Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that Faridabad district has done commendable work to put up a tough fight against the on-going COVID-19 Pandemic

Chandigarh, August 8 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that Faridabad district has done commendable work to put up a tough fight against the on-going COVID-19 Pandemic and currently the doubling rate of the district has reduced to 59 days, which is very reassuring.

On this occasion, the Chief Minister directed the officers that more and more testing should be done to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases. Besides this, as much as possible, treatment should be done with plasma therapy also.

The Chief Minister was presiding over the review meeting of arrangements being made for the containment of COVID-19 infection in Faridabad today.

During the meeting, he directed the officers to identify hotspot areas of the district and ensure necessary implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in such areas. He said that to ensure least number of casualties, all necessary arrangements should be made and timely treatment should be provided. Similarly, sufficient number of oxygen beds should also be arranged and patients should be provided oxygen as soon as required.

He said that more and more programmes should be organized to create awareness among the people. Police should distribute masks and flowers to people who do not use masks so as to make them aware and realize that wearing masks is very important for their own and for the health of their family. He said that if any person is challaned for not wearing mask, then five masks should be provided to them.

The Chief Minister said that the Department of AYUSH should distribute medicines to boost immunity and for this, help of Anganwadi workers can also be taken.

Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Yashpal, while apprising the Chief Minister about the arrangements being made for containment of COVID-19 in the district, said that door-to-door surveillance of every family has been done atleast four times. He said that this surveillance helped in identifying suspected patients and providing them timely treatment and also quarantining them. He informed that all departments namely Health Department, ESI, Smart City and Municipal Corporation have done commendable work in combating COVID-19 Pandemic.

He said that at present the recovery rate in Faridabad has reached 89 percent. He said that on an average testing of around 2000 to 2500 people is being conducted on daily basis. Different centres have been set up for this. Apart from this, four mobile vans have also been deployed for providing testing facilities in different areas.

He apprised the Chief Minister that psychological counselling of COVID-19 patients is also being done by Psychologists for maintaining mental health of the patients.

Door- to-Door survey is being conducted in 20 major colonies of the city. He said that Faridabad district is now moving towards a much better condition and recovery rate has improved significantly.

During this visit, Chief Minister also flagged off a modern machine brought from Italy for cleaning roads as part of Swachhta Abhiyan. The cost of this modern machine is about Rs. 2.50 crore. This machine has a unique feature of cleaning the roads without blowing dust. Apart from this, this machine is designed with such technology that it performs sprinkling of water along with cleaning. The cost of this machine for one year will be borne by MLA of Faridabad, Mr. Narender Gupta.

On this occasion, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Krishanpal Gurjar, Haryana Transport Minister, Mr. Mool Chand Sharma, Mayor Faridabad, Ms. Suman Bala, MLA Badkhal, Mrs. Seema Trikha, MLA Faridabad, Mr. Narender Gupta, Political Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Ajay Gaur and other senior officials were present.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that with a view to bringing qualitative improvement in the education, 104 Government Schools in the State would be developed as Model Sanskriti schools. At present, there are 22 Model Sanskriti schools in the state.

Chandigarh August 8: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that with a view to bring qualitative improvement in the education, 104 Government Schools in the State would be developed as Model Sanskriti schools. At present, there are 22 Model Sanskriti schools in the state.

Mr Manohar Lal was addressing a gathering after inaugurating the Government Senior Secondary School, Ballabhgarh in district Faridabad today. On this occasion, he also announced to construct a new building in Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Ballabgarh and develop Government School in Sector-3 as Model Sanskriti School.

Apart from this, Mr Manohar Lal also inaugurated three projects in Ballabgarh. These included a three-storey new building of Government Senior Secondary School constructed at a cost of Rs 6.20 crore, entrance gate in village Chandavali constructed at a cost of Rs 24.94 lakh and a park constructed at a cost of Rs 24.60 lakh in the same village . He also planted a sapling in the park.

The Chief Minister said that apart from strengthening the infrastructure in schools, all necessary facilities are being made available to the schools in the State. He said that the State Government is working on a five-pronged strategy which includes education, health, security, self-reliance and self-respect. He said that the government is also focusing on providing trained staff and other requisite facilities in schools so that children can get better education.

He said that the data of each and every family in the State is being collected by the State Government for the purpose of Parivar Pehchan Patra. The Parivar Pehchan Patra, he said, would prove to be very effective to curb corruption and ensuring that the benefit of various government schemes and programmes reach to the last person in the queue. The State Government is celebrating the year 2020 as ‘Sushasan Sankalp Varsh’ and is committed to provide graft-free governance in the State. The record of such children who are in the age group of 5 to 15 years and are deprived of education due to any reason is also being collected so that arrangement could be made for their education, he added.

He said that though the COVID-19 Pandemic has posed a new challenge to the world but we have taken this challenge as an opportunity. He said that gradually people have started bringing changes in their lifestyle. The use of technology has increased in almost every field. Children are taking online education and smart class rooms are being set up in schools. He said that farmers are giving details of their crops on the 'Meri Fasal Mera Byora’ portal'. The online registry of the land has injected transparency in the system by putting a complete check on the role of middleman. Apart from this, all the data related to land is being made online, he further added.

Speaking on this occasion, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Mr Krishan Pal Gurjar said by working with the spirit of 'Sabka Saath-Sabka Vikas', Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has ensured a graft-free governance in the State. He said that development works in the State are being carried out at a rapid pace. Also, separate colleges are being opened for girls so that they do not have to go far to get education.

Transport and Mines and Geology Minister, Mr Mool Chand Sharma said that by inaugurating the new building of the school, Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has given a new gift to this area. He said that with the construction of this new building, the students would get a lot of convenience. He said that under the Shikshit Haryana Pariyojana, online education is being provided to the children.

Among those present on this occasion included MLA Badhkhal, Mrs. Seema Trikha, MLA Tigaon Mr. Rajesh Nagar, MLA Faridabad Mr. Narendra Gupta, MLA Prithla Mr. Nayan Pal Rawat, Political Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Ajay Gaur and other dignitaries.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal today met Mr. Krishna Kumar Singh, father of late Bollywood Actor Mr. Sushant Singh and his sister to express his deep condolences on the untimely demise of the actor.

Chandigarh, August 8: - Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal today met Mr. Krishna Kumar Singh, father of late Bollywood Actor Mr. Sushant Singh and his sister to express his deep condolences on the untimely demise of the actor.

The Chief Minister had various programmes in Faridabad today. During his visit to Faridabad, Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal also met Mr. OP Singh, Commissioner of Police, Faridabad at his residence and consoled the family of the deceased actor.

Chief Minister said that Mr. Sushant Singh was a great artist with a pleasant disposition. His sudden demise has left his fans and loved ones shattered.

Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Krishan Pal Gurjar also accompanied the Chief Minister on this visit.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has given Administrative approval of Rs. 33.78 lakh for the opening of new Government Homeopathic Dispensary and construction of its building in village Barwa, in Kurukshetra district.

Chandigarh August, 8 - Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has given Administrative approval of Rs. 33.78 lakh for the opening of new Government Homeopathic Dispensary and construction of its building in village Barwa, in Kurukshetra district.

Giving this information here today, an official spokesperson said that for the Government Homoeopathic Dispensary, one post of Homoeopathic Medical Officer, Pharmacist, Homoeopathic, MPHW(Female) and two posts of Part-Time Water Carrier and Sweeper have also been approved. An amount of Rs. 34.56 lakh per year is expected to be spent on these posts.

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Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that the State Government will shape the talented youths by providing online coaching with the help of 'Corporate Social Responsibility' (CSR)

Chandigarh, August 8 – Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that the State Government will shape the talented youths by providing online coaching with the help of 'Corporate Social Responsibility' (CSR) according to their merit and interest. Target has been set to provide employment to 50,000 youths in the private sector in the next six months.

The Deputy Chief Minister said this in a review meeting with the senior officers of the Employment Department here today. He said that many times, some youths are not able to qualify competitive examinations by a margin of one to two marks, however, such youth are also talented. The State Government will provide coaching to these talented youths of the state to shape them and turn their passion into success.

He said that the 'Employment Portal' and 'Call-Center' of the Employment Department was launched on July 15, 2020 on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day has elicited a good response. Data of about 13 lakh unemployed youth of the state has been collected in this portal. The youth registered on the portal were contacted through the call center and asked about their opinion regarding department, salary, location etc. for their jobs, he added. He said that about one lakh youth were asked for their preferences and about 30,000 youth showed keen interest and sought guidance. He also informed that through 'Bandhu Solution of Services of Private Limited', about 1000 youths were provided employment in the field of construction.

In the meeting, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr. Anoop Dhanak, Additional Chief Secretary, Employment Department, Mr. T. C. Gupta and Director General, Haryana Skill Development & Industrial Training and Employment Department, Mr. Rakesh Gupta among other senior officers were also present.

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Haryana Advocate General is working day in and out to ensure early disposal of court cases and to provide all possible assistance to the Courts.

Chandigarh, August 8 – Despite the present circumstances arising due to COVID-19, the Office of Haryana Advocate General is working day in and out to ensure early disposal of court cases and to provide all possible assistance to the Courts.

The court is now moving towards digitization and the hearing of cases is being held through video conferencing. Likewise, the Office of Haryana Advocate General is also moving towards digitization in order to ensure hearing of urgent cases for quick disposal.

Giving information in this regard, Haryana Advocate General Mr. Baldev Raj Mahajan said that during COVID-19 in March, the Punjab and Haryana High Court had decided that all the necessary cases would be heard through the process of ‘mentioning’. All important cases will be taken up by the court through video conferencing and only exceptional and urgent cases will be heard. In view of this, the office of the Haryana Advocate General has decided that the Law Officers will remain on duty for important cases.

While sharing details of the frequency of cases he said that initially there were five to 10 cases and one or two Law Officers were engaged for these cases, but due to extension of restrictions imposed in view of COVID-19, the number of complaints increased hence the court augmented its infrastructure and increased the number of hearings. Presently more than 30 courts are functioning, he added. He revealed that the hearing and filing of cases has been digitized and the file of a case is being taken up through software and emails only.

The Advocate General said that around 700 to 800 cases are being heard daily which is challenging for the Haryana Advocate General. Thus, the disposal of cases is being expedited. He said that the Haryana Advocate General's Office is submitting reply from the Department concerned in more than 50 per cent of the cases being filed before the Court on the same day. Several departments are continuously working for this purpose while the Haryana Advocate General Office is working on alternate basis from 5 am to 12 pm.

He informed that the response from departments concerned is taken on a priority basis and the departments whose response is pending are reminded of the same. The response is then sent to the concerned Law Officer for timely action. Appreciating the Police Department he added that the police department is working 24 hours and is submitting response on time as well. Similarly, the Jail Department is also working 24 hours and everything has been digitized.

He said that the cases of COVID-19 are on the rise and it is very important to maintain social distancing. Besides this, due to increasing dependence on technology, there is a need to increase infrastructure so that the grievances of the people can be dealt with the assistance of the court.

He revealed that in a recently held meeting of the Welfare Trust Committee it has been decided that due to the difficulties being faced by the Advocates owing to COVID-19 an amount of Rs 2 crore should be disbursed as financial assistance to the affected Advocate members. He informed that applications with bank account numbers have been invited for this purpose and soon this financial assistance will be transferred to their bank accounts. He said that this financial assistance will be given as a one-time measure. Apart from this, an informal approval has also been taken from the government to give the financial assistance.

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Vice-Chancellor of Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU), Hisar, Prof. Samar Singh has urged the farmers not to sprinkle excess pesticides on the cotton crop without identifying the pests.

Chandigarh, August 8 - Vice-Chancellor of Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU), Hisar, Prof. Samar Singh has urged the farmers not to sprinkle excess pesticides on the cotton crop without identifying the pests.

While advising the farmers not to indiscriminately use pesticides on cotton, he said that it is expected that there will be a good yield of cotton crop this year as the crop is still in good condition. Therefore, farmers have been making every possible effort to produce a good cotton yield. Farmers have been spraying excess of pesticide on cotton without consulting the pesticide vendors properly, which is harmful.

He said that the areas which have witnessed low rainfall have been facing a major problem of white fly in cotton crops as compared to the areas of heavy rainfall. Apart from this, the effect of green pests (Hera-Tela) is also increasing on cotton crop. He exhorted the farmers to spray pesticides only after taking advice from agricultural experts. He said that the farmers spray pesticides on crops without recommendation, which causes financial loss to them, as well as environmental pollution.

Prof. Samar Singh said that amid Covid-19, it is not possible for agricultural experts to visit the fields with the farmers, due to which they have been telephonically contacting the farmers and timely advising them about their crops.