Press Releases

07 May 2020
07 May 2020

  • Chandigarh, May 7 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, said that in view of the nationwide lockdown arisen due to Corona virus the ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana', which was started by the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi to provide ration to needy poor people in this hour of crisis has proved to be effective for the people. The Chief Minister has expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister for the noble thought.
  • Giving this information here today, an official spokesperson said that under the scheme, the beneficiaries of Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY), below poverty line (BPL) and other priority families (OPH), are given 5-kg of wheat and 1-kg of pulses per member per month.
  • The spokesperson said that on the initiative of Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal, in the time of crisis, ration for three months of April, May, and June is being distributed free of cost to the needy. In the month of April, 98 percent wheat and 93 percent pulses were distributed. Thus, under this scheme, 1.20 crores members of 27 lakh families of the above three categories were provided 58,062 metric tonnes of wheat and 2,512 metric tonnes of pulses. Hence, the state government provided benefits to the tune of Rs. 154 crores to the needy people.
  • Similarly, other essential commodities like wheat or fortified flour, two litres of mustard oil, one kilogram of sugar and one kilogram of salt were also provided by the state government, the spokesperson said. He informed that 44456 MT of wheat, 16839 MT of fortified flour, 1060 MT of sugar, 2136000 litres of mustard oil and 1065 MT of salt were distributed among the beneficiaries in the month of April.
  • The spokesperson said that under the National Food Security Act, the central government allocated 35-kg of wheat per family to AAY families and for the BPL and OPH families 5-kg wheat per person has been given at a much cheaper rate of Rs 2 per kg. He further added that the state government has decided to bear the cost of the ration given in the month of April.
  • The spokesperson said that complete transparency is being ensured in the distribution of ration and special care is being taken to ensure that only eligible families get its benefit, yet if any beneficiary has any complaint, then he can register the complaint at the toll-free number 1800-180-2087 and 1967 (BSNL). The concerned District Food and Supplies Controller can also be contacted in this regard.
  • Chandigarh, May 7 - Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal today visited the residence of Major Anuj Sood, at Amravati Enclave who attained martyrdom during an encounter with terrorists in the Handwara region of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • During his visit, Mr. Manohar Lal expressed his condolences to his family and said that we are proud of the soldiers who have not only dedicated their lives to safeguard the country’s borders but are always ready to give a befitting reply to the terrorists. While doing this they do not think twice before sacrificing their lives. He said that we will always be grateful to all the martyred soldiers.
  • The Chief Minister said that though they cannot fill the absence of these martyrs but the State Government is certainly committed to provide all necessary help to their family members. A separate Sainik and Ardh Sainik Welfare Department has been formed by Haryana Government for the welfare of serving soldiers, ex-servicemen and their dependents. He said that as per the State Government’s policy, an amount of Rs 50 lakh and a government job is given to the family of the martyr.
  • The Chief Minister expressed his condolence with family members of the Late Major Anuj Sood, including his father Brigadier Chandrakant Sood, mother Suman Devi, Sister Capt. Harshita, and wife Aakriti Singh.
  • Later, in the day, the Chief Minister also expressed his condolences on the demise of 92 years old former Director-General of Police, Mr. H.S. Swan, who lived in Sector-6 Panchkula.
  • Haryana Vidhan Speaker, Mr. Gian Chand Gupta, former MLA, Mrs. Latika Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Mukesh Kumar Ahuja, and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohit Handa, and BJP District President Mr. Deepak Sharma accompanied the Chief Minister to offer their condolences to the bereaved families.
  • Chandigarh, May 7 - Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that arrangements will be made by the State Government for the migrant labourers who still want to return to their home states from Haryana. In this series, 2400 migrant labourers have been sent to Bihar while 1343 migrant labourers to have been sent to Madhya Pradesh on three special Shramik trains today.
  • He said that despite all the diversity, we are all Indians. With this sentiment, the Haryana Government has taken the initiative to send stranded migrant labourers, who were willing to return to their home states at the expense of the State Government. All Indians living in any part of the country are one and it is the responsibility of all of us as Indians to alleviate their sufferings, he added.
  • -The train departed from Ambala to Katihar (Bihar)
  • He said that over 1200 migrant labourers have been sent on a special Shramik train to Katihar in Bihar from Ambala Cantt., including migrant labourers belonging to Katihar district as well as Saharsa, Madhepura, Supaul, Araria, and Purnia.
  • He said that there were 117 labourers from Ambala district, 23 from Panipat, 509 from Bhiwani, 512 from Jind, 25 from Fatehabad, 7 from Hisar, and 8 from Kaithal. Social distancing norms were followed while seating the labourers in each bogie of the special train which departed from Ambala. Earlier, thermal screening was conducted to check the health of these migrant labourers after arriving via buses at the railway station and other norms and guidelines were also followed.
  • -Train departed from Hisar to Muzaffarpur (Bihar)
  • Similarly, another special Shramik train carrying 1200 migrant labourers stranded in various districts of Haryana departed for Muzaffarpur in Bihar from Hisar. He said that 1200 migrant labourers from Jind, Kaithal, Gurugram, Karnal, Bhiwani, Narnaul, Panipat, Ambala, Rohtak, Jhajjar, Yamunanagar, Hisar, Dadri, and Hansi were brought in 37 buses today to Hisar railway station. These migrant labourers belong to eight districts of Bihar viz. Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, Darbhanga, Gopalganj, West Champaran, East Champaran, Madhubani and Shivhar.
  • He informed that during the journey, food will be provided to them by the Railways in Delhi. Along with this, soap and sanitizers have been kept in all the coaches of the train. He also said that 6 women passengers and children in the train were given soft toys, biscuits, and chocolates.
  • -Train departed from Rewari to Sagar (Madhya Pradesh) -
  • On the other hand, another special shramik train departed for Sagar (Madhya Pradesh) from Rewari Junction carrying 1343 migrant labourers who were brought to the railway station in buses. He said that from here onwards, this train will go non-stop to Sagar in Madhya Pradesh. No one will be allowed to board the train in the middle of the journey. He informed that the ticket has been provided by the State Government to every migrant labourer to reach Sagar.
  • He said that food packets, water bottles, masks, and sanitizers were also provided to these migrant labourers by the State Government and biscuits were also provided to the children who were with labourers. Health check-ups of all these were conducted and food and water was given to them after sanitizing their hands.
  • - The labourers thanked the state government -
  • The migrant labourers while leaving from the platform in the trains cheered with joy and thanked all the officers and employees present at the station. Many labourers said that they did not realize that they would be trapped in this way during the lockdown. The Haryana Government took proper care of them in the shelter home.
  • -Ompal, a migrant labourer at Rewari Junction said, “Jai Ho Haryana Sarkar!”
  • Ompal, a migrant labourer, said he had come to Rewari with his family to harvest mustard and could not return after the lockdown was implemented. The Haryana Government took care of them in shelter homes, provided good food, now they had made arrangements to send them home for free. “Jai ho Haryana Sarkar!” he exclaimed as he got onto the train.
  • - At Rewari Junction, migrant labourer Bishan said Haryana is good, “Haryana, acha, fir laut kay aaunga!”-
  • Another migrant labourer, Bishan, said that the people of Haryana are good. He came here to work as a mason. While he was staying in the village he was properly looked after, provided food and shelter and Rs 200 as pocket money. When he started his journey back home he said, “Haryana, acha, fir laut kay aaunga!”-