Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister, Mr. Anil Vij today launched website: ulbharyana.gov.in of the department and mobile app 'Swachh Haryana'.

Chandigarh, October 1 - Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister, Mr. Anil Vij today launched website: ulbharyana.gov.in of the department and mobile app 'Swachh Haryana'. While the app will enable people to get information related to cleanliness, the website will help them getting information about any Municipal Corporation, Council and Committee in the State.

Mr. Vij said that ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ is being celebrated from October 2 to 17, 2020 throughout the state, under which all the Municipal Corporations, Municipal Councils and Municipal Committees will encourage the people to work on Swachh Haryana, Swachh Bharat and Sampan Bharat. Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal will inaugurate ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ at Panchkula on October 2, 2020, he added.

He said that ‘Swachh Haryana’ mobile app will prove as a certificate of cleanliness in the state as any person can upload photographs of dirty drains, unclean roads and heap of garbage lying in any particular area under the concerned Local Body. Within 3 hours of uploading of photographs on this website, the backup teams of the department will reload the picture after ensuring the cleanliness of that place. Apart from this, the problem of street lighting will have to be resolved within 24 hours, failing which, the contractor will have to pay a fine of Rs 50 per event per day.

He said that a special drive will also be launched for cleaning of drains and safe disposal of waste. For this event, District Municipal Commissioner will be the Nodal Officer at the district level and the Public Health Engineering Department, HSIIDC, Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran and Local Bodies will work together for the success of this campaign.

Mr. Vij said that information of all 88 Urban Local Bodies of the state will be available on the website of the department. He said that instructions have been issued to all Municipal Corporations, Councils and Committees of the state to identify garbage spots and ensure the cleanliness of such spots. He said that during this period special attention would be paid towards beautification of parks and cleanliness of public toilets and making the roads garbage free. He urged all the social institutions to come forward and actively participate in this cleanliness drive.

Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Local Bodies Department, Mr. S. N. Roy, Director General of the Department, Mr. Amit Agarwal, State Informatics Officer (SIO), NIC, Mr. Deepak Bansal and other officers were also present on this occasion.

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Haryana Transport Minister, Mr. Mool Chand Sharma has directed all concerned departments to clear all the pending cases related to the rectification of accident prone spots by November 30, saying that road safety is paramount for all of us and action will be taken against those showing negligence.

Chandigarh, October 1 - Haryana Transport Minister, Mr. Mool Chand Sharma has directed all concerned departments to clear all the pending cases related to the rectification of accident prone spots by November 30, saying that road safety is paramount for all of us and action will be taken against those showing negligence. He said that ‘Haryana Vision Zero’ has been an important contributor in the decline in road accidents. Therefore, the possibilities to restart it should be explored.

The Transport Minister, who is also the Chairman of the State Road Safety Council, was addressing the officers present at the Council Meeting here today.

In the meeting action taken report of all the stakeholder departments on the decisions taken in the last meeting of the council held on 31 December 2019 was also presented. Apart from this, construction of speed breakers, identification of new speed breaker points, installation of road signage, marking, cat eye etc., construction of foot over bridges and under bridges, installation of traffic lights at important places and providing trauma care facilities in all important hospitals along the highways were among some of the important points that were discussed in the meeting.

Mr. Mool Chand Sharma directed that GPS systems should be installed in the vehicles of RTA Secretaries and Assistant Secretaries within a period of one month. In addition, at least 10 days of training should be made mandatory for making licenses of light vehicles.

The Minister directed that the dress code should be made compulsory for all the employees working at the toll plaza, on which the name of the employee should also be clearly written. Apart from this, to register a complaint there, a register should be kept and phone number should also be made available so that if any person has any kind of problem, he can immediately register his complaint. He said that government vehicles should be allowed to leave from the sideway if there is more congestion at the toll plaza.

The Minister said that after opening of the schools, regular checks of school buses should be conducted so as to ensure that the buses are following the provisions of Safe School Vehicle Policy. The school buses should not be overloaded and female assistants should be deployed in girls’ buses. Also, cases of driving by minor children should be dealt with strictly.

The Transport Minister said that due to lack of signage boards or lack of proper visibility on the highways, especially national highways, people suffer a lot of inconvenience and have to come back from several kilometers. Therefore, large signage boards should be installed at least two kilometers away from the distance to see the cities on these routes, which are visible from a distance.

In the meeting, Transport Commissioner, Haryana, Mr. S.S. Phulia, Director, State Transport Haryana, Mr. Virender Kumar Dahiya, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order), Mr. Navdeep Singh Virk, Joint Transport Commissioner (Road Safety), Mr. Ashok Kumar, Additional Transport Commissioner, Mr. Virender Sehrawat and other senior officers of the various departments were present.

Chandigarh, October 1 - Haryana Government has taken several important decisions so as to ensure that the ongoing procurement of kharif crops in the mandis of the state is done in a systematic and smooth manner. Besides this, arrangements have been made to ensure that the procurement is done as per the convenience of farmers, arhtiyas and rice millers.

Sharing more information, Additional Chief Secretary, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department, Mr. P. K. Das said that the State Government has decided that as per the demand of rice millers, as the paddy will be procured, on the same day billing will be done by the arhtiyas.

Similarly, the lifting of paddy will be ensured within 24 hours so that no inconvenience is faced by anyone in the mandis. In this regard, the department has issued guidelines to the transporters, said Mr. P.K Das.

He said that if any transporter is unable to lift paddy within 24 hours, then the Deputy Commissioners have been authorized to take services of any other transporters at the same transportation rate.

Additional Chief Secretary, Mr. P. K. Das has clarified that the procurement process of paddy is being done as per the rules issued by the Food Corporation of India. A letter has been written to the Corporation to install digital sampling machines at every Custom Milled- Rice(CMR) Station. The CMR ratio amount will be increased from 15 to 25.

He informed that the payment of bills will be done after one month of completion of CMR work. He said that it is mandatory for the millers to unload their trucks within four hours after the vehicle reaches the mill.

Similarly, rice millers can take 50 percent Bardana for Jiri as earlier. He informed that if the rent of the tarpaulin for the previous season is due with any miller or Arhtiya, then it will also be paid. He said that physical verification will be done as before.

He informed that a letter will be written to the Central Government for counting of by-products in paddy at the time of physical verification. He said that according to the data given by Agriculture Department, this year paddy crop has been sown on about 12 lakh hectare area and arrival of 68 lakh metric ton of levy paddy is expected. Procurement process will continue till December 15, 2020.

Mr. Das informed that the procurement of paddy is going on in eight districts including two Paddy rich districts Karnal and Kurukshetra. Similarly, from today onwards, Government procurement has also started for Bajra at Minimum Support Price of Rs. 2150 per quintal.