Press Releases

22 June 2020
22-06-2020
22 June 2020

  • Chandigarh, June 22- While highlighting the importance of the role of teachers in self-reliant India, Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal today urged the teachers not to limit education only to three 'R' of basic school education ie reading, writing, and arithmetic, rather focus on the overall development of the students. He urged the teachers to make education job oriented and instill values in them so that students can become cultured and self-reliant.
  • The Chief Minister said this while addressing the valedictory session of ‘Faculty Development Programme on MOOCs and MOODLE Based Learning Management System’ at Indira Gandhi University, Meerpur, Rewari held digitally here today.
  • The Chief Minister, who was the Chief Guest of the function, shared his views on the topic of ‘Role of teachers in Atamnirbhar Bharat'.
  • In his address, the Chief Minister said, “Due to COVID-19, the lifestyle, and daily routine of everyone has changed drastically. The students and teachers were also affected by it. But it is a matter of great pride that keeping aside the adverse effect of this crisis, the teachers, through various online platforms, effectively ensured that the students do not suffer academically.”
  • He said that today the world is witnessing unprecedented and medical emergency times due to COVID-19 Pandemic and now the teachers, while understanding their responsibility, have come on the frontline and contributed in preparing the students as nation builders in the future.
  • He said that the main motto behind the idea of Atamnirbhar Bharat as given by Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi is that every citizen should give their pivotal contribution in Nation building. Therefore, it is the role of teachers to prepare patriotic citizens who can give a valuable contribution in the development of the Nation. “We should move forward with this resolve that we have to take our country and Nation ahead on the path of progress and more we imbibe the spirit of culture and value among students, the more speedily we will move forward,” he added.
  • The Chief Minister said that the ‘Faculty Development Programme on MOOCs and MOODLE Based Learning Management System’ organized by the university will definitely prove to be very helpful for teachers in the online learning process.
  • He said that in the time of Corona crisis, along with launching various online systems for education, the State Government has also launched online platforms for making government services accessible to the people for their convenience.
     
  • Chandigarh, June 22- While taking yet another step for the betterment of Safai Karamcharis in the State, Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal launched a new portal for resolving the grievances and complaints of Safai Karamcharis.
  • Mr Manohar Lal launched the portal while presiding over the 53rd meeting of Water Supply and Sewerage Board of Public Health Engineering Department held under his Chairmanship here today.
  • Vice Chairperson of Haryana State Commission for Safai Karamcharis Mr Krishan Kumar informed that new software has been designed and developed by the department of Information Technology, Electronics and Communication for registering grievances and problems online on the https://hscsk.org.in/ portal. With the help of this, the safai karamcharis will now be able to register their problems online.
  • He said that earlier, the safai karamcharis had to submit their grievances and problems to the department head office. In this process, a lot of time of time was being wasted due to paperwork. This new system would save the time of the safai karamcharis as well as also reduce their difficulties they face.
  • Among those present on this occasion included Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr Rajesh Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary Power Mr T.C. Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary Urban Local Bodies Mr S.N. Roy, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Mr T.V.S.N. Prasad, Additional Chief Secretary Public Health Engineering Department Mr Devender Singh, Principal Secretary Development and Panchayats Mr Sudhir Rajpal, Deputy Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mrs Ashima Brar and other senior officers of the State Government.
     
  • Chandigarh, June 22- Haryana Government has decided to set up a Mineral Water Plant for manufacturing of bottled mineral drinking water under the brand name ‘Haryana Fresh’ through Public Health Engineering Department. Further, the first rural sewerage system under the Mahagram Scheme will be inaugurated in village Sotai in Faridabad on August 15, 2020.
  • These decisions were taken in the 53rd meeting of Water Supply and Sewerage Board of Public Health Engineering Department held under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today.
  • Mr Mahohar Lal directed the Department to chalk out the modalities for the setting up of this plant. Initially, the bottled mineral water from the plant would be made available to the government institutions. Later, mineral water Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants would be set up in the educational institutions to provide clean and fresh drinking water to the students.
  • It was also decided in the meeting that a comprehensive testing laboratory would be set up in all districts of the State wherein apart from the drinking water; quality of other eatables would also be checked.
  • Mr Manohar Lal said that to provide clean and adequate drinking water facility to the people is among the top priorities of the State Government. Directing the department to ensure that there is no shortage of drinking water supply in urban and rural areas especially during the summer season, he also sought the detailed plan prepared by the department for the drinking water supply in different areas of the State.
  • It was informed in the meeting that the total outlay of the Public Health Engineering Department is Rs 3676.10 crore. A sum of Rs 1563.34 crore has been earmarked during the year 2020-21 for the creation and augmentation of new water supply, sewerage and storm water drainage infrastructure creation. Apart from this, a sum of Rs 405.26 crore has been earmarked for improvement of drinking water supply and providing sewerage and storm water system in urban areas whereas, a sum of Rs 1044.25 crore has been earmarked for improvement of drinking water supply and providing sewerage system in rural areas.
  • In the meeting, the Board also approved Rs 1313.84 crore for the improvement of drinking water supply facilities, sewerage system in rural and urban areas and storm water drainage facilities in urban areas besides allocating funds for 5185 ongoing schemes and 595 new schemes.
  • It was also informed that as of now, out of about 30.73 lakh rural households in the State, Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) has been provided to 23.73 lakh households. A target has been fixed to provide FHTC in 7 lakh households during the year 2020-21 under Jal Jeevan Mission out of which 4.18 lakh households have already been provided with FHTC. Haryana is aiming to cover hundred per cent eligible rural households with FHTCs by the year 2022 well before the national target of the year 2024. A sum of Rs 265 crore has been allotted under Central Plan.
  • It was informed that the Public Health Engineering Department has established an effective online monitoring mechanism for on-going works so as to ensure that they are completed as per the set timelines. At present 3,323 schemes including 2,846 schemes in rural areas and 477 schemes in urban areas are in progress.
  • It was informed that from financial year 2020-21, each work has been assigned six critical dates of administrative approval, tender floating , tender allotment, starting of work, work completion and financial closure. Accordingly, targets of commissioning tube-wells, canal- based water works, Sewerage Treatment Plants (STPs), boosters have been fixed.
  • It was informed that under Mahagram Yojana, 129 villages have been selected for laying sewerage system in villages. Villages having population less than 10,000 persons, consented to bear the expenses for laying of the sewerage system and upgradation of water supply are also being considered depending upon the feasibility reports of such villages.
  • Among those present in the meeting included Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr Rajesh Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary Power Mr T.C. Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary Urban Local Bodies Mr S.N. Roy, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Mr T.V.S.N. Prasad, Additional Chief Secretary Public Health Engineering Department Mr Devender Singh, Principal Secretary Development and Panchayats Mr Sudhir Rajpal, Deputy Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mrs Ashima Brar and other senior officers of the State Government.
     
  • Chandigarh, June 22- Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that it is the responsibility of a welfare state to help needy people and make them self-sufficient and the State Government is performing this responsibility very well with the spirit of Antyodaya.
  • The Chief Minister was speaking after launching the web portal https://atmanirbhar.haryana.gov.in of ‘Haryana Interest Waiver Scheme’ of the Finance Department.
  • Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Manohar Lal said that through this portal people of the State will be able to take loans without any collateral and 2 percent amount of interest will be borne by the State Government. He informed that that through this portal, three types of loans can be availed, which include Differential Rate of Interest Scheme (DRI) Loan, Shishu Loan (Mudra Scheme) and Education Loan
  • He said that under the Differential Rate of Interest Loan Scheme (DRI), people from rural areas having a family income of Rs. 18,000 per month and people living in urban areas having a family income of Rs. 24,000 per month will be given loans without any collateral. He said that the requirement of a family income certificate has been simplified by linking Aadhaar with Parivar Pehchan Patra.
  • Similarly, if a person or businessman wants to start his new business or he wishes to expand his business, then through this portal, under Shishu Loan (Mudra Yojana), he can get a loan of up to Rs 50,000 without any collateral, the spokesman said.
  • He informed that those students residing in Haryana, who have availed the education loan after January 1, 2015, the loan interest for all such students charged from the month of April to June 2020, would be borne by the State government.
  • The Chief Minister said that the objective of this scheme is to make the process of taking and repaying loans hassle-free in order to make poor and needy people self-reliant. At the same time, it will also help in strengthening the State’s economy after the lockdown.
  • He said that Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi has announced an economic package of 20 lakh crore rupees to make the country self-reliant after the Corona Pandemic.
  • “We have to ensure that Haryana gets the benefit of at least 10 percent of this package and within the next few months we have to take care of every person residing in the state,” he said.
  • He said that special teams have been formed for this task by the State Government, which is working on all aspects. A system is being prepared by the government for this task and Parivar Pehchan Patra of all the families are being made so that information of every member of each family can be collected and every needy person can be ensured the benefit of government schemes.
  • Mr. Manohar Lal said that through various schemes being run by the State Government, we have to help people of Haryana to manage their finances. He said that banks' cooperation is essential to extend the benefits of all schemes to the needy.
     
  • Chandigarh, June 22 – A state-level control room set up by various departments on the initiative of Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal to exchange information related to Corona pandemic during the nationwide lockdown received 4,78,369 calls, of which 4,54,000 calls were answered from March 24 to June 21, 2020.
  • Giving information in this regard, an official spokesman said that out of the total calls received, 1,40,096 calls were related to health and 3,06,684 calls were general. He said that 95 percent of the calls were successfully answered with an average waiting time of less than 10 seconds. Similarly, tele-counseling was also made available to 31,592 persons.
  • It is noteworthy that in a meeting of Chief Ministers, held under the Chairmanship of the Union Home Minister Mr. Amit Shah, the Health Secretary appreciated state-level control room set up for better arrangements made by Haryana during Covid-19 and for helping and supporting the citizens.
  • This control room was set up under the guidance of Chief Secretary Mrs. Keshni Anand Arora and Additional Chief Secretary, Power Department Mr. T.C. Gupta. Besides this, efforts of its core team comprising senior IAS officer Mr. Vikas Gupta, senior HCS officer Mr. Samwartak Singh, Mr. Rohit Yadav, Mr. Vijay Malik and Call Center Incharge Mr. Puneet Sehgal and Mrs. Meenu have also been appreciated.
  • During this time, the calls were mainly related to Health Department, Transport and Food and Supplies Department. For enquiries related to health and Corona, the caller was given information while the calls related to ration and food packets were forwarded to the nodal officers at district-level through WhatsApp. Similarly, regarding calls related to interstate or intrastate movement, the caller was informed to stay at home during lockdown and curfew and to adhere to social distancing norms. In addition, callers were also informed about the Movement Pass.
  • Calls related to non-compliance of law and order and lockdown norms were passed on to the Nodal Officer of DSP rank of the Police Department by the Control Room, who exchanged information with the officers posted at the District level of the Police Department.