Press Releases

01 May 2020
01-05-2020
01 May 2020

  • Chandigarh, May 1 – Haryana Government has launched Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) Dashboard for the General Public which is available on the website of Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) at https://phedharyana.gov.in/PHED-Dashboard/Index.html. The dashboard will be used by Chief Minister, Ministers, MLAs and elected representatives for reviewing and monitoring of Jal Jeevan Mission.
  • While launching this website late last evening, the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that in order to monitor the progress under Jal Jeevan Mission various online dashboards suitable for department officials, Deputy Commissioners and General Public have been developed. It will be very useful as Haryana has fixed the target to achieve the objectives of JJM by the year 2022 i.e. much ahead of the National Target of the year 2024, he added.
  • It is noteworthy that the dashboard depicts performance under Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), namely total number of Households in which survey has been completed; total Households in which Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) have been provided until now; target FHTC to be provided in the year 2020-21; district-wise, block-wise, constituency-wise, Gram Panchayat and Habitation-wise status of Households, FHTC provided until now, balance FHTC; district-wise, constituency-wise, Gram Panchayat and Habitation-wise ranking on the basis of the percentage coverage or pendency of FHTC; detail report of Habitation with current status of pending FHTC, status of ongoing works, category and target completion date of work under JJM, list of existing drinking water sources, List of members of VWSC (Village Water and Sewerage Committee) etc.
  • On August 15, 2019 Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi announced the new scheme of Jal Jeevan Mission with the aim of providing one Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) to all the rural households by 2024. After completion of works under Jal Jeevan Mission all the households will be covered with FHTC, which means that citizens will be ensured with 55 Litres Per Capita Day (LPCD) water supply meeting prescribed quality as per IS 10500:2012 Standards. Haryana is contemplating to achieving this goal by the year 2022 i.e. much ahead of the National target date.
  • To ensure timely completion the scheme has been broadly divided in two phases. In the first phase, the existing non-regular water connections will be regularized after completing the household survey and as on date 8.09 Lakh connections have been regularized. In second phase, the works will be undertaken in habitations which have been divided in three categories. Category I includes such villages where there is no problem of water source, Category II encompasses those villages which experience water problem in summers and Category III covers such villages which have perennial source water problems. The timelines for completion of works are September 30, 2020, June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2022 in category I, II and III respectively.
  • Simultaneously, a systematic household survey is being carried out by PHED with the help from Saksham Yuva to bring out an accurate, comprehensive and reliable survey report which would provide a platform for accessing the number of households in which FHTC is to be provided under JJM. Out of approximately 29.90 lakh rural households, as many as 28.75 Lakh households have been surveyed till date and the remaining households are likely to be surveyed by next week.
     
  • Chandigarh May 1: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has approved issue of Haryana consolidated revised guidelines for easing of lock down in the State with immediate effect.
  • While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that as per the revised State guidelines, activities shall be allowed on the automatic route after obtaining a self-declaration from the industrial units, Commercial Establishments and Construction Projects, online, of complying with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as provided by the MHA.
  • He said that in the 14 districts of Haryana namely Ambala, Bhiwani, Charkhi Dadri, Fatehabad, Hisar, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Mahendergarh, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa and Yamunanagar, immediate automatic self-generated approvals would be accorded within moments of application being submitted on the portal as per the norms.
  • The spokesman said that for Industries, Industrial establishments and Commercial and Private Establishments other than IT and ITeS units, if workforce requirement is up to 20 people, 100 per cent of the requirement would be allowed whereas, in case of requirement of more than 20 people, 50 per cent of the workforce or 20 people, whichever is higher, would be allowed. He said that for IT and ITes units, in case of workforce requirement of up to 20 people, 50 per cent of the requirement would be allowed whereas, in case of requirement of more than 20 people, 33 per cent of the workforce or 10 people, whichever is higher, would be allowed.
  • He said that for Construction Projects, in every case of in-situ construction projects, operations would be allowed with 100 per cent of the total workforce. However, no passes would be issued for the same. However, in case of non-in-situ projects, operations would be allowed with 50 per cent of the total workforce with issuance of Blue passes.
  • He said that in case the number of COVID-19 positive cases in any of these 14 districts reaches 15, all industrial units, Commercial Establishments and Construction Projects, would have to shut down their operations. Therefore, as soon as there are 10 COVID-19 positive cases in the district, would be sent to every industrial unit, commercial establishment and construction project that has obtained approval on the portal that the district is only 5 short of the limit of 15 COVID-19 positive cases after which their permission and passes would be automatically become non-valid and they would have to shut their unit down. Similar messages would be sent with every increase of COVID-19 cases upto 15 and as soon as the said limit of 15 is reached, all permissions would stand automatically withdrawn, he added.
  • The spokesman said that in the remaining 8 districts of Faridabad, Gurugram, Sonipat, Panipat, Nuh, Palwal, Jhajjar and Panchkula, permissions would be granted on the basis of Development Block/Town or Zone (in case of MC) level assessment. If the number of COVID-19 positive cases in the last 28 days in any Block / Town or Zone reaches 10, no industrial unit (except essential goods and services) would be allowed to operate. Therefore, as soon as there are 6 COVID positive cases in any Block/Town or Zone, would be sent to all approved units of the industrial units, Commercial Establishments and Construction Projects.
  • He said that the blocks/towns/zones (in case of Municipal Corporation) of the above-mentioned districts which have less than 10 cases would be allowed to operate as per the MHA Guidelines of April 15, 2020 and passes to an individual unit in such districts would be issued. He said that Industries, Commercial Establishments and Construction projects employing less than 10 workers in any of the 22 districts of Haryana need not apply to the State Government and may resume operations subject to the social distancing norms and other requirements as mentioned in MHA guidelines.
  • The spokesman said that in all 22 districts, Industrial units, Commercial Establishments and Construction Projects having in-situ labour would be allowed to operate, with all the workers present in their premises, as per Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). He said that in all districts in respect of every unit that does not begin functioning within 7 days of approval; the approval would be liable to be cancelled without notice.
  • He said that the District Administration would continuously assess the on-ground situation and if new COVID-19 cases arise in the district, Deputy Commissioner shall review the guidelines. He said that in any district, 100 per cent Export Oriented Units and Units with 100 per cent In- situ labour would be given preference in issuance of passes and other necessary facilitation support required to commence operations. Further, in case the industrial unit or commercial establishment makes arrangement for the labour to stay in a building near to the factory premises or project site, such cases would be treated similar to In Situ labour projects.
  • The spokesman said that as the MHA guidelines lay emphasis on expediting the resumption of industrial operations in Rural areas, all concerned including the District Administration have been encouraged to give preference to units in Rural areas. He said that the committees formed dated April 19, 2020 would undertake inspections of the above permitted activities in their area of jurisdiction after the automatic approval to check their adherence to the SOPs and Social Distancing Norms within a period of 5 days.
  • He made it clear that these guidelines would be applicable only to units not falling in a containment zone.
     
  • Chandigarh, May 1: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, while extending his greetings to all the workers of the country and the state on the occasion of International Labour Day said that the hardworking labourers and workers have always been the best contributors towards nation-building.
  • In a message issued here today on the occasion of International Labour Day, the Chief Minister said that the economic and developmental activities in the country as well as throughout the world have attained success and growth due to the hard work of labourers and we should all be grateful to them for their contribution.
  • The Chief Minister said that due to COVID-19 pandemic, the labourers have also been hit hard. But in this hour of crisis, the State Government has taken care of the workers in every way. Industrial and economic activities are being resumed in a phased manner and it is hoped that the contribution of workers will speed up the development of the country and the state.
  • The Chief Minister said that during the lockdown period, important announcements have been made for labourers. An insurance cover of Rs 10 lakh for laborers working in the procurement process in mandis has also been announced.