Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has announced that the market fees and rural fees on cotton and Barik Dhan (a variety of paddy) will be reduced from 2 percent each to half percent each

Chandigarh, September 21- Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has announced that the market fees and rural fees on cotton and Barik Dhan (a variety of paddy) will be reduced from 2 percent each to half percent each. Along with this, the dues of Luster Loss and payments to be made to the Aryhtiyas will also be released soon.

He said that in the coming season, dami of Arthias and payment of labourers will be made within 15 days on the closure of the purchase in mandis, otherwise the government will pay interest at the rate of 12 percent per annum.

Chief Minister made this announcement, during a meeting held late evening here today with heads of Haryana State Grain Market Arthi Assocation, Mr. Ashok Gupta, Mr. Rajneesh Chaudhary and Mr. Ramavatar and district heads.

Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Department, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department, Mr. P.K Das, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. V. Umashankar and other senior officers were present.

In the meeting, the Chief Minister held a detailed discussion about the government procurement of four crops including paddy, millet, moong and maize. Later after the discussion, Arhityas assured the Chief Minister that they are committed for smooth and hassle free procurement to be done by the State Government.

It was informed in the meeting that the date of selling the crops of farmers of Haryana will be scheduled by October 7,2020. With Aadhaar and Fard, the farmers of the marginal districts of Haryana who have a business relationship with the Arhityas will be registered, but registration / purchase will be done from October 15. Furthermore, the farmers will have the option to choose the payment mode, whether they wish to receive direct payment from the government or through the Arhtiya.

Under the cotton and PSS scheme of Government of India a delegation from Haryana will meet the high officials of the Government of India and the ministers concerned regarding procurement of crops through Arhtiya.

A committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare, Department, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, that would submit it's report to the government after considering other business matter and problems being faced by Arthityas in the mandis.

While concluding the meeting, Arhityas wholeheartedly thanked the Chief Minister, while they also assured that they are ready to completely cooperate with the State Government in the interest of the farmers.

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3 Agriculture related Bills which were passed in Parliament yesterday are totally in the interest of farmers only as these bills will not only rejuvenate the agricultural sector, but will also ensure empowerment of crores of farmers.

Chandigarh September 21: Haryana Co-operation Minister, Dr. Banwari Lal said that the 3 Agriculture related Bills which were passed in Parliament yesterday are totally in the interest of farmers only as these bills will not only rejuvenate the agricultural sector, but will also ensure empowerment of crores of farmers.

He said that with the introduction of these bills, mandi system will continue as before.

Dr. Banwari Lal was addressing the gathering after inaugurating various development works at Bhagwanpur village in district Rewari today.

He said that the present State Government will leave no stone unturned to ensure that farmers’ interests are not affected at any cost. However, the opposition parties are trying to mislead the farmers, but the farmers of the state are well aware and sensible enough to understand the reality and they are not going to get deceived by the Opposition.

The Minister said that farmers need not panic about the three agricultural bills passed by the government as it will neither end the existing market system nor the Minimum Support Price (MSP) will be discontinued. Rather these bills have given an alternative to the farmers, in which they can now sell their crops outside the market.

On this occasion, Dr. Banwari Lal inaugurated an Anganwadi Bhawan, a Scheduled Caste Chaupal, Phirni in village Bhagwanpur and various streets in the village Khatiwas in District Rewari. After this, he also distributed cloth bags to people in this village and called upon them not to use polythene during the ‘Sewa Week’ being celebrated to mark the birthday of Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi at village Khatiwas in district Rewari. He urged the villagers to keep the environment clean and plant more and more trees.

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Haryana Health Department has started first round of Sub National Immunization (SNID) Pulse Polio Campaign 2020-21 in the high-risk areas

Chandigarh, September 21 – Haryana Health Department has started first round of Sub National Immunization (SNID) Pulse Polio Campaign 2020-21 in the high-risk areas, including containment zones of 13 districts while adhering to the social distancing norms. Around, 6.3 lakh children are to be covered during this campaign in the state.

The department has carried out booth activity on the first day in 13 districts namely, Ambala, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Jhajjar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Mewat, Palwal, Panchkula, Panipat, Rohtak, Sonipat and Yamunanagar, so as to maintain the polio free status of the State. Owing to the present circumstances arisen due to COVID-19 pandemic all health officers and front line workers performed their duties with full precaution like use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits, masks, sanitizers, gloves etc. Teams followed hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene & social distancing measures as well.

The booths were inaugurated by eminent personalities, including MLAs/ Deputy Commissioners/ Municipal Councillors/ Civil Surgeon or other senior officers in most of the districts. MLA Palwal, Mr. Deepak Mangla & MLA Gurgaon, Mr. Sudhir Singla inaugurated the SNID round in district Palwal & Gurgaon respectively. District President BJP, Mr. Narender Patel, inaugurated the SNID round in district Nuh. Director Administration, NHM Haryana Dr. B.K Rajoura, inaugurated the campaign in district Sonepat.

This campaign will continue for another day by way of House-to-House activity to trace and administer polio drops to the left out children on booth day. On the first day of activity, approximately 3.74 lakh (59%) children under 5 years of age have been administered polio drops. In order to smoothly carry out this campaign, around 4,000 health teams, including health workers/volunteers/Anganwari Workers/ASHA etc.

About 500 field supervisors in all districts and 5-6 district supervisors in each district supervised the activity apart from Independent Monitors of NPSP-WHO. This activity was preceded by undertaking awareness campaign through print media, and other IEC activities.

The left out children during the booth activity on 1st day will be administered polio vaccine drops on 21st & 22nd September, 2020 through visit of house-to-house teams in high risk areas like slums, isolated hutments, brick kilns, floating/ migrating population & construction sites.

It is important to know that due to consistent hard work of all stakeholder departments, India and Haryana are polio free since 2012 and with every successive round of NID/ SNID it is ensured that Polio free status of India is sustained. Active participation is solicited from general public also.

The 2nd Sub National Immunization Day of 2020-21 is scheduled to be held on 1st November 2020.

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Haryana State Vigilance Bureau has caught red-handed Om Parkash, Clerk, Haryana Roadways, Sirsa, while accepting illegal gratification of Rs. 2,000.

Chandigarh, September 21 - Haryana State Vigilance Bureau has caught red-handed Om Parkash, Clerk, Haryana Roadways, Sirsa, while accepting illegal gratification of Rs. 2,000.

While giving this information here today, a spokesperson of the Bureau said that a complaint was filed by Mr. Madan Lal, Conductor, Haryana Roadways, Sirsa to State Vigilance Bureau (SVB) that Om Parkash, Clerk is demanding Rs. 2,000 in lieu of putting up his ACP Case.

He said that acting swiftly the team of State Vigilance Bureau apprehended Om Parkash, Clerk red-handed in the presence of Duty Magistrate Mr. Babu Lal, Deputy Director, Agriculture Department, Sirsa.

He said that FIR has been registered under Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act against him in the Police Station of State Vigilance Bureau, Hisar. Further investigation of the case is in progress, he added.