Haryana Chief Minister urges farmers to defer agitation, invites them to hold talks

Chandigarh September, 19: While once again reiterating State Government’s commitment towards protection of farmers' interests, Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, in an appeal issued here today, said that while one hand everyone in a democracy has the right to express their views, on the other maintaining peace in the state is also the utmost duty of any Government.

Mr. Manohar Lal said that the three Farm Ordinances are entirely in the interest of farmers and it is unfortunate to see that the opposition parties are blatantly politicizing the issue so as to achieve their vested interests by misleading the farmers.

Being a son of a farmer, Mr. Manohar Lal has urged the farmers to remember the appeal made by Deenbandhu Chaudhary Chhotu Ram in which he had said that they should recognize their enemies.

The Chief Minister said that at this time those who are spreading confusion about Ordinances promulgated by Central Government are the ones who are the real enemies of farmers and are trying just to serve their own political interests rather having any concern about farmers.

He requested the farmers associations that while holding a Statewide road blockade they should ensure that least inconvenience is caused to citizens and passengers

He said urged that special care should be taken to ensure no obstruction in the way is caused for any patients going to hospital, pregnant women and vehicles supplying essential commodities.

The Chief Minister said that in a democracy, everyone has a right to hold protest, but at the same time it is also important to ensure that the protest is held in a peaceful and lawful manner.

While cautioning farmers about the fact that at times under the guise of any protest, many anti-social elements try to spread violence just to fulfill their vested interests, the Chief Minister said that it is very important to remain vigilant against such anti-social elements.

Mr. Manohar Lal assured that being a farmer himself therefore interests of farmers will always be of paramount concern for him. If the farmers' interest in the Farm Ordinances had been at all affected, then he would have been the first person to oppose them, said the Chief Minister.

He alleged that the opposition leaders are repeatedly lying that in future farmers’ crops will not be sold at Minimum Support Price(MSP). He said that during his tenure in Haryana, in every season crops have been purchased at the MSP only and in future too government is committed to procure every single grain on MSP only.

Responding to questions raised by the opposition regarding closing of Government mandis in the coming future due to the promulgation of these Ordinances, Chief Minister expressed his resolve that the mandi system will not only continue as before but it will be strengthened even more so that farmers do not face any inconvenience while selling their crops.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has accorded approval for the allocation/release of funds to the tune of over Rs. 5.66 crore to Municipal Corporation, Faridabad

Chandigarh, September 19: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has accorded approval for the allocation/release of funds to the tune of over Rs. 5.66 crore to Municipal Corporation, Faridabad for various development woks including up-gradation of civil dispensary old Faridabad to Multi-speciality hospital and up-gradation of primary boys school to middle school in Old Faridabad.

While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that funds to the tune of over Rs 2.72 crore have been allocated for providing and laying of sewer lines in Ballabgarh area. These included Rs 86.43 lakh for providing and laying of sewer line at Baniyawara and Kumarwara in Ward No. 37 Ballabgarh, Rs 86.06 lakh for providing and laying of sewer line at Sihi gate road to disposal Sec-3, Tigaon road in Ward no. 36 Ballabgarh and Rs 99.59 lakh for providing and laying of sewer line at Milk Plant road to Ahirwara, Rajwara, Balmiki Basti Bainyawara, Kumarwara and Tigaon road Ballabgarh.

He said that similarly, funds of Rs. 99.76 lakh have been allocated for the up-gradation of civil dispensary old Faridabad to Multi-specialty hospital and up-gradation of primary boys school to middle school in Old Faridabad.

The spokesman said that while an amount of over Rs. 98.84 lakh has been allocated for providing and laying of 80 mm thick interlocking paver tiles for widening of parking of sector-11 market in Ward No. 33, funds of over Rs 95.65 lakh have been allocated for the work of Ready Mix Concrete (RMC) of M-20 grade on road for various streets in Ward No.37 of Municipal Corporation, Faridabad.

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Mr. Manohar Lal has today approved spending of Rs. 183.31 crore on the construction and improvement of 60 roads and upgradation of three roads to Pavement roads covering 15 districts: DUSHYANT CHAUTALA.

Chandigarh, September 19 – In a bid to further strengthen road network in Haryana and to further enhance the convenience of commuters, Chief Minister Haryana, Mr. Manohar Lal has today approved spending of Rs. 183.31 crore on the construction and improvement of 60 roads and upgradation of three roads to Pavement roads covering 15 districts.

While thanking Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala who also holds the portfolio of Public Works (Building and Roads) Department for granting administrative approval for these works said that better road connectivity in the State certainly plays a pivotal role in its development. He said that to ensure this the State Government, from time to time has taken various steps and will continue to do so in future as well.

The Deputy Chief Minster while sharing more details said that an amount of Rs. 1786.87 lakh will be spent on the improvement of five roads in Bhiwani district. These include improvement of Talu Siwara road at a cost of Rs 286.00 lakh, H.B.B. road to Dhanana via Lohari Jattu Pur road at a cost of Rs. 400.83 lakh, H.B.B. road to Sui via Rajpura Kharkari road at a cost of Rs. 283.46 lakh, Mundhal Sukhpura road at a cost of Rs. 328.05 lakh, Malwas Kusumbi Keharpura Titani road at a cost of Rs. 488.53 lakh.

He said that three roads in Panchkula district including road from Pinjore Mallah road upto Kidarpur Barun, Firojpur to Hangola road, LR Natwal road will be improved at a cost of Rs. 533.14 lakh, Rs. 359.17 lakh and Rs. 194.54 lakh respectively.

Likewise, three roads in Yamunanagar district including Kalawar to Jagdhauli road, Kot Basawa Singh to Darpur with link road to Daulatpur and NH-73 to link road Chaneti will be improved at a cost of Rs.128.54 lakh, Rs. 300.36 lakh and Rs. 96.99 lakh respectively.

The Deputy Chief Minister said that three roads in Hisar district including Siswala to Bhiwani Rohillan road, Bado Brahmana to Dubeta and Niyana to Khokha road will be upgraded at a cost of Rs. 171.39 lakh, Rs.182.24 lakh and Rs.303.55 lakh respectively.

He said that two roads in Sirsa district including a road from Darba-Rupana to Bakrianwali road and road from Balasar approach road will be upgraded at a cost of Rs. 525.23 lakh and Rs.254.76 lakh respectively.

The Deputy Chief Minister said that seven roads in Fatehabad districts will be improved that include Bhodia Khera to Bangram at cost of Rs. 256.88 lakh, Bangram to Dhingsara road at a cost of Rs. 259.11 lakh, Dhingsara to Kirdhan road at a cost of Rs. 284.17 lakh, Bhodia Khera to Khairati Khera road at a cost of Rs. 276.05 lakh, Kharakheri to Sabarwas via Kumkia road at a cost of Rs. 296.75 lakh, Badopal to Kumharia road at a cost of Rs.379.54 lakh and Khabra Kalan to Sheikhupur Daroli at a cost of Rs. 295.42 lakh.

He said that five roads in Jhajjar districts will be improved which include Dighal (Old NH-71) Internal road at a cost of Rs. 193.38 lakh, reconstruction of road from Rohtak Jhajjar road to Jhajjar Bahadurgarh road along with drain in Jhajjar city at a cost of Rs.141.49 lakh, Chhudani to Rewari khera road at a cost of Rs.149.55 lakh, Mandothi to Kharar road at a cost of Rs. 147.58 lakh and New-Badli Bye-Pass road at a cost of Rs. 79.72 lakh.

The Deputy Chief Minister further shared that six roads of Karnal district will be improved. These include road from Golepura to Bhola Khalsa to Mohri Jagri at a cost of Rs. 177.21 lakh, GT road Jhanjhari to Kurak road at a cost of Rs. 158.82 lakh, Karnal Kachhwa Sambli Kaul road to Koer road at a cost of Rs. 183.04 lakh, road from Picholia to Jani at a cost of Rs. 254.57 lakh, Peont to Bansa road at a cost of Rs. 233.01 lakh and Kurlan to Balpabana road at a cost of Rs. 390.76 lakh.

He said that three roads in Panipat district including Israna to N.C. College via Jondhan Khurd road, road from Dehra to Rakshera via Bashera and Beholi to Simla Gujran road will be upgraded at a cost of Rs. 380.26 lakh, Rs. 292.83 lakh and Rs. 245.88 lakh respectively.

He said that five roads in Kaithal district including approach road from Dera Nihang Singhwala to Rampura to Prempura to Kakaur Majra with links to Sahid Surender Singh Marg, Urlana to Punjab Border via Kharkan Mata Gujri Chowk upto Dera Jagdish Singh, Theh Kharak to Rampur Parta via Mastgarh Majri road, Haryana State Boundary to Chhana Agrian road, Pai to Barsana via Theh Barela road will be upgraded at an cost of Rs. 608.2 lakh, Rs.330.15 lakh, Rs.640.65 lakh, Rs. 228.55 lakh and Rs.366.98 lakh respectively.

The Deputy Chief Minister said that six roads in Rothak district including road from Bahu Akberpur to Lahli to Anwal to Nigana road, by way of Ritoli to Digital road and Ritoli School approach road, road from Saria Ahmadpur to Chamaria approach road, road from N Byepass to Brahamanwas Khidwali road, Brahamanwas to Sanghi road, Meham Bye pass to Farmana will be improved at a cost of Rs. 343.83 lakh, Rs. 83.88 lakh, Rs.162.35 lakh, Rs. 378.58 lakh, Rs. 227.39 lakh respectively.

He said that an amount of Rs. 3489.07 lakh will be spent on the upgradation of 10 roads in Sonipat District including Paramount School Road to Riwara via Bilbilan Anwali to Rithal road, road from Gangesar to Sirsad road via Mehmoodpur road, Chidana Samri Bajana Khurd upto Moi Majra road, road from Kharkhoda to Turakpur Mor via Thana Kalan, Thana Khurd road, Kheri Dahiya to Naya Khanda via Khanda road, Silana to Cholka road, Sonipat to Kakroi road, Silana to Mungan via Gorar road, Moi to Rahamana road and road from Purkhas to Agwanpur road in Ganaur constituency.

Besides this, an amount of Rs. 341.64 lakh and Rs.389.58 lakh will be spent on the reconstruction of two roads in the Sonipat district including Sisana to Sehri road and Sisana to Samchana road.

The Deputy Chief Minister said that three roads in Jind, Ambala and Palwal district including Mohmad Khera to Popran road in Jind district will be improved at a cost of Rs. 300.28 lakh, a link road from Jagadhri Ambala to Akbarpur to Samalkha and Dhurala to Sambhalkha in Ambala district will be improved at a cost of Rs. 121.39 lakh and Sewli to Bahin road in Palwal district will be improved at a cost of Rs. 273.9 lakh.

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Haryana Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister, Mr. Ranjit Singh said that several schemes are being run by the government to promote solar energy in the state.

Chandigarh, September 19 - Haryana Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister, Mr. Ranjit Singh said that several schemes are being run by the government to promote solar energy in the state. He said that as subsidy is being given on solar energy equipment, therefore people are now shifting towards buying these equipments.

He said that this step is proving to be extremely beneficial in urban and rural areas as well as in small dhanis, as using solar energy not only saves electricity bills but is environment friendly also.

In a statement issued here today, Mr. Ranjit Singh said that under the ‘Manohar Jyoti Yojana’, every family is provided with a 150 Watt solar system, along with a lithium battery. This solar system can run a fan and three LED lights. The system also has a mobile charging port.

Under the scheme, the cost of all the goods including 150 watt solar panel comes only to Rs. 22,500 and on this, a subsidy of Rs 15,000 is being given by the State Government. Beneficiaries can avail this scheme by depositing an amount of Rs. 7500.

He said that while applying for Manohar Jyoti Yojana’, applicant will need to submit documents such as Aadhaar card, bank account linked to Aadhaar number, domicile citing that he is a resident of Haryana. To apply for solar panels at home, one has to login to hareda.gov.in and can also call on 0172-2586933 for further information.

The Minister said that irrigation through solar pumps in the fields is also proving to be very successful and beneficial. The cgovernment is also giving considerable subsidy to the farmers on solar pumps. By using these pumps, farmers can avoid huge expenditure being spent on diesel.

He said that solar pumps up to 3 HP, 5 HP, 7.5 HP and 10 HP are available under this scheme. Farmers will have to pay only 25 percent of the amount for buying these pumps, while the remaining 75 percent will be given as a subsidy by the government.

Under this scheme, the subsidy benefit will be available only to those farmers who use sprinkler sets (fountain systems), drip irrigation or underground pipeline in their fields.

Mr. Ranjit Singh informed that the government has also decided to give a grant to those installing grid-based roof top power plants to reduce electricity bills of domestic, institutional and commercial buildings. Under this scheme, 40 percent subsidy will be given on installing one to 10 kW domestic power plants.

The Minister said that maximum solar power plants in the state have been set up in Sirsa district. Such plants have been installed in 93 gaushalas of the district with a total capacity of more than 300 kW. These include 28 with batteries and 65 without batteries and all systems are connected to the grid.

In addition, 5 KW and 10 KW power plants have been installed in 10 PHCs and CHCs in the district with battery banks to ensure uninterrupted power supply. Connected power plants have also been set up in all the six Aarohi Model Schools and six Kasturba Gandhi schools in the district with a total capacity of 150 KW. Plants ranging from 10 MW to 150 MW are being set up in different villages of the district by different companies, informed the Minister.

Mr. Ranjit Singh said that saving electricity is more important than generating electricity. Therefore, people are motivated to save electricity by various means. Last year, energy efficient appliances like LED bulbs, five star ceiling fans etc. were provided in 15 schools so as to make school children understand the importance of energy efficiency and its conservation.

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Haryana Minister of State for Archaeological, Museums and Labour & Employment, Mr. Anoop Dhanak has today laid foundation stone of Kumbha-Kharkada road in Hisar

Chandigarh, September 19 - Haryana Minister of State for Archaeological, Museums and Labour & Employment, Mr. Anoop Dhanak has today laid foundation stone of Kumbha-Kharkada road in Hisar district. This road constructed by Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board will be about 5.10 km in length. The construction of this road would cost about Rs.1.75 crore. Besides this, the Minister of State also inaugurated Ranga Pana Chaupal in village Kumba Khera in Hisar.

While speaking on the occasion, Mr. Anoop Dhanak said that the present government has been constantly working to strengthen the infrastructure of the state and to provide various types of basic facilities to the people. He said that the government is providing adequate funds for basic amenities and overall development works in the villages. There will be no shortage of funds for the development works of the villages, he added.

Minister of State said that the government is constantly trying to provide all facilities to every section of the society, especially to the deprived classes. He said that under Antyodaya Mission, it is being ensured that the benefits of the schemes run by the government reach the ground level and bring a positive change in their living standard. On this occasion, he also addressed the problems of people of village Kumbha and for the redressal, he instructed necessary directions to the officers of the concerned Departments present there. He assured the villagers that all their demands would be met on priority basis.

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In view of the Statewide road blockade call given by the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) and some other organizations to be held between 12 pm to 3 pm, on September 20, 2020 from, Haryana Government has issued directions to ensure law and order and minimize inconvenience to the people of the State.

Chandigarh September 19: In view of the Statewide road blockade call given by the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) and some other organizations to be held between 12 pm to 3 pm, on September 20, 2020 from, Haryana Government has issued directions to ensure law and order and minimize inconvenience to the people of the State.

Sharing more information, an official spokesman said that Deputy Commissioners, and Senior Superintendent of Police and Superintendent of Police have been directed to hold talks with the organizers and ensure a peaceful protest.

He said that organizers have been advised to register their protest in a peaceful and lawful manner and desist from blocking the National or State highways.

He said that all Executive Magistrates and Police officers have been asked to remain present in the districts and they should not proceed on leave. He said that the Executive Magistrates are directed to remain stationed alongwith their police counterparts at all such places where congregation of protestors is anticipated.

Besides this, joint patrolling of the National and State highways or important roads should be conducted by the Executive Magistrates alongwith police officials from Saturday September 19, 2020 itself so as to instill a sense of confidence amongst citizens.

He said that the protestors should be dealt with tact and patience. However they should not be allowed to take law in their hands. In case of any assistance required on Sunday September 20, 2020 the can get in touch with the Home Secretary's Control Room at (0172-2711925).

The spokesman said that Director General of Police, Divisional Commissioners, Inspectors General of Police, Police Ranges, Deputy Commissioners, District Magistrates, Commissioners of Police Panchkula, Faridabad and Gurugram and SSP's/SP's of the districts has been directed to ensure its compliance.

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Haryana has issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) so as to seek guidance from teachers to re-open the schools for the students on a voluntary basis.

Chandigarh, September 19 – With regard to re-opening of schools in a partial manner for students studying in class IX to XII, Directorate of School Education, Haryana has issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) so as to seek guidance from teachers to re-open the schools for the students on a voluntary basis.

Sharing more information in this regard, a spokesman of the education department said that the Directorate of School Education, Haryana has issued a letter in this regard to all District Education Officers in the state.

He said that from September 21, 2020, schools are being reopened for counseling of students of class IX and XII in which students can attend the school after submitting a written permission from their parents/ guardians.

He informed that the department has already requested to conduct COVID-19 test for teachers teaching in these classes and install Arogya Setu app. He said that the concerned District Education Officer will hold a meeting with Chief Medical Officer under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner and will issue a detailed schedule based on number and capacity of test centers for next week for conducting COVID-19 test.

The spokesman said that the information about the test venue, date and time and the contact number of the coordinator will be given to the teachers through the Block Education Officers.

The spokesman said that all the District Education Officers of the state have been directed that the process of conducting this test will continue even after September 21, 2020 therefore it should be ensured that the tests are done in a smooth and arranged manner.