Press Releases

09 November 2020

  • Chandigarh, November 9: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that the State Government is taking every decision promptly in the interest of farmers. In this series, the power supply period for agricultural tubewells in seven districts has been increased from 8 hours to 10 hours for the Rabi sowing season.
  • Along with this, despite the price of sugar not being high enough in the market, it has been decided to increase sugarcane price by Rs 10 per quintal on the demand of farmers and now these prices have increased from Rs 340 per quintal to Rs 350 per quintal which is the highest in the country.
  • While interacting with media persons, the Chief Minister said that the opposition is using issues regarding farmers as political gimmicks while in actuality the government is doing everything in the interest of the farmers.
  • In response to a question asked regarding the increase of fees of MBBS, the Chief Minister clarified that the fees of MBBS which was earlier Rs 60,000 per year, has been increased to Rs 80,000 per year. He said that a bond of Rs 10 lakh will be filled by the students pursuing MBBS in Government Medical Colleges and this bond will be a pre-requisite for getting a government job.
  • The Chief Minister said that the Opposition is also spreading rumors about this, which is completely wrong. He said that in private medical colleges, fees of Rs 12 to 15 lakhs are charged every year whereas in spite of increasing the fees in government colleges, the fee for the entire course of MBBS is only Rs 4 lakhs.
  • Chandigarh, November 9 - Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that Diwali is a festival of happiness and everyone celebrates this festival in their own unique way. People express their happiness by bursting crackers. It has been a tradition of Indian festivals. This year a ban was imposed to burst firecrackers due to Covid-19 pandemic, but now a relaxation of 2 hours has been given.
  • The Chief Minister said that the Supreme Court and the National Green Tribunal have given permission to burst crackers for a limited time period due to increasing pollution in Delhi. He said that it is our collective responsibility to maintain ecological balance. We have to keep this in mind while celebrating festivals and other occasions like Diwali, he added.
  • The Chief Minister said that guidelines in this regard are issued from time to time by the Haryana State Pollution Control Board.