Government prioritizes safeguarding rights of the poor, CM

State government is working towards strengthening the infrastructural development and character building, CM

Chandigarh, February 12 - Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that safeguarding the rights of the poor is paramount for the state government. The government has identified poor families through the PPP, an umbrella scheme of the government. Dedicated efforts are being made to ensure the reach of every welfare scheme at the doorsteps of every beneficiary. The state government is working towards strengthening the infrastructural development and character building, said Sh. Manohar Lal while speaking at a program organized in Rohtak district.

He said that the government has transformed the old systems in the state. Powers have been delegated to various departments to carry out public welfare works in a timely manner, and a transparent system. The state government is working with the motto of ‘Haryana Ek-Haryanvi Ek’ to ensure the holistic development of the State.

The Chief Minister said that he has donated his ancestral home to create an e-library for the society, and he has also donated one acre of land out of his three-acre share. The government has established 1000 e-libraries in the state, and more e-libraries are being set up in every village to facilitate the youth. The state government's policy of providing jobs based on merit has instilled confidence in the youth for education, he said.

Sh. Manohar Lal stated that there has been significant change in governance at the center and state levels since 2014. Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi, India will emerge as the world's third-largest economic power in the next 5 years. The Prime Minister has adopted a vision of supporting good deeds and opposing wrongdoings while changing old ideologies.

The Chief Minister highlighted India's strength in the global arena, especially in bringing back thousands of Indians stranded in the Russia-Ukraine war within 24 hours. He expressed pride in India's enhanced global standing and the respect for Indians abroad. The Chief Minister also expressed happiness for the inauguration of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya on January 22, marking the manifestation of Lord Rama and the vision of Ram Rajya.

Sh. Manohar Lal said that before 2014, there were various illegal practices going on under the names of CLU (Change of Land Use) and licenses in Haryana. Now, the rights to all these have been handed over to the respective departments.

The Chief Minister welcomed former minister Sh. Krishan Murti Hooda, former Deputy Speaker of Vidhan Sabha, Sh. Azaad Mohammad, former Kabaddi captain Sh. Deepak Hooda, Boxer Sweety Boora and supporters who joined the BJP today.

In the program, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Sh. J.P. Dalal said that under the leadership of Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal, the state government is purchasing 14 crops from farmers at the Minimum Support Price, the highest in the country, making farmers prosperous. The highest price is being paid for sugarcane, and even bajra is being purchased at a higher price than neighboring states. The budget for agriculture and irrigation has been increased fivefold by the state government.

Member of Parliament and the BJP State President, Sh. Nayab Singh Saini said that as a result of Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi's welfare policies, there is a new enthusiasm and zeal visible among the people. Due to the outcomes of the Double Engine government's policies, water has reached the tail end. Government jobs are being provided on a merit basis. The welfare policies of the state government have strengthened the trust of farmers, women, laborers, and every section of society in the government. The vision of Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal is to ensure that the benefits of the schemes reach at the grassroot level.

Lok Sabha MP Dr. Arvind Sharma, Rajya Sabha MP, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) D.P. Vats and other dignitaries attended the programme.


Haryana CM Approves Improvement of 13 ODR Roads in Bhiwani District worth more than Rs. 9.39 crore

Chandigarh, February 12 – Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal, has granted administrative sanction for the special repair and improvement of 13 ODR roads in Bhiwani District. This project will cost over Rs. 9.39 crore. The roads serving rural areas of production and providing them with outlet to market centres, tehsil headquarters, block development headquarters, railway stations etc. are known as Other District Roads (ODRs).

Giving more information in this regard, an official spokesperson stated that these projects include Widening & Strengthening of village Kaunt Manheru to Nangal approaching road spanning .350 km in Bhiwani District with an estimated cost of Rs. 25.36 lakh, village Nawa to Lohani road spanning 3.900 km in Bhiwani District with an estimated cost of Rs. 48.49 lakh, Sanjay Memorial Institute approaching (app.) road spanning 1.900 km with an estimated cost of Rs. 1.13 crore, Special Repair and Re-construction of Krishna colony approaching Road spanning 0.265 km with an estimated cost of Rs. 12.14 lakh, Special Repair on city Railway Station road (Bal Bhawan) to Bhiwani Chang road spanning .350 km with an estimated cost of Rs. 43.36 lakh.

Furthermore, Special repair on Manheru to Madh-Madhavi road spanning 1.400 km with estimated cost of Rs. 64.95 lakh, Special Repair on village Neemriwali to Roopgarh road spanning 4.20 km with an estimated cost of Rs. 2.04 crore, Special Repair of village Roopgarh Nandgaon Narsinghwas road spanning 5.250 Km with an estimated cost of Rs. 70.25 lakh, Special repair on village Dhirana Kalan- Rajgarh road spanning 4.225 km with an estimated cost of Rs. 80.90 lakh, Special repair on village Dhareru to Badala road spanning 3.150 km with an estimated cost of Rs. 1.37 crore, Special repair on village Manheru to Hindol road spanning 3.200 km in Bhiwani District with an estimated cost of Rs. 95.35 lakh.

He further stated that these initiatives reflect the Haryana Government's commitment to infrastructure development and will undoubtedly bring substantial benefits to the public by improving road networks and connectivity across the state.


Home Minister Anil Vij's statement regarding the farmers' march to Delhi - "Big issues can be resolved through dialogue and this issue will also be resolved."

We will do whatever we have to do to protect the people and maintain peace in the state

The first phase of discussion between farmers' organisations has been held with three Union Ministers - Home Minister Anil Vij

Chandigarh, February 12- Haryana Home and Health Minister Sh. Anil Vij regarding the farmer's march in Delhi said that dialogue can resolve any issue, and this issue will also be resolved. He said 'we will do whatever is necessary to ensure the safety of our state's people and to maintain peace'.

Sh. Vij said this while responding to the questions asked by media persons about the farmer's march to Delhi today.

He stated that discussions with farmer organisations are already underway. In this series, three ministers of the Central Government have come to Chandigarh from Delhi, under which the first round of talks has taken place and the second round of talks is going to be scheduled.

"Whatever is necessary to maintain peace and security for our state's people, we will do," emphasised Sh. Vij, responding to questions about thousands of farmers marching from Punjab to Delhi with tractors.

Describing farmer as ‘Anndata’, Sh Vij said that farmer feeds about 140 crore people of the country. He said that Prime Minister Sh Narendra Modi believes that we have to focus on the poor, women, youth and farmers and he has asked to give emphasis in this regard.


Mustard, gram, sunflower and summer moong to be procured in Rabi season – CS Haryana

Chandigarh, February 12 - The Chief Secretary of Haryana, Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal, stated that the state government will procure mustard, gram, sunflower and summer moong from farmers at the determined MSP (Minimum Support Price) during the Rabi Marketing Season 2024-25. Beside this, the government will supply sunflower oil through fair price shops in 5 districts starting from March.

The Chief Secretary chaired a meeting of officers today to discuss the procurement process to be undertaken during the Rabi season.

He mentioned that the government will commence the procurement of mustard at the rate of Rs. 5,650 per quintal by the last week of March. Similarly, gram will be procured from farmers at the rate of Rs. 5,440 per quintal. He informed that the procurement of summer moong will be done at the price of Rs. 8,558 per quintal from May 15 onwards. Likewise, procurement of Sunflower will take place from June 1 to June 30 at the rate of Rs. 6,760 per quintal.

It was informed during the meeting that an estimated production of 50,800 metric tons of sunflower, 14,14,710 metric tons of mustard, 26,320 metric tons of gram, and 33,600 metric tons of summer moong is expected this season. Directions were given to Haryana State Warehousing Corporation, Food and Supplies Department, and HAFED to make preparations for initiating procurement of mustard, summer moong, gram, and sunflower in mandis.

He directed officers to ensure all necessary arrangements for the convenience of farmers during the procurement process and instructed for payment to be made within three days of procurement. He emphasized on timely lifting of grains from mandis along with adequate gunny bags.

Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Department, Sh. Sudhir Rajpal, Additional Chief Secretary, Cooperation Department, Sh. V. Raja Sekhar Vundru, Managing Director of HAFED, Sh. J. Ganesan, and Director, Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Sh. Mukul Kumar, along with several other senior officers, were present during the meeting.


The 37th ongoing International Surajkund Craft Fair, in Faridabad district, showcases the cultural heritage of Haryana in the exhibition 'Apna Ghar'

Chandigarh, February 12 - The 37th ongoing International Surajkund Craft Fair, in Faridabad district, showcases the cultural heritage of Haryana in the exhibition 'Apna Ghar'. It has become a centre of attraction for Haryana's craftsmanship. The 'Virasat' exhibition at the fair has specially decorated 'Apna Ghar'. Director Dr. Mahasingh Poonia said that in the heritage exhibition, all the traditional objects related to the villages of Haryana have been displayed which are now endangered. Virasat Heritage Village's effort is to preserve these items for our future generations so that they can also be proud of their culture.

The exhibition also showcased the traditional methods of drawing water from wells during ancient times. Two people used to pull ropes tied on both sides of a well to draw water from it. Similarly, a pulley was used to draw water from wells. Here, the traditional method of sowing wheat and crops by farmers is demonstrated. Wooden, iron, and brass bells used for cows, buffaloes, elephants, and carts are also displayed. In ancient times, when an object fell into a well, the tools used to retrieve it from the well, such as hooks and ropes, are also exhibited.

The exhibition also displays blocks used for block printing. These blocks are made of wood and used for printing fabrics. They are used for dyeing clothes. The exhibition also showcased the measurement scales used in rural areas for measuring grains and oil before the arrival of the British. Items like 'Khat' and 'Pira' are essential parts of our culture. 'Pira', 'Khatola', 'Khat', 'Pilang', 'Daihla', etc., are used in homes, gatherings, and community centres.


Haryana Home Department enforces strict measures for property damage recovery amid public order disturbances

Chandigarh, Feb 12 – Haryana Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Sh. TVSN Prasad has issued a directive to the civil and police administration in the field to meticulously adhere to the rules outlined under the “Haryana Recovery of Damages to Property During Disturbance to Public Order Act, 2021” in instances of potential property damage, whether public or private, arising from disturbances to public order.

In a written communication addressed to all District Magistrates/Deputy Commissioners, Commissioners of Police, and Superintendents of Police in the state, Sh. Prasad has asked that it be brought to the notice of all concerned that damages incurred to property, whether public or private, are recoverable from the perpetrators/initiators of such disturbances.

He urged all the officers in the field to take necessary action in accordance with the aforementioned Act and rules, and to submit an action taken report to the Home Department. Copy of these rules are also available on the website of the Home Department, Haryana.


24-hour electricity in 5805 villages of Haryana - Sanjeev Kaushal

Chandigarh, February 12- Haryana Chief Secretary, Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal stated that in accordance with the Prime Minister's directives two villages in the state will be completely reliant on solar energy as pilot projects. This is aimed at maximising the use of solar energy.

The Chief Secretary was presiding over a meeting with the officers of the power utilities to reduce line losses in power utilities and to ensure uninterrupted supply to consumers today.

Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal said that electricity supply is provided round the clock in 5805 villages of Haryana by Power utilities of Haryana. To ensure uninterrupted 24-hour power supply to consumers, Uttar and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam are being upgraded to 2245 feeders, he added.

He emphasised continuous monitoring of feeder operations at the micro level. Apart from this, Mhara Gaon Jagmag Gaon (MGJG) Scheme should also be reviewed regularly.

Chairman, Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited, Sh. P. K Das, Additional Chief Secretary, Sh. A. K Singh and other senior officers of Power Corporation remained present in the meeting.