State Government has taken the COVID-19 challenge as an opportunity and has introduced various industrial and economic reforms during this period as a result of which more than 60 big companies have evinced keen interest in making investments in Haryana:Manohar Lal.

Chandigarh, July 14: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal said that the State Government has taken the COVID-19 challenge as an opportunity and has introduced various industrial and economic reforms during this period as a result of which more than 60 big companies have evinced keen interest in making investments in Haryana. Apart from this, the State Government has also prepared a road-map to revive the state economy in the post-Corona period under which a number of task groups having prominent personalities from different walks of life has been constituted.

Mr Manohar Lal was speaking at a virtual webinar with Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) of South Asia, here today. Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr Rajesh Khullar was also present on this occasion.

The Chief Minister said that various companies have started shifting their base from China and they are looking forward to Haryana as a perfect destination for investment. He said that the State Government has not only created an industry friendly atmosphere in the State but also provided various facilities including necessary clearances under one roof for the setting up of new units in the State.

He said that with a view to woo the investors to Haryana, the State Government has also brought about land and labour reforms in the State. Under this, in case of setting up new units in the State, relaxation would be provided in the provisions of the Factory Act and Industrial Disputes Act for the first 1000 days. Apart from this, for the first time in the history of Haryana, the State Government has also decided to allow land on lease to entrepreneurs keen on investing in the State, he added.

The Chief Minister said that the State Government has created a separate Department of Foreign Cooperation besides appointing IAS officers as Nodal Officers to coordinate with foreign countries. He said that with a view to promoting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the State, the State Government has prepared a scheme of setting up clusters in all districts of the State with special focus on agro-based industries. He said that the people of Indian Origin who were residing in other countries and now have returned would also be encouraged to set up their units in these clusters.

Mr Manohar Lal said that to work out the short and medium-term prospective plan to redefine the role of the state in relation to the market particularly in education, health, food security, public health, and housing sectors in the post-Corona period, a number of task groups have been constituted. He said that while the Task Group on Food, Agriculture and Allied Services is being chaired by Prof. Ramesh Chand, Member Niti Aayog, and Government of India, the task group on Industries and Commerce is being chaired by Mr. R.C. Bhargava, Chairperson Maruti Suzuki.

While referring to COVID-19 situation in the State, he said that except four districts of Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonipat and Jhajjar adjoining Delhi, the rest of Haryana is well under control as a result of series of measures adopted by the State Government including rapid testing, screening, aggressive measures in containment zones and free supply of ayurvedic medicines for immunity boosting. He said that adequate medical infrastructure is available in the State to deal with any situation arising out of COVID-19 pandemic. Mr Manohar Lal said that his vision is to ensure that each district in the State has atleast one medical college. While at present 11 medical colleges are functional in the State, three others are under construction. Apart from this, recently he has also approved 3 new medical colleges to be set up in Sirsa, Yamunanagar and Kaithal districts. In addition, the State already has two Medical Universities.

Earlier, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) of South Asia appreciated the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal for doing a remarkable job in containing the spread of COVID-19 in the State.

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While expressing gratitude to Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs, Mr Nitin Gadkari , Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has also sought his intervention in resolving the long-pending issue with neighbouring State of Punjab regarding Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal.

Chandigarh, July 14: While expressing gratitude to Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs, Mr Nitin Gadkari for dedicating various Highway projects as part of a new economic corridor worth Rs 20,027 crore in the State, Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has also sought his intervention in resolving the long-pending issue with neighbouring State of Punjab regarding Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal so that Haryana could get its legitimate share of river water.

Mr Manohar Lal was speaking after Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Mr Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 11 Highway Projects through a web based function, here today. He urged Mr Gadkari to intervene and raise the SYL issue before the Centre Government for early resolution of this long pending issue in the interest of Haryana.

While Deputy Chief Minister Mr Dushyant Chautala, Cooperation Minister, Dr Banwari Lal, MP Mr Dharambir Singh were present on this occasion here, Health Minister Mr Anil Vij, Sports Minister Mr Sandeep Singh, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Mr Omparkash Yadav, other MPs and MLAs joined the function through web link.

Earlier Mr Nitin Gadkari inaugurated three big road projects worth Rs 2240 crore. These included 35.45 km 4-lane Rohna/Hasangarh to Jhajjar section of NH 334B costing Rs 1183 crore, the 70 km 4-laning of Punjab-Haryana Border to Jind section of NH 71 costing Rs 857 crore, and the 85.36 km 2-lane with paved shoulders Jind-Karnal Highway on NH 709 costing Rs 200 crore.

Mr Gadkari also laid the foundation stone of 8 road projects costing Rs17,787 crore. These included 227 km 6-lane access controlled Greenfield expressway from Ismailpur to Narnaul on NH 152D in 8 packages costing Rs 8650 crore, the 46.11 km 4-lane Gurugram Pataudi-Rewari section of NH 352W costing Rs 1524 crore, the 14.4 km 4-lane Rewari Byepass costing Rs 928 crore, the 30.45 km 4-lane Rewari-Ateli Mandi section of NH 11 costing Rs 1057 crore, the 40.8 km 6-lane Narnaul Byepass on NH 148B, NH 11 and Ateli Mandi to Narnaul section of NH 11 costing Rs 1380 crore, the 40.6 km 4-lane Jind-Gohana (Pkg 1, Greenfield alignment) of NH 352A costing Rs 1207 crore, the 38.23 km 4-lane Gohana-Sonipat section of NH 352A costing Rs 1502 crore, and the 40.47 km 4-lane UP-Haryana Border to Rohna on NH 334B costing Rs 1509 crore.

While speaking on this occasion, Mr Gadkari said that National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) would spend Rs 2 lakh crore on the construction of new roads in Haryana in the next two years. He said that the Highway Projects of Rs 20, 027 crore which he dedicated to the people of Haryana today would open new vistas of development in the state and provide better road connectivity to the western part of the country and also neighbouring States of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. He said that apart from these road projects, the 687 km long Delhi-Amritsar-Katra expressway passing through Jind in Haryana would also benefit Haryana in a big way and also give a major boost to the State economy. He said that out of Rs one lakh crore being spent on the Delhi-Mumabi Industrial Corridor, Rs 55,000 crore is being incurred in Haryana.

While underlining the need for strong political will to bring revolutionary changes in the country through adopting the latest technology, Mr Gadkari said that there is no dearth of funds with the Centre Government for development. He said that Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi has called for focussed efforts to make India a 5 Trillion Dollar Economy and four factors–water, power, industry and connectivity are pivotal to achieve this vision.

Mr Gadkari who is also the Union Minister for MSMEs urged the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal to make separate schemes of Agro MSMEs, thereby, playing a vital role in the MSME economy of 5 lakh crore as envisaged by the Centre government in the next two years. He assured all necessary support and cooperation to Haryana in the formulation of these schemes which would not only ensure industrial development of villages but also provide employment to local youth. Mr Gadkari said that his aim is to create 5 crore new jobs in the MSME sector in the coming years.

While lauding the hard-working farmers of Haryana, Mr Nitin Gadkari said that Centre is also mulling ethanol economy of Rs one-lakh crore in the country in which Haryana has an important role to play. He said that this one-lakh crore would directly benefit the farming community of the country. He said with the technological advancements, special emphasis is also being laid on the use of bio CNG and ethanol besides diesel as it would help realizing the ‘Make in India’ dream of Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi.

The Union Minister also urged Chief Minister Mr Mahohar Lal to develop new industrial clusters on the Delhi-Mumbai Corridor and said that Centre is ready to give all support to Haryana in this work.

The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal thanked Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs, Mr Nitin Gadkari for dedicating 11 new Highway Projects to Haryana and said that these road projects would give a major boost to infrastructural and economic development in the State. He said that various road projects worth Rs 53,000 crore are in progress in Haryana which would not only provide seamless connectivity within the State but also with other parts of the country.

He said that Haryana is far better placed in terms of industrialization and it has become a favourite destination for the entrepreneurs for investment. This is due to Haryana’s close proximity to National Capital Delhi and better road, rail and air connectivity. The State is also being largely benefited from the Kundli Manesar Palwal (KMP) Expressway and Kundli–Ghaziabad–Palwal (KGP) Expressway, he added.

He said that the special provision has been made in the budget for the construction of more Railway over Bridge (ROB) and Railway under Bridge (RUB) in the State. He said that in the last five years, 47 new ROBs/RUBs have been constructed in the State at a cost of about Rs 944 crore whereas work is in progress on 52 ROBs/RUBs with an estimated cost of Rs 1366 crore. Contrary to this, only 64 ROBs/RUBs were constructed in the State in the last 48 years. Apart from this, the State Government has also removed 17 toll barriers in the State.

Mr Manohar Lal further said that under the Pradhanmantri Gram Sadak Yojana-III, improvement works of 2500 kms long roads have been allocated out of which scheme has been prepared for the improvement of 1000 kms long roads in year 2020-21. He said that improvement of 29,406 kms long road has been done during the last five-and-a-half year’s tenure of the present State Government.

While emphasising the need of regular meetings between the State Government officials and officials of NHAI to sort out various issues to fast track road projects in Haryana, the Chief Minister said that he has recently requested Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Mr Nitin Gadkari through a letter to start work on 9 road projects in the State at the earliest. Apart from this, he has also requested him to expedite the work on elevated road in Palwal.

Mr Manohar Lal said that with a view to further promote Micro, Small and Medium Entreprises (MSMEs) in the State, the State Government has created a separate MSME Department. He said that a scheme is also being prepared for the setting up of clusters in all 22 districts of the State wherein people would be encouraged to set up agro-based industries. Apart from this, the State Government has also made an arrangment of providing Mudra Loan under Shishu Category to those associated with the MSME sector. This loan facility would be extended to 5 lakh persons in the State. He said that recently he has also met Union Minister for Jal Shakti Mr Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in New Delhi and discussed various water related issues of the State.

Speaking on this occasion, Deputy Chief Minister, Mr Dushyant Chautala described today as a historical day and said that these new 11 highway projects would take Haryana to new heights of development. He also thanked the Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Mr Nitin Gadkari for dedicating these projects to the people of Haryana and said that under the guidance of Mr Gadkari; road network in the country has been further strengthened.

Union Minister of State for Raod, Transport and Highways General (Dr) V.K Singh said that in the year 2014, the total length of National Highways in Haryana was 2000 kms which has now increased to 3500 kms. He said that the construction of Delhi-Amritsar-Katra expressway passing through Jind and Dwaraka Expressway would pave the way for the all-round development of Haryana.

Union Minister of State for Statistics and Programme, Implementation and Planning Rao Inderjit Singh, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment and Jal Shahkti Mr Rattan Lal Kataria, Minister of state for Social Justice and Empowerment Mr Krishan Pal and NHAI Chairman Dr Sukhbir Singh Sandhu also spoke on this occasion.

Among those present on this occasion included MP Mr Dharmbir Singh, Chief Secretary Mrs Keshni Anand Arora, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr Rajesh Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary, Public Works (B&R) Mr Rajeev Arora and Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr V. Umashankar.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal will inaugurate the newly constructed Employment Building in Sector-14, Panchkula on July 15, 2020. He will also inaugurate the Employment Portal and Mistry Haryana Portal

Chandigarh, July 14 - Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal will inaugurate the newly constructed Employment Building in Sector-14, Panchkula on July 15, 2020. He will also inaugurate the Employment Portal and Mistry Haryana Portal.

Giving information in this regard here today, an official spokesperson said that Union Minister of State for Jal Shakti and Social Justice & Empowerment, Mr. Rattan Lal Kataria, Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Dushyant Chautala, Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Mr. Gian Chand Gupta, Skill Development and Industrial Training Minister, Mr. Mool Chand Sharma and Minister of State for Labour and Employment Mr. Anoop Dhanak will also be present on the occasion.

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Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that the State Government has taken several steps to empower role of women in Panchayati Raj and to encourage them.

Chandigarh, July 14: Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that the State Government has taken several steps to empower role of women in Panchayati Raj and to encourage them. The State Government will give scooties to those women of the state who have performed well in the Panchayati Raj as a public representative. The State Government is making a list of the top 100 women Panch-Sarpanch, Zila Parishad and Block Committee members who have performed well in their respective areas.

Mr. Dushyant Chautala, who also holds the portfolio of Development and Panchayats said that the quality of development work in rural areas has improved after the implementation of the eligibility criteria of educational qualification in the Panchayati Raj Institutions of the state. He informed that many women representatives have done remarkable work in their village or ward at the Zila Parishad, Block Committee, and Panchayat level. The State Government will distribute 100 scooties of Honda under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to the top 100 working women to honour them this month.

He said that the State Government is continuously working towards strengthening the role of women in Panchayati Raj institutions and increasing their participation in society. He said that the State Government is taking feedback from different sections of society to provide 50 percent reservation to women in the Panchayats. He said that the State Government will take a final decision in this regard after considering the suggestions sought from different sections of society.

Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that better results will definitely be seen with increase in participation of women in panchayats. He appreciated the development works being done by women sarpanches in the villages. He said that women sarpanches are working towards developing their villages as role models by carrying out the development works. Giving examples of better performing panchayats, he said that setting up a biogas plant in Naya Gaon, and making Sirsi the first Lal Dora free village of Haryana are among the major steps being taken. He said that provision has been made to provide 50 percent reservation to women in panchayats of 20 out of 28 states of the country.

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State Government’s decision to reduce stamp duty from Rs. 2,000 to just Rs 100 will certainly help in reducing economic burden on the farmers' pocket

Chandigarh, July 14– Haryana Minister of State for Archaeology and Labour and Employment, Mr. Anoop Dhanak said that the State Government’s decision to reduce stamp duty from Rs. 2,000 to just Rs 100 will certainly help in reducing economic burden on the farmers' pockets.

Mr. Anoop Dhanak said that even in the hour of crisis, farmers are dedicatedly working to ensure that there is enough food production for the country. Keeping this in view, safeguarding their interest becomes the top most priority of the State Government.

He said that the State Government led by Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal and Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala is taking many important steps in the interest of the farmers of the state so that they can become an important link in the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat' scheme. He said that the State Government has taken a big decision in the interest of farmers to reduce the stamp duty and said that this will provide a big relief to lakhs of small farmers of the State.

Mr. Dhanak said that earlier, every farmer had to pay Rs. 2,000 as stamp duty to take loans from cooperative and government banks. There had been a long-standing demand by the farmers to reduce this stamp duty, which has now been fulfilled by the State Government.

He said that earlier the interest-free loan facility was available only on loans taken from cooperative banks and the limit was Rs 1.5 lakh. But the present State Government has decided that the facility of interest-free loans will also be provided to those farmers who take crop loans of up to Rs 60,000 per acre, or a maximum of Rs 3 lakh from any nationalized bank or cooperative bank.

He said that farmers can avail the benefit of this facility by repaying the loan on prescribed time, by declaring all cooperative loans taken by them on the 'Meri Fasal-Mera Byora' portal.

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State Government has decided to open youth clubs in each village over the next four years to help create social awareness and nurture the spirit of cooperation:Mr. Sandeep Singh.

Chandigarh, July 14- Haryana Minister of State, Sports and Youth Affairs, Mr. Sandeep Singh said that in view of the good work done by volunteers during COVID-19 pandemic, the State Government has decided to open youth clubs in each village over the next four years to help create social awareness and nurture the spirit of cooperation. With this, Haryana will become the first state in the country to set up a youth club in every village. Apart from this, individual events will be held on August 29, the birth anniversary of Late Major Dhyan Chand in the State.

Mr. Singh was meeting with Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Mr. Kiren Rijiju through video conferencing today. During this, Mr. Sandeep Singh requested the Central Government to open more centres of Sports Authority of India and Sports Rehabilitation Centres in the state.

He said that during the pandemic, on the call of the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, 89424 volunteers including 1361 doctors, 1172 nurses, 3003 paramedics and 237 teleconsultants registered themselves under the volunteers’ programme for prevention of health related problems. The work done by the volunteers of the state has been appreciated by the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, he added. He said that the help of these volunteers was also taken in the purchase of Rabi. Apart from this, sports complexes of the state were sanitized and used as procurement centers.

He said that 336 sports nurseries are being run in the State, where coaching is being given by qualified sportspersons who have achievements at the national level. Children in the age group of 8–14 years and 15–19 years are coached in each nursery. He said that following the guidelines issued by the Central Government during Unlock-1 and 2, 8 to 10 players are being trained at the same time in the sports complexes of the state. Special attention is being given to social distancing, sanitization and face masks, he added.

He informed that a web portal is being developed where sportspersons can apply online for various welfare schemes being run by the Sports and Youth Affairs Department. With this, players will also be able to apply for scholarships, stipends and cash awards. Through this portal, many facilities like tournament management system, resource mapping system, inventory management system will be available.

Mr. Sandeep Singh said that during the lockdown in the state, the players were trained through WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube to improve their capability in areas they were found lacking. He said that Haryana has always performed well under the Khelo India program. Haryana was the overall champion in the year 2017 and finished second in the year 2018 and 2019 and it is expected that Haryana will continue its good performance in the Games, he added.

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Board of School Education Haryana (BSEH), Bhiwani is preparing the results of Secondary (Open School) and Se

Chandigarh, July 14- Board of School Education Haryana (BSEH), Bhiwani is preparing the results of Secondary (Open School) and Senior Secondary Examination, March-2020 and will be announced soon.

Giving information in this regard, BSEH President, Dr. Jagbir Singh said that there is no truth in the news published in some newspapers and on social media regarding declaration of results of Class 10 on Tuesday, followed by the result of Senior Secondary on Wednesday.

The students and parents should not get confused. He informed that the work of preparation of examination results is under process, on the completion of which the dates of exam results will be announced.