Roads having a width of more than three karam will be paved

The road network in the State to get another boost, out of total approved 1647 roads, tenders for strengthening of 1632 roads floated

CM chairs key meeting with Administrative Secretaries, Deputy Commissioners, reviews several schemes

Ensure timely implementation of every project and scheme, directs CM

Keep an eye on the smuggling of Bajra, directs CM

Chandigarh September 23- In a proactive move to enhance the road network connectivity in Haryana, Chief Minister Sh. Manohar Lal today chaired a key meeting with the Administrative Secretaries and Deputy Commissioners to discuss the pivotal initiatives aimed at road development and the comprehensive review of various state government projects and schemes.

During the meeting the Chief Minister said that the present state government is committed to improving connectivity between villages and cities, hence roads with a width of more than three karam will be paved to facilitate smoother transportation.

The Chief Minister was apprised that out of total approved 1647 roads, tenders for strengthening of 1632 roads floated. Apart from this, the work allotment of 1378 has been done and the allocation process for the remaining roads is underway.

During the meeting, Sh. Manohar Lal also reviewed several ongoing state government schemes and projects, encompassing areas such as SVAMITVA Yojana, Meri Fasal Mera Byora, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Jab Samvad portal, CM announcements, procurement, and the availability of essential agricultural inputs like urea and DAP.

Ensure time-bound execution of every project and scheme

Directing the Deputy Commissioners to ensure the execution of every scheme and project in a time-bound manner, the Chief Minister said ‘Well begun is half done’, therefore every Deputy Commissioner ensure that all government schemes and projects are executed within stipulated timeframes, with a focus on meticulous implementation.

Conduct a survey of the roads damaged in recent rains

Addressing the issue of road damage due to recent rains, the Chief Minister directed the Deputy Commissioners to conduct a survey of all such roads and share a compiled report as to repair work of how many roads have been taken up on their own and how many have been sent for the approval of the headquarters. He further directed the Deputy Commissioners to ensure Quality monitoring of every work that has been started.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister was apprised that the Deputy Commissioners can get the repair work upto Rs. 20 lakh at their level while any work above this are sent to the headquarters for final approval.

While giving directions regarding the work of the roads measuring 5 karmas, the Chief Minister directed that the Deputy Commissioners should ensure the demarcation of the roads to ensure that work on these roads can begin in a time-bound manner.

Every DC should closely monitor the resolution and demands received during the Jan Samvad

The Chief Minister directed the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to closely monitor the resolutions and demands received during the Jan Samvad, which serves as a platform for public interaction.

He underscores the importance of quick redressal of grievances and emphasizes the need for time-bound resolutions. Officers were also directed to eliminate unnecessary delays in addressing complaints, with the further direction that complaints should only be marked as resolved when the complainants are genuinely satisfied. Besides this, he also directed the Deputy Commissioners to adopt a clear and efficient process for bifurcating complaints within specified timeframes.

Sh. Manohar Lal said that certain complaints, particularly those raised by Sarpanches (village heads), have been addressed immediately following feasibility assessments. Furthermore, he directed the Administrative Secretaries and DCs to compile a comprehensive list of announcements made during Jan Samvads and include the same in the CM announcements.

The Chief Minister also directed the officers to emphasize conducting periodic reviews of demands originating from Urban Local Bodies (ULB) and Panchayat departments.

“All the complaints received in the offices of the Deputy Commissioners and Additional Deputy Commissioners should also be closely monitored and resolved. Deputy Commissioners should closely oversee the feasibility and cost estimates associated with demands related to Panchayats,” directed Sh. Manohar Lal.

Share the details of the mismatch of the data on MFMB with farmers before the crop is harvested

During the meeting, another vital concern highlighted by the Chief Minister was the mismatch of data within the Meri Fasal Mera Boyra (MFMB) portal.

The Chief Minister said that it is imperative to promptly share data discrepancies with participating farmers before the harvest commences. He directed that the Deputy Commissioners and their teams, in collaboration with agriculture-related departments, have a critical role in swiftly resolving all data mismatches. This proactive approach is aimed at preventing potential legal disputes and protests during the upcoming procurement season, he said.

“Comprehensive verification processes must be executed with due diligence, particularly as procurement is scheduled to commence on September 25,” directed the Chief Minister.

He further directed that from September 25, procurement will start, hence along with the verification work, in the next two days, all the necessary arrangements required for procurement should also be made.

Additionally, the Deputy Commissioners were also directed to ensure the timely calibration and availability of meters. Marketing Board officers have been tasked with supervising the setup of control rooms, while directions regarding efforts to provide uninterrupted internet access, along with necessary computer equipment and data entry operators were also given by the Chief Minister. He said that all of these arrangements should be made with consideration for prevailing weather conditions.

Keep an eye on the smuggling of Bajra

The Chief Minister while emphasizing the issue of smuggling of Bajra from the Border States directed the Deputy Commissioners, who are also the nodal officers of the procurement to ensure stringent border controls through police checkposts.

“We have taken 2.5 lakh MT Bajara procurement permission from the Centre hence special attention should be paid to keeping a check on the smuggling from the borders by setting up police check posts. Check Posting and border checking should be strengthened. Besides, this mandatory check should be done on last year's stock. Stocking in the Mandis should also be done before the procurement so that no one tries to sell the stocked crop in the new procurement,” directed Sh. Manohar Lal.

Chief Secretary, Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary and Financial Commissioner, Revenue and Disaster Management Department, Sh. T.V.S.N Prasad, Additional Chief Secretary, Medical Education and Research Department, Dr. Sumita Misra, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department, Sh. Anurag Rastogi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. V Umashankar, Advisor to Chief Minister (Irrigation), Sh. Devender Singh, Principal Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department, Sh. Vijayendra Kumar, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Director General, Information, Public Relations, Language and Culture Department, Dr. Amit Agrawal, Commissioner and Secretary, Women and Child Development Department, Smt. Amneet P Kumar, Deputy Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. K Makrand Pandurang and other officers also remained present during the meeting.

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Manohar Lal led government’s innovative approach to early childhood education bore fruitful results

About 40000 children enrolled in play-way schools across Haryana

Target to open 4,000 more play-way schools in the next 2 years, CM

CM interacts with parents of the children who have taken admission in these playway schools

Chandigarh, September 23- In a progressive move to prioritise early childhood education, the Chief Minister of Haryana, Sh. Manohar Lal had unveiled a groundbreaking initiative to establish 4,000 play-way schools across the state. This visionary project, aligned with the New Education Policy 2020, aimed to nurture the cognitive and intellectual abilities of children aged 3 to 6 years has finally borne fruitful results as around 40,000 students have taken admissions in these schools.

Haryana Chief Minister shared this information while interacting with the parents of the children who have taken admission in these schools during the audio conferencing held here today.

“One of the central objectives of this initiative is to ensure that quality education is accessible to children from all socioeconomic backgrounds. I am happy that at present these Playway schools are poised to provide educational opportunities to approximately 40,000 children. However, now we have planned to open an additional 4,000 schools within the next two years. To facilitate this expansion, 2,500 suitable locations have already been identified,” shared Sh. Manohar Lal.

During the interaction, the parents expressed gratitude and satisfaction before the Chief Minister for opening playway schools having state-of-the-art education facilities as compared to what the children were getting in the Anganwadi centres.

Responding to the suggestions shared by parents during the interaction, the Chief Minister took decisive action and directed officers to address the concerns and improve the education system, especially in areas where the strength of children is high. He directed the officers to ensure the provision of suitable rooms in the play schools having high strength of children. He also directed the officers that, if needed, Anganwadis should be upgraded into play-way schools.

The Chief Minister also directed the Deputy Commissioners to conduct a comprehensive survey of playway schools in their respective districts so as to collect data on existing facilities, resources, and requirements, allowing for decision-making regarding necessary upgrades and room allocations.

Empowering every child's potential is the utmost priority of the state government

Sh. Manohar Lal underscored the significance of this initiative in line with Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi's vision, which recognizes the importance of early education from the age of 3. While private play schools have traditionally served the more affluent, these government-backed institutions are dedicated to serving every child, irrespective of their family's financial circumstances.

Playway schools a key to enhancing educational facilities

The Chief Minister said that the government has made considerable efforts to enhance the infrastructure of these play schools. Initiatives include the installation of water purifiers, vibrant wall paintings, swings, sliders, and a wide array of educational toys to stimulate physical and mental development.

Special focus on developing Mathematical Skills

The Chief Minister further shared that a recent survey conducted by the state government highlighted notable progress in children's language skills but identified a gap in mathematical proficiency among children aged 3 to 5. In response, the present state government is gearing efforts towards strengthening mathematical skills in this age group. An annual survey will be conducted to track progress and make data-driven improvements.

Anganwadi centre upgraded to support working mothers

The Chief Minister said that while recognizing the need for childcare services, the government has upgraded Anganwadi centres to serve as play schools for younger children. Furthermore, 165 crèches have been established to support working mothers, with plans to open an additional 335 crèches in identified locations, shared Sh. Manohar Lal.

Comprehensive education under one roof

The Chief Minister said that under the umbrella of the New Education Policy, Haryana is diligently working towards creating educational institutions that offer a seamless educational journey from Kindergarten (KG) to Postgraduate (PG) levels, all within a single institution. Currently, admissions have been initiated under the KG to PG scheme in four prominent state universities, he added.

Parental involvement necessary for holistic development

Sh. Manohar Lal emphasised the pivotal role of parents and guardians in a child's development. He encouraged parents to spend quality time with their children, fostering not only emotional strength but also accelerating their mental development. This engagement, he affirmed, would pave the way for success, not only academically but also in their social lives

Commissioner and Secretary, Women and Child Development Department, Smt. Amneet P Kumar, Deputy Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. K. Makarand Pandurang, Joint Director, (Admn.), Information, Public Relations, Language and Culture Department, Sh. Gaurav Gupta and other officers also remained present on this occasion.

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Meri Maati - Mera Desh campaign is a matter of pride for Haryana: Dr. Amit Agrawal

Programmes will be held at the block level on 2nd October

Soil from every place will be collected in Amrit Kalash

Chandigarh, September 23 - Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Haryana and Director General, Information, Public Relations, Language and Culture Department, Dr. Amit Agrawal stated that the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, had launched the 'Meri Maati - Mera Desh’ campaign as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and Amrit Bela. This campaign is a matter of immense pride for Haryana. Under this initiative, programmes will be organised at the block level on October 2nd, Mahatma Gandhi's birthday, where soil will be collected from all villages and wards.

Dr. Amit Agrawal said that the first phase of the 'Meri Maati - Mera Desh' campaign was completed on August 15. In Phase 2, soil will be collected through the Amrit Kalash Yatra. He emphasised that while Haryana's farmers feed millions, its athletes elevate the pride of the state and the country by playing on the soil of their homeland. The brave soldiers of Haryana sacrifice their lives to protect their motherland. Therefore, this programme aims to connect every resident of the state with the significance of soil and the proud stories of Haryana through these initiatives.

He further added that the Amrit Kalash of soil will be sent to the national-level programme in Delhi. The Amrit Kalash, representing different regions, will be dedicated to the Amrit Vatika in honour of the brave heroes of our nation. This programme serves as a tribute to the profound connection between the people of Haryana and their soil, showcasing their contributions to the nation's pride.

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Paddy procurement will start from 25th September - Deputy Chief Minister

Chandigarh, September 23 - Haryana, Deputy Chief Minister, Sh. Dushyant Chautala, made a significant announcement today, that the Haryana government has decided to kickstart the procurement of kharif crops on September 25th this year, indicating a departure from the state's traditional practices, a move that has garnered attention for its farmer-centric approach.

He stated that in this farmer-friendly decision, the government has chosen to commence the procurement of paddy from September 25th instead of the usual October 1. He noted that this date holds special significance as it coincides with the birth anniversary of Chaudhary Devi Lal, a revered figure among farmers, and aligns with the desires of the farming community.

Sh. Dushyant Chautala, who also holds the charge of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department, highlighted that preparations for the procurement process are already underway. Procurement officers associated with procurement agencies have received clear directions to ensure a seamless and trouble-free selling experience for farmers during the crop sale.

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Ensure Timely Completion of Sirsa Medical College Construction, directs Dushyant Chautala

Chandigarh, September 23 - Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala directed the officers to expedite the construction of the proposed Government Medical College and Hospital in Sirsa, stressing the importance of adhering to the project's timeline. He emphasized the need to initiate preparations immediately, both for the construction of the facility and the recruitment of essential staff for the college.

Presiding over a meeting with officers of Medical Education and Research and Finance Department here today, Mr. Chautala conducted a comprehensive review of the progress made in the construction of the medical college and provided essential guidelines.

During the meeting, Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala learned that approximately Rs. 1010.37 crore would be allocated for the construction of the Government Medical College and Hospital, which will occupy approximately 21 acres in Sirsa. Approval for this project has been granted by the Chief Minister's Office. The college is slated to offer 100 seats for MBBS admissions, and the associated hospital of 539 beds.

Highlighting the state government's commitment to establish a Government Medical College and Hospital in every district of Haryana, Mr. Chautala underlined the goal of providing accessible healthcare services to the state's residents. He emphasized that the construction of the Sirsa Government Medical College and Hospital would not only benefit Haryana but also extend its advantages to neighboring Punjab and Rajasthan.

Deputy Chief Minister directed officials to ensure that the construction of the Sirsa Government Medical College and Hospital adheres to the stipulated timeline and assured that sufficient funds would be made available for the project.

Dr. Sumita Mishra, Additional Chief Secretary, Medical Education and Research Department, Dr. Priyanka Soni, Director, Ms. Sophia Dahiya, Advisor, Finance Department and other senior officers were present in the meeting.

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Martyrdom of martyrs can never be forgotten, Mool Chand Sharma

Chandigarh, September 23 – Haryana Transport Minister, Sh. Mool Chand Sharma today paid floral tribute to the known and unknown brave martyrs at the Shaheedi Samarak, Raja Nahar Singh Park in Ballabhgarh in memory of the brave martyr Rao Tula Ram ji on the occasion of Shaheedi Diwas

Sh. Mool Chand Sharma said that it is only because of the sacrifices of such brave sons that today we are breathing the open air. The martyrdom of these martyrs can never be forgotten, their martyrdom will always be remembered.

He said that the brave martyr Rao Tula Ram ji has been the pride of Haryana. Martyr Rao Tula Ram had fought fiercely against British rule and contributed greatly in the revolution of 1857 and led Haryana.

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Minister of State for Women and Child Development laid the foundation stone of three projects worth Rs 689 lakh

Chandigarh, September 23 - Haryana, Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. Kamlesh Dhanda laid the foundation of three development projects worth Rs 689 lakh today in Kalayat. During the occasion, she directed officers to complete these development projects within the stipulated timeframe to ensure that the benefits reach the public as soon as possible. She said that the government's commitment to providing essential amenities to its citizens and ongoing developmental efforts.

The projects include the expansion of a 5-kilometer road from Mataur to Shimla via Kanchi Chowk, costing Rs 287 lakh, the construction of a 2.5-kilometer road from Mini Secretariat Kalayat to the National Highway via Kanchi Chowk at a cost of Rs 267 lakh, and covering of the Kapil Muni drain up to seven acres at a cost of Rs 135 lakh.

Smt. Dhanda stated that the road from Mini Secretariat Kalayat to National Highway via Kainchi Chowk, an essential urban thoroughfare measuring 2650 meters, will undergo reconstruction by January 2024, greatly benefiting thousands of commuters. Similarly, the marketing board road from Mataur to Shimla will be widened from 12 feet to 18 feet, with completion expected by February, bringing significant advantages to both villages.

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Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam is committed to provide uninterrupted power supply to the consumers

Chandigarh, September 23 - Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam is committed to provide uninterrupted power supply to the consumers. Several ambitious programs are being run by the Nigam for quick resolution of the problems of the consumers.

Sharing information in this regard an official spokesperson said that the Chairman Consumer Grievances Redressal Forum (CGRF) of Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam along with the members of the Forum would take the proceedings of the forum in the office of SE/OP Circle, UHBVN, Panchkula, SCO-96, 1 st Floor, Sector-5, Panchkula to redress the grievances / to hear the complaint of the consumers (belonging to Panchkula District only) and to entertain new complaints at 11:30 AM on dated 26 September 2023.

He further added that the CGRF shall take all grievances/complaints of consumers like billing problem, voltage complaints, problems in metering, disconnection and reconnection of power supply, interruptions, failure of power supply, efficiency, safety, reliability, noncompliance of Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission orders etc. However, the cases of theft and unauthorized use of electricity, offences and penalties as specified under section 126 and section 135 to 139 of Electricity Act, accidents and inquiries as under section 161 of the Act would not be considered by the Forum.

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Haryana Approves Ambitious Water Action Plans to Boost Urban Living

Haryana Advances Urban Development with Rs. 1,727.36 Crores for Water Initiatives

Chandigarh, September 23-The Haryana State High-Powered Steering Committee (SHPSC), chaired by the Chief Secretary, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal has approved the Haryana State Water Action Plans (SWAPs) for the first phase of the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) 2.0. These SWAPs encompass projects aimed at providing universal piped water supply with household water tap connections and achieving universal coverage of sewerage and septage management in AMRUT cities, while also promoting a circular water economy.

In total, the SHPSC has given its approval to City Water Action Plans (CWAPs) for 57 towns, with a combined budget of Rs. 1,727.36 crores. The CWAPs are strategically focused on key sectors, such as water supply, sewerage/septage management, and the revitalization of water bodies, including green spaces and parks. The estimated cost for the first phase SWAPs amounts to Rs. 1,727.36 crores, with the state contributing Rs. 984.65 crores and the central government providing Rs. 742.71 crores in support.

These projects hold great promise for improving the quality of life for residents in these towns by ensuring access to clean drinking water for all. Notably, particular attention has been given to including households in informal settlements and low-income groups within the project scope. The Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) will furnish a year-wise roadmap to achieve universal household water tap connections for water supply coverage. Similarly, a roadmap will also be prepared to attain universal household sewer/septage connections in urban areas.

The SHPSC has greenlit a City Water Action Plan (CWAP) for 48 towns, with a total budget of Rs. 1,443.74 crores, wherein the state will contribute Rs. 795 crores, and the central government will provide Rs. 648 crores. These projects will strengthen, augment, and renovate water supply schemes in these towns.

Furthermore, the SHPSC has also approved a City Water Action Plan (CWAP) for Sewerage/Septage Management in 9 towns, amounting to Rs. 283.62 crores. The state's share in this endeavor is Rs. 189.10 crores, while the central government will contribute Rs. 94.52 crores. The towns covered by this initiative include Ambala, Yamuna Nagar, Jagadhari, Rohtak Town, Karnal Town, Palwal Town, Sirsa Town, Kaithal Town, and Bahadurgarh.

Additional Chief Secretary, Public Health Engineering Department, Sh. A K Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Housing for All Department, Mr. Raja Shekhar Vundru, Additional Chief Secretary, Town and Country Planning and Urban Estates Department Mr. Arun Kumar Gupta, EIC of Public Health Department, Mr. Ashish Khanna, Chief Engineer, Mr. Rakesh Arya and other senior officers were also present in the meeting.

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Haryana to Achieve Comprehensive PACS Coverage for All Panchayats Within Fortnight, Chief Secretary Announces

Chandigarh, September 23 - Haryana is set to achieve comprehensive coverage of all panchayats through Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS) within a fortnight, reaffirming Chief Secretary Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal's commitment.

This was stated by the Chief Secretary Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal after presided over a review meeting of the State Cooperation Department. He said that with 99 percent of panchayats already covered, the Chief Secretary directed the State Cooperation Department to expedite efforts to include the remaining 18 villages within fortnight.


Mr. Kaushal further said that 15 cooperative societies have successfully joined the Government e Marketplace (GeM) portal as 'buyers.' These cooperative societies encompass a diverse range of entities, including HAFED, DAIRYFED, HARCO Bank, HSCARDB, Shahbad Sugar Mills, and District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) located in Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Panipat, Fatehabad, Jind, Jhajjar, Karnal, Bhiwani, Faridabad, Hisar, Panchkula, Yamuna Nagar, Rohtak, Sirsa, Mahendergarh, Gurugram, and Rewari.

Chief Secretary Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal presided over a review meeting of the State Cooperation Department, where this significant development was shared. Additional Chief Secretary for Cooperation, Mr. Sudhir Rajpal, provided an update on the progress of various cooperative initiatives in the state.

During the meeting, it was also apprised that Madha Primary Agriculture Cooperative Society (PACS) in Hisar district had been identified as part of the World's Largest Grain Storage Plan. NABARD approved a loan of Rs. 1.70 crores for this project on June 5, 2023, and approximately 60% of the construction work has already been completed. Chief Secretary Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal directed officials to ensure the timely completion of this project by the end of December 2023.

Mr. Sudhir Rajpal further said that all District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) have been encouraged to support PACS in forming Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs). This initiative aims to empower PACS to engage in various economically beneficial agricultural activities.

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Haryana to Achieve Comprehensive PACS Coverage for All Panchayats Within Fortnight, Chief Secretary Announces

Chandigarh, September 23 - Haryana is set to achieve comprehensive coverage of all panchayats through Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS) within a fortnight, reaffirming Chief Secretary Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal's commitment.

This was stated by the Chief Secretary Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal after presided over a review meeting of the State Cooperation Department. He said that with 99 percent of panchayats already covered, the Chief Secretary directed the State Cooperation Department to expedite efforts to include the remaining 18 villages within fortnight.

Mr. Kaushal further said that 15 cooperative societies have successfully joined the Government e Marketplace (GeM) portal as 'buyers.' These cooperative societies encompass a diverse range of entities, including HAFED, DAIRYFED, HARCO Bank, HSCARDB, Shahbad Sugar Mills, and District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) located in Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Panipat, Fatehabad, Jind, Jhajjar, Karnal, Bhiwani, Faridabad, Hisar, Panchkula, Yamuna Nagar, Rohtak, Sirsa, Mahendergarh, Gurugram, and Rewari.

Chief Secretary Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal presided over a review meeting of the State Cooperation Department, where this significant development was shared. Additional Chief Secretary for Cooperation, Mr. Sudhir Rajpal, provided an update on the progress of various cooperative initiatives in the state.

During the meeting, it was also apprised that Madha Primary Agriculture Cooperative Society (PACS) in Hisar district had been identified as part of the World's Largest Grain Storage Plan. NABARD approved a loan of Rs. 1.70 crores for this project on June 5, 2023, and approximately 60% of the construction work has already been completed. Chief Secretary Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal directed officials to ensure the timely completion of this project by the end of December 2023.

Mr. Sudhir Rajpal further said that all District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) have been encouraged to support PACS in forming Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs). This initiative aims to empower PACS to engage in various economically beneficial agricultural activities.