Press Releases

10 July 2020
10 July 2020

  • Chandigarh, July 10: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that the State Government is practicing complete transparency in carrying out development works and is moving towards Social Auditing System so as to ensure judicious utilization of the tax-payers’ money.
  • The Chief Minister said this while addressing a press conference in Rohtak today. He said that the activities which were disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic have now slowly come back on track up to 85 percent. Several steps have been taken by the State Government to deal with COVID-19. During Unlock-2, all activities have picked up speed. He said that in the last financial year 2019-20, from April to June, Rs 16,009 crore were received by the State Government in the form of revenue, whereas in the current financial year, Rs 11,098 crore has been received during this period. He said that about Rs 3,000 crore have been spent so far by the State Government during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the month of June, 80 percent of electricity consumption has been recorded and 80 percent work is also being done in the industrial sector.
  • He said that Rs. 290 crore has been received in Haryana Corona Relief Fund to help the needy people during the pandemic. New arrangements have also been made to ensure that the public does not suffer. He said that out of the Haryana Corona Relief Fund, an amount of Rs 700 crore has been given to 16 lakh people as financial assistance ranging from Rs 3,000 to Rs 5,000. Free ration was distributed by the State Government during April, May, and June, on which an amount of Rs. 107 crore has been spent. An amount of Rs 75 crore has been received from pension holders and employees of the state in the Haryana Corona Relief Fund and there are about 300 such employees who have donated their entire one month’s salary. He said that all the MLAs of the state have donated one month's salary in this fund and for one year, they have decided to donate 30 percent of their salary to this fund. Farmers have also donated to this fund.
  • The Chief Minister said that Rs 35 crores have been spent for the welfare of workers of the unorganized sector, Rs 6.72 crores have been spent under the AYUSH mission and an amount of Rs 10 crores has been reserved for Ex-gratia. Apart from this, an amount of Rs 504 crore has been spent under the Disaster Management in the state. Arrangements were made for the migrant workers to return to their home states via buses and Special Shramik Trains. He said that he is sensitive towards the welfare of every person of society.
  • Mr. Manohar Lal said that under the Mukhyamantri Parivar Samridhi Yojana, the State Government has collected complete data of each family and according to eligibility, the benefit of welfare schemes will be provided to the concerned families. He clarified that the benefit of the Bhavantar Bharpai Yojana being implemented by the State Government is being given to the farmers who are registering for the scheme. He said that the State Government procures each grain of bajra, mustard etc. from farmers.
  • On this occasion, Lok Sabha MP from Karnal, Mr. Sanjay Bhatia, Lok Sabha MP from Sonepat, Mr. Ramesh Kaushik, Rajya Sabha MP Mr. Ramchandra Jangra, and other dignitaries were present.
  • Chandigarh, July 10- Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal after ensuring the implementation of ‘Mera Pani-Meri Virasat’ Scheme, has now directed to constitute ‘Micro Irrigation Mission Authority’ and further prepare a plan for ground water management at district and state level. While converting COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity, Chief Minister, has held various meetings with Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Mr. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat through webinar and even personally and has got an approval for an amount of Rs 1000 crore for Haryana.
  • While sharing more information here today, an official spokesperson said that as per the directions of Chief Minister, Haryana Pond and Waste Water Management Authority has adopted three and five pond-systems to treat water in rural areas in the state so that the treated pond water can be used for irrigation and other works. Besides this, the Authority is also swiftly working towards chalking out various other plans for the same.
  • He informed that the funds received from the Jal Shakti Ministry will be utilized for treating water in 14,000 ponds in Haryana. A Pond Atlas has been prepared by GIS mapping of all the ponds. In its first phase, 20 ponds are being developed as model ponds.
  • The spokesman said that to treat water of polluted ponds, the State will be using ‘Constructed Wetland System’ technology as that used by the former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University and Environmental Scientist, Professor CR Babu to treat wastewater into clean water at the Neela Hauz Bio-diversity Park situated in New Delhi. Under this technology, water is treated with the help of aquatic plant species of special kind.
  • The spokesperson said that Chief Minister is of the view that it should be ensured that every pond is emptied at least once a year and is refilled with canal water, rain and other sources so that water does not stagnate.
  • He informed that on the basis of this technique, work of the pond situated in Keorak village in Kaithal district is almost complete. He said that as far as possible, solar pump system for the drainage of every pond should be installed so that electricity can be saved.
  • The spokesman said that upcoming meeting of Haryana Pond and Waste Water Management Authority will be held on July 25, 2020 in which Chief Minister will review the project of all ponds.
  • Chandigarh, July 10: The decision of Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal to promote crop diversification and encouraging the farmers to shift from water-guzzling crops to water efficient crops today got a major boost when, the Punjab and Haryana High Court not only declined to grant interim relief in a writ petition filed against crop diversification scheme but also lauded the steps taken by Haryana Government for crop diversification.
  • In its judgment in the case which was taken up for hearing through video conferencing today, the High Court has also asked the State Government to ensure that all the water bodies in the State are revived, preserved, conserved and protected besides boosting the re-charge mechanism.
  • The Court held that according to available data, millions of cubic meters of groundwater is extracted annually for irrigation in India. There is over exploitation of ground water leading to grave threat to aquifers of Indo-Gangetic plains due to excessive/intensive pumping of water. There would be rapid diversification of fertile land leading to dust storms blowing away the topsoil. Moreover, the excessive exploitation of groundwater is a threat to the environment and ecology. We are extracting more water than is replenished, it asserted.
  • The Court appreciated the Haryana Government saying that the steps taken by the State Government are laudable for diversification of the crops. The aquifers are “over stressed/extremely stressed” and in case the remedial measures are not taken, it would lead to classification of certain over exploited blocks/zones as “dark zones”, the Court further observed.
  • Chandigarh, July 10- Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that various steps are being taken by the present State Government to curb corruption and highlight irregularities in the system, while the last ten years of Congress was a saga of scams, which are now being probed by Courts and CBI.
  • The Chief Minister said this while addressing press conference held at Rohtak district today.
  • While taking a dig at Senior Congress leader Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda for challenging him to contest the forthcoming Baroda Vidhan Sabha bye-poll, Mr. Manohar Lal said, ”I believe in our democratic system in which a sitting MLA it is not required to contest the legislative election of another constituency. Any party worker of our party is capable enough to contest this bye-election.”
  • Chief Minister said that till Baroda bye-elections are held, he himself is the MLA of this Constituency because he considers every Assembly Constituency of the state as his own and has always assured that the development works in every area are carried out without any discrimination.
  • The Chief Minister said that Congress party leaders have even lost trust amongst each other and they can’t even stand together at one platform.
  • Responding to another question, Chief Minister said that during the 10-year tenure of the Congress party, advertisements for only 92,000 posts were issued, while in five-and-a-half-year’s tenure of present State Government’s as many as 1 lakh 26 thousand jobs have been advertised, out of which 70,000 youth have joined their jobs. The recruitment process on 7094 posts is in the pipeline and written examination will be conducted for 23,000 posts, he informed. He said that the 10 recruitment advertisements had been issued by Congress from the year 2006 to 2013, for 6352 posts, but these recruitments have been cancelled by the court.
  • Responding to a question asked about cancellation of PTI recruitment by Supreme Court, Chief Minister clarified that the court has given five months time to complete this recruitment process again.
  • He said that in the last five years, State Government has given employment to around 4.5 lakh youth in the private sector. One lakh youth have registered on Saksham Portal, who are being paid an amount of Rs. 9000 for 100 hours of work. All these figures certainly prove that the tall claims made by Congress about increasing unemployment in the State during BJP regime are false and misleading.
  • Earlier, Chief Minister also held a meeting of office bearers of Rohtak district. Members Parliament, Mr. Sanjay Bhatia and Mr. Ramesh Kaushik, Rajya Sabha MP, Mr. Ramchandra Jangra, former Minister of State, Mr. Manish Grover and other dignatires were present on the occasion.