Mr Manohar Lal inaugurated the newly constructed Bus Stand, Agroha through video conferencing here today.

Chandigarh September 24: Committed towards providing safe, secure and economical transport facilities to people of the State, Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal today inaugurated the newly constructed Bus Stand, Agroha in district Hisar. The Bus Stand has been constructed at a cost of Rs 2.30 crore and besides catering to the needs of people of nearby villages, it will also benefit the passengers travelling on long routes to Sirsa, Delhi, Gurugram, Chandigarh and states of Uttrakhand, Rajasthan and Punjab. Long-route buses will ply from this bus stand after an interval of every 10 minutes.

Mr Manohar Lal inaugurated the newly constructed Bus Stand, Agroha through video conferencing here today. Transport Minister, Mr Mool Chand Sharma was also present on this occasion while Deputy Chief Minister, Mr Dushyant Chautala and Minister of State for Archaeology and Museums, Mr Anoop Dhanak joined the programme in Hisar.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr Manohar Lal said that Agroha in district Hisar assumes a special significance as it is also known as capital of Maharaja Agrasen and now it has been developed as a famous pilgrimage site. A medical college in the name of Maharaja Agrasen is already functional in Agroha, he added.

Mr Manohar Lal said that the transport system of Haryana is among the best in the country and is committed to provide safe, secure, economical and reliable transport facilities to its people. He said that the bus stand at Agroha is located at a distance of only 20 kms from Hisar Bus Stand and buses on 450 timings will ply daily on different routes from this Bus Stand. He said that at present there are 128 small and large bus stands in the State.

He said that the State Government has started the work of construction of bus queue shelters on the rural roads for the convenience of passengers. He said that the Zila Parishads have been authorized to undertake the construction of these bus queue shelters as per requirement.

He said that the State Government is providing various facilities to the passengers in the State. Free transport facility upto 150 kms is being provided to girl students from their residence to educational institutions. Apart from this, the State Government is also providing free/concessional travel facilities to people of 41 different categories. This also includes free travel facilities for Cancer patients and one of their attendants.

He said that though the movement of buses has been affected in the State due to COVID-19 but now more than 50 per cent buses have resumed operations. He said that apart from the Haryana Roadways buses, the buses under the kilometer scheme have also started plying in the State. He said that 150 mini buses and 18 super luxury buses have been added into the fleet of Haryana Roadways between October, 2019 to June, 2020.

Earlier, the Chief Minister also congratulated Gram Panchayat Agroha that has provided 12 Kanal Panchayat land on lease at the rate of Rs one per year for 99 years for the construction of this Bus Stand.

A provision of separate toilets for male, female and specially abled persons has been made in this newly constructed Bus Stand at Agroha. Apart from this, the facility of canteen, clean drinking water and arrangement of sitting has also been made for the convenience of passengers.

Speaking on this occasion, Deputy Chief Minister, Mr Dushyant Chautala described the inauguration of the newly constructed Bus Stand at Agroha as a landmark occasion and said that it would directly cater to the transport needs of people of 25 nearby villages. He said that this new bus stand would give a new facelift to the transport system of Haryana which is already the best in the country.

Transport Minister, Mr Mool Chand Sharma thanked Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal for inaugurating the newly constructed Bus Stand and said that people of Agroha and adjoining villages would be largely benefited from this facility.

Among those present on this occasion included Principal Secretary, Transport Department Mr Anurag Rastogi and Director, Transport Department Mr Virender Kumar Dahiya.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal today launched a video module on Juvenile Justice Act (JJ) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for
hearing impaired persons.

Chandigarh, September 24 - Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal today launched a video module on Juvenile Justice Act (JJ) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for hearing impaired persons.

After launching the video module, Mr. Manohar Lal said, “It is a commendable step that Haryana State Commission for Protection of Child Rights is promoting sign language as well as making the hearing impaired persons aware about the Child Protection laws like JJ and POCSO Act. Through these modules, all hearing impaired people will be able to understand the law and their rights properly. ”

The Chief Minister said that Central Government has taken historic decision to introduce common sign language in the New Education Policy. On one hand, having a common sign language will make conversation easy for the hearing impaired persons, while on the other, it will also open the way for their success at the national level. He said that the rights given to the hearing impaired persons in the New Education Policy will open the way for their success and development in the coming time.

He said that the Central and State Governments are working for the upliftment of not only specially abled but for every citizen. Chief Minister said that the Government will make a special policy for the children who are in need special care and protection. Besides this, policy will also be focused on upliftment of differently abled children, who are living in the Bal Ashram, so that they do not face any problem in various tasks such as reading and writing. State Government is working towards making arrangements for the admission of differently abled children in whatever field they want to pursue their education.

Ms. Jyoti Bainda, Chairperson of the Commission said that in the primary stage, the Commission has prepared video modules regarding the legal aspects of both the above said Acts. With these modules, which have been prepared in Indian sign language, any hearing impaired persons will be able to understand them easily and learn about child protection laws. She said that the commission aims to implement these modules for all hearing impaired persons as well as school going hearing impaired children so that they can become aware about their rights.

Ms. Jyoti Bainda said that according to a study, 72 million people are specially abled worldwide, of which 80 percent people live in developed countries and they use 300 types of sign languages. She said that according to the 2011 census, there are 1.3 million people in India, who are those suffering from hearing impairment. In such a situation, implementation of a common sign language in the New Education Policy by the Central Government across the country is a commendable step.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has expressed deep condolences on demise of Union Minister of State for Railways, Mr. Suresh Angadi.

Chandigarh, September 24 - Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has expressed deep condolences on demise of Union Minister of State for Railways, Mr. Suresh Angadi. After suffering from Corona, 65 years-old Mr. Angadi was admitted to AIIMS COVID-19 Trauma Centre on September 11, 2020. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

In a condolence message issued here today, Chief Minister has expressed grief on demise of Mr. Suresh Angadi and said that his death is an irreparable loss to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Indian politics. It is difficult to fill the void created in the political and social sector of the country due to his death. The Chief Minister while saying that life-death is a harsh truth, expressed condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that God may give strength to the bereaved family to bear this loss.

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Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala has said that the headquarters of Haryana Labour Welfare Board will be established in Jind district

Chandigarh, September 24 - Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala has said that the headquarters of Haryana Labour Welfare Board will be established in Jind district and for this, the officers have been instructed to look for land nearby areas of Jind city. This area will develop significantly with the establishment of the headquarters of the Labour Welfare Board.

The Deputy Chief Minister was interacting with mediapersons in Jind today. In response to a question, he said that the Leaders of Opposition are trying to mislead the farmers on three new Agricultural Bills, however, the fact is that the crops of the farmers will be purchased at Minimum Support Price (MSP) and these Bills will not have any adverse effect on the mandi system. He said that even during the Corona pandemic, the state government had purchased the crops of the farmers in a systematic manner and deposited money directly into the farmers’ account and the farmers were also satisfied with this system. He again reiterated that every single grain of farmers' crops would be purchased at MSP. The government has raised the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Rabi crops to the extent that the said Bills will not affect the MSP in any way.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Dushyant Chautala inaugurated the Sub-Tehsil Complex at a cost of Rs. 7.18 (Rs 7,18,61,000) crore at village Kheri Jalab in Hisar District. Minister of State for Archaeology & Museums and Labour & Employment, Mr. Anoop Dhanak was also present on the occasion. The Deputy Chief Minister also heard the problems of the people of the area and gave instructions to the officers to resolve them.

Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that this sub-tehsil complex will benefit the people of the surrounding 18 villages directly.

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Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala has said that the state will ensure that there is no railway crossing with gate across the state

Chandigarh, September 24 - Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala has said that the state will ensure that there is no railway crossing with gate across the state till the end of this year.

The Deputy Chief Minister was addressing a public gathering at the inauguration of the Railway Over Bridge (ROB) prepared at a cost of Rs 25 crore at the railway station at Nalwa-Umra Road in Hansi today.

Deputy Chief Minister said that the government has ensured that the pace of development is not affected by the Corona pandemic. Sharing more details he said all the railway crossings in the state have been upgraded except 53 such railway crossings. He further added that by the end of this year no such railway crossing will be allowed in the state. Minister of State for Archaeology & Museums and Labour & Employment, Mr. Anoop Dhanak was also present on the occasion.

With the inauguration of the ROB in Hansi, the route will connect village Umra, Sultanpur, and Khanak. This bridge will be very important for the development of Hansi.
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Haryana Education Minister, Mr. Kanwar Pal welcomed the official launch of the National Education Policy, 2020

Chandigarh, September 24 - Haryana Education Minister, Mr. Kanwar Pal welcomed the official launch of the National Education Policy, 2020 across the country and said that to implement the New Education Policy Haryana was the first state to organise a four-day digital conclave of academicians in Chandigarh.

He said that Haryana will be the first state in the country to implement the New Education Policy. The state has given permission to open schools for classes from 9th to 12th while adhering to the COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Union Home Ministry. Apart from this, the process of online admission for the first year of graduation has been started by the Higher Education Department and soon the colleges and universities will be opened.

The Education Minister has also expressed gratitude to President of the Haryana State Higher Education Council, Prof. Brij Kishore Kuthiala, under whose guidance the Conclave of Academics was organized and important suggestions were compiled and incorporated to implement the New Education Policy.

He said that once again the Atam Nirbhar Haryana Seminar is being organized by the Council tomorrow, in which Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal will give his address. This seminar is based on agriculture, industry, trade and education.

He said that the National Education Policy is going to lay the foundation for a 21st century India. This policy has been announced after 34 years. The main feature of this policy is to bring about fundamental changes in school education, with a focus on three aspects. Among these three aspects are firstly ensuring continuity in education of school dropouts, secondly emphasis on pre-school education, and thirdly to enhance the level of education to the international level.

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J.C. Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad has signed an MoU with University of North Texas (UNT), USA

Chandigarh, September 24: Considering the rising demand of students for cutting-edge research to cater to present job market, J.C. Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad has signed an MoU with University of North Texas (UNT), USA to establish a mutually beneficial relationship towards Strategic Partnerships; Capacity building; Research Collaboration; Mobility of Faculty and the students; Dual/Double Degree Awards; and Progression arrangements. The University will soon explore the possibilities to start a dual degree program with UNT, and allow the students of the University to study at its campus in North Texas in the USA.

The MoU has been signed by Jennifer Evans-Cowley, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of UNT. She expressed her willingness on starting exchange programmes of mutual interest. Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dinesh Kumar signed the MoU on behalf of the University.

Expressing pleasure over the academic collaboration, Prof. Dinesh Kumar said that the University of North Texas is one of the largest public research universities of the USA located in Denton, Texas. This partnership will provide opportunities to our faculty and students to get better exposure and international learning experience. Initially, the focus areas of the University will be research collaboration in Cloud computing, IOT, Big Data analytics, BlockChain Technology, Robotics and Automation, Cyber security, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Transport system, and Logistics Management System, he added.

The Vice Chancellor congratulated the Director, International Affairs Cell, Dr. Shilpa Sethi and her team for their consistent efforts for making this initiative successful.

The partnership is the result of deliberations which were held between the officials of both Universities during the International Symposium on Fusion of Science and Technology (ISFT) organized by J.C. Bose University at Faridabad in January this year. The Vice Chancellor also applauded the efforts made by Registrar, Dr. S.K. Garg and Prof. Naveen Kumar of Delhi Technical University for their contribution in forming the association between two Universities.

It may be noted that a delegation from University of North Texas consisted of Dr. Victor Prybutok, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Toulouse Graduate School and Dr. Gayle Prybutok, Faculty and Coordinator of MS in Health Services Administration at UNT, had also visited the University in the month of January, 2020 and discussed prospective academic collaborations between two Universities.
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Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr. J.P Dalal said that on the initiative of Haryana, the Central Government has started announcing Minimum Support Price of crops every year before the start of sowing season

Chandigarh, September 24- Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr. J.P Dalal said that on the initiative of Haryana, the Central Government has started announcing Minimum Support Price of crops every year before the start of sowing season which is in the interest of farmers. Some political leaders have been politicizing this issue in the name of farmers and have not been supporting this, he added.

Mr. Dalal welcomed the announcement of Central Government regarding increase in Minimum Support Prices of Rabi crops like wheat, gram, mustard, barley, lentils and safflower from Rs 50 to Rs 300. The Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi has initiated a permanent formula for fixing the Minimum Support Price of crops following the objective of doubling farmers' income by 2022.

Mr. Dalal said that the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of wheat has been increased by Rs 50 to Rs 1975 per quintal. Similarly, MSP of gram has been increased from Rs 4875 to Rs 5100 per quintal, MSP of mustard has been increased from Rs 4425 to Rs 4650 per quintal. MSP of Barley has been increased from Rs 1525 to Rs 1600 per quintal, MSP of lentils has been increased from Rs 4800 to Rs 5100 per quintal and MSP of safflower has been increased from Rs 5215 to Rs 5327 per quintal.

The Agriculture Minister said that the time has come, when the farmers should become entrepreneurs along with farming as per the initiative of the Government. According to the Bill: Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance 2020' passed by Parliament and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill 2020, the farmers will not only sell their produce within their state but can also sell in the mandis of other states. A farmer can e-contract with any person or bank for its produce under contract farming and will not be required to mortgage their land with the bank for crop loans.

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Haryana Government will procure 100 per cent of paddy, maize, bajra and cotton crops registered under the ‘Meri Fasal Mera Byora’ scheme

Chandigarh, September 24 - Haryana Government will procure 100 per cent of paddy, maize, bajra and cotton crops registered under the ‘Meri Fasal Mera Byora’ scheme during Kharif-2020. Registered farmers will be issued e-gate passes to mandis to ensure hassle-free procurement.

While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department said that consistent efforts have been made to ensure 100 percent coverage of all farmers under the scheme.

Now, with details of crops and land in hand, officers of the Department would be able to calculate average yield and set a benchmark for procurement. An additional relaxation of ten per cent over the average yield would also be given, he added.

Keeping in view variations in crop yields across the State, the assessments would be carried out block-wise through crop cutting experiments. The data from last year’s crop cutting experiments would be considered while ascertaining the yields, where the experiments could not be performed at this time.

He said that this had been done to ensure that all the farmers are able to sell their harvest in the markets, but would also not leave any room for malpractices.
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Transfer and posting orders of one IAS and two HCS officers


Chandigarh, September 24 – Haryana Government issued transfer and posting orders of one IAS and two HCS officers with immediate effect.

Mr. Khetmalis Makarand Pandurang, Director and Special Secretary, Town & Country Planning Department has been posted as Director and Special Secretary, Town & Country Planning Department and Director, Urban Estates.

Among the two HCS officers, Mr. Reagan Kumar who was awaiting orders has been posted as Sub Divisional Officer (Civil) Ferozepur Jhirka.

Mr. Gaurav Antil, Sub Divisional Officer (Civil) Ferozepur Jhirka, Special Officer for implementation of Report of the Commission on the Saraswati Kunj Cooperative House Building Society Ltd. and Deputy CEO, Mewat Development Agency Nuh has been posted as Deputy CEO, Mewat Development Agency, Nuh and Special Officer for implementation of Report of the Commission on the Saraswati Kunj Cooperative House Building Society Ltd.