Press Releases

22 April 2020
22 April 2020

  • Chandigarh, April 22– Despite the Nationwide lockdown and because of elaborate arrangements made by the State Government for wheat procurement, Haryana has recorded maximum procurement of wheat in northern India. While adhering to the social distancing norms, in three days that procurement began, 5.45 Lakh Metric Tonnes of Wheat was procured from 42, 937 farmers in the Procurement Centres across the State.
  • The Chief Minister while interacting with people during the 'Haryana Aaj' program, today shared that till yesterday, 2,89,140 tonnes of wheat was procured in Haryana. While till yesterday 98,858 tonnes wheat was procured in Uttar Pradesh, 42,278 tonnes in Rajasthan and only 1198 tonnes in Uttarakhand. He said that apart from Haryana, Punjab which is the second State in contributing in the Centre’s pool, only 4,855 tonnes of wheat was purchased on the first day and 50,973 tonnes of wheat on the second day by Punjab.
  • The Chief Minister said in the initial phase of the Corona crisis, he had promised the farmers that every single grain of their crops would be purchased and in the first two days of wheat procurement, that had been proved. He said that the price of wheat at the rate of Rs 1925 per quintal would be deposited without any delay in the accounts of farmers.
  • He said that the State Government has increased the number of procurement centres by about five times. About 1831 wheat procurement centres and 163 mustard procurement centres have been set up. Apart from this, 4000 police personnel have also been deployed in these procurement centres. He said that adequate arrangements for the sanitization of every procurement centre, availability of masks have been made for every farmer and employees visiting these centres. Along with this hand sanitizer and thermal scanning have also been arranged in every procurement centre.
  • During the interaction, the Chief Minister also announced a life insurance cover of Rs 10 lakh for the farmers, Arhtiyas, labourers and government employees, whether regular or outsourcing, who are involved in procurement operations.
  • Chandigarh, April 22– Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, while applauding the efforts of the Corona Warriors including doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, testing staff, class IV employees, and all those who come in direct contact with COVID-19 patients, said that compared to other states Haryana is in a better position which are affected by Corona. He said that   no single Corona case has been reported in three districts of the State.
  • The Chief Minister while addressing the people about the present situation of COVID-19 in the State during the 'Haryana Aaj' program, today said that this has been made possible because of the multi-pronged strategies and strict compliance of lockdown norms.
  • He shared that 614 tests have been conducted per 10 lakh people in the State, whereas this figure for the country stands at 289. There are total 264 cases of COVID-19 in Haryana out of which 158 people have recovered and discharged, only three fatalities have been reported, while there are 103 active cases in the State now.
  • Haryana, Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal said that compared to other States and even with the country, Haryana is in a better position to tackle the COVID-19 crisis. He said that the recovery rate of the State is 59.84 percent. He said that at the national level the number of corona infection patients is doubling every 7 days whereas in Haryana the number of patients is doubling in 14 days.
  • The Chief Minister said that from April 20, arrangements were made to open industrial and commercial units. Till yesterday, permission for starting 1800 such units in the State was given and even today, permission to more than 100 units has been given so far.
  • Clarifying the rumours being circulated on social media, the Chief Minister said that if any industry starts its work after due permission and any employee working there gets infected with corona, then no FIR would be registered against the owner of such industrial units.