Press Releases

26 May 2020
26-05-2020
26 May 2020

  • Chandigarh, May 26 - Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that every drop of water is very precious and the State Government is making future policies to save it. Suggestions and feedbacks are being sought from the farmers to improve these policies and bring good results for water conservation. At present, the ground water level has reached below 40 meters in many blocks in the state, which is a matter of concern. The government has formulated ‘Mera Pani Meri Virasat Yojana’ under crop diversification to conserve water.
  • The Chief Minister shared while interacting with the farmers during his visit to Kurukshetra today. He also took their feedback on water conservation issue.
  • Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister said to save water, ‘Mera Pani Meri Virasat Yojana’ has been launched by the State Government under crop diversification. Under this scheme Pipli, Shahabad, Babain and Ismailabad blocks of Kurukshetra district have been included, as the groundwater level in these blocks has gone below by more than 40 meters. Along with this Ratia block of Fatehabad district, Siwan and Guhla of Kaithal district and Sirsa block of Sirsa district is included in this scheme. The situation of ground water level in these blocks is very worrisome, farmers are being motivated to save water and for this farmers would have to move towards crop diversification, he added. Each grain of these crops would be procured on the Minimum Support Price (MSP) by the State Government and a grant of Rs. 7000 per acre would also be given for sowing maize. Apart from this, many other facilities would be given to the farmers, he asserted.
  • The Chief Minister said that to save water government had launched ‘Jal Hi Jeevan Yojana’ last year, but this year, while improving this scheme further, ‘Mera Pani Meri Virasat Yojana’ has been implemented. A lot of discussion was held on this scheme. Before formulating ‘Mera Pani Meri Virasat Yojana’ a lot of brainstorming was done with farmers, scientists, MLA and other people associated with the government. This scheme would be very beneficial for the coming generations, he added. He also said that under this scheme, small farmers having one to two acres of land would also get some concessions.
  • The goal of everyone is to save water, extract less ground water and improve the ground water level. Everyone needs to think and brainstorm on this serious subject, the Chief Minister said. He said that the State Government would implement the viable suggestions and would try to save every drop of water. He said the State Government would take necessary action on the suggestions shared by farmers of Kurukshetra so that they could get all the benefits and water could also be saved.
  • During his visit, the Chief Minister held one to one interaction with several farmers including Karnaraj Singh Toor, Ravi Kumar Mathana, Ashwini Kumar Babain, Suresh Chand, Pritam Singh, Vikram Atwan, Dimple Saini Babain, Rajpal, Roshan Lal, Barkha Ram, Gopal Rana, Satbir Singh, Tevar Khan, Sarvajit Singh and others on the subject of saving water by sowing maize instead of paddy crop in Kurukshetra and also invited suggestions on water conservation from everyone present.
  • During the interaction, farmers also shared some important suggestions in the interest of farmers in the flooded area along with Marakanda in Kurukshetra and for direct sowing. Pritam Singh, the sarpanch of village Bohli proposed to build a Gaushala on 20 acres of panchayat land. The Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal directed Deputy Commissioner Mr. Dhirendra Khadgata to prepare and send a detailed proposal for the same.
     
  • Chandigarh, May 26 - Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that the State Government has made arrangements of about 100 special trains to send workers to their home districts, during nationwide lockdown after COVID-19 pandemic. Apart from this, workers are also being sent to the adjoining states by buses. In this hour of crisis, no religion is higher than service to humanity and besides government efforts, social organizations are also coming forward to assist in this noble cause.
  • Mr Manohar Lal who was on his way from Chandigarh to Karnal today made a short halt at the workers camp being run by MLA Ambala City, Mr Aseem Goyal near the Kingfisher Tourist Resort on the Ambala-Chandigarh National Highway. Mr Manohar Lal appreciated the efforts being made by Mr Aseem Goyal for the welfare of workers.
  • Mr. Goyal apprised Mr. Manohar Lal that free camp for workers is being organized since May 14, 2020 through 'Mera Aasman Sansthan'. He said that free of cost arrangement of three meals a day, including tea and water have also been made in the camp. Apart from this, workers are also being provided shoes or slippers etc. as per the requirement. He said that regular health check-ups of the workers are also conducted in the camp and if any worker requires medical treatment, facility of ambulance service has also been made available .
  • He also informed the Chief Minister that registration is being done to send workers to their home districts. About 800 workers have so far been registered, he said, adding that most of them have been sent to their home towns by trains and buses. He further informed efforts are being made to ensure that no worker has to walk on the road. The State Government is providing every possible assistance to the workers. He said that 'Mera Aasman Sansthan is also supplementing the efforts of the government in this direction.
  • On this occasion , Secretary of Mera Aasman Sansthan, Mr Ritesh Goyal also apprised the Chief Minister about the social works being done by the organization from time to time.
     
  • Chandigarh, May 26 – A cheque amounting Rs. 2 lakh 51 thousand was presented to Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal by Women of self-help groups under Haryana State Rural Livelihood Mission, Karnal, during his visit to Karnal district today.
  • The Chief Minister while thanking the women and encouraging them said that women belonging to self-help groups, not only provided financial assistance to their families by making masks and sanitizers to safeguard from this Pandemic, but has also presented an excellent example of social service by making contributions in the Corona Fund. It is an inspiration for all sections of society.
  • The Chief Minister said that the demand for masks and sanitizers had increased at the time of the onset of global pandemic in the country, and at this time women belonging to self-help groups have significantly contributed to meet the increasing demand for masks and sanitizers. As a result of this, masks and sanitizers have been made available at cheap prices to the general public. This contribution made by these women would not be forgotten.
     
  • Chandigarh, May 26- Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that the global outbreak of corona pandemic is an unprecedented phenomenon, which has posed a lot of challenges before the people, government and administration during the last two and a half months. He said that the people's patience and support in following the restrictions during the lock down period and efficient arrangements made by the State Government has made it possible to deal with pandemic.
  • The Chief Minister was holding a meeting of Smart City Project with the officials at the auditorium of the Mini Secretariat in Karnal today, whereafter he interacted with the journalists of the district through video conferencing.
  • The Chief Minister said that although Corona hasn’t yet been eradicated but the police, doctors, para-medical staff, sanitation workers and employees of other departments have set great standards of selfless service in this time. He further shared that the Chief Minister, Ministers and Senior officers at the headquarters at Chandigarh have been coordinating with the districts during this period and also appreciated efficient management in the districts under the leadership of Deputy Commissioners.
  • He said that the Chief Ministers have now got the permission to visit the districts, after which he has visited Karnal today and in the next few days he will again hold meetings in the district.
  • During the meeting on the Smart City Project, the agenda pertaining to projects of about Rs 300 crores was presented to the Chief Minister by Karnal Smart City Ltd. The Chief Minister said that to make the city smart, the entire planning should be done in such a way that it benefits all the citizens.
  • He said that the planning of smart city is not limited to constructing high walls but should also include the facilities of supply of fresh drinking water, sewerage and drainage systems, checking air pollution, developing proper rain water harvesting system on government and non-government buildings like schools, colleges and factories, system to display air quality index on display boards, automatic challaning with the help of CCTV for traffic violations and pollution due to waste, “Swachhata” app, development of more parks and open gyms across the city.
  • Welcoming the Chief Minister, Deputy Commissioner of Karnal, Mr. Nishant Kumar Yadav appraised him of the activities carried in the district amid COVID-19.
  • He said that about 5135 tests of Corona have been conducted so far, out of which 33 cases were declared positive, 16 have been cured and 16 are active cases. One death has occurred due to Corona. He said that random sampling of 1386 persons comprising police personnel, vendors and delivery boys was conducted. Initially, there were about 64 PPE kits, now more than 300 PPE kits are available in the district. He said that 4 lakh masks were distributed by volunteer groups, about 91 thousand sanitizers were also distributed to prevent the transmission of corona. He said that about 1 lakh masks were also distributed free of cost to the newspaper readers. A quarantine center with a capacity of 700 persons has been set up at Sainik School in the district and a quarantine facility for doctors has been set up at Kalki Bhavan in National Dairy Research Institute.
  • The mobile testing lab was sent from village to village in two ambulances to conduct regular medical check-ups, he added He informed that about 40 thousand ration-packets have been distributed so far during the pandemic.
  • He said that needy families were also adopted by the kind hearted people of Karnal during this hour of cricis.
  • He said that through distress token system, ration has been distributed to 7000 families and the ration for May-June will also be distributed.
  • Amoung those present during the event were Additional Chief Secretary of Urban Local Bodies Department, S.N Roy, Deputy Commissioner of Karnal, Mr. Nishant Kumar Yadav along with other officials.
     
  • Chandigarh, May 26 - Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that workers have made a significant contribution in the progress and development of the Haryana. He informed that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, State Government is running ‘Special Shramik trains’ on a daily basis from various railway stations of the state to send workers willing to return to their home states. Similarly, workers of the neighboring states of Haryana are also being sent to their home states through buses.
  • He informed that till date 2.90 lakh workers have been sent from Haryana to their home states through 77 ‘Special Shramik trains’ and 5500 buses. In addition, a total of 11,656 workers have returned to Haryana from various states. He said that Haryana Government while empathizing with the difficulties faced by these workers, has made adequate arrangements to send them free of cost to their home states. Today more than 10,900 workers from Hisar, Kalka, Ambala, Panipat, Gurugram, Rewari and Faridabad departed by seven ‘Special Shramik trains’ to their home states in Bihar and Jharkhand.
  • Today 1600 workers from Hisar were sent to Bhagalpur (Bihar), 1367 workers from Kalka to Darbhanga (Bihar), 1600 workers from Ambala to Araria (Bihar), 1600 workers from Panipat to Barauni (Bihar), 1600 workers from Gurugram to Jahanabad (Bihar), 1,600 workers from Rewari to Katihar (Bihar) and 1602 from Faridabad have been sent to Ranchi (Jharkhand).
  • Train departs from Hisar to Bhagalpur (Bihar)
  • ‘Special Shramik train’ (number 04839), with 1600 workers departed from Hisar railway station for Bhagalpur in Bihar at 12 noon today. Workers from seven districts including 152 of Hisar, 500 of Jhajjar, 498 of Fatehabad, 150 of Sirsa, 100 workers each from Kurukshetra, Narnaul, and Kaithal departed on the train. Women and children were also on the train.
  • Train from Kalka to Darbhanga (Bihar)
  • Today as many as 1367 workers departed from Kalka railway station for Darbhanga in Bihar. The workers from various areas in the district were taken in buses to Kalka railway station to further send them to their respective destinations. After this, they were sent to Darbhanga by train. Workers hailing from Chhapra, Motihari, Gopalganj, Madhuvani, Supaul, Siwan, Araria, Purnia, Saharsa, Khagaria, Darbhanga, Samastipur, Patna etc. have been sent by train. The workers were accompanied by their children.
  • Train from Ambala to Araria (Bihar)
  • Today as many as 1600 workers left for Araria via special train from Ambala Cantonment railway station. Workers from Ambala, Kurukshetra, and Kaithal district were brought to Ambala Cantonment railway station today through buses and 1600 workers were sent to Bihar (Araria) through ‘Special Shramik train’(number 4570) with complete arrangements. This train will cover the districts of Purnia, Katihar, Madhepura, Supol, Araria, Kishanganj, Saharsa, Patna and Siwan of Bihar. Among the workers who were sent to their home states today, 1366 were from Ambala, 39 from Kurukshetra and 195 from Kaithal, including eight children.
  • Train from Panipat to Barauni (Bihar)
  • As many as 1600 workers were sent from Panipat Junction to Barauni (Bihar). Of these, 300 workers were brought from Sonipat and 200 workers from Kurukshetra via Haryana Roadways buses and 1100 workers have been sent from Panipat to Bihar. This train will go to Barauni via Darbhanga, Begusarai, Purnia, Katihar, Gaya, Madhubani etc.
  • Train from Gurugram to Jehanabad (Bihar)
  • Today a ‘Special Shramik train’ departed from the railway station of Gurugram to Jehanabad in Bihar carrying 1600 workers. These workers were brought to the railways station from shelter home in Roadways buses. Health check-ups of all the workers were conducted at the railway station and their hands were sanitized and food and water also provided to them.
  • Train from Rewari to Katihar (Bihar)
  • Today, ‘Special Shramik train’ with 1600 agricultural workers left from platform number one of Rewari railway station for Katihar. After the harvesting of mustard and wheat in the district, stranded agricultural workers, were sent to Katihar in Bihar at 3 pm.
  • Train from Faridabad to Ranchi (Jharkhand)
  • Today 1602 workers from Faridabad were sent through a Special Shramik Train to Ranchi (Jharkhand). These passengers included 555 workers from Faridabad, 400 workers from Gurugram, 200 workers from Jhajjar, 200 workers from Bhiwani, 125 workers from Sirsa, 25 workers from Dadri., 40 workers from Nuh, 45 workers from Kaithal and 10 workers from Rewari. All these workers are from different regions of Jharkhand.
  • -Two-year-old Roshan Lal's birthday celebrated at the railway station--
  • Two-year-old Roshan Lal, who was going to travel with his parents to Gaya in Bihar on a train from Gurugram celebrated his birthday at the railway station today. The child cut his birthday cake in the presence of ADGP, CID, Mr. Anil Rao. On this occasion, toys were distributed to all the children travelling in the train, while other needy people were given a pair of slippers.
  • - ADGP CID Mr. Anil Rao took stock of the arrangements at Gurugram railway station
  • ADGP, CID, Mr. Anil Rao, the Nodal Officer appointed to send the workers to their home states safely, arrived at the Gurugram railway station to take stock of the arrangements at the Gurugram railway station and to see how health checkups and thermal screening was being conducted before the workers boarded the trains and that they were not facing any kind of difficulty. He witnessed the entire process and also interacted with the officers of the Railway Ministry. Mr. Anil Rao also interacted with some passengers and asked whether they had faced any inconvenience while travelling from their place of stay to the railway station. The passengers appreciated the arrangement made by the Haryana Government and informed that they were given free tickets, food, water etc. before boarding the train, which they did not even expect.
  • Facilities provided to passengers
  • Workers were brought from the shelter home to the railway station by roadways buses. All necessary arrangements were made much before the workers were sent to their home state. The railway platform was cleaned with a vacuum cleaner frequently. Besides sanitizing the hands of the workers, they were also provided with food and drinking water. These workers were given free train tickets and other facilities so that they do not face any problem on the way to their homes. Social distancing norms were adhered to for the sitting arrangement of workers in the train.
  • Thanking the Haryana Government in this hour of crisis-
  • Workers Kishan Paswan, Ram Gopal Yadav, Rohtash, and Abhishek Yadav who went to their home state from Ambala railway station said that they are very happy today that they are returning to their homes safely. They said that they are very grateful to the Haryana Government for helping them return to their home states free of cost with complete arrangements. Lakhidas, Munni Devi, and Chirag said that they were grateful to the State Government for providing them with food packets, masks, bottles of water and biscuits and toys to children for their journey. They said that they will also inform others about the work being done by the Haryana Government for helping them return to their home states in this hour of crisis The State Government has set a unique example by sending them home safely.
  • - The workers praised the Haryana government-
  • The workers at Rewari railway station, while waiting to get on their free ride home, praised the Haryana Government for sending them to their home states and said that in this hour of crisis they have been provided with free of cost tickets, stay at the shelter homes, free medical investigations, food and water and that they have been brought to the railway station on buses. They did not have to pay even one rupee. All this has been possible due to the efforts of Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal.
  • Travelling from Panipat to Saharsa, Birju, who worked as a mason in Panipat, said that he has not been able to visit his home for the last nine months is extremely happy to return home. Vinod Yadav, who went to Araria, also thanked the Government as well as the district administration and all the institutions and said that excellent arrangements for food, water, masks etc. were made. Vijay Kumar, who went to Barauni, also thanked the Haryana Government for making free arrangements to go home.
  • - Haryana is full of care and concern
  • Workers going to their home states on the Special Shramik Trains said that the love and affection they received in Haryana is not found anywhere else. They said that they visit Haryana during the harvesting season but this time they were stranded in the lockdown due to COVID-19. They thanked the Haryana Government for all the arrangements made for them during this hour of crisis.