Haryana to introduce policy for commercial construction in residential areas

Chief Minister addresses the gathering at Jan Samvad held in Ambala

Integrated Command and Control Center to come up in Ambala

Chandigarh, September 18- In a bid to tackle the growing issue of unauthorised commercial construction within residential areas of cities, Haryana is all set to formulate a policy for commercial construction in residential areas.

This was shared by Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal while addressing a Jan Samvad held at SA Jain College in Ambala city late evening on September 17.

Speaking on the occasion, Sh. Manohar Lal said that acknowledging the rampant proliferation of commercial establishments and showrooms encroaching upon designated residential zones, the government is gearing up to unveil a comprehensive policy aimed at rectifying this situation.

“Under this policy, areas that have already been transformed into commercial spaces within residential zones will be officially designated as commercial areas,” said Sh. Manohar Lal.

Issue notices to residential areas still undergoing commercialization, CM

Meanwhile, during the Samvad the Chief Minister also directed Municipal Corporation officers to issue notices to residential areas still undergoing commercialization. Stricter actions will be taken against non-compliance, he said.

During a Samvad, the Municipal Corporation's Superintendent Engineer, Vivek Gill, was questioned about an ongoing commercial construction project. However, he failed to give a satisfactory answer. Consequently, the Chief Minister promptly issued orders for Vivek Gill's transfer from his current position.

Sh. Manohar Lal said that 450 colonies had recently received approval in the state, with an additional 400 colonies currently under review. Notably, 1800 colonies in the state remain unapproved.

Integrated Command and Control Center to come up in Ambala

To enhance security and traffic management, the Chief Minister announced plans to establish an Integrated Command and Control Center in Ambala city. The government will fully fund this initiative, modelled after similar centres in Gurugram and Karnal, he said. Besides this, he also directed the Deputy Commissioner to conduct a city-wide survey and ensure the installation of CCTV cameras in areas lacking surveillance. These cameras will be integrated into the Police Integrated Command and Control Centre, said the Chief Minister.

Grant allocation is done based on the Population

The Chief Minister shared that grants for development projects would now be allocated based on city populations. A grant of Rs 2500 per person, determined by the population as of December 31 of the previous year, will be disbursed to cities.

We stopped leakages by replacing the old system with IT reforms

Highlighting his government's achievements, the Chief Minister said that with the radical IT reforms, the present state government has accomplished more development work at a reduced cost compared to previous governments. The present state government has successfully curtailed systemic inefficiencies, making services more accessible to citizens, he added.

5 beneficiaries get instant pension certificates

During the Samvad, the Chief Minister gave on-the-spot pension certificates to five beneficiaries, namely Ashwini Kumar, Vijay Kumar, Ravindra Kumar, Nizamuddin, and Roshni Devi.

Responding to public demands, the Chief Minister directed the officers concerned to assess the feasibility of constructing community centres in Ward-12 and 15. Additionally, he directed the Deputy Commissioner to ensure timely redressal of the grievances raised by the public during the Samvad.

Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Shaleen, Superintendent of Police, Sh. Jashandeep Singh Randhawa and other dignitaries were present on this occasion.


हरियाणा के मुख्यमंत्री श्री मनोहर लाल का बुंदेलखंड (मध्य प्रदेश) में आयोजित जन आशीर्वाद यात्रा के दौरान भव्य स्वागत। साथ में हैं मध्य प्रदेश के मुख्यमंत्री श्री शिवराज सिंह चौहान व अन्य गणमान्य। (18.09.2023)


Haryana Government Launches Block Utthaan Programme (BUP) to Transform Rural Communities: First Phase to Cover 22 Underdeveloped Blocks

Chandigarh, September 18: The Haryana Government is embarking on a transformative journey with the launch of the Block Utthaan Programme (BUP), a comprehensive initiative aimed at revitalizing rural communities across the state. In its first phase, the program will roll out in 22 underdeveloped blocks, with one block selected from each district, commencing in October.

In a meeting to review the implementation of Block Utthan Programme, the Chief Secretary, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal said that 9 key performance indicators (KPIs) have been identified across various sectors, including agriculture and irrigation, equality and poverty eradication, empowerment, education and skilling, social development, health and nutrition, infrastructure and governance, energy management, and water and sanitation.

Mr. Kaushal directed all offices to submit data against their relevant indicator for all 143 blocks by September 30 for baseline assessment.

He said that the BUP is a bold and ambitious initiative that has the potential to transform rural communities across Haryana. The government is committed to working with local communities and stakeholders to ensure the program's success and that all rural people benefit from its implementation. He stressed the need for timely monitoring and ensure to provide benefits keeping all the aspects in mind.

The Chief Secretary emphasized the need to train individuals at the block level to empower young people with the skills necessary for self-reliance. In line with this objective, efforts will be made to provide regular skill development training. Additionally, a campaign aimed at curbing child marriages will also be initiated as part of agenda.

Mr Kaushal said that the the Block Utthaan Programme is also an institutionalized continuous process, meaning that it is not a one-time initiative. Rather, it is a long-term commitment to improving the lives of rural people. The program will be monitored and evaluated on a regular basis, and adjustments will be made as needed to ensure that it is achieving its desired outcomes.

The Block Utthaan Programme offers a range of incentives to drive development, including Capacity Building, where Block Development Officers and Deputy Commissioners of the most rapidly advancing blocks receive top-notch training from reputable national and international universities. Additionally, Knowledge Sharing involves the best-performing blocks acting as anchor blocks to guide 22 underdeveloped blocks in achieving their specific pledges.

He said that under BUP, the Pledge Aligned Departments and their respective Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) within the Block Utthaan Programme includes:

Agriculture & Irrigation - Aligned with the Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Department, the KPI measures the percentage of area under crop diversification, horticulture, and Direct Seeded Rice (DSR) cultivation.

Education & Skilling - Under the purview of the Department of Higher Education (HE), this pledge focuses on two KPIs: the percentage of youth either in employment/training or engaged in education within the block and the improvement in the overall pass percentage in Class 12th for Government Schools compared to the state average.

Energy Management- The Department of Energy (ENR) oversees this pledge, which assesses the percentage of agricultural pump sets up to 10 HP that are powered by renewable energy sources.

Health & Nutrition- Managed by the Women & Child Development (WCD) Department, this pledge monitors the percentage of Severe Acute Malnourishment (SAM) in children under 6 years of age within the block.

Infrastructure and Governance - Under the Development and Panchayat Department (D&P), this pledge covers various KPIs, including the percentage of Government buildings/premises with internet connection at the Gram Panchayat/Gram Sachivalay, School, Health, and Animal Husbandry level. Additionally, it tracks the total number of houses constructed as part of the Finance & Planning (F&P) initiative.

Among those present in the meeting include Additional Chief Secretary, Development and Panchayats, Sh. Anil Malik, Additional Chief Secretary, Public Health Engineering, Sh. A.K Singh, Commissioner and Secretary, Women and Child Development, Mrs. P. Amneet, Director General, Development and Panchayats, Mr. D.K. Badhara, Special Secretary, Human Resources, Mr. Aditya Dahiya and other senior officers.


Three projects of ULB worth over Rs. 100 crore completed

21 Development Projects Worth Rs. 8076.93 Crore on Track in Haryana

Mega Food Park in Rohtak nearing completion

CCTV cameras installed in 501 police stations

Construction of Swarnjayanti Integrated Aviation Hub in Hisar to be operational soon

Smart meters to be installed in all homes in Gurugram

Chandigarh, September 18: Following a comprehensive review meeting of development projects worth more than Rs 100 crore here today, Haryana Chief Secretary, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal disclosed that work on 21 projects in 13 departments, costing Rs 8076.93 crore, is progressing on time. Three projects of Urban Local Bodies department, costing Rs 455.14 crore, have been completed.

The Chief Secretary said that the projects are progressing on schedule including five projects of Urban Local Bodies, four projects each in the Town and Country Planning as well as the Public Works (B&R) and Architecture, and two projects dedicated to the Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, and 1 project each in the Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Cooperation, Industries and Commerce, Irrigation and Water Resources, Medical Education and Research, and Public Health Engineering Departments. The three projects of ULB namely Augmentation of Water Supply Scheme in Panipat under AMRUT, Sewerage system in Civic Amenities and infrastructure deficient areas in Panipat and Sewerage system in Civic Amenities and infrastructure deficient areas in Palwal have been completed.

The Chief Secretary directed the officials concerned to expedite the work on the projects and ensure their timely completion. He also stressed on the need to maintain the quality of work. He also directed the nodal officers to update the timelines for completing development projects so that they can be easily monitored.

He reviewed the progress of 82 projects of Home, Cooperation, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Health and Family Welfare, Medical Education and Research, Civil Aviation, Animal Husbandry and Dairy, Energy, Industry and Commerce, Public Health, Public Works and Archaeology, Irrigation and Water Resources, and Urban Local Bodies, Town and Country Planning costing Rs. 54,836.39 crore and gave necessary directions to the officials.

The Chief Secretary said that the work of setting up a Central Processing Unit in the Mega Food Park of Rohtak by HAFED is nearing completion. Work of selling industrial plots and setting up three primary processing centers is underway in the food park. It is also being planned to set up a horticulture plant in this park. He said that most of the work of installing CCTV cameras in 501 police stations of the state is now complete, and they are now being checked.

The Chief Secretary said that the establishment of the apple, fruit, and vegetable market being built in Pinjore at a cost of Rs 140 crore is progressing quickly. He also reviewed the construction of the International Market Gannaur and the campus of Maharana Pratap Horticulture University, Karnal. The work of establishing the branches of this University at Shri Krishna Ayush University and Deen Dayal Upadhyay University Kutel is completed. The work of installing equipment and furniture is scheduled to be completed by December 31.

He said that the construction of a medical college in Bhiwani is nearing completion and classes will begin in the next session. Additionally, work is underway to establish six government nursing colleges in the state. The nursing colleges in Rewari, Faridabad, and Pinjore will be completed soon, and those in Kaithal and Kurukshetra are scheduled to be completed next year. During the meeting, detailed information about the medical colleges in Jind and Koriawas was also obtained, and instructions were given to expedite their construction.

The Chief Secretary gave directions regarding the construction of the Swarnjayanti Integrated Aviation Hub in Hisar. He also asked for the construction work of Lala Lajpat Rai University, Hisar to be expedited. Additionally, he reviewed the work on the installation of 11 KV feeders and smart meters in Smart City Gurugram. He said that smart meters are being installed in the homes of electricity consumers, and that all formalities should be completed and action taken soon so that all electricity consumers can reap the benefits.

The Chief Secretary reviewed in detail the progress of many development projects, including IMT Sohna, Phase-2 of Industrial Estate Barwala, Phase-I of Industrial Global City Gurugram, Integrated Multimodal Logistics Hub Project Nangal Choudhary, IMT Kharkhoda, and Electronic Manufacturing Cluster Sohna. He also provided necessary guidance and suggestions for the improvement of these projects.

The Chief Secretary directed that the drinking water schemes to provide drinking water to 35 villages in Badhra assembly constituency, 52 villages and 5 dhanis of Nuh district, and the village of Bhalkhi in Mahendragarh be completed within the stipulated time frame.

He reviewed the progress of several road projects, including Construction of a road from Noida to Gurugram via Faridabad, Two link roads connecting West Faridabad to East Faridabad, Construction of a road from Faridabad to Greater Noida and a bridge on the Yamuna River, A road connecting the Pinjore bypass with NH-21, The NH-52 to Hisar district four-lane road.

The Chief Secretary also reviewed the progress of War Memorial Ambala, expansion of War Memorial Stadium Ambala, new Judicial Complex Gurugram, 200-bed hospital in Gurugram, MCH Block of Civil Hospital Panchkula, Shri Shitala Mata Medical College and Kherki Majra Hospital in Gurugram, and many health projects. He also reviewed the Irrigation projects, sewerage treatment projects, drainage, and schemes implemented under the AMRUT scheme.

The meeting was attended by Power Utility Chairman, Mr. PK Das, Additional Chief Secretary, Cooperation Department, Mr. Sudhir Rajpal, Additional Chief Secretary, Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department, Dr. Sumita Mishra, Additional Chief Secretary, Industries & Commerce, Mr. Anand Mohan Sharan, Additional Chief Secretary, Civil Aviation, Mr. V Rajashekhar Vundru, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Mr. V Umashankar, Principal Secretary, Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Department, Mr. Vijayendra Kumar and other senior officers of various departments.