Think of innovative ideas to ensure benefits of welfare schemes reach last mile citizen, CM to new batch of CMGGA

Chandigarh, March 25 - Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal while interacting with the seventh batch of Chief Minister’s Good Governance Associates (CMGGA) asked them to think of innovative ideas so as to ensure streamlined implementation of the state government’s flagship programmes at the grass root levels.

"Every CMGGA should focus on introducing some innovative project targeted to address every issue pertinent to the district assigned to them," said Sh. Manohar Lal during the interaction programme held late evening on Friday at Haryana Niwas.

The Chief Minister also inquired from the CMGGA about their experience and also guided them about their role in bringing palpable and visible impact on ground.

Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Project Director, CMGGA Programme, Dr. Amit Agrawal also remained present on this occasion.

"The work done by every CMGGA will be reviewed every three months. During this, feedback would be taken from them as to what is required to bring required system changes for uninterrupted and transparent flow of benefits of public centric schemes to those at the bottom of the pyramid," said Sh. Manohar Lal.

He advised the CMGGAs to frequently visit the field so as to develop better communication not only with the common man but also with the public representatives who also work for the welfare of society.

In the automobile sector, 50 percent of the country's manufacturing is from Haryana only.

The Chief Minister said that in the automobile sector, 50 percent of the country's manufacturing is being done in Haryana only, due to which new companies in the service sector have been set up in the industrial sector and revenue has also increased.

"Haryana is leading in terms of per capita income. Efforts are being made to provide opportunities for increasing sales abroad to promote vegetables, fruits and other agricultural products," said Sh. Manohar Lal.

Decision taken to link women belonging to unprivileged section with SHG

The Chief Minister said that while ensuring the welfare of every Antyodaya, the State Government has decided to associate the women belonging to unprivileged sections with the Self Help Groups (SGH) so that they too can get some financial stability.

He said that 50,000 SHGs have been formed to make women self-reliant, and efforts are being made to provide loans and marketing facilities to SHGs.

"To give fair and transparent chances to every aspiring candidate, Common Eligibility Test (CET) for Group C has been held. Under this system, the candidate has to pay only one time registration fee for appearing in the competitive examinations," said Sh. Manohar Lal.

The Chief Minister said that special focus has been laid on Skilling of the Youth. For this, courses have been started in Shri Vishwakarma Skill University at Palwal.

"Haryana is shining bright in every field be it sports, armed forces, the State youth have brought laurels for the state at both National and International levels," said Sh. Manohar Lal.

CM Window proving a boon

The Chief Minister said that about 12 lakh grievances have been solved through the CM Window programme.

"BPL cards of 12 lakh new families have been automatically made through PPP. Besides this, meticulous implementation of many schemes like online transfer policy, Saral portal, SVAMITVA scheme, Auto Appeal System, and Drone Technology have ensured by introducing good governance reforms," said Sh. Manohar Lal.

Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Project Director, CMGGA Programme, Dr. Amit Agrawal said that in the year 2016, CMGGA was started for developing a strategic collaboration between the Government and young individuals (CMGGAs).

"Since then, every year every CMGGAs not only get a golden opportunity to work closely with the Chief Minister's Office but also play an instrumental role in ensuring transparency and efficiency in public service delivery across the state," said Dr. Amit Agrawal.

He said that from past seven years, the CMGGAs worked dedicatedly on several major initiatives of the State Government including agriculture, poverty alleviation, e-governance, education and service delivery.

"They also play a pivotal role in improving governance. This year, 24 young professionals from across the country have been selected to work with the Chief Minister's Office and the Government of Haryana", shared Dr. Amit Agrawal.

He further informed that around 2500 youths from all over India applied out of which 25 CMGGAs were selected. These include 14 men and 11 women.

"Contribution of every CMGGA in realising Chief Minister's maximum governance, minimum government would be invaluable. Their work would strengthen the efforts of the government towards making Haryana a model state in terms of development and good governance," said Dr. Amit Agrawal.

Founder Ashoka University, Sh. Vineet Gupta, and Suman Kaul also remained present on this occasion. Besides this, Rakesh Mukhija, Ravi Pahuja from Hero Motocorp, Abhijit from Kotak Mahindra and Tarun Anthony from Cisco attended the meeting virtually.


CM directs senior administrative officers to redress public grievances from 11 am to 1 pm every day in their office

Chandigarh, March 25 - Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal directed the senior administrative officers of the district to remain present in their offices for two hours from 11 am to 1 pm every day for redressing the public grievances. He further said that non-compliance of instructions will not be tolerated.

The Chief Minister was addressing the gathering at the Shakti Kendra Sangam programme organized at Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar today.

Sh. Manohar Lal said that following the objective of Antyodaya Darshan, the Central and State Governments have successfully implemented various schemes for the welfare of needy families.

The Chief Minister urged the workers to ensure that the benefits of various schemes must reach every eligible beneficiary across the state. He said that the volunteers should come forward to spread door to door public awareness about welfare schemes led by central and state government and accordingly motivate the public to avail timely benefits of the schemes.

Haryana Government working for the welfare of every section of the society
The Chief Minister said that the state government is working for the welfare of every section of the society. The government is making efforts to strengthen the financial condition of farmers’ and deprived classes while ensuring inclusive growth for all – “Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas aur Sabka Vishwas''.

The Chief Minister said that showing concern over the health of every individual, the state government has launched Nirogi Haryana Yojana, under which full body diagnosis of 1.25 crore people have been ensured and timely treatment would also be ensured. Apart from this, the state government has covered more needy beneficiaries by increasing the income limit of BPL. The objective of the state government is to understand the needs of the people and raise the living standard of citizens through Parivar Pehchan Patra. Today, the living standard of about 8 lakh people has been raised which led them to surpass their BPL.

State Government’s objective to provide benefits of welfare schemes to every eligible beneficiary in transparent manner
The Chief Minister said that today the state government has data about every citizen and this data would be used to make public welfare schemes in the future as well. He said that the state government is continuously working in the interest of the society. The objective of the state government is to provide benefits of schemes to every eligible beneficiary in a transparent manner.


Chief Minister takes stock of the crops damaged by the rains

Chief Minister conducts aerial survey during his Hisar tour
Directions given to all the Deputy Commissioners to do special Girdawari as soon as possible

Chandigarh, March 25 - Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal, during his visit to Hisar today, conducted an aerial survey of crops affected by untimely rains and hailstorms.

The Haryana government is committed to protecting the interests of the farmers and ensuring their welfare. Every possible effort will be made to safeguard the interest of the farmers, said Sh. Manohar Lal.

He said that directions have been given to the Deputy Commissioners to carry out special Girdawari of crops affected by untimely rains and hailstorms in the past.

The Deputy Commissioners have been further directed to complete this special Girdawari work by April 15 so that compensation can be transferred into the accounts of the farmers by the month of May.
Chief Minister interacted directly with farmers of FPO through audio conferencing

Calls upon farmers to join FPOs and earn more income by adopting storage, management, grading, and packaging techniques

Farmers should adopt micro irrigation and natural farming, urges CM

Haryana is among the top states in the country in terms of the formation of one FPO in every block, CM

Chandigarh, March 25 - Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal called upon the farmers to join Farmers Producer Organizations (FPOs) in large numbers so that their agricultural costs can be reduced and they can also get more profit. He further urged the farmers to adopt micro irrigation, drip irrigation etc.

Urging the farmers to adopt natural farming, the Chief Minister said that natural farming increases the fertility of the land. Less water is needed and due to non-dependence on chemical fertilizers, not only the production cost is decreased, but the quality of production also increases, said Sh. Manohar Lal while interacting directly with the farmers of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) through audio conferencing today.

Sh. Manohar Lal said that Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi had envisioned about FPOs in February 2020 with the objective of increasing the income of farmers by providing them with knowledge of modern technical management, storage, and marketing.

“In this, a target was set to create 10,000 FPOs in the country. The farmers of Haryana have also successfully adopted this scheme. There are 731 FPOs in the state. After getting inspiration from the achievement of these FPOs, other farmers will also join the FPOs”, informed Sh. Manohar Lal.

State Government is giving every possible financial assistance to the FPOs including grading, branding

During this, the farmers expressed their gratitude to the Chief Minister and said that under the dynamic leadership of the Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal, the State Government is implementing several schemes beneficial to the farmers. Due to financial assistance from the government to FPOs and many other types of assistance related to grading, and branding of products, the economic burden on the farmers has been reduced and at the same time, the farmers are getting the right price for their produce.

Echoing the same sentiments, Jainender Chauhan, owner of Aterna Organic Farmer Producer Company Limited, District Sonipat apprised the Chief Minister that 500 farmers are associated with his FPO and they cultivate baby corn and sweet corn. He further informed that earlier farmers used to sell their produce in azadpur mandi, New Delhi where they got less price, but after joining FPO, the FPO sells its products in foreign countries as well, due to which farmers have got direct benefit by getting the higher price of their yield.

Expressing gratitude to the Chief Minister for extending every possible help, Anurag owner of Pehowa Vegetable Producer Company Limited, District Kurukshetra shared that about 300 farmers are associated with his FPO, who cultivate potatoes. The tie-up has been done with different companies, due to which the farmers greatly benefitted.

Manoj Sihag owner of Kharisureran Farmer Producer Company Limited based in Sirsa said that he had started Integrated PAC House for Kinnow and Malta and 300 farmers are associated with his FPO. The subsidy has also been received by the Horticulture Department on transportation, due to which it has become easier to sell its products across the country, shared Manoj Sihag.

Farmers can become Entrepreneurs by joining FPOs

The Chief Minister said that farmers can save their products from getting spoiled by building PACs through their FPO. Along with this, by doing the grading and packaging of the product yourself, not only will you be saved from the interference of middlemen, but you will also be directly connected with the market, said Sh. Manohar Lal to the farmers.

The Chief Minister said that even after the end of the crop season, the agricultural produce will continue to be supplied from the PACs and the farmer will continue to get income.

“Going a step further, farmers can prepare a variety of agro products themselves, such as tomato puree, ginger-garlic paste, dry onion, etc. In this way, farmers can also become Entrepreneurs by running their own agro-based small-scale industries”, said Sh. Manohar Lal.

The Chief Minister said that there is a lot of potential for a supply of fresh fruits and vegetables in Haryana. Turmeric is grown in the Yamunanagar district. Turmeric products can be prepared there. Similarly, Kinnow is grown in district Sirsa and potato in Kurukshetra, vegetables in Karnal and baby corn and mushroom in district Sonipat are produced in abundance, said Sh. Manohar Lal.

He said that FPO is the modern form of the cooperative sector. Vita in Haryana is also an example of this. Like the cooperative sector, about 300 farmers work together in the FPO. Therefore I urge more and more farmers to join FPOs. The government will motivate the progressive farmers to train other progressive farmers, and for this, the government will provide incentives to them, said the Chief Minister.

Haryana is among the top states in the country in terms of the formation of one FPO in every block

During the programme, Director General, Horticulture Department, Dr. Arjun Saini, gave detailed information about the assistance being given by the department to the FPOs. He apprised the Chief Minister that Haryana and Chhattisgarh have got the number one state status in terms of the formation of FPOs in every block.

He said that new FPOs are being given various incentives. Each new FPO is provided handholding and management support of Rs.18 lakh over a period of 3 years.

Cluster-based business organizations are paid a cost of Rs 25 lakh per FPO during a period of 5 years for the formation and promotion of FPOs.

Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. DS Dhesi, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Dr. Amit Agrawal, Political Advisor to Chief Minister, Sh. B.B. Bharti, Joint Director, Information, Public Relations, Language and Culture Department, Sh. Gaurav Gupta also remained present on the occasion.

Besides imparting quality education, educational institutions should work to develop confidence among students – Higher Education Minister

Chandigarh, March 25 – Haryana Higher Education Minister, Sh. Mool Chand Sharma said that the educational institutions should also work to enhance confidence among students besides imparting them quality education.

Sh. Mool Chand Sharma was addressing the students at the annual function programme organised at DPG College, Gurugram today.

Under the new education policy, the Higher Education Minister urged the youth to strive to become job givers, and not job seekers. He said that today on the basis of transparency, the state government is providing great job opportunities to the eligible youth across the state. Similarly, Shri Vishwakarma Skill University (SVSU) is the first university of North India in Palwal which is providing maximum job opportunities to the youth of the state by imparting and enhancing their skill.

The Higher Education Minister said that realizing the importance of education, the state government has opened new colleges in the state. In this sequence, work is also being done to improve infrastructure of colleges across the state.

On the occasion of inaugurating the new building of the college, the Higher Education Minister also honoured the students who have made remarkable contributions in various fields.