meeting the Chief Minister was apprised that four NABL accredited labs are already functional and the same are to be set up in other 18 districts, while the Chief Minister had instead directed the officers for setting up a centralized/ multifarious testing the facility in 18 districts and upgrading these four labs too.

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Haryana Government has come up with Virtual Mentorship Workshop Series in collaboration with Startup India.

Chandigarh, June 4- To support the various organizations in minimizing the business impact amid challenging period of COVID-19 crisis, Haryana Government has come up with Virtual Mentorship Workshop Series in collaboration with Startup India. The State Government is always taking substantial steps for building up a dynamic startup ecosystem, to help the new entrepreneurs and youths by providing various benefits from time to time.

Giving information about the same, an official spokesperson said that the Department of Information Technology, Electronics and Communication in collaboration with Startup India has launched a Virtual Mentorship Workshop Series for early stage Startups, with an aim to offer a safe mentoring platform for Mentors and Startups to engage with each other from their respective locations during the hour of crisis.

The spokesperson said that the Virtual Mentorship Workshop Series is an effort aimed at broadening the perspectives of the Startups and help them in building their confidence especially in the wake of the global crisis. He said that it is a three-month immersive program that provides early stage startups with the opportunity to interact with industry experts, learn from their knowledge and expertise to develop strategies to get started/ accelerate their businesses.

He said that the program consists of a combination of group sessions and one-to-one sessions. The group sessions provide startups the opportunity to learn from the mentor's knowledge and experience and interact with other Startups. The one-on-ones help Startups engage with the mentor on their specific Startup issues.

He said that the program covers sessions on topics such as business modeling, products/ service need analysis, taxation, legal and funding basics, digital marketing, business continuity, etc. which are useful for startups in their early stages.

He said that the Department conducted the first session on May 08, 2020 on the topic 'Business Continuity during the Covid-19 crisis followed by the second session on May 18, 2020 on 'Taxation/ Legal Basics for early stage Startups'.

He said that subsequent sessions for the months of June and July have also been scheduled which will cover relevant topics like Digital Marketing Essentials, Funding tips, Pitch deck preparation, Investor relationship management, Taxation/ Legal Strategies & others.

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Haryana, Environment Minister Mr. Kanwar Pal said that environment, nature and biodiversity are elements that complement each other.

Chandigarh, June 4– Haryana, Environment Minister Mr. Kanwar Pal said that environment, nature and biodiversity are elements that complement each other.

While giving this message during an online seminar on the occasion of 'International Environment Day' that falls on June 5, the Environment Minister said that it is also a coincidence that recently on May 22, 2020, the world celebrated 'International Biodiversity Day'. The theme of International Biodiversity Day was ‘The solution for human problems lies in nature itself.’ Now, 'International Environment Day' is being celebrated on June 5, 2020, on the theme of 'Biodiversity'. This proves that biodiversity, nature, and environment are deeply interlinked with each other. The biodiversity’s existence is possible if nature and environment strike the right balance and likewise environment’s equilibrium is sustained due to biodiversity.

He said that due to population explosion and other reasons, biodiversity is declining and some species have even become extinct. There are numerous reasons which have led to the extinction of biodiversity, primarily due to environmental pollution, climate change, deforestation, and excessive grazing, fragmentation of biodiversity habitat and hunting of animals etc. Increasing environmental pollution is the root cause of extinction of biodiversity.

Mr. Kanwar Pal said that the 'State Biodiversity Board' is actively working to compile information about biodiversity in the state. According to the provisions of the Biodiversity Act, 2002, biodiversity committees have been constituted across the state for this work. It is the responsibility of the Biodiversity Committees to maintain a register of the region with the details of all types of biodiversity information so that the biodiversity data in that area can be obtained. The bio-diversity register records the information of herbs available with the villagers so that such valuable knowledge can be kept safe for future generations. Through these biodiversity registers, the Biodiversity committees will be able to maintain information about the herbs found in their respective areas. The Biodiversity Committees will not only have knowledge of herbs found in their areas, but will also get a share of the profits from the merchants and pharmaceutical manufacturers who trade these herbs.

Chairman of Haryana State Biodiversity Board, Mr. Gulshan Ahuja said that in order to make people aware about environmental protection and to understand the importance of biodiversity, various competitions like quiz competition, painting, photography and essays were organized by the Board in view International Biodiversity Day Writing contests were conducted online. School children and general public participated in these competitions and the board has received 564 entries for quiz, 101 for photography, 102 for painting and 141 for essay writing. The contestants bagging the first, second and third prizes in these competitions will be awarded cash prizes and certificates soon.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has greeted the people of the country and the state on the occasion of Sant Kabir Dass Jayanti.

Chandigarh, June 4: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has greeted the people of the country and the state on the occasion of Sant Kabir Dass Jayanti. He said that Sant Shiromani Kabir ji did not belong to any particular caste or community but is looked upon as a guide for the entire humanity. His sayings and teachings are relevant to this day, he added.

In a message issued here today on the eve of Sant Kabir Dass Jayanti, the Chief Minister said that Sant Shiromani Kabir is the only poet of Bhaktikal who devoted his entire life to social reforms and the welfare of society.

The Chief Minister said that in order to make today's young generation aware of the ideals and teachings of great personalities like Sant Kabir Das, Sant Ravidas and Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, the Haryana Government has taken a unique initiative to officially celebrate the birth anniversaries of such great personalities and has set an example for the entire nation by doing so.

He urged the people of the state to imbibe the teachings and messages of such great personalities in their lives so that the sense of disharmony in the society ends and the spirit of equality, love, and brotherhood prevails.

Quoting Sant Kabir’s couplet, the Chief Minister said that Sant Kabir was against casteism and his couplet- ‘Jati-Paati Puchhe Nahin Koi, Hari Ko Bhaje So Hari Ka Hoi’ reflects this.

The Chief Minister said that during the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have to celebrate all our festivals, social and religious programmes by following social distancing norms.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has directed all the Deputy Commissioners of the State to intensify the work on various ongoing short term schemes of flood control in the State

Chandigarh June 4: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has directed all the Deputy Commissioners of the State to intensify the work on various ongoing short term schemes of flood control in the State and said that they should personally visit the sites to ensure that these are completed well before the commencement of monsoon season. Setting a target for the DCs, he directed that work on the ongoing schemes and other flood control measures including desilting of both urban and rural drains should be completed by June 20, 2020.

Mr Manohar Lal gave these directions while presiding over a meeting with all the Deputy Commissioners to review flood preparedness in the State through video conferencing here today. At present, 143 short term schemes are being implemented in different districts of the State at an estimated cost of Rs 132.25 crore.

While directing the DCs to take up all flood control measures in their respective districts on priority basis, he said that DCs should personally visit the work site every week to see for themselves the progress of work and ensure that same are completed at the earliest. He said that work for the disciliting of drains should be completed before June 20, 2020 positively. He also directed the DCs to ensure the strengthening of river banks especially in Yamunanagar and Karnal districts to avert flooding.

It was informed that out of the total 833 urban and rural drains in the State, 588 drains have been identified for cleaning. It was also informed that the work of desilting of drains is being carried out at a rapid pace under MGNREGA. Apart from this, the list of drains has been shared with Departments of Irrigation and Water Resources, Urban Local Bodies, Public Works (Building and Roads) and Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) for this purpose. As 18 drains in the State are being managed by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and Railways, the concerned Deputy Commissioners have been directed to coordinate with NHAI and Railways for the cleanliness of these drains.

It was further informed that about 522 temporary sites have been identified in the state where there is a possibility of water accumulation during monsoon. Adequate arrangement has been made to pump out excess water from these sites and for this temporary electricity connections are being applied.

It was informed that with a view to prevent the possibility of breach in river or canal banks, the Irrigation and Water Resources Department has prepared a roster of employees to identify vulnerable spots. Apart from this, the department is also preparing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the immediate supply of resources at the weak spots.

Earlier, the Chief Minister directed the Irrigation and Water Resources Department to immediately prepare a comprehensive plan for the construction of recharging shafts especially in the areas of Kaithal, Kurukhetra and Ratai and in those other areas where huge quantities of water is accumulated during rains. He said that besides the farmers, suggestions of prominent people of the area should also be considered while preparing the plan. He said that in the first phase, minimum 1000 recharging shafts should be constructed in the State.

He also interacted with all the Deputy Commissioners and took feedback from them about the progress of various ongoing flood control works in their respective districts.

Among those present in the meeting included Chief Secretary Mrs Keshni Anand Arora, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr Rajesh Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary Home and Revenue and Disaster Management Departments Mr Vijai Vardhan, Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Mr Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary Health and Family Welfare Mr Rajeev Arora, Additional Chief Secretary Medical Education and Research Mr Alok Nigam, Additional Chief Secretary Power Mr T.C. Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Mr TVSN Prasad, Additional Chief Secretary Irrigation and Water Resources Mr Devender Singh, Principal Secretary Development and Panchayats Mr Sudhir Rajpal, Principal Secretary Labour Mr Vineet Garg, Principal Secretary Town and Country Planning Department Mr A.K Singh, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr V. Umashankar, Deputy Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mrs Ashima Brar, DGP Mr Manoj Yadava and other senior officers of the State Government.

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On the occasion of Sant Kabir Dass Jayanti, Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala extends his greetings to the people of the state and said that Sant Kabir's message of harmony is still relevant in the society. Everyone should follow his teachings and spread the message of unity and harmony in the society, he added.

Chandigarh, June 4: On the occasion of Sant Kabir Dass Jayanti, Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala extends his greetings to the people of the state and said that Sant Kabir's message of harmony is still relevant in the society. Everyone should follow his teachings and spread the message of unity and harmony in the society, he added.

In a message issued here today on the eve of Sant Kabir Dass Jayanti, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the sayings of Sant Kabir as a great poet have always inspired people. He always gave the message of humanity in simple and popular language which still connects human beings with knowledge and spirituality.

He said that Sant Kabir Dass was a very humane person and has always wished for prosperity in the world and his couplet-

‘Kabira Khada Baazaar Mein, Maange Sabki Khair, Na Kaahoo Se Dosti, Na Kaahoo Se Bair’ which means ‘After coming to this world, Kabir only wants well-being everyone and if there is no friendship with anyone in the world, then there is no enimity either’, reflects the message.

Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have to celebrate all kinds of festivals and social events by following social distancing norms.

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