Van Mitra’ to be recruited - Haryana Chief Minister

Instructions given for regular mapping of plants with drones

Forest Guards to Senior Officers to be Held accountable for delay in extinguishing fire

Chandigarh, June 16 - Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Nayab Singh announced that under the ‘Van Mitra’ Scheme, the recruitment of ‘Van Mitra’ will soon be conducted. These ‘Van Mitra’ will be given honorarium to take care of the plants. He directed the officers to regularly map the existing plants and those planted annually under the plantation campaign using drones. If there is delay in extinguishing the fire on forest land, then accountability will be fixed from forest guards to senior officers, he added.

The Chief Minister was presiding over a review meeting of the Forest and Wildlife Department in Chandigarh today. On this occasion, he also released a brochure for the ‘Pran Vayu Devta Scheme’. The meeting was attended by the Minister of State for Environment, Forests, and Wildlife, Sh. Sanjay Singh.

Presiding over the meeting, the Chief Minister stated that illegal cutting of trees from the forest areas will not be tolerated, and if any employee is found to be complicit, action will be taken against them. He reviewed in detail the annual plantation drive conducted by the Forest Department during the monsoon season and directed that these plants be geo-tagged and their growth should be monitored for five years with the help of drones.

Expressing concern over forest fire incidents, Chief Minister, Sh. Nayab Singh stated that such incidents not only kill wildlife but also cause damage worth crores of rupees in wood and contribute to pollution. He said that if there is unnecessary delay in responding to a fire incident, officers from forest guards to district-level officers will be held accountable.

He directed the officers to ensure arrangements for supplying water from canals or tube wells to national parks like Kalesar, Sultanpur, and other dense forests so that this water can be used by wildlife during extreme heat and to aid in extinguishing fires.

The Chief Minister was informed that a budget of Rs. 150 crore has been allocated for the plantation drive for the year 2024-25, while Rs. 10 crore will be spent on herbal parks. The Chief Minister was also informed that under the "Pran Vayu Devta" scheme, the state government plans to provide an annual pension of Rs. 2,750 to those who take care of trees over 75 years old. So far, 3,819 such trees have been identified under this scheme.

Also present on the occasion were the Additional Chief Secretary of the Environment, Forest, and Wildlife Department, Sh. Anand Mohan Sharan, Additional Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Dr. Amit Agrawal and Chief Minister's Political Advisor, Sh. Bharat Bhushan Bharti, along with other senior officers from the department.


All basic amenities in industrial areas should be improved: Haryana Chief Minister

Directions given in HSIIDC Meeting

Reviewed Various Ongoing and Proposed Projects

Chandigarh, June 16 - Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Nayab Singh has directed officers to improve all basic amenities such as electricity, water, roads, and sewage in the industrial areas under the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (HSIIDC) so that industrialists do not face any difficulties. He also directed to start the necessary facilities in all the estates transferred from Haryana Urban Development Authority to HSIIDC as soon as possible.

The Chief Minister was presiding over a review meeting of HSIIDC here today. Industry and Commerce Minister, Sh. Mool Chand Sharma was also present on the occasion.

Chief Minister, Sh. Nayab Singh, while obtaining detailed information about various HSIIDC estates in the state, said that officers should set a timeline for completing any projects. If there is any laxity in this, necessary action could be taken against the concerned officials. Referring to the report on the damage caused by floods in the Ambala industrial area last year, he said that adequate arrangements should be made in advance considering the monsoon season this time so that no industrialist suffers any loss.

The Chief Minister advised treating the water discharged from industries properly through treatment plants and reusing it. He also emphasized ensuring that groundwater does not get contaminated so that the drinking water for citizens remains safe. He also obtained information about the various ongoing and proposed projects by HSIIDC in the state and gave necessary instructions in this regard.

The meeting was attended by Additional Chief Secretary, Industries & Commerce Department, Sh. Arun Kumar Gupta, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. V. Umashankar, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Smt. Ashima Brar, Chief Minister's Political Advisor, Sh. Bharat Bhushan Bharti, besides other officers were present.


Apple Mandi in Pinjore to Begin Operations from July 15, 2024

Seven New Atal Kisan Mazdoor Canteens to Open, Boosting Total to 47

Vivadhon Ka Samadhan Scheme Extended to September 30, 2024, with Modifications

20-Day Grace Period Introduced for Old Installment Payments

Chandigarh, June 16 - The Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Nayab Singh, announced that the Apple Fruit & Vegetable Market in Pinjore will become operational on July 15, 2024. To ensure a smooth commencement of the season, all basic facilities at the mandi will be made available before July 15, providing vendors with more space to sell apples.

Chief Minister, Sh. Nayab Singh gave these direction while presiding over a meeting with the officers of the Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board (HSAMB) here today, issuing pivotal directives to enhance the operational efficiency and infrastructure of agricultural markets across the state.

Mukhyamantri Kisan Evam Khetihar Mazdoor Jeevan Suraksha Yojana Age Limit Extended to 75 Years

The Chief Minister announces to extend the age eligibility under the Mukhyamantri Kisan Evam Khetihar Mazdoor Jeevan Suraksha Yojana from 65 to 75 years to beneficiary victims. The scheme’s coverage will be expanded to include death caused by lightning, animal-related accidents, and leakage of poisonous gases from tubewells. The department has disbursed 134 crore under the scheme to the beneficiaries in last 7 years.

The claimants covered under the scope of this scheme includes, in the event of death, the compensation shall be Rs. 5,00,000/-. For a permanent disability resulting from the breakage of the backbone or other causes, the assistance will be Rs. 2,50,000/-. In cases of amputation of two limbs or a permanent serious injury, the amount will be Rs. 1,87,500/-. For a permanent serious injury or the amputation of one limb, where the amputation of four fingers is considered equivalent to the loss of one limb, the compensation is Rs. 1,25,000/-. If a full finger is amputated, the assistance provided will be Rs. 75,000/-. For a partial amputation of a finger, the financial assistance will be Rs. 37,500/-.

Vivadhon Ka Samadhan Scheme Extended to September 30, 2024, with Modifications

The ‘Vivadhon Ka Samadhan’ scheme, which was reviewed during the meeting, will be extended until September 30, 2024, with new modifications. A 20-day grace period for installment payments in old cases will be introduced, exempting such allottees from penalties if payments are made within this period. For cases where the outstanding amount exceeds the current market value of the plot, an option for plot resumption with a fresh auction will be provided. Any excess amount from the reserve price will be shared equally between the old allottee and the department. Furthermore, for allotments made before March 20, 2000, where compound interest was imposed, the interest will now be converted to simple interest, and the due amount will be recalculated. The benefits of the 'Vivadhon Ka Samadhan' scheme will also be applicable to these revised amounts.

Seven New Atal Kisan Mazdoor Canteens to Open, Boosting Total to 47

The Chief Minister, Sh. Nayab Singh was apprised during the meeting that 7 new Atal Kisan Mazdoor Canteens will be opened, adding to the 40 canteens already in operation.

To improve infrastructure, the Chief Minister directed that all essential facilities, such as the repair of covered sheds, platforms, and stormwater drainage systems, be ensured before the next marketing Kharif season. This project includes repairing 384 identified roads at an estimated cost of Rs. 240 crore and addressing new roads covering 284 roads spanning 702 kilometers, with an estimated expense of Rs. 353 crore. Earlier, 388 roads length 1096 Km with an estimated cost Rs. 258 crore in progress for repair.

The meeting was attended by Haryana Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Minister, Sh. Kanwar Pal, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. V. Umashankar, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Department, Sh. Ankur Gupta, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Smt. Ashima Brar, Chief Administrator, Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board, Sh. Mukesh Ahuja, besides other senior officers were present.


Eco Green’s Tender Cancelled to Improve Cleanliness in Gurugram: Union Minister Rao Inderjit

Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Barala Presided Over the Event

Chandigarh, June 16 - Union Minister, Sh. Rao Inderjit Singh announced that significant improvements in cleanliness in Gurugram will soon be observed. The state government has cancelled the tender of Eco Green, the company responsible for waste collection in Gurugram. He mentioned that he had raised this demand with the state government during the Lok Sabha elections. Rao Inderjit Singh stated that the government has directed the district administration and municipal corporation officers to form a joint team to provide a better environment to the public. The concerned officers have also been instructed to prioritize resolving any complaints related to cleanliness and to obtain feedback after addressing them.

The Union Minister was addressing the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the Jat Bhavan, organized by the Jat Welfare Association in Gurugram’s Sector 10, where he was the chief guest. The event was presided over by Rajya Sabha MP, Sh. Subhash Barala.

Addressing the event, Union Minister Rao Inderjit Singh mentioned that to alleviate traffic congestion in Gurugram, roads and underpasses have been constructed. Additionally, efforts to connect Old Gurugram with the metro are progressing on the ground. The Union Minister assured that Gurugram, known globally as Millennium City, will have the facilities of an international city within the next five years. On this occasion, the Union Minister also honoured dignitaries who financially contributed to the building's construction with mementos.

Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Barala, addressing the event, said that such organizations are promoting our philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (the world is one family). He emphasized that the efforts of social organizations undoubtedly advance society. He mentioned that Haryana is the first state in the country where the government celebrates the birth anniversaries of great personalities from all communities as a symbol of social harmony.


The Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) announced the final result of the Haryana Civil Services Examination on June 14, 2024.

Chandigarh, June 16 - The Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) announced the final result of the Haryana Civil Services Examination on June 14, 2024. The HPSC conducted the HCS main written examination on March 30 & 31, 2024.

It is noteworthy that the Haryana Public Service Commission had invited applications for 121 posts of HCS (EB) & Other Allied Services. A total of 87,092 candidates had applied. The preliminary examination for this was held on February 11, 2024, the result of which was announced on March 15, with a total of 1,706 candidates qualifying. Subsequently, the main examination was held on March 30 and 31. The Haryana Public Service Commission released the result of the HCS main written examination on May 27. A total of 275 candidates were called for the interview for 121 posts. The interviews were conducted from June 10 to June 14. Now, the commission has released the result.


Ensuring development in Ballabgarh constituency is my moral duty - Sh. Mool Chand Sharma

Sanctions Development Works Worth Rs. 33 lakh

Chandigarh, June 16 – Haryana's Minister of Industries & Commerce, Sh. Mool Chand Sharma, today visited the Ballabgarh Assembly Constituency, conducted a surprise inspection of development works, and sanctioned development projects worth Rs. 33 lakh.

During this visit, the Minister stated that as the MLA of Ballabgarh, it is his moral responsibility to ensure comprehensive development in the constituency. He is making every effort to make Ballabgarh Assembly Constituency a model of development. He also laid the foundation stones for several roads.

He mentioned that after approximately 35 years, the Faridabad Metropolitan Development Authority (FMDA) department is cleaning sewer lines using new technology in Ballabgarh. On this occasion, the Minister reviewed the cleaning work and directed officers to expedite the work.