Press Releases

11 November 2020
11 November 2020

  • Chandigarh November 11: In a bid to bring Global City Gurugram which is also known as Economic Capital of Haryana on the world map, Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal today announced that Gurugram will be developed as ‘smartest city’ in the country. For this, the Chief Minister also proposed to set up a new Municipal Corporation in Manesar and develop a new Gurugram city in this area.
  • The Chief Minister was speaking after inaugurating Project Air Care and two projects for the beautification of Gateway of Gurugram on Gurugram-Mehrauli (Delhi) road, through video conferencing here today. Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. D.S. Dhesi was also present on this occasion.
  • The Chief Minister said that Gurugram and Faridabad being the metropolitan cities of the National Capital Region, separate Metropolitan Development Authorities have already been constituted for both the cities here. Air pollution is a matter of concern for all of us in these cities and in view of this, two projects ‘Air Care' have been started today to clean the air.
  • The Chief Minister said that along with Gurugram and Faridabad, Karnal has also been included in the Smart City Project. In these cities, there is a need to develop facilities like water management, security system, public transport, buildings, good governance, e-education, telemedicine in accordance with smart norms and infrastructure is also being developed accordingly. He said that these two important projects which have been inaugurated today are a part of this plan.
  • Congratulating and wishing the people of Gurugram for these two projects, Chief Minister said that these projects have been inaugurated as Deepawali gift. He said that with a view to provide prompt administrative services to the people of Gurugram, Tower of Justice is also being constructed at Gurugram at an estimated cost of Rs 180 crore. He said that the Public Works Department’s Rest House is known as State of Art which is also the pride of this city.
  • Chandigarh, November 11: With an aim to inspire youth to become entrepreneurs and make them self-reliant, Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal will launch the Retail Expansion Project on February 11, 2021, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay under which 2000 retail outlets will be opened across the state. The State Government vision is to deliver the benefit of the government schemes to the last person standing in line in keeping with the spirit of Antyodaya.
  • This decision was taken during a meeting held under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister here today with Haryana Agro Industries Corporation Limited regarding setting up retail outlets. Agriculture Minister, Mr. JP Dalal and Co-operation Minister, Dr. Banwari Lal were also present during the meeting. In the meeting, the agency was invited through e-tendering, was selected to implement the project.
  • While giving information about the project, Managing Director, Haryana Agro Industries Corporation Limited, Mr. Rohit Yadav said that 1500 retail outlets will be opened in rural areas and 500 in urban areas. The State Government will provide the prepared outlets to the youth in the rural areas, he added. He said that provision will also be made in franchise policy to promote women empowerment and encourage youth.
  • He said that mainly daily needs products and food items will be sold in these retail outlets and 30 percent of the products will be from government undertakings such as Hafed, Vita, Amul, NAFED, Khadi Board, Self Help Groups and Farmers Producer Organizations, etc to be sold here. Apart from this, 30 percent of the products from micro, small, and medium industries of Haryana and surrounding areas will be sold at the outlets, he added. He said that 40 percent of products of national and internationally reputed brands will also be sold here. Only high-quality products will be placed at these outlets, he added.
  • He said that to set up these outlets, best practices of the private sector such as logistics and supply chain management would be incorporated, which would ensure the availability of uniform high-quality products at all outlets. There will be 100 percent computer-operated outlets under the centralized IT system, he added. He said that transparency will be maintained as transactions will be made through e-bills. The youth will also be given training by the State Government to operate the outlet, he added. He said that the State Government aims to bring maximum benefit to producers, shopkeepers, and customers.
  • He said that for the successful implementation of this project, a separate division has been set up under Haryana Agro Industries Corporation Limited and it includes experts who have significant experience in conducting such projects.
  • Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Mr. Devender Singh, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. V. Umashankar, Principal Secretary, Development and Panchayats Department, Mr. Sudhir Rajpal and other officers were also present in the meeting.
  • Chandigarh November 11: In accordance with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) guidelines, Haryana Government has decided to impose a complete ban against the sale or use of all kinds of firecrackers in the districts adjoining National Capital Region (NCR) from midnight of November, 9 -10, 2020 to the midnight of November 30 to December 1, 2020. However, in other districts of Haryana, citizens can only burst crackers for two hours on Diwali, as earlier announced by the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal.
  • Furthermore, as per air quality data of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) ‘Fatehabad’, falling outside NCR has ‘severe’ air quality in November. Similarly, Hisar, Bahadurgarh, Ballabgarh, Dharuhera, Kaithal, Kurukshetra and Manesar are falling under ‘very poor’ category of air quality and Ambala, Narnaul, Palwal and Sirsa in ‘poor’ air quality, therefore adhering to the NGT orders, the sale and use of firecrackers will also be banned completely in these districts.
  • Sharing more details about the same, an official spokesman said that the cities or towns where air quality is ‘moderate’ or below, only green crackers be sold and the timings for use and bursting of crackers be restricted to two hours during festivals, like Diwali, Chatt, New Year, Christmas Eve, etc. as may be specified by the concerned State.
  • The spokesman said that the Chief Secretary, Mr. Vijai Vardhan has already issued a letter for compliance with the NGT orders to District Magistrates, Superintendents of Police and Haryana State Pollution Control in letter and spirit with immediate effect and appropriate enforcement guidelines in consonance with the directions of NGT should be accordingly issued.