Visible impact of Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra in Haryana as Government schemes reach doorsteps

Warm reception in over 100 Gram Panchayats/Wards on the seventh day

49,000 pledges to make India a developed nation, 12,500 attend Health Camps

Chandigarh, Dec 7 – Aligned with the principles of Antyodaya Darshan, the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, launched nationwide with the objective of uplifting individuals at the grassroots level and ensuring accessibility to government schemes, is making a significant impact in Haryana. Throughout the yatra, people are benefitting from government schemes and services brought directly to their doorstep through various initiatives.

The residents of the state have consistently demonstrated a strong interest in the Yatra, marking the seventh consecutive day of active participation. Nearly 49,000 individuals engaging in over 100 gram panchayats/wards, the Yatra has garnered widespread support, with participants pledging to contribute to the development of India.

Government's welfare schemes are getting public support

Chief Minister Sh Manohar Lal has instilled new hope in citizens by integrating the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra with Jan Samvad in Haryana. On one hand, the yatra ensures on-the-spot delivery of scheme benefits to citizens, while on the other hand, it expeditiously addresses people's complaints and concerns through Jan Samvad. Throughout this yatra, various government welfare schemes such as Ayushman Bharat, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Ujjwala Yojana, Chirayu Haryana Yojana, Nirogi Yojana, Parivar Pehchan Patra, etc., have garnered significant public support. Citizens themselves express that the Modi and Manohar government has elevated their lives by extending the benefits of these schemes.

About 12500 people reached health camps

On the seventh day of the yatra, approximately 12,500 individuals availed health services at the organized health camps, where they underwent health checkups. Additionally, around 8,000 people underwent tuberculosis screening. Furthermore, Ayushman cards were distributed to approximately 200 beneficiaries as part of the Ayushman scheme.

Local achievers honored for inspirational contributions

With the objective of fostering increased public engagement in the Yatra and inspiring individuals to contribute positively to society, local figures making noteworthy contributions are being recognized. On the seventh day alone, over 900 outstanding students, around 400 women engaged in social work, approximately 130 local athletes, and about 200 folk artists were honored. The acknowledgment of these individuals aims to inspire others in society to make their unparalleled contributions to nation-building.


Chief Minister appealed to the people to contribute to the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund

Government is committed for the welfare of serving soldiers and ex-servicemen

Chandigarh, December 7 - Haryana Chief Minister Sh. Manohar Lal, while extending his heartfelt tribute to the valiant individuals serving on water, land, and air on the occasion of Armed Forces Flag Day, said that these dedicated soldiers consistently exhibit invincible bravery in various challenging circumstances to safeguard the country's borders. We owe our gratitude to those warriors who made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation.

In observance of Armed Forces Flag Day, the Chief Minister also made a contribution to the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund here today.

Emphasizing the importance of collective support, he urged all citizens to generously contribute to the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund. Such contributions would be instrumental in aiding the rehabilitation and resettlement of the dependents of brave soldiers who have either sacrificed their lives or incurred physical disabilities while in service.

Haryana warriors always made important contributions to nation’s defense

Sh Manohar Lal expressed his pride in contributing on Armed Forces Flag Day, underscoring the significance of honoring the indomitable courage and bravery of soldiers. He highlighted Haryana's rich tradition of valor and sacrifice, emphasizing the crucial role played by the state's warriors in the defense of the nation both before and after independence. The Chief Minister particularly commended the extraordinary bravery displayed by Haryana's soldiers during the Kargil war, noting that their actions resonated globally and showcased the strength of the Indian Army.

The Chief Minister said that the Haryana Government is committed to the welfare of ex-servicemen and dependents of martyrs and is continuously making efforts for their upliftment.


Home Minister Anil Vij saluted the soldiers on Armed Forces Flag Day

Contributed to the Armed Forces Flag Fund

Chandigarh, December 7 - Haryana, Home Minister, Sh. Anil Vij, commemorated the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the motherland on the occasion of Armed Forces Flag Day today.

On the Flag Day occasion, the Home Minister voluntarily contributed to the fund, stating that the funds collected on this day are utilised for the welfare of the dependents of the martyrs. He encouraged the residents to contribute willingly to the donation boxes placed by Zila Sainik Board on the occasion of the Flag Day.

He emphasised that, even in difficult circumstances, the country's soldiers stand firm at the borders, displaying unwavering courage and bravery. He attributed the security of the nation's borders, as well as the continuation of its freedom and sovereignty, to the commitment of our soldiers.


Over 110,000 government jobs have been offered to youths purely based on their merit, significantly uplifting their morale-says Kanwar Pal

During the 'Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra-Jan Samvad' programme Education Minister Kanwar Pal administered the oath to the citizens

Chandigarh, December 7 - Haryana School Education, Forest, and Environment Minister, Sh. Kanwar Pal said that in Haryana, over 110,000 government jobs have been offered to youths purely based on their merit without any cost or bias, significantly uplifting their morale. More than one lakh youth have been trained under the Haryana Skill Development Corporation, which provides education and training in employment-related subjects to the youth.

School Education Minister Sh. Kanwar Pal on Thursday formally inaugurated the ‘Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra-Jan Samvad Programme’ in Sankhera and Jatheri villages of Jagadhri. Participating as the chief guest, Minister Kanwar Pal encouraged the villagers to avail themselves of the government's welfare schemes, listened to their concerns, and provided immediate directives for solutions.

The Minister emphasised the transparent distribution of benefits to the general public through the Parivar Pehchan Patra. Now, those reaching 60 years of age are receiving their pensions online without the hassle of visiting any office. Various schemes' benefits reach the beneficiaries directly through the Parivar Pehchan Patra.

Sh.Kanwar Pal highlighted the state government's continuous efforts to strengthen the economic condition of farmers, purchase of crops at minimum support prices for 15 different crops and the Bhavantar Bharpai Yojana for 21 types of vegetables in Haryana.

Through an LED-equipped van, the public was made aware of government initiatives

Through LED-equipped vans, the programme showcased various government schemes and raised awareness among the general public about welfare programmes from different departments. Stalls set up at the event site focused on uplifting the underprivileged, health check-ups, and information desks for different schemes.

Oath taken to make India a Self-reliant and developed

Sh.Kanwar Pal, during the 'Vikas Bharat Jansamvad Sankalp Yatra' programme, took an oath to develop India as a self-reliant and developed nation by 2047.

Information provided about the schemes through 'development songs'

On Thursday, the District Information and Public Relations Department's publicity staff provided information about the schemes through 'development songs' during the 'Viksit Bharat Jansamvad Sankalp Yatra' programmes held in Sankhera and Jatheri villages. Drones were demonstrated in the fields during this time and beneficiaries of the schemes voiced their opinions on 'Meri Kahani-Meri Zubaani'.

In addition, Ved Prakash, Balbir, and Noor Khan were provided property registration under the SVAMITVA Yojana, and Lajwanti and Amarjeet received pensions. While other people, social workers, Anganwadi and ASHA workers, and student achievers were also honoured.


Every month citizens will receive electricity bills: Energy Minister Ranjit Singh

The Energy Minister heard people's grievances in the ‘Bijli Panchayat’ and directed the officers to solve them

Chandigarh, December 7 - Haryana Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister, Sh. Ranjit Singh participated in the ‘Bijli Panchayat’ organised by the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam at the Public Works Department rest house in Hisar today, addressing the concerns of urban and rural consumers. He provided officers with necessary directives for prompt grievances resolution.

Representatives from 20 Gram Panchayats of four districts and various villages presented their concerns before the Energy Minister during the Bijli Panchayat. Addressing the issue of delayed billing, he stated that a meeting would be held soon to quickly make decisions so that citizens could receive their electricity bills every month.

The Energy Minister directed the officers to expedite pending electricity connections in Dhanis and prioritise consumer-related tasks. He also directed officers to address cases of overbilling, expedite pending tubewell connections, prevent electricity theft, and resolve overload issues.

He directed senior officers of the electricity department to regularly inspect incidents of electricity theft in urban and rural areas. He emphasised the need for additional precautions on high-voltage lines to avoid any untoward incidents and urged the prompt completion of pending tasks related to smart metres.


The goal of ‘Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra’ is to ensure the benefits of welfare schemes reach every individual - Devender Singh Babli

Development and Panchayat Minister participated as the chief guest in the Viksit Bharat-Sankalp Yatra organised in village Ghasera

Villagers doing excellent work were honoured with citations

Chandigarh, December 7 - Haryana Development and Panchayat Minister, Sh. Devender Singh Babli while addressing the people as the chief guest during the ‘Viksit Bharat-Sankalp Yatra held in Ghasera village of Nuh on Thursday stated that the goal of this Yatra is to ensure that all eligible individuals benefit from the welfare schemes of the Central and State Governments. This Yatra aims to uplift the poorest and the last person in line and connect them to mainstream development.

On this occasion, Sh. Devender Singh Babli inspected stalls set up by various departments and administered an oath to the attendees to abide by the Constitution. Furthermore, he distributed certificates to beneficiaries associated with various schemes. Beneficiaries shared their experiences related to government schemes through 'Meri Kahani - Meri Zubani' during the programme.

The Minister mentioned that this Yatra is a nationwide initiative of Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi. It is a unique endeavour to extend the benefits of welfare schemes, especially to marginalised sections across every corner of the country.

He encouraged the villagers to take advantage of all available schemes during the yatra. He stated that, in keeping with Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi's concept of inclusive development, Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal has launched many new initiatives to improve education, health, law and order, women empowerment, youth upliftment, and Antyodaya. He also honoured villagers doing excellent work with citations.

Administrator, Waqf Board, Sh. Zakir Hussain stated that this yatra will be very important in the process of making India a developed nation. Villagers are benefiting from the services of government offices at their doorstep as a result of this yatra.


Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation Reports Surge in Ridership and Financial Growth Gurugram Metro Rail Limited Launched for Accelerated Millennium City Centre to Cyber City Connectivity

Gurugram Metro Booms: New Company Takes Lead on City's Rapid Expansion

Chandigarh, December 7- The Haryana Chief Secretary, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, who is also the Chairman of Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation, today disclosed that it has been decided to form a new company, Gurugram Metro Rail Limited, to implement the metro connectivity project from Millennium City Centre to Cyber City Gurugram. This will provide a circular mobility corridor connecting Millennium city centre to Subhash Chowk to Railway station, Rezangla Chowk to Cyber city coming full circle. Further, this will be taken up the new company which will be headed by union Secretary for urban Development with Joint venture of 50% each of Govt of India and Haryana Government. While all upcoming projects will be implemented by the new company, the existing Rapid metro project will be dealt by HMRTC.

Mr. Kaushal was presiding over the 54th meeting of Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation (HMRTC) here today.

Millennium City Centre to Cyber City Corridor

The metro connectivity project from Millennium City Centre to Cyber City, Gurugram, has now set the wheels in motion for a groundbreaking. Spanning 28.50 km with 27 stations, the estimated project cost stands at Rs. 5452.72 crores. Processes for pre-construction activities, including Geo-technical investigations and design consultations, have already been initiated. This will provide a circular mobility corridor connecting Millennium city centre to Subhash Chowk to Railway station, Rezangla Chowk to Cyber city coming full circle.

Remarkable Increase in Ridership

Mr. Kaushal said that HMRTC has witnessed a robust surge in both ridership and income, reflecting its resilience and commitment to providing efficient urban transit solutions. Rapid Metro Gurugram experienced an impressive 35.54% surge in ridership compared to the same period last year. The cumulative ridership reached an impressive 80,13,765 passengers, marking a significant leap from the 59,12,457 recorded in the previous year.

Mr. Kaushal asked the officers of the transport department to study the last mile connectivity issues to every metro station. This initiative aims to provide passengers with a hassle-free commute from their homes to destinations. The Chief Secretary also insisted that the corporation should focus on enabling end to end transit of passengers to make the metro travel more comfortable.

Financial Performance Highlights

The surge in the ridership translated into growing financial performance. The total income during six months ending September 30 saw a noteworthy 53.84% increase, reaching Rs. 26.26 crores compared to Rs. 17.07 crores in the same period last year. Revenue from operations grew by 37.73%, reaching Rs. 14.37 crores, while non-fare revenue witnessed an exceptional 97.52% increase, reaching Rs. 11.53 crores. The losses plummeted to Rs 47 lacs from Rs 7.51 crores.

Successful Initiatives Driving Financial Growth

The Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation (HMRTC) played a pivotal role in steering non-fare revenue initiatives, contributing significantly to Rapid Metro Gurugram's financial stability. The e-auction for advertising sites at Rapid Metro stations has resulted in successfully licensing out few sites generating substantial revenue.

Rezangla Chowk to Sector 21, Dwarka Rail Connection

This 8.40 km corridor, featuring seven stations, comes with a completion cost of Rs. 1891.56 Cr. The approval of the Detailed Project Report (DPR) has initiated discussions on optimal station locations.

Vatika Chowk to Panchgaon Metro Connectivity

The metro connectivity project from Vatika Chowk to Panchgaon envisions a 30 km corridor, with M/s RITES as the appointed consultant. Diligent work on the DPR is in progress, with an Inception Report submitted on September 1, 2023. Proposals for route adjustments and potential termination at existing Rapid Metro Station at Sector-56, Gurugram, are under exploration, adding strategic planning layers to provide last mile connectivity to the public. Officers have been directed to complete this by April 30, 2024.

Ballabhgarh to Palwal Metro Extension

Following an announcement by the Chief Minister, Mr. Mahonar Lal, the extension of metro connectivity from Ballabhgarh to Palwal has been set in motion. With a tentative corridor length of 25 km and 10 proposed stations, a Techno Feasibility Study is underway, positioning this extension as a critical link in enhancing regional connectivity.

Bahadurgarh to Asoudha Metro Connectivity

The Government's commitment to metro extensions from Bahadurgarh metro to Asoudha to connect with Haryana orbit Rail Network and Kundli Manesar Palwal Expressway, consultants has been asked to submit the ridership assessment study at the earliest.

Major Strides in Urban Mobility Initiatives for Chandigarh Tricity Projects

It was apprised in the meeting that the ambitious Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) project for Chandigarh Tricity is gaining momentum. RITES, the consulting agency, is actively involved in preparing the Alignment-cum-AAR (Alternatives Analysis Report) and DPR (Detailed Project Report). Notably, the fee structure for the initial phase, covering 79.50 km, is set at Rs. 7.5 lakh per km. The focus of the first phase is on Panchkula, with a stretch of 13.50 km.

Amoung those present in the meeting include Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Finance Department Sh Anurag Rastogi, ACS, industries and Commerce, Mr. Anand Mohan Sharan, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Sh V Umashankar, Principal Secretary, Transport Department Sh Navdeep Virk, Commissioner and Secretary of Urban Local Bodies Department Sh Vikas Gupta, MD, HMRTC, Mr. T. L Satyaprakash and others senior officers.


Haryana Chief Secretary Directs Departments to Submit Potential CSR Projects

Haryana's Remarkable CSR Investment: Over Rs. 1,457.13 Crore Spent in the Last Three Years, With a Significant Allocation of Rs. 538.85 Crore Towards Education

Chandigarh, December 7 - In a meeting focused on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Haryana Chief Secretary Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal directed Administrative Secretaries, Heads of Departments (HODs), and Deputy Commissioners to submit potential projects from their respective departments eligible for implementation under CSR.

Promoting Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Mr. Kaushal emphasized the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal and Haryana State CSR Trust Chairman's vision to drive sustainable and inclusive growth across the state. This involves identifying and facilitating priority areas for each region through optimal utilization of CSR funds. He highlighted the importance of these efforts for real-time monitoring, ensuring effective implementation, and promoting holistic development in the state through CSR initiatives and projects.

Project Categories for CSR Initiatives

The meeting outlined two categories for CSR Projects/Initiatives based on their execution and completion timelines: Category 1: Projects that can be implemented within the current financial year (by March 31, 2024). Category 2: Projects/initiatives that can be executed within one to two years and will be implemented in phases.

Haryana State CSR Trust Web Portal

The Haryana State CSR Trust (HSCSRT) has a dedicated web portal ( where all government departments and districts can submit their prospective CSR projects. These submissions are visible to HSCSRT, government departments, and corporate partners, who can also propose their potential projects via email to HSCSRT.

Haryana Leads in CSR Spending

Haryana leads the region in CSR spending, with Rs 1,457.13 crore spent over the past three years. Education received Rs 538.85 crore during this period, highlighting the state's commitment to this crucial sector.

The identified CSR sectors include: Eradicating Hunger, Poverty, and Malnutrition, Promoting Healthcare, Preventive Health, and Sanitation, Providing Sanitation and Safe Drinking Water, Empowering Through Education, Vocational Skills, and Livelihood, Promoting Gender Equality and Women Empowerment, Environmental Sustainability and Conservation, Preserving National Heritage, Art, and Culture, Supporting Armed Forces Veterans, Promoting Sports at All Levels, Funding Research and Development, Developing Rural Communities, Addressing Slum Area Development and Providing Disaster Management, Relief, and Rehabilitation.


Enhancing Road Safety and Emergency Medical Response: Pioneering Pilot Project in Panchkula in Collaboration with IIT Madras

Advocating Compassionate Care: Proposal for Free Medical Treatment to Accident Victims in Haryana's First 48 Hours

Chandigarh, December 7 - In a significant move to improve road safety and ensure timely medical assistance for accident victims, Director General of Police Shatrujeet Kapur today disclosed that a pilot project is being started soon in Panchkula in collaboration with IIT Madras. This project, aimed at optimizing emergency response to road accidents, will be implemented in Panchkula. Additionally, a proposal has been submitted to the Haryana government to provide free medical treatment to accident victims for the first 48 hours.

Addressing a virtual meeting with senior police officers of the traffic wing across the state, Mr. Kapur highlighted the importance of the project and its potential impact. He explained that the initiative involves the development of a mobile app called "Sanjaya." This app will provide crucial information to first responders, including the location of the nearest blood banks, ambulances, and hospitals. This will significantly improve the timeliness and efficiency of medical care for injured victims.

"The golden hour after a road accident is critical for survival," Mr. Kapur emphasized. "This app will play a vital role in ensuring that victims receive the medical attention they need during this critical period."

Apart from providing real-time ambulance availability data, "Sanjaya" will also feature maps of major roads, national highways, state highways, and district roads. Moreover, hospitals will be rated based on their performance in treating accident victims. This rating system is intended to further enhance the quality of care provided to injured individuals.

Mr. Kapur also stressed the need for strict adherence to traffic rules, particularly lane driving. It was informed in the meeting that a total of 1,83,962 challans for lane driving have been issued by the Police Department from 01.01.2023 to 30.11.2023 from which a total fine of Rs 13,77,81,950/- has been collected. So far this year, a total of 13 special drives against lane driving have been conducted in which a total of 38,758 challans have been issued.

Several senior officers participated in the virtual meeting, including Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order, Mamta Singh, and Inspector General of Police, Traffic and Highways, Karnal, Hardeep Singh Doon.