Press Releases

10 May 2020
10-05-2020

  • Chandigarh, May 10 - Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that industries lying closed because of the nationwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic are being revived. For this, the work of granting permission and passes is underway on Saral Haryana portal saralharyana.gov.in. He said that all industries should register themselves and make their data available to the State Government so that it can be used while formulating policies in the future.
  • Giving details in this regard, an official spokesperson said that there are about 1,16,700 Micro, Small, and Medium, industries established presently in the State and so far, 55,935 industries have applied on this portal for permission to operate. These include 35,572 industries in urban areas and 20,246 industries in rural areas. Apart from this, there are 608 in-situ industries. With the reopening of these industries, 21,86,098 workers will get work again.
  • Giving more information the spokesperson said that there are 43,653 industries with the strength of up to 25 workers. The number of industries having 25 to 200 workers is 10,186, while the number of industries with more than 200 workers is 1979. He informed that so far 34,375 industries have been allowed to operate. Of these, 18,816 industries are in urban areas and 11, 842 industries are located in rural areas. With the opening of these industries, a total of 15,48,574 workers have been employed, including 8,02,825 workers in urban areas and 4,97,828 workers in rural areas, he added.
  • He informed that similarly, 558 in-situ industries have also been allowed to operate. With this, a total of 26,546 personnel were employed. Of these, 13,574 in 294 industries in urban areas and 12,972 in 264 industries in rural areas have been employed. Similarly, the operation of 1448 brick kilns has also been allowed in the state, in which 2,08,046 workers have returned to work, he added.
  • The spokesperson said that compliance with the guidelines issued by the Union Home Ministry is being ensured and all industries have been directed to strictly follow the Standard Operating Procedure issued for the workplaces.
  • He said that social distancing and the availability of face mask, hand wash, and sanitizer has been made mandatory. Directions have been given for cleanliness; thermal scanning, different shifts, and different lunch break timing. Workers above 65 years of age will stay at home. It has been directed that all workers will download the Arogya Setu app. Similarly, H.E.P.C. COVID-19 helpdesk with Helpline number 1800-180-2132 has been set up.
  • He said that Haryana Roadways buses have been offered for the movement of employees for the smooth operation of small, medium, and micro industries. With a view to avoid mass movement of migrant workers, the State Government has set up shelter homes for them.
  • The spokesperson said that on March 6, 2020, the first positive case of COVID-19 in Haryana was a Paytm employee in Gurugram. The State Government took strong note of this and the company too closed its office in Gurugram. He said that adequate arrangements were made in Haryana to prevent the spread of COVID-19, due to which the situation in Haryana remained largely under control compared to other states.
     
  • Chandigarh, May 10 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that the contribution of migrant labourers to the progress of the State is significant, which is why during the COVID-19 pandemic the State Government as making arrangements for them to reach their home states on Special Shramik Trains from various railway stations daily in the State.
  • He informed that today, about 1200 migrant labourers from Rewari have been sent to Katihar (Bihar), more than 1200 have been sent from Rohtak to Araria (Bihar) and about 1200 migrant labourers have been sent to Chhatarpur (Madhya Pradesh). He said that despite our diversity, we are citizens of the same country and with this sentiment and thought Haryana Government has started sending stranded labourers and other labourers who were keen to return to their home states free of cost. The Chief Minister said that all Indians living in any part of the country are one and it is the responsibility of all of us as Indians to alleviate their sufferings, he added.
  • Train departed from Rohtak to Araria (Bihar)
  • More than 1200 migrant labourers stuck in Rohtak and Jhajjar in Haryana have departed for Bihar from the Rohtak railway station today evening. There were a total of 1204 labourers aboard the train out of which 108 labourers came from Rohtak while the remaining came from Jhajjar. The Special Shramik Train which is on its way to Araria (Bihar) has 22 coaches. These labourers belong to Saharsa, Supaul, Araria, and Purnia, he added.
  • Train departed from Bhiwani to Chhatarpur (Madhya Pradesh)
  • The migrant labourers who departed from Bhiwani reached the railway station on buses. These labourers who left for their home states belonged to Bhind, Morena, Damoh, Sagar, Chhatarpur, Rewa, Jabalpur, and other districts. One could see a special happiness on the faces of women and children on the trains. This train from Bhiwani which left for Chhatarpur in Madhya Pradesh, covering a distance of 754 kms, will reach its destination at 6 am. This train will only stop at Chhatarpur after crossing Rohtak, Delhi, Palwal, and Jhansi.
  • Train departed from Rewari to Katihar (Bihar)
  • For the fourth consecutive day the Special Sharamik Train departed from Rewari with about 1200 migrant labourers for Katihar. All the labourers on this train belonged to different districts in Bihar and were working in Rewari.
  • All essential arrangements were made at the railway stations
  • The migrant labourers were brought in buses to the Rewari railway station from their shelter homes. All mandatory arrangements were made before the migrant labourers could return to their home states. While on the one hand the train was repeatedly cleaned with vacuum cleaners on the other the other it was ensured that every labourer sanitized his hands. Arrangement of food and water was also made for them. Volunteers were deployed to help seat the labourers in their respective coaches so that they did not face any trouble while doing so.
  • Haryana Government - A great support in the time of crisis
  • After taking his seat along with his family in the Special Shramik Train from Rewari to Katihar, Damodar Prasad said that he is very grateful to the Haryana Government which has done a commendable job by helping migrant labourers return to their home states at its own expense. The State Government has also made arrangements for food on the journey as well. Another migrant labourer, Brajesh, said that he is grateful to the Haryana Government for helping agricultural labourers to return to their home states.
  • Never received so much honour before while going home
  • Vinod from Tikamgarh and Sunil from Chhatarpur before departing for their home state Madhya Pradesh said that, they had never been treated so nicely and that the officers and officials who arranged for their transport and food epitomized Athithi Devo Bhava.
  • Another migrant labourer, Rajkumari, said that women and children did not face any problems and were very happy to return home. She prayed to God to always bless Haryana.
     
  • Chandigarh, May 10 - Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that with the objective of promoting industry, attracting investors and creating more employment opportunities, State Government has formulated a cluster scheme so that any industry should not be limited to only one district, but the industrial expansion should take place in all 22 districts.
  • The Chief Minister said that for the successful implementation of this scheme, and to boost the industries sector, road and rail network or any other infrastructure would be developed in future as per requirement.
  • Informing about the specifics of the scheme, the Chief Minister said that in 22 districts, four districts especially Gurugram, Faridabad, Rewari, Sonipat, are already industrial hubs. This scheme has been prepared for the expansion of industries in the remaining districts.
  • He said that as Sirsa district is rich in agricultural produce, therefore a plan would be chalked out to set up a cluster of food processing units along with textile industry in this district. Agricultural industries and iron and steel industries will be promoted in Fatehabad and Jind district, he added.
  • He said that since Hisar district is already doing good business in iron and steel, therefore the same will be augmented further. Similarly, the textile industry in Bhiwani would further be promoted. Besides this, food based industries would be expanded further. He said that as Mahendragarh district is known for growing mustard with a number of oil mills already there, this industry would further be expanded. Auto component industries would also be set up in this area.
  • Similarly expansion of industries manufacturing auto components in Rewari district, textile, pharmaceutical and chemical industry in Nuh district, scientific equipment in Ambala, IT and IT-enabled services in Panchkula, Agro and food and automobile components in Sonipat, Auto Components, Construction and Engineering, Agro and food industries in Faridabad, and promotion of oil mills in Charkhi Dadri would be done, he added.
  • He said that plywood and steel factories are already operational in Yamunanagar, therefore these industries would further be promoted. Similarly, in Kurukshetra paper mills and Agro and Food industries would be set up. He said that in Panipat the textile industry is already operational, so now Agro and Food industries would also be promoted in the district. The footwear industry in Jhajjar, especially in Bahadurgarh, would be further expanded. Engineering units would be taken up in Rohtak, he added.
  • He said that Automobile, Auto Component, IT and IT-Enabled Services, Electrical, Electronics would be expanded in Gurugram. Agro and Food industries, packaging and pharmaceutical industries would be encouraged in Karnal.
  • The Chief Minister said that the cluster approach would be followed in all 22 districts so that whoever wishes to work in these districts get meaningful employment.
  • He said that to make the citizens of Haryana employment- worthy, their skill development is being imparted in Vishwakarma Skill Development University located in Palwal district.
     
  • Chandigarh, May 10 – Haryana Government, led by Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, in its commitment to send willing migrant workers to their home states is providing free transport facility through 5000 buses and 100 ‘Special Shramik trains’ for them to reach their states in a safe and systematic manner.
  • Divulging more details about the same, an official spokesperson said that after the announcement made by Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal to send every migrant labourer and agricultural labourer back to their home states, So far about 68,000 such migrant labourers have been sent back to their home states free of cost through various trains and buses.
  • As many as 6000 migrant labourers have returned to their homes states through 200 buses to western Uttar Pradesh and other states and more than 3600 migrant labourers through three trains to Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.
  • He informed that till date through more than 1100 buses carrying migrant workers have been sent to various states, 890 buses has been sent to Uttar Pradesh, 152 buses to Rajasthan, 44 buses to Madhya Pradesh, 9 buses each to Punjab, and Uttarakhand and 2 buses have been sent to Himachal Pradesh.
  • He informed that till date through a total of 14 ‘Special Shramik trains’ migrant workers have departed to Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, out of which 10 trains were departed to Bihar and 4 trains to Madhya Pradesh.
  • He said that the entire cost of transportation through trains and buses is being borne by the Haryana Government. He said that adequate arrangements are being made by the government to keep these labourers in shelter homes, bringing them to the railway station and bus station for their onward journey to their homes.
  • He informed that till now 28000 migrant labourers have been sent from Haryana to Uttar Pradesh. Similarly, more than 12000 migrant labourers have been sent to Bihar and 9550 migrant labourers to Uttarakhand, while 6500 migrant labourers have gone back to their home state of Madhya Pradesh.
  • The spokesman said that 435 migrant labourers have been sent to Rajasthan, 221 to Punjab, 54 to Himachal Pradesh, 46 to Kerala, 32 to Assam, 39 to Maharashtra, 27 to Gujarat, 41 to Jammu and Kashmir, 10 to Delhi and 18 migrant labourers to Andhra Pradesh.
  • He informed that about 8500 migrant workers who were issued passed by concerned District Administration were sent to their states. Similarly, about 10,000 Haryana residents have been brought back to Haryana.
  • The spokesman said that tomorrow, 200 special buses would ply for Western Uttar Pradesh and other states and two Special Shramik trains’ would be depart for Bihar.