Press Releases

26 June 2020
26-06-2020
26 June 2020

  • Chandigarh, June 26- While taking a step forward toward realizing Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi’s vision of Atmnirbhar Bharat, the Haryana Government has offered to set up a Bulk Drugs Park at Panipat on 1000 acres of developed industrial land under the Government of India scheme for the promotion of Bulk Drugs Parks for financing common infrastructure facilities. The Bulk Drug Park at Panipat would reduce manufacturing cost of bulk drugs in the country and dependency on other countries for bulk drugs.
  • Mr Manahar Lal disclosed this while speaking as a chief guest in the inaugural session of CII pharmascope - a step towards Atmnirbhar Bharat - Made in India, Made for the World through virtual platform here today. About 325 representatives of 15 top companies participated in the CII pharmascope organized to deliberate and advocate on strategies for paving the way for India to become global pharmaceutical leader.
  • He said that the State has also a plan to set up a Medical Device Park on 225 acres at Karnal just 25 kilometers away from the proposed Bulk Drugs Park.
  • The Chief Minister said Bulk Drugs Park which is proposed to be developed at Panipat on 1000 acres of land could be further expanded to 1700 acres. He said that proximity of Panipat to New Delhi is an added advantage and Panipat being centrally located would be able to supply the raw material for bulk drugs to neighbouring states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, New Delhi and parts of Uttar Pradesh. Haryana has more than 150 pharmacy colleges, institutions and universities resulting in sufficient availability of skilled manpower to cater to the need of Bulk Drug Park, he added.
  • Stating that the State accounts for 45 per cent of the country’s production of pharmaceutical products, he said that 50 per cent of the production to be done in Panipat Park can be consumed in North itself resulting in saving a lot of transportation cost and time. He said that the State Government could offer land to the prospective investors both on an outright sale model and leasehold model. He also assured that the State Government would provide maximum incentives and subsidy as per the policy to those who would set up their units in the park. He said that an Industrial Model Township (IMT) is also proposed to be developed in Panipat with world class infrastructure required for pharmaceutical industries including common warehouses.
  • While Underlining the significance of the industrial sector in the growth story of the country and State, he said that industries not only help boost the economy but also provide employment opportunities to the youth. With the setting of this Park in Panipat, Haryana would not only be able to meet the demand of drugs in the country but also export the same to other countries thus contributing significantly in making India a leading country in the world in this field.
  • The Chief Minister said that owing to various investors’ friendly decisions taken by the present State Government, Haryana has become a preferred destination for the investors of not only India but of abroad also. The State has a great strategic advantage as Haryana surrounds the National Capital Delhi from three sides providing access to nearly 11 per cent of the domestic market. Apart from this, today 15 National Highways cross through Haryana with four of them passing through Delhi-NCR region; he said adding that Gurugram and Faridabad are major industrial districts of the State which have strong manufacturing clusters near to National Highways. He said that apart from the International airports at Delhi and Chandigarh, the State Government is developing domestic and cargo airport at Hisar, the work on which is in progress at a swift pace.
  • He said that Haryana has made tremendous progress in the Ease of Doing Business rankings in the country. He said that at present Haryana is at third position in the country in terms of Ease of Doing Business and first among all northern states. Also, Haryana has per capita income of more than Rs 2.6 lakh per annum, highest amongst the larger states in India. He said that the State GDP is growing the rate of 7.7 per cent annually which is higher than the National growth rate.
  • While referring to the Corona Pandemic, the Chief Minister said that though it is a challenging time for the country and the world but we have taken this as an opportunity and are working towards realizing Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Atmnirbhar Bharat’. Thanking the Prime Minister for announcing COVID relief package of Rs 20 lakh crore for the country, he said that the State Government has decided to spent 10 per cent of its share on the development of industrial sector also including the Pharmaceuticals .Though Haryana is primarily a agrarian State, it has made rapid strides in the field of industries and IT in the last few years. The manufacturing and services sectors today contribute about 82 per cent of the State economy.
  • Earlier, speaking on this occasion, Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India Dr P.D. Vaghela said that India has made its mark in the country in the world in the Pharmaceutical sector. Lauding the role of industries during the Corona time, he said that as a result of the combined efforts made by the Central Government and the Industrial Sector there was no shortage of essential medicines and other medical equipment in the country. Infect, the export of essential medicines has increased during the last few months. He said that today India is also exporting PPE kits, hand sanitizers, gloves, N-95 marks and 3-ply masks to other countries.
  • Chairman, CII Northern Regional Committee on Life Science and Biotech Dr Dinesh Dua and Co-Chairman, CII Northern Regional Committee on Life Science and Biotech Mr B.R Sikri also spoke on this occasion.
  • Among those present on this occasion included Principal Secretary Industries Mr A.K Singh, Managing Director, Haryana Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) Mr Anurag Agarwal and other senior officers of the State Government.
     
  • Chandigarh, June 26- Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has said that in order to promote micro-irrigation projects, the Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Irrigation and Water Resources Department and the Command Area Development Authority (CADA) should jointly complete the work of regional survey within two months by mapping of the canal system.
  • The Chief Minister was presiding over a meeting with Micro Irrigation Mission Authority and concerned departments to develop a system for groundwater control. Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr. Jai Parkash Dalal was also present in the meeting.
  • In the meeting, Additional Chief Secretary, Irrigation and Water Resource Department, Mr. Devender Singh gave a presentation on the outline of the constituted authority. He informed the Chief Minister that the Micro Irrigation Mission Authority will work mainly through the Governing Body and Executive Committee. He said that the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal will be the Chairperson of the Governing body and will comprise 10 ex-officio members, while the Chief Secretary, Mrs. Keshni Anand Arora will be the Chairperson of the Executive Committee and will have 7 ex-officio members.
  • The ex-officio members of the Governing body will include Chief Minister as Irrigation and Finance Minister, Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala as Development and Panchayats Minister, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr. Jai Parkash Dalal, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Rajesh Khullar, Chief Secretary, Mrs. Keshni Anand Arora, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary, Irrigation and Water Resources Department, Mr. Devender Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department, Mr. TVSN Prasad and Principal Secretary, Development and Panchayats Department, Mr. Sudhir Rajpal.
  • Similarly, the ex-officio members of the Executive Committee will be Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary, Irrigation and Water Resources Department, Mr. Devender Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department, Mr. TVSN Prasad and Principal Secretary, Development and Panchayats Department, Mr. Sudhir Rajpal, Director General, Agriculture Department, Mr. Vijay Singh Dahiya, Engineer in Chief, Irrigation and Water Resources Department, Mr. Birender Singh. Apart from this, Secretary, Irrigation and Water Resources Department and Administrator, CADA, Mr. Wazeer Singh Goyat will be its Member Secretary.
     
  • Chandigarh, June 26– Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal has directed to constitute a ‘Micro Irrigation Mission Authority’ and to prepare a plan for ground water management at the district and state level in continuation of the ‘Mera Pani-Meri Virasat’ Scheme to ensure that not a drop of water goes waste.
  • The Chief Minister was presiding over a meeting called to discuss the schemes, with the Departments of Irrigation and Water Resources, Development and Panchayat and Public Health and Engineering, here today. After this, the Chief Minister reviewed the plans for formulating Micro Irrigation Mission Authority and schemes regarding ground water management at state and district level.
  • In the meeting, the Chief Minister instructed the officers of Haryana Pond and Waste Water Management Authority to treat the water of the ponds in rural areas with three pond and five pond system and expedite the plan for judicious use of water for irrigation and other works. The Chief Minister was also apprised in the meeting that there are 16,350 ponds in the state, out of which 15,910 ponds are in rural areas and 440 ponds are in urban areas and a Pond Atlas has been prepared by GIS mapping of all the ponds. In its first phase, 18 ponds are being developed as model ponds, in which 11 standards are being adopted for putting this system in each pond.
  • It was also informed in the meeting that 2,606 ponds in rural areas are polluted and overflowing, while 7,963 ponds are polluted but not overflowing and 4,413 ponds have clean water. Constructed wetland technology is being adopted to treat the water of polluted ponds, wherein boulders are kept at three to four places, thereafter, wild weeds are planted and the water is treated subsequently. The Chief Minister said that it should be ensured that water of every pond is drained at least once a year and filled again with fresh water, through rain and other sources so that water can be circulated.
  • The Chief Minister said that to start with a pond should be developed as a model pond so that it can be adopted for other ponds. More than 95 percent of the work of the pond of Keorak village in Kaithal district has been completed and it can also be started by July 15. He said that pumps should be installed for drainage of every pond and solar pump system can be installed wherever possible to save electricity.
  • The Chief Minister has also directed to convene the next meeting of Haryana Pond and Waste Water Management Authority on July 25, 2020. The Chief Minister said that the work of preparing this project of ponds should be done by the students of Civil Engineering of Universities and Polytechnic institutions. It was also informed that the Authority had organized a workshop at Haryana Irrigation Research Management Institute (HIRMI), Kurukshetra, in which 24 Universities had participated and the task of preparing drawings of 103 ponds was given.
  • On this occasion, Additional Chief Secretary of Irrigation and Water Resources Department, Mr. Devender Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance & Planning Department Mr. TVSN. Prasad, Principal Secretary, Development and Panchayats Department, Mr. Sudhir Rajpal, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. V. Uma Shankar, Deputy Principal Secretary Mrs. Ashima Brar, Engineer Chief of Irrigation and Water Resources Department Mr. Birender Singh and members of the Haryana Pond and Waste Water Management Authority, other officers of various departments were also present.
     
  • Chandigarh, June 26– Girl students, studying in Sainik School at Kunjpura in Karnal District, have a reason to rejoice as Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal today has given administrative approval amounting Rs. 979.21 lakh for the construction of Girls hostel block inside the school campus.
  • Sharing more details, an official spokesman said that with a view to enroll more girl students in this Sainik School and to provide additional facilities for them, a proposal was made to construct hostel block at Sainik School, Kunjpura, Karnal, for which the Chief Minister has given administrative approval today.
     
  • Chandigarh, June 26- Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the tragic death of many people due to thunderstorms and lightning that have wrought havoc in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
  • In a condolence message issued here today, Chief Minister expressed his heartfelt condolences to the members of bereaved families and prayed for the peace of the departed souls