05 April 2021 10:57 am

Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha begins today

- Posted on 05 March 2021

– Governor lauds State Government for efficiently tackling COVID-19 Pandemic

Chandigarh, March 5- Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya while lauding the efforts of State Government for efficiently tackling COVID-19 Pandemic said that like every other State in the Country Haryana Vidhan Sabha  is also meeting in the shadow of a global Pandemic that has changed the world in Stateriad ways. The Government has taken various initiatives to effectively control the spread of this Pandemic.

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today.            Divulging details regarding the steps taken by the State Government during COVID-19, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that because of the decisive strategy adopted by the State Government, the positivity rate of the COVID samples has been drastically reduced to 4.8 percent, the State’s mortality rate is 1.1 percent whereas recovery rate is 98.4 percent. So as to ameliorate the distress caused during the COVID-19 pandemic, the State Government distributed essential commodities free of cost in the PDS basket from April to June, 2020.

Additional Wheat and Sabut Channa distributed under PMGKY      

 

            The Governor shared that Additional Wheat and Sabut Channa distributed under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) was distributed free of cost to Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY), Below Poverty Line (BPL) and Other Priority Household (OPH) beneficiaries.

Haryana is the First State to implement Atam Nirbhar Bharat/ Distress Ration Token Scheme

            The Governor said that Haryana is the First State to implement Atam Nirbhar Bharat/ Distress Ration Token Scheme targeted to help those persons who were economically distressed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and were not covered under the umbrella of any of the schemes of the Public Distribution System (PDS). Persons, who had no Ration Cards, were provided 5 kg Wheat per person and 1 Kg Daal per family per month during the months of May and June, 2020.

            Besides this, the State Government also provided an amount of Rs. 131.85 crore to the Departments of Medical Education and Research, Urban Local Bodies, Home and Health and Family Welfare from the State Disaster Response Fund for containment of COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to this, an amount of Rs. 9.10 crore was sanctioned to the Deputy Commissioners of the State for the same, said the Governor. 

Financial assistance amounting to Rs. 730 crore provided to more than 17 lakh families

            The Governor shared that during COVID-19 the Government has provided financial assistance amounting to Rs. 730 crore to more than 17 lakh families at the rate of Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 5,000 per family. Under Mukhya Mantri Parivar Samridhi Yojana 8,76,103 families were disbursed an amount of approximately Rs. 270 crore.  As many as 4,67,604 BPL families and 3,50,621 registered building and other construction workers were released an amount of approximately Rs. 250 crore and Rs. 175 crore respectively.  More than 70,000 workers of un-organized sector were disbursed an amount of Rs. 35 crore as financial assistance.

As many as 4,44,422 migrant  workers sent to their home states 

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya  shared that  the Government under operation Samvedna has sent 4,44,422 migrant  workers to their home states through 100 Special Shramik trains and 6629 buses incurring an expenditure of Rs. 8.21 crore.

State Corona Warriors did commendable work to combat COVID-19

            The Governor also applauded State Corona Warriors who have led the fight against this deadly virus. He also acknowledged the selfless efforts of countless doctors, health workers, policemen, sanitation workers, revenue officials, Government servants, non-government organizations (NGOs), social workers, volunteers and many others who worked tirelessly and selflessly without fear to combat the Pandemic. Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya also prayed for the people who had succumbed to COVID-19 illness and said that may their souls rest in peace. 

 Year 2021 has arrived with hope and expectations     

            The Governor said that the year 2021 has arrived with hope and expectations. Humankind has never in the past come together and acted as one to find a vaccine to protect us. Under the leadership of Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi, India has been at the forefront of the development and manufacturing of the vaccine for the people of the world. Following the eternal principle of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”, India has emerged as leader of soft diplomacy by sharing its vaccine with the people of South Asia and many other countries of the world. 

            “Haryana Government congratulates the scientists and those from the pharmaceutical industry who have made us proud in the midst of this unprecedented crisis. The protection of the people of Haryana through vaccination has commenced and State Government hopes that our people will be shielded from the coronavirus this year and the pandemic will be a memory of the past,” said Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya.

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Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020 enforced

Aims to provide 75 percent reservation to the local candidates of Haryana in private employment sector, says Governor

Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that State Government is committed to provide employment opportunities to local youth and to provide 75  percent reservation to the local candidates of Haryana in private employment under various Companies, Societies, Trusts, Limited Liability Partnership Firms etc. situated in Haryana. Therefore the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020 has come into force. 

 

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today.

 

            State Government facilitates unemployed youth in getting jobs by registering them on Employment Department Portal and referring them to employers as per provisions of Compulsory Notification of Vacancies (CNV) Act.

 

New Rozgar Portal, data pertaining to 38,46,601 candidates from Haryana ported on this Portal

            The Governor further shared that a new Rozgar Portal has been launched, which aims at linking the youth of Haryana to employment opportunities in Private Sector. To meet the wide spectrum of demand for manpower from Private Sector, data pertaining to 38,46,601 candidates from Haryana has been ported on to the Rozgar Portal. 19,426 job offers have been made by employers and aggregators, against which 14,685 candidates have been placed in various establishments.

 

            Profiling and assessment process of Saksham Yuva initiated

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that in order to assess the employability of Saksham Yuva, their profiling and assessment process has been initiated. Profiling of more than 55,000 Saksham Yuvas has been completed. Saksham Yuvas are also being approached through newly established Call Centres for information and guidance regarding employment opportunities. Skill Training has been provided to 14,710 Saksham Yuva under the scheme through Haryana Skill Development Mission.  Under the Saksham Yuva Scheme December 31, 2020, by now, Rs. 610.45 crore and Rs. 480.46 crore have been disbursed as unemployment allowance and honorarium respectively, shared Sh. Arya.

 

DST MoUs signed between 64 GITIs and 165 Industries

            The Governor said that under the new Dual System of Training (DST) MoUs have been signed between 64 GITIs and 165 Industries for 244 trade units in 40 different trades and around 5148 DST seats have been offered for admission in this session.

 

He informed that Under the Apprenticeship Act, 1961, 12,946 Government and Private Establishments have been registered and 1,09,474 apprentices have been appointed since the launch of National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme in 2016. Haryana was ranked on first position in the Country in engaging maximum apprentices per lakh of State population in 2017-18 and has maintained the same position till date.

8489 technicians registered on ‘Mistry Haryana App’

            Sh. Arya informed that ‘Mistry Haryana App’ has been implemented from May 1, 2020 for public service. Currently 8489 technicians have been registered on this App. & web i.e. mistryharyana.gov.in. 470 job fairs/ campus placement events have been organized in Government Industrial Training Institutes during the year 2020-21 resulting in placement of 8012 trainees.

Shri Vishwakarma Skill University established to promote Skill Development

 

            The Governor said that Government has established a university dedicated to skill development namely Shri Vishwakarma Skill University which has built strong and effective linkages with various industries. 27 new programmes have been started. To strengthen international linkages, the University has signed an MOU with UK Government’s Department of International Development through “National Open College Network” (NOCN). 

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Haryana Enterprise and Employment Policy, 2020 seeks to position Haryana as a favoured investment destination: Governor

Aims to objective is to attract investments of Rs. 1 lakh crore and generate 5 lakh jobs in the State

 

 Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that the new Haryana Enterprise and Employment Policy, 2020 seeks to position Haryana as a favoured investment destination, achieve regional development, export diversification and augment livelihood opportunities. The objective is to attract investments of Rs.1 lakh crore and generate 5 lakh jobs in the State.

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today.

Policy focuses on strengthening services sector which contributes over 50 percent to State’s Gross Value Added

            The Governor said that the Policy focuses on strengthening the services sector which contributes over 50 percent  to the State’s Gross Value Added, strengthening MSMEs and seeks to boost investment in eight thrust sectors namely Auto, Auto Components and Light Engineering, Agro-based, Food Processing and Allied Industry, Textile and Apparel, Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM), Defence and Aerospace Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices, Chemical and Petrochemicals  and Large Scale Energy and Data Storage.

Policy offers an array of attractive fiscal incentives         

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that the policy offers an array of attractive fiscal incentives including investment subsidy, interest subsidy, stamp duty refund, electricity duty refund, employment subsidy and technology acquisition support. The Government of Haryana is determined to create an ecosystem in which the Ease of Doing Business in the State matches and even exceeds the best global standards through regulatory reforms in land, labour, power and institutional mechanisms.

            “The State Government is also developing Integrated Multi Modal Logistics Hub (IMMLH) in Narnaul, Mahendragarh, on an area of 886 acres in collaboration with Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project (DMIC) at the project cost of USD 700 Million, asserted Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya.

Foreign Co-operation set up to promote Haryana’s interests in foreign nations

            Sh. Arya said that the State Government has set up the Foreign Co-operation Department to promote Haryana’s interests in foreign nations in the area of trade & investment and to promote Haryanvi culture as well as ensure welfare and well being of the Haryanvi diaspora. It has undertaken effective liaison and interaction with Indian Missions abroad, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India on issues pertaining to Haryana’s interests globally, said the Governor.

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Haryana is predominantly an agrarian State: Governor

While describing Haryana as predominantly an agrarian state, Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that the present State Government is working on a vision to make the agriculture sector profitable. For this, the State Government has taken several decisive steps towards doubling the farmers income including procurement at MSP for 9 crops from State Budget, top up subsidy under Mission for Integrated development of Horticulture, Micro Irrigation, and highest claim to premium ratio (greater than 1) under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today.

Haryana gives highest price of Rs.350 per quintal to its sugarcane farmers         

 

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that Haryana gives highest price of Rs.350 per quintal to its sugarcane farmers in the country. In 2019-20, we had procured sugarcane amounting to Rs. 1263.74 crore, he said. Further, Government has procured 56.07 lakh metric tonnes of paddy, 7.36 lakh metric tonnes Bajra, 650 metric tonnes peanuts, 1099 metric tonnes Moong and 4016 metric tonnes maize at MSP in Kharif 2020 crop season. An amount of Rs. 17,000 crore has been directly transferred to the bank accounts of 9.5 lakh farmers for this purpose.

Mera Pani Meri Virasat Scheme launched for water conservation

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that  the State Government has implemented  ‘Mera Pani Meri Virasat Yojana’ to adopt crop diversification and to save underground water for the future generations. Under this scheme diversification of paddy crop into alternative crops like maize, cotton, bajra, pulses, vegetables and fruits during Kharif 2020. The Government is providing subsidy of Rs. 7000 per acre as an incentive to farmers for diversification of paddy by alternate crops. Under this scheme, in the year 2020-21, 38,000 hectares of land was diverted from paddy to cotton, maize and pulses.

Massive campaign launched for Crop Residue Management         

 

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya   said that for reducing air pollution due to crop burning, the State Government has launched a massive campaign for Crop Residue Management. 10042 Machines were provided as subsidy to individual farmers and 1345 Custom Hiring Centres were opened. To enable farmers to use the agricultural equipment of other farmers such as tractors, rotavators, combine and Harvester etc., a mobile app was created.  A total number of 1530 farmers used the android app in the Kharif Season 2020.

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State Government committed to provide comprehensive veterinary Health Care and animal breeding services:  Governor

Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that the State  Government is committed to provide comprehensive veterinary Health Care and animal breeding services for the livestock wealth of the State. Reiterating the same commitment, an amount of Rs. 42.64 crore would be spent on the construction of two Haryana Pashu Vigyan Kendras (HPVK) at Makho Sarani in district Sirsa  and  in Behal, district Bhiwani.  These two Regional Centres of Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar will provide quality and referral animal health and production management services to the livestock owners of the State.

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today.

            He said that during the COVID-19 pandemic the Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department has made the State free of any foot and mouth and HS disease among cattle and buffaloes in the State by using a combined vaccine with complete vaccination.

 

Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that the State Government has decided to open Veterinary Polyclinics in all Districts of the State so as to provide extensive veterinary services.   During the COVID -19 pandemic, an amount of Rs. 8.54 crore was provided to 444 Gaushala as Grant-in-Aid for fodder by the Haryana Gau Sava Aayog.

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State Government is vigorously pursued the SYL matter: Governor

Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that in a bid to ensure Haryana gets its legitimate share of water, the State Government is vigorously pursuing the SYL matter in the Supreme Court and the Court has given a verdict in favour of Haryana, revalidating the claim of Haryana for construction of SYL canal. Haryana has strongly registered its demand, for early completion of the Canal, with Government of India, Ministry of Water Resources in the tripartite meeting of Punjab and Haryana Chief Ministers with Union Minister of Jal Shakti, convened as per the mandate of Supreme Court of India, said the Governor.

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today

An amount of Rs. 2000 crore to be spent on WJC  

 

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that State Government has planned and started implementation of a major scheme to augment supply of water by channelizing and storing monsoon water by augmenting capacity of Western Jamuna Canal System (WJC) system by 5000 cusecs by spending more than Rs. 2000 crore.  The Governor said that ensuring no water shortage in Haryana, the Government is also vigorously pursuing the construction of up-stream storage dams namely Renuka, Kishau and Lakhwar Vyasi on river Yamuna for getting assured water supply to the State from river Yamuna and its tributaries namely Giri and Tons.

Haryana Water Resources (Conservation, Regulation and Management) Authority constituted

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya further informed that to ensure sustainable water resources regime, The Haryana Water Resources (Conservation, Regulation and Management) Authority has been established.

 

In order to increase or restore the carrying capacity of major irrigation networks to utilize available or surplus water during monsoon period in river Yamuna, the State Government has got approved the projects of rehabilitation of Parallel Delhi Branch (PDB), Augmentation Canal, Jawaharlal Nehru Canal and Hansi Branch costing about Rs. 1000.00 crore from NABARD, said Governor.

MICADA constituted promoting Micro Irrigation

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that for promoting Micro Irrigation on a large scale in the state, Government has strengthened the existing Command Area Development Authority (CADA) and renamed it as Micro Irrigation and Command Area Development Authority (MICADA). The new authority shall promote and implement micro irrigation in addition to its regular Command Area Development Programme for increasing agricultural production and farmers’ incomes in Haryana. Rehabilitation work of about 110 channels is in progress.

 

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya  said that Government is also committed to provide water to the farthest tail of Southern Haryana by ensuring special thrust towards improving capacity and efficiency of various pumps of Lift Irrigation System in districts Rewari, Mahendergarh, Charkhi Dadri and Bhiwani. About Rs. 200.00 crore is being invested for replacement, refurbishment and repair of pumps.

1000 recharge borewells costing Rs. 32.33 crore

            In order to recharge the ground water in the dark zones with rain water stagnant in the fields, a scheme for construction of 1000 recharge borewells costing Rs. 32.33 crore has been approved under “Mera Pani Meri Virasat”. About 8000 acres of land submerged every year shall be benefited by this scheme. To provide drinking water to Mewat area, State Government has decided to construct Mewat Feeder Canal of 100 Cusecs, through pipeline off-taking from Gurgaon Water Supply (GWS) Channel near Badli, running along KMP Expressway till it reaches Gurgaon Canal.

Haryana Pond and Waste Water Management Authority constituted

            The Haryana Pond and Waste Water Management Authority (HPWWMA) constituted by the State Government have collected the data of all 18121 ponds in the state for rejuvenation and restoration of problematic ponds. Besides, Grey water/ waste water flowing into these ponds are being treated through constructed Wetland Technologies which would enable these ponds to be also used for pisciculture and micro-irrigation. This initiative of ours has been appreciated by Central Pollution Control Board and has been recommended to be replicated in other states. Action plan for 2020-21 and 2021-22 covering 2500 ponds has been finalised and is under implementation. Irrigation and Water Resources department has formulated a project costing ₹ 500 crore covering 35 STPs having capacity of 338.85 MLD for use of Treated Waste Water (TWW) in 1st phase.

 

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4000 play schools with modern facilities and infrastructure to be opened in State: Governor

 Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that to provide quality pre-school education to the children of age group of 3 to 6 years, the State Government is opening 4000 play schools with modern facilities and infrastructure.  In the   phase, 1135, Anganwadi Centres (AWCs) running from school premises or departmental buildings in schools will be upgraded into play schools whereas 2865 AWCs will be upgraded into play schools in the second phase.

 

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today.

Around 500 Creches having modern facilities to be opened

The Governor said that to meet the needs of working women in different sectors, Government has decided to open creches in the state with modern facilities.  Therefore as many as 500 creches, including 182 earlier sanctioned crèches, will be opened for working women and provide homely environment to the children of working women.

 

Mukhya Mantri Doodh Uphaar Yojna launched

 

            The Governor said that the State Government has launched the Mukhya Mantri Doodh Uphaar Yojna on August 5, 2020. In this scheme, 200 ml fortified skimmed milk in six flavors  is provided six days a week to 9.03 lakh children (between 1 to 6 years of age) and 2.94 lakh pregnant and lactating mothers registered as beneficiaries in Anganwadi centres (AWCs) in the State. This skimmed milk is fortified with vitamin A and D3 as per specification of Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI).

Reforms brought in Social Justice and Empowerment

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that State Government is committed to provide pensions to the vulnerable sections of the society such as senior citizens, widows and destitute women, persons with disabilities eunuchs, destitute children, parents with one or more than one girl child, non school going divyang children and Kashmiri migrants. Beside this, the State Government has established Haryana State Society for Prevention of Substance Abuse to focus on the fight against substance abuse in Haryana. Demand reduction strategies have been prepared and the most affected districts will see an expansion in services related to rehabilitation of victims of substance abuse. Identification, community mobilization, treatment, family rehabilitation, mainstreaming, economic rehabilitation of victims of substance abuse activities shall be undertaken in the first phase.

 Widened the scope of Mukhya Mantri Vivah Shagun Yojna

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya shared that in a bid to ensure Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes, the State Government with effect from June 3, 2020 has widened the scope of Mukhya Mantri Vivah Shagun Yojna, Rs. 51,000  is given to a couple if both of the spouse are divyangjan and Rs. 31,000 if one of the spouse is divyangjan. An amount of Rs. 98.95 crore has been spent under the Yojna on 29498 marriages during the year 2019-20.

Scholarship to meritorious Scheduled Caste students          

            The Governor said that the State Government is providing scholarship ranging from Rs. 8000 to Rs. 12,000 per annum to encourage meritorious Scheduled Caste students under Dr. Ambedkar Medhavi Chhaatra Yojana in class 11, 1st year of Graduation and 1st year of Post-Graduation courses. Scholarship is also being provided to Backward Classes students on the basis of their percentage score in Matric Class. Besides this,  the Government is providing free coaching to Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes aspirants to prepare themselves for various competitive and entrance examinations such as Civil Services Exams, Banking /Railway /SSC /HTET/CGL and NEET/JEE etc. through reputed institutions with income upto Rs. 2.5 lakh per annum, asserted the Governor.

Loan provided to Backward Classes, Minority and PWDs

            The Governor said that the State Government through the Haryana Backward Classes and Economically Weaker Sections Kalyan Nigam provides loans for self employment upto Rs. 15 lakh to the people belonging to Backward Classes, upto Rs. 30 lakh to the people belonging to Minority Communities and upto Rs. 50 lakh to the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). The Haryana Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation has assisted 1904 beneficiaries by providing them financial assistance of Rs. 1265.20 lakh including  Rs. 115.34 lakh as subsidy for various self employment Schemes during the year 2020-21, he shared.

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State-wide Emergency Management System Project envisaged in Haryana: Governor

Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that the State Government has envisaged the implementation of State-wide Emergency Management System Project that is, Haryana 112/ERSS (Emergency Response Support System) to provide prompt, integrated emergency services for public safety and security to the citizen, including those with special needs, anytime, anywhere across the State. Haryana 112/ERSS will be beneficial not only for better response and timely action for any citizen in distress but also improve multi-agency Emergency Response. The implementation of the project has already been initiated and shall be commissioned soon.

 

            The project has been envisaged on “Centralized Call Taking and Centralized Dispatch” model. Haryana 112/ERSS system would be functional 24 X 7 round the year to respond to citizen emergencies within the envisaged response time of 15 minutes (average) for urban areas and 20 minutes (average) for the rural areas in any part of the State.

Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today.

 

New state-of-the-art building has been constructed at Panchkula

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya shared that one of the key components of Haryana 112 project is the State Emergency Response Centre (SERC) for which a new state-of-the-art building has been constructed at Panchkula for providing uninterrupted Emergency Response operations across the State. This Building is being professionally managed and shall provide a modern workplace to the staff members, including high-tech Call Takers and Dispatchers halls and in house training facilities.

 

630 vehicles purchased as Emergency Response Vehicles

            The Governor said that the State Government has placed the order to procure 630 vehicles for the police department to be leveraged as Emergency Response Vehicles (ERVs) for this project. Apart from these 630 Police vehicles, 600 existing 2-Wheelers and 450 existing 4-Wheelers from Police department shall be subsequently engaged as ERVs. A “Dry Run” to assess the performance of Haryana 112/ERSS project was conducted from 11.02.2021 to 27.02.2021 in two districts namely Gurugram and Panchkula. In Gurugram district, it was run in an integrated mode on boarding Police, Fire and Ambulance services, while in Panchkula only Police emergency services were taken up. This Dry Run received a encouraging and successful response, he informed.

97.5 percent of the references received Harsamay portal duly delivered         

 

            The Citizen portal Harsamay and the customized CAS have grown in popularity, usage, scale and a number of citizen services are being provided online. From the inception of the project 30,56,634 citizen service requests have been received on this Portal and 97.5 percent of these references were duly delivered.

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Till now 3,06,055 Health care and frontline workers have been vaccinated, says Governor

 Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya while lauding the efforts of Health Department for effectively controlling spread of COVID-19 Pandemic, said that the department through the Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network – eVIN, which is an innovative technological solution, has upgraded to CoWIN (Winning over COVID) for real time monitoring of COVID-19 vaccine and beneficiaries. CoWIN facilitates digital platform for Registration of Beneficiaries. 18,921 vaccination sites have been mapped. As on March 2, 2021 total 3,06,055 Health care workers and frontline workers have been vaccinated.

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today.

Maternal Mortality Rate decreased from 98 to 91        

 

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) has been further decreased from 98 to 91 (SRS data 2016-18); Under 5 Mortality Rate has been brought down to 35 per 1000 live births with an appreciable 10 points dip; Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) has been brought down from 41 to 30 per 1000 live birth; Neo-Natal Mortality Rate has been brought down from 26 to 21 per 1000 live birth.

E-Sanjeevani OPD started

            The Governor said that E-Sanjeevani OPD, an online Stay Home OPD under National Tele- Consultation services of Govt. of India has been initiated in Haryana since May 5, 2020. Implementation of e-Sanjeevani OPD Tele Consultation has been awarded the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Good Governance Award 2020 by Chief Minister on December 25, 2020.

 

The Essential Medicines List (EML) has been revised. Presently 463 Medicines, 226 Medical Consumables to be used in routine OPD, IPD and emergency and medical consumables along with 146 drugs used under specific programs, 88 dental materials and 36 linen items and 47 COVID items are being provided free of cost at various health facilities.

26,93,930 Ayushman cards issued to 7,97,557 families

            The Governor said that till date a total of 26,93,930 Ayushman cards have been issued to 7,97,557 families. Claims worth Rs. 229 crore have been disbursed to 2,05,000 beneficiaries. 580 hospitals have already been empanelled in Haryana under Ayushman Bharat Scheme.

Opening of four new Government Ayurvedic Dispensaries

            The Governor said that State Government has given approval for opening of four new Government Ayurvedic Dispensaries. Shri Krishna AYUSH University has been established at Kurukeshtra. To promote Ayurvedic education in the State, Government Ayurvedic College has been constructed at Village Pattikara (Narnaul). In addition, 407 Government Ayurvedic Dispensaries and 138 Health Sub-centers have been approved as AYUSH Health and Wellness Centers by Government of India as well as the State Government.

Setting up Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya University and Government Medical College

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that State Government is in the process of establishing a University of Health Sciences at Karnal to be named after Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya. This university will have post doctoral DM/MCH training programmes. The Governor said that Government is in the process of establishing a Government Medical College in Bhiwani under the centrally sponsored scheme by upgrading the existing hospital of District Bhiwani. 

            “A Government Medical College is being set up in village Haibatpur, District Jind, in Village Koriyawas, District Mohindergarh and village Chhainsa, Faridabad. In addition to this, six Government Nursing Institutes are being established in districts Faridabad, Rewari, Kaithal, Kurukshetra and Panchkula,” shared Sh. Arya.

 

            “In view of COVID-19 pandemic, all Government and many Private Medical Colleges were designated as COVID-19 care hospitals. Till date, 20,274 COVID-19 positive patients have been admitted in 12 Government and Private Medical Colleges in Haryana. Out of these 18,685 have been cured and discharged”, said Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya.

ESI Health Care

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya   said that the State Government has empaneled 33 Private Hospitals at CGHS rates on cashless basis for providing secondary care health services to the insured persons and their dependents. In addition to this State Government has granted approval to tie up with private hospitals already empaneled with health department at CGHS rates on re-imbursement basis for providing secondary health care services to the insured persons and their dependents. Signing of MoU’s with 53 such hospitals is under process, he said.

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Haryana has geared up State machinery for its implementation NEP: Governor

 Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya while welcoming National Education Policy (NEP), 2020 said that the State Government has geared up State machinery for its implementation in the State. The State has decided to launch State Foundational Literacy and Numeracy Mission to start play schools for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) and universalisation of Secondary Education to improve the quality of education. 

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today.

Super-100 Programme launched

            The Governor said that under the Super-100 Programme, outstanding results have been exhibited by both centres set up at Rewari and Panchkula for free coaching of NEET and JEE examination whereby 23 students have cleared JEE advance and 72 students have cracked the NEET. For the first time, students from Government schools of State have secured admission in IITs and other prestigious institutions.

136 Sanskriti Model Schools to be established at block levels

                      Government Sanskriti Model Schools being run at district level which have shown excellent results would now be expanded and 136 such Schools would be established at block levels. The medium of education shall be both in Hindi as well as English and these schools would be affiliated to CBSE.

As many as 52 lakh students imparted education through EDUSAT during COVID

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya  said that during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Haryana became the first State in the country to provide Distance Education through EDUSAT to 52 Lakh students of Private  and Government schools from class 1st  to 12th covering medical, non-medical, arts and commerce streams. To facilitate online education, State government has decided to provide free tablets to 8,06,000 students of all categories studying in class 8th to 12th in Government Schools.

            The Governor said that the Government distributed dry ration and milk powder during COVID-19 pandemic to children of classes 1st to 8th at their door steps while the cooking cost was transferred through direct benefit transfer (DBT) in their bank accounts.

 

            The Government also conducted a special campaign to check the drop out tendency among the children of migrant labour, due to COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, distribution of text books, mid-day meal and a special enrolment drive was undertaken and 2,03,000 new admissions were done in Government Schools during academic year 2020-21, shared the Governor.

Higher Education

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that with the initiation of the National Education Policy, there is a greater focus on access, quality, employability, research and multi-disciplinary approach in Higher Education. Keeping this in view, Haryana has 21 State Universities and 24 Private Universities in the field of General Education, Technical Education, Agriculture and Horticulture Education, Animal Husbandry, Skill Development, Medical, Ayush, Sanskrit, etc. covering nearly all the districts.

 

            A new project “e-Karma” has been started to train our students for self employment by way of providing portals where they can work on freelancing basis on various projects. The Government has also started a 24×7 helpline “Nai-Disha” for counseling of students wherein the students clear their doubts and gain in confidence vis-a-vis their personal issues and help them in taking forward their career, he said.

 

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya shared that a Digital Library Portal has been initiated where e-books, e-journals, video lectures and other relevant material are available and any person can have an access to it. At the same time, all the 26 Public Libraries in the State are being completely digitized so as to increase their accessibility in the public.

 

            Fighting against all natural odds in the last one year, the department provided e-content of all the subjects of all the classes prepared by our own staff to all the students in online mode by efficiently using Learning Management System, added Sh. Arya.

Technical Education       

 

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that while taking  forward the Prime Minister’s Mission of “Atmanirbhar Bharat”, the Technical Education Department has taken the responsibility to educate and train various faculties, master trainers and even students in new emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Big Data Analytics, Block-Chain Technology, Customer Data Platform, Internet of Things, Cyber Security Mesh, Total experience, Hybrid Cloud, Quantum & Edge Computing, Hybrid Automation, Intelligent Composable Business, 3D Printing, etc.   In this direction, an ‘ATAL Academy’ is being established at DCRUST, Murthal.

 

            These are keeping in tune with the emerging market demands and in synchronization with this, the State Government is in the process of setting up an “Institute of Emerging Technologies” in the State wherein, the State of Haryana would pioneer the research in these new emerging technologies by opening huge new vistas of hitherto unexplored domains and making available huge employment opportunities for the youth of the State. A lead in this direction has already been taken by increasing the capacity of diploma course in Medical Lab Technology which has been more than doubled from 480 to 990 in this year, shared the Governor.

 

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that while fighting against all natural odds in the last one year, the admissions in various State Technical Institutions have been increased by 17 percent over previous years. He said that while, keeping in view the Government’s sensitivities towards the deprived sections of the society, a first of its kind in North India, “Mahagyani Rishi Ashtavakra Kendra” has been started in this year at Government Polytechnic, Sector 26, Panchkula, which is a three year diploma programme in Architectural and Computer Engineering, solely for the Hearing & Speech Impaired (Divyang) students. The Government plans to replicate this unique initiative at five other places in the State in the near future, he said.

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Capital investment of Rs. 3023 crore planned for strengthening power transmission infrastructure in Haryana: Governor

Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that the State Power Utilities registered operational profit of Rs 640.51 crore in Financial Year (FY) 2019-20.  In FY 2021-22, it has been planned to create 11 new sub-stations, augment 106 existing sub-stations and to erect over 1057 circuit Kms of transmission lines. A capital investment of Rs. 3023 crore (approx.) has been planned upto financial year 2024-25 for the strengthening of the transmission infrastructure in the state.

 

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today.

 Around 2.15 lakh smart meters have been installed across the State, says Governo

            The Governor said that Haryana is among the pioneers in promoting digital transactions.  As a result, more than 60 percent of revenue of Haryana DISCOMs is collected through digital means. With a target to install about 10 lakh smart meters over the next three years, 2.15 lakh smart meters have already been installed by the end of 2020. The State Government is committed to holistic development of the power sector in the state by developing market forces and promoting the interest of consumers. Providing a big relief to small domestic consumers, the tariff has been reduced to Rs 2.50 per unit for consumption up to 200 units from the earlier level of Rs4.50 for consumption upto 150 units, said Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said.

An amount of Rs. 1190 crore to be spent to upgrade the State owned Thermal Power Plants

 

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that as per the 8th Annual Integrated Rankings of DISCOMs issued by the Ministry of Power, Government of India, UHBVN and DHBVN secured 4th and 7th ranks for the year 2018-19 improving from 22nd  and 24th  ranks respectively attained during the previous rankings. Rs. 1190 crore will be spent to upgrade the State owned Thermal Power Plants to meet with the new emission guidelines prescribed by the Ministry of Environment. Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited (HPGCL) has also planned the development of a 77 MW Solar Power Plant at HPGCL premises and 16 MW Solar Plants on Panchayat Lands, shared Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya.

Around 50,000 off-grid solar pumps to be installed

 

            The Governor said that State Government has launched a scheme to install 50,000 off-grid solar pumps of 3 HP to 10 HP capacity in the State. First phase of the programme has been started for installation of 15,000 pumps with 75 percent subsidy, while 30 percent subsidy will be given as a Central Financial Assistance under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Surksha Evam Utthan Mahabhiyaan (PM-KUSUM) and 45 percent subsidy will be given by the state Government.

 

Bio Energy Policy-2018 has a target to set up projects of 150 MW by 2022

 

            The Governor said that Bio Energy Policy-2018 has a target to set up projects of 150 MW by 2022. He said that the Government has allocated four paddy straw based biomass power projects of 49.8 MW capacity to independent power producers, two of these projects are already under implementation and are likely to be commissioned by the end of 2021. The State Government has also signed MoU with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL) for setting up 200 compressed biogas (CBG) plants of 1000 ton per day (TPD) capacity by 2023, he said.

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Constant efforts being done for upgrading Road as well as Railway infrastructure in Haryana: Governor

 Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said the Haryana Government  is continuously upgrading its Road as well as Railway infrastructure in the State to cater to the needs of the increasing goods and passenger traffic and enhanced public safety.

 

            “On our initiative, Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, Government of India has approved on September 12, 2020 the Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor (HORC) proposed by the Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation (HRIDC) at a cost of Rs 5618 crore. This 122 kms electrified double railway line will bypass Sohna-Manesar-Kharkhoda-Delhi and connect Palwal via Harsana Kalan to Northern Haryana. This line will also serve as a feeder line for DFC and shall contribute to the industrial growth of Haryana. This project shall be completed by December, 2025,” said the Governor.

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today.

An elevated railway track of 5.5 km approximately to be built in Kaithal city

            The Governor said that work of 5.5 km long elevated railway line in Kurukshetra city has already commenced. This shall eliminate 5 Railway crossings on Narwana-Kurukshetra Railway line. A project for elevated railway track of 4.5 km approximately in Kaithal city has been prepared and sent to the Railway Ministry for approval. This project will eliminate 3 level crossings in Kaithal city which shall result in smooth flow of traffic, shared Sh. Arya.

The Governor said that Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for 61 km long new Karnal-Yamunanagar railway line and 50 km long new Jind-Hansi railway line have been finalized and sent to Railway Ministry for approval.

Number of roads has been four laned in the State

            The Governor said that a number of roads have been four laned in the State. Some of these are Ambala- Kaithal, Panchkula-Yamunanagar, Jind-Narwana (upto Punjab Border) and Bhiwani-Charkhi Dadri. The work of 4 laning of Karnal-Kaithal Road will be completed during 2021-22. The work on 4 laning of Gurugram-Pataudi Road will also be started during 2021-22.

Widening and strengthening of 1217 kms to be taken up during the year 2021-22 at a cost of Rs. 550.00 crore

            The Governor said that under the Pardhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna phase-III, works relating to widening and strengthening of 2500 kms have been allocated for the period 2019-24 to Haryana State. Out of above allocation during the year 2020-21, work of widening and strengthening has been taken up on 688 kms of roads at a cost of Rs. 383.00 crore. 1217 kms will be taken up during the year 2021-22 at a cost of Rs. 550.00 crore.

The Governor said that works relating to widening and strengthening of 200 kms roads at a cost of Rs. 80.00 crore during 2019-20 and 216 kms at a cost of Rs. 86.00 crore during 2020-21 have already been completed under NABARD. Widening and strengthening of 357 kms of roads has been taken up at a cost of Rs. 183.31 crore during 2020-21 and 323 kms at a cost of Rs.194.00 crore will be taken up during 2021-22 with the assistance of NABARD.

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 RRTS connectivity to be developed between Sarai Kale Khan (SKK)-Panipat: Governor

Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said the National Capital Region Transport Corporation Limited (NCRTC) has taken up the projects of Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) connectivity between Sarai Kale Khan (SKK)-Panipat.  The State Government has decided that Delhi-Panipat RRTS Corridor may be extended up to Karnal.

 

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today. He said that State Government has published 52 Development Plans (26 Draft Development Plans and 26 Final Development Plans) since January 2019.

            The Governor said that all payments are now collected online under various modes like Net banking, Credit Card, debit card, NEFT/RTGS, Challan thus moving towards a digital economy. Town and Country Planning Department has developed online applications for various services i.e. for Grant of CLU, Grant of Licences, Release of Bank Guarantees, Revalidation of Building Plans, Completion Certificates, NOC under Urban Area Act, Licence for Brick Kilns etc.

            He said that the State Government has issued policy of One Time Settlement under Scheme “Samadhan se Vikas” dated  August 10, 2020 to enable recovery of long outstanding pending EDC dues. As on February 23, 2021, 54 colonizers have availed the policy and the department has recovered   Rs.335.57 crore on account of outstanding EDC.

For Metro connectivity between Faridabad and Gurugram amended alignment of Metro and a few changes in location of Stations between Sector-56, Gurugram and Vatika Chowk, submitted by DMRC, has been approved and now DMRC is preparing the revised DPR, said the Governor.

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Direct election Corporations, Municipal Councils/Committees held for the first time: Governor 

 Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that the State Government is committed to the empowerment of urban local bodies and for this a provision to conduct direct election of Mayors of the Corporations and Presidents of the Municipal Councils/Committees and elections for these posts have been held for the first time recently in a large number of municipalities successfully.

 

            The State Government has taken several steps for de-centralization of powers to all Municipalities in districts. The posts of District Municipal Commissioners have been created to have better monitoring and supervision and greater delegation of powers, said the Governor.  

 

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today.

 

Haryana second most swachh state in the country

            Swachh Survekshan 2020 has been conducted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The members would be happy to know that in the category of states with less than 100 ULBs, Haryana has been adjusted as the second most swachh state in the country.  Four Urban Local Bodies of Haryana namely Karnal, Rohtak, Panchkula and Gurugram have been assessed to be best performing ULBs amongst the top 100 ULBs of the country in the category of cities having 1 lakh to 10 lakh population. Municipal Council, Charkhi Dadri has been awarded 1st rank for Fastest Mover City in North Zone in the category of cities having 50 K to 1 lakh population in Swachh Survekshan 2020.

Government is focusing on 100 percent collection

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that the Government is focusing on 100 percent collection, source segregation, transportation, processing and disposal of solid waste. The construction work of Waste to Energy Plant of capacity 6.77 MW with Integrated Solid Waste Management, Sonepat-Panipat cluster is in progress and likely to be operational by April, 2021.  Besides this, Government has taken steps to reclaim the valuable land occupied on account of dumping of huge municipal waste during several years at 23 locations at an approximate amount of Rs. 175.90 crore, said the Governor.

GIS based property tax survey launched

            The Governor said that to streamline property tax, centralized GIS based property tax survey has been launched in the State which will provide unique property ID (Digital Door Number) to each property along with high resolution imagery for accurate dimensions, thus enabling citizens to self-assess their properties.  He said that under Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana- National Urban Livelihood Mission, survey for the identification of urban street vendors has been completed in 84 ULBs and 1,02,687 street vendors have been identified. 

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Haryana Government committed to increase forest cover in the State: Governor 

Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that the State Government is committed to increase the forest cover in the State. A total of 6054 hectares area has been planted with 96.99 lakh seedlings. This includes free supply and sale in 1126 villages of Haryana with the involvement of local communities. Vriksh Mitras have been engaged in villages to take care of these plantations.

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today.

            The Governor said that in an intensive campaign, 1.07 Lakh plants has been planted on 1100 Acres of land along both sides of Hisar Major Distributary in Hisar District after removal of encroachments. In future, State government is determined to prevent such encroachment in other districts of Haryana with adoption of Joint Forest Management Practices.

 

            He said that this year around eight forest orchards have been developed which will ensure income to panchayats in the coming years. To educate people about the benefits of traditional medicine 59 Herbal Parks have been established in the state. Three new herbal parks are being developed at Masudpur, Kheri Lochab, Dharam Kheri. A hi-tech nursery is also being established at Morni for raising quality seedlings of medicinal plants. Emphasis has also been given to Soil and Moisture Conservation in the Shivaliks and Aravallis. This will help in recharging of ground water and increase of agricultural productivity in the hilly areas, said Sh. Arya.

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Haryana to introduce Zero Emission Electric Buses to protect environment: Governor 

Chandigarh, March 5- Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that several steps have been taken for ensuring smooth and hassle free transportation to the people of the State. The State Government also intends to introduce Zero Emission Electric Buses to protect environment from negative effects of pollutants. Therefore the department plans to introduce 124 fully Electric Buses in Haryana on Gross Cost Model, 70 AC Buses of 12 Meters length and 54 Mini AC Buses of 9 meters length in the initial phase.

 

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today.

Free travel upto 150 Kms in the State to the girl students

            The Governor said that  to realize the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ motto of the State Government, free travel upto 150 Kms in the State have been provided to the girl students from their residence to the educational institutions. Besides this, as per Government’s commitment to the safety of women, the department has purchased 150 mini buses for special operation only for girls / women in the state.

Shudhikaran drive was launched in the State

            A Shudhikaran drive was launched by the State Government as part of which majority of the officers and staff working in the Regional Transport Authorities (RTAs) has been replaced. Besides, the post of Secretary, Regional Transport Authority has been re-designated as District Transport Officers-cum-Secretary Regional Transport Authority who are mandated to work with transparency and highest standards of Integrity. Moveable weighing scales have been procured and handed over to all the District Transport Officer-cum-Secretaries, Regional Transport Authorities to effectively check overloading, said Sh. Arya.

 

            With a view to provide more transport facilities, Transport Department of the State Government has started plying 536 hired buses under kilometer schemes since November 2020 to ease the population pressure on Public Transport Services. The department is operating 51 Super Luxury A.C. Buses, said the Governor.

Adopted a zero tolerance policy towards illegal mining

            The Governor said that the State Government has adopted a zero tolerance policy towards illegal mining. Haryana State is the first in the country to enforce the NGT orders regarding charging deterrent amount on vehicles and equipments seized for illegal mining as compensation for causing environmental damage over and above the fine charged under the State Rules as fine for the offence. Stringent enforcement of these orders has had a visible impact on the menace of illegal mining. A total of 4646 transport vehicles/ mining excavators have been seized for illegal mining/ transportation of illegally mined minerals.

 

            “The Mines and Geology Department has conducted a pilot study involving advanced computing techniques for estimating the volume of mined minerals with the help of drone photography. The Mines and Geology Department has awarded a contract to HARSAC for deployment of satellite based remote sensing technology for monitoring of mining activities within the State,” informed Sh. Arya.

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Expansion and modernization of Panipat and Karnal Cooperative Sugar mills to de be done at a cost of Rs. 618 crore: Governor

 Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that the State Government has commenced the process of expansion and modernization of Panipat and Karnal Cooperative Sugar mills at a cost of Rs. 355 crore and Rs. 263 crore respectively. The installation of 60 KLPD Ethanol plant at Shahbad Co-Operative sugar mills has been commenced at a cost of Rs. 99 crore. HAFED has started setting up of Mega Food Park project at IMT, Rohtak, with an estimated project cost of Rs. 179.75 crore. During the year 2019-2020, Haryana Dairy Federation has purchased milk at the rate Rs. 700 per Kg fat which is the highest procurement rate till date, informed Sh. Arya.

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today.

Mukhya Mantri Dugdh Utpadhak Protsahan Yojana implemented

            The Governor said that the Government has also implemented “Mukhya Mantri Dugdh Utpadhak Protsahan Yojana” during  the year 2020-21 (April to September) and  subsidy at the rate of Rs. 5 per liter for both Cow and Buffalo milk is being given to the Cooperative Milk Producers directly into their bank accounts.

            He said that due to COVID-19 Pandemic, funds of Rs.15.90 crore (50 percent of the total budget) have been released by State Government as subsidy to the Milk Producers in time. The modernization of five Milk Plants will be undertaken under Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF) Scheme with loan from National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).

 

            The Governor further informed that the Haryana State Cooperative Apex Bank Ltd. (HARCO Bank) has advanced loans amounting to Rs. 7,092.72 crore from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021. District Central Co-operative banks have also disbursed loans amounting to Rs. 11,269.15 crore.

E-weighing machines were integrated with POS and FPSs

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that in a bid to ensure transparency and fair distribution of essential commodities, in the first phase, e-weighing machines were integrated with Point of Sale (POS) machines and Fair Price Shops (FPSs) in the four districts of Ambala, Panchkula, Hisar and Yamunanagar.  Besides this, under One Nation One Ration Card Scheme (ONORC) of Government of India, with 744 transactions in November 2020, Haryana stood first in the country. 

 

            He said that the State Government has also taken bold and effective steps to streamline procurement of food grains in an IT enabled platform resulting in better interface with farmers and other stakeholders. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, during Rabi 2020-21 the Government procured 74.01 Lakh Metric Tonnes (LMT) of wheat and 7.49 LMT of Mustard. In Kharif 2020-21, the government procured 56.07 LMT of paddy and 7.76 LMT of Bajra.  Maize, Gram, Sunflower and Groundnut were added to the State Procurement basket.  

 

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An amount of Rs. 115.18 crore sanctioned to compensate farmers, whose crops have been damaged due to hailstorm during Rabi 2020: Governor

 Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that to compensate the farmers whose crops have been damaged due to hailstorm during Rabi 2020,  the State Government has sanctioned an amount of Rs. 115.18 crore to the Deputy Commissioners of  Bhiwani, Hisar, Mahendergarh, Nuh, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa and Charkhi Dadri.  Besides this, the Government has also enhanced honorarium payable to each Lambardar to Rs. 3000 per month with effect from February 8, 2019.

 

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today.

Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme implemented

            The State Government is committed towards modernization of land records and for this purpose the Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme is being implemented under which the Jamabandis of all the revenue estates of the State can be accessed on the web Halris Portal. Similarly, E-Giridawari is being done through E-Tablet thereby ensuring accuracy of data. Under E-Registration, Appointment Management System has been made applicable and provisions are made for appointment for registration of various documents for convenience of all citizens.

 

            Sh. Arya said that for the digitization of old revenue records and preservation of record rooms, the modern revenue record room project has also been launched in seven districts namely Karnal, Palwal, Rewari, Panchkula, Yamunanagar, Faridabad and Gurugram. 

Haryana Large Scale Mapping Project of Haryana adopted by Central Government

            As part of the Haryana Land Records Modernization Programme, the initiative of Haryana Large Scale Mapping Project of Haryana has been adopted by the Government of India and a nationwide scheme was launched on April 24, 2020 by Hon’ble Prime Minister as ‘SVAMITVA’. On October, 11, 2020 Hon’ble Prime Minister inaugurated 221 villages of Haryana as ‘Lal Dora’ Mukt under this scheme.  81 more villages were inaugurated as ‘Lal Dora Mukt’   on   December 25, 2020. Till now 462 villages of the state have been made ‘Lal Dora Mukt’ and 40,250 registered ownership documents been given to the owners.

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Honorarium of Dronacharya, Arjuna and Dhyan Chand awardees enhanced from Rs. 5,000 per month to Rs. 20,000 per month, says Governor

Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that Haryana is known as Sports Hub and various initiatives have been taken by the State Government for promoting sports and encouraging sportspersons. Recently Government has enhanced the honorarium of Dronacharya, Arjuna and Dhyan Chand awardees from Rs. 5,000 per month to Rs. 20,000 per month.

 

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today.

            He said that the State Government will give an amount of Rs. 5.0 lakh as preparatory money to the players who are participating in the Olympic Games for their diet, training, and equipment. The State Government has also offered jobs to 52 players on various posts such as Deputy Director, Sports, Coaches, Junior Coaches, Clerk etc. till now under the earlier Haryana Outstanding Sportsperson (Recruitment and Conditions of Services) Rules 2018, said Sh. Arya.

            The Governor said that Khelo India Youth Games-2021 will be hosted by the state in which more than 8,000 sportspersons and officials are expected to compete in 25 sports events (including five indigenous games).

            Haryana Outstanding Sportsperson (Group-A, B and C) Service Rules-2021 have been framed which will provide  jobs to Outstanding Sportspersons in a transparent manner in the Sports and Youth Affairs Department so as to use their expertise by establishing centres of excellence/ sports academies to train the promising players of the state, said the Governor.  

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Dedicated efforts have are being made to develop Haryana as tourism Hub: Governor

Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that dedicated efforts have been made by the State Government to develop Haryana as tourism Hub. Under the Krishna Circuit scheme, the State Government would be constructing an Experiential Museum on the Mahabharata/Gita Themes at Jyotisar, Kurukshetra.  This will be a state of the art interactive museum which would be using the latest 3D and Holographic projections to highlight our cultural heritage.

 

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today.

            The Governor said that starting with 48 Kos, the said museum will showcase nation’s journey during the Mahabharata-Kaal leading to the gift of the timeless sermon of GITA by Lord Krishna to the world.

 

            He said that the proposed center will be a zero energy building using radiant cooling and will emphasize the use of renewable energy and its recycling. It will host a Vedic Library and interactive labs where the audience can learn how to correctly pronounce ancient Shlokas. Its central quadrangle will enable the holding of Mahabharata based shows by national and international troupes.

 

            The Governor said that the State Government has undertaken the scientific clearance during 2020-21 at Kunal, District Fatehabad which has revealed precious archaeological materials of Pre Harappan to Harappan period. A fire altar has been recovered which may have served a ritualistic purpose. This altar suggests fire worship of our ancient settlers. The Department has released a special cover with India Post themed on Rakhigarhi, ‘The Village of Heritage’, said the Governor.

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Haryana is developing the first Large Airport of the State: Governor

 Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that the State Government is developing the first Large Airport of the State under the Mega Project of Integrated Aviation Hub at Hisar in a phased manner. During the initial phase of the project, the Hisar Airport became the first DGCA Licensed Aerodrome of the State for Public use. Moreover, the first Regional connectivity services from Hisar to Chandigarh, Dehradun and Dharamshala under the RCS-UDAN Scheme of Government of India has been flagged off on January 14, 2021.

 

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today.

            He said that the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) Flight Operator will also start operations from Hisar to other destinations like Jaipur, Amritsar and Jammu shortly. Presently, the Integrated Aviation Hub Hisar Airport is being enhanced to International level and the extension of runway work has already been commenced after the issuance of Environmental Clearances from Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, said the Governor.

 

            Besides this, high-speed rail connectively from Hisar to NCR Region for Cargo Airport and Aviation activities is also planned. Master planning of Integrated Manufacturing Cluster in 1605 acres under AKIC Project of Government of India will provide enormous job and economic opportunities within the next three years, said Sh. Arya.

 

            The State Government is providing Flying Training Services for Commercial Pilot licensing at Karnal and Pinjore Airstrips. The Government is also committed to develop existing aerodromes under RCS scheme to provide Air services under UDAN 4.0 by Ministry of Civil Aviation. Karnal is being developed as a Domestic Aerodrome to Code 3-B by extending the runway length to approximately 6000 feet for the operations of ATR and Q-400 types of aeroplanes, said the Governor.

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State Government is actively working towards strengthening of PRIs: Governor 

Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that the State Government is actively working towards strengthening of the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) by building their capacities and by devolving functions and funds to them. Haryana has shifted District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) under the control of Zila Parishads. It has made the CEOs of Zila Parishads responsible for execution of various Rural Development schemes like MGNREGA, Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP), Vidhayak Adarsh Gram Yojana (VAGY), RURBAN Mission etc, he said.

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today.

Promotion of self sufficiency of all the PRIs

            The Governor said that the State is swiftly are moving towards promotion of self sufficiency of all the PRIs by devolving funds among the Zila Parishads, Panchayat Samitis and Gram Panchayats in the ratio of 10:15:75. The State Government is also planning to enhance the resources of revenue to PRI by giving them various powers of taxation like 2 percent cess on electricity consumption bills. 

 

            Sh. Arya said that Government has taken a significant step towards gender empowerment by ensuring participation of women at all levels of PRIs. In the next general elections to be held for all the PRIs, half of the elected representatives would be women.

 3349 Waste Management Projects amounting to Rs. 663.20 crore sanctioned

            Governor said that under Swachch Bharat Mission, the State was declared as Open Defecation Free (ODF) on June 22, 2017. Now the focus of Swachh Bharat Mission – Gramin is on ODF+, which is sustainability of ODF status and Solid/ Liquid Waste Management in rural areas. A total number of 1542 Solid Waste Management and 1807 Liquid Waste Management projects amounting to Rs. 663.20 crore have already been sanctioned. 798 Solid Waste Management projects and 552 Liquid Waste Management projects have also been completed.

Deenbandhu Haryana Gram Uday Yojana launched

            Sh. Arya said that Deenbandhu Haryana Gram Uday Yojana has been made operational to provide physical, economic and social infrastructure facilities in villages having population ranging from 3,000 to 10,000. Under this scheme 481 Anganwadi Centres, 700 Village Knowledge Centres, 53 Veterinary Hospitals and 92 Veterinary Dispensaries are being constructed in the State.

Labour budget of Haryana increased from 100 lakh person days to 170 lakh person days

            The Governor further informed that due to commendable achievements under MGNREGA, the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India has increased the labour budget of Haryana during 2020-21 from 100 lakh person days to 170 lakh person days for the first time since the inception of the scheme.

An amount of Rs. 200 crore has been sanctioned under Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission

            He said that under Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission, to provide urban amenities in the identified 150 villages of 10 clusters, an amount of Rs. 200 crore has been sanctioned for 2020-21 and 35 works have been completed. Besides this the State Government is successfully implementing Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana in 13 districts of the state. An amount of Rs.14.70 crore has been incurred on various activities in these Watershed Projects during 2020-21.

Revolving fund of Rs. 5.54 crore given to 5,541 SHGS

            The Governor said that under Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana- National Rural Livelihood Mission, 3,027 new Self Help Groups (SHGs) have been promoted and revolving fund of Rs. 5.54 crore given to 5,541 SHGS. Similarly, Community investment funds of Rs. 21.92 crore were given to 4,384 SHGs and an amount of Rs. 51.00 crore has been spent during the year 2020-21. He said that under Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP) scheme 1610 enterprises have been promoted during the year 2020-21 and four Blocks have been included for the intensive implementation of the programme.

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Drinking water supply has been provided in all 7418 habitations and 87 Towns: Governor

 Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that the State Government is playing a leading role in providing adequate drinking water facilities in rural and urban areas. Drinking water supply has been provided in all 7418 habitations and 87 Towns.  The Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) has been launched by Government of India with the aim of providing Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) to every rural household by 2024. Haryana proposes to achieve the target by December 2022, said the Governor.

 

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today.

            The Governor said after completion of works under JJM, all the Gram Panchayats will be covered with 100 percent FHTC, which inter-alia means that citizens will be assured of 55 Liters Per Capita Per Day (LPCD) water supply meeting prescribed quality conforming to Bureau of India Standard: 10500.

            As on date Haryana is placed at third position in the Country in terms of percentage coverage of FHTC after Goa and Telangana. Five districts of the state namely Ambala, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panchkula and Rohtak have already achieved 100 percent Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) in rural households, informed Sh. Arya.

 

He said that Haryana is placed on second position in all India ranking in terms of installed capacity of Sewage Treatment Plant having installed capacity of 1028.90 MLD against the required capacity of 755 MLD.

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First of its kind PPP Scheme launched for achieving ‘paperless’, ‘faceless’ service delivery to citizens: Governor

 Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that the State Government is committed to usher in transparent, responsive governance where citizens can obtain services without visiting government offices and without trouble.  For this the Government has initiated a transformational technology-based governance programme, the Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) through the Citizen Resources Information Department (CRID).

 

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today.

            He said that The PPP provides a unique eight character alpha-numeric identification number to each family in the State along with the core and socio-economic data, which is verified and authenticated.

PPP is a tool for achieving ‘paperless’, ‘faceless’ service delivery to citizens

            The Governor said that PPP is the tool for achieving ‘paperless’, ‘faceless’ service delivery to citizens. When it is fully implemented, no documents or visits to Government offices for services and benefits would be required. PPP will enable pro-active delivery of Government services, schemes and benefits. Use of Information Technology and authenticated data shall ensure that benefit of scheme delivery goes to rightful beneficiaries. Thus, PPP will contribute towards bringing transparency and efficiency, thereby transforming governance forever, he said.

Over 57.98 lakh families already updated their data in PPP voluntarily

            Sh. Arya further informed that as of February 28, 2021, over 57.98 lakh families consisting of over 2.26 crore citizens have already updated their data in PPP voluntarily. Nearly 250 schemes, subsidies and Government services have currently been linked with PPP. Documentation burden on citizens on the integrated services has been reduced substantially and in the next six months pro-active services will become a reality.

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 ‘Housing for All’ department setup for implementing important housing schemes: Governor

 Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that the State Government while reiterating its committed to ensure welfare of all the sections of the society in the spirit of Antyodaya    has established a new Directorate ‘Housing For All’ on December 15, 2020. This Directorate has been mandated to implement all important housing schemes including Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban and Rural) and implementation of Affordable Rental Houses Complexes (ARHC) scheme, said the Governor.

Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today.

            He said that the Department plans to construct approximately 20,000 EWS houses on the land of Housing Board, Haryana (HBH) under Affordable Housing in Partnership (AHP) vertical of PMAY-U during 2021-22. 

An amount of Rs. 194.16 crore on 22 welfare schemes

            The Governor shared that Haryana Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (HBOCWWB) has spent an amount of Rs. 194.16 crore on 22 welfare schemes. 1,58,908 number of benefits have been disbursed directly into the bank account of workers during the current financial year 2020-21 (Upto December, 2020).

            He said that in order to remove the multiplicity of definitions, authorities and keeping in view changed socio-economic scenario and health, safety, welfare of workers on one hand and ease of doing business on other hand Government of India has amalgamated 29 existing labour laws into four Codes: The Code on Wages, 2019; The Industrial Relations Code, 2020; The Code on Social Security, 2020; The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020. State Government is in an advance stage of framing rules under these Codes.

Several steps taken for the Sainik and Ardh Sainik Welfare

            Sh. Arya said that the State Government is committed towards the welfare of soldiers belonging to our State. The Sainik and Ardh Sainik Welfare Department is running numerous schemes like grant of financial assistance to Ex- Service Men (ESM), war widows and widows; grant of Government jobs and ex-gratia amount of Rs. 50 lakhs to the Next of Kin (NOK) of Battle Casualties; grant of cash awards to Gallantry and Distinguished Award Winners; marriage grants for daughters; grant of cash awards to the newly commissioned officers from Haryana, and timely redressal of grievances of ESM, war widows and widows.

 Besides this, 27 Jobs have been given to the next of kin of Battle Causalities during 2020-21. To encourage enlistment in defence forces from the State, the Sainik and Ardh Sainik Welfare Department intends to set up NDA/Technical Jobs training academies, informed the Governor.

Swarna Jayanti Haryana Institute for Fiscal Management

            The Governor said that Haryana is one of the first few states to adopt the Output Outcome framework at the state-level and Swarna Jayanti Haryana Institute for Fiscal Management (SJHIFM) is facilitating the process from very first stage to implement an open and transparent output-outcome Framework ensuring citizen welfare rather than just accounting for welfare expenditure.

            He said that SJHIFM is the nodal agency for implementation of Mukhya Mantri Parivar Samridhi Yojana (MMPSY) which is a unique initiative of State Government. It aims to provide social and financial security in terms of life/accidental insurance cover, pensionary benefits etc. to eligible families of the State. Families having income upto 1,80,000 per annum and a total land holding of family up to 5 acres are eligible to avail the benefit under the scheme. Till date, 13,51,266 families have been enrolled under this scheme and benefits  amounting to  Rs. 270.35 crore has been disbursed till now covering 8,76,103 families.

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State Government took several initiatives to revive economy: Governor

 Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that the current financial year has posed unprecedented challenges before the government due to COVID-19 pandemic. In these challenging times the State Government took several initiatives to revive economy of the State.

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today.

            The Governor said that the amendments made in March, 2020 in the Excise Act and Excise policy, backed by immaculate planning and closely supervised implementation have yielded good results. The State has witnessed a robust growth in the 2nd and 3rd quarter of 2020-21. The collections from GST, VAT and Excise, taken together, have been Rs. 36,594.64 crore during April 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021 as against Rs. 33,970.68 crore which is 7.72 percent higher than the corresponding period of the previous year, shared Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya.

            Sh. Arya said that in GST, State Government has adopted a two-pronged approach to deter and detect tax frauds. On one hand, advanced data analytics is being used to generate red flag and mismatched reports. These reports are being acted upon by tax officers who are reconciling and recovering taxes from all such unscrupulous taxpayers.

            He said that in a special drive Government identified 254 fake and non-existent taxpayers. Input tax credit to the tune of Rs. 135.13 crore has been blocked and recovered from these taxpayers. So as to provide state of the art system to officers and further facilitate our taxpayers, the State has decided to shift to Model-2 mode of GST implementation where the most advanced IT systems will be provided, informed Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya.

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Haryana took a big leap towards re-orienting its approach to e-governance: Governor

 Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that State Government took a big leap towards re-orienting its approach to e-governance by constantly developing and improving e-governance IT applications internally rather than being dependent on vendors. Meri Fasal Mera Byora (MFMB), E-Kharid, One-Time Registration portal launched on behalf of the Haryana Staff Selection Commission, Online Registration and Admission portal for higher education admissions were some of the prominent examples of this approach.

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today.

Free ration support given through Distress Ration Tokens

            The Governor said that over 5.96 lakh households which required ration assistance but did not have a ration card were identified through a field survey using e-governance and free ration support was provided to these households through electronically managed, secure Distress Ration Tokens (DRTs). Track PDS portal was developed to monitor the distribution of ration support to families in the State.

A portal for registration of leftover unorganized workers launched

            The Governor informed that a portal for registration of leftover unorganized workers which were not covered in BPL, MMPSY and BOCW was launched through which beneficiaries were identified through technology-based checks and financial assistance at the rate of Rs. 1000 per week was provided through direct benefit transfers into bank accounts to over 76,656 families.

Use of e-office for internal file management

            The Governor said that the use of e-office for internal file management and movement was initiated by State Government and its implementation was taken up in over 98 offices/ departments besides the offices of the Deputy Commissioners in the field.  The efforts of the Government to utilize IT for delivery of citizen services through the Antodyaya Saral portal were recognized through the Digital India Award-2020, conferred by the Hon’ble President of India on December 30, 2020, he said.

Aryabhatta Vigyan Kendra is being set up at cost of about Rs. 85 crore

            The Governor informed that a Science Centre namely Aryabhatta Vigyan Kendra is being set up on 5 acres of land at Ambala Cantt. at a tentative cost of about Rs. 85 crore. The four storey building of Science Centre will have many galleries and exhibits showcasing latest technologies of non formal science education. Main themes and facilities to be installed in this Centre are Digital Adventure, 270 Degree Immersive Theatre, Virtual Reality Theatre,  Science on Sphere, Human Evolution, Agriculture of Haryana, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Innovation Hub, Space Exhibition, Automation and Simulation, measurements and instrumentation etc. 

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A new online release order and billing system ERP Software for advertisements release and payment process: Governor

 Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that in a bid to bring the much-needed e-reform in the old age system of issuing release orders and payment of bills by replacing it with the first of its kind e-solution, Information, Public Relations and Languages Department has launched a new online release order and billing system ERP (Enterprises Resource Planning) Software has been started.

            The unique software which was formally launched on December 14, 2020 aims to release all the advertisements and clear the payment process through this new software which is a path breaking achievement of the department, said the Governor.

            Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today.

Monthly pension of Rs.10, 000 given to 139 media persons

            He said that as a gesture of commitment towards accredited media persons of senior age and in recognition of the vital role played by the media, the government has implemented a scheme to provide monthly pension of Rs.10, 000 to accredited media persons above 60 years of age with 20 years of experience. So far this pension has been sanctioned to 139 media persons.

            The department has also implemented a scheme to provide monthly pension of Rs. 10,000 to the ‘Matribhasha Satyagrahis’ of Hindi Andolan-1957 and the pension has already been sanctioned to 200 Matribhasha Satyagrahis so far. 

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