Haryana Power, New and Renewable Energy, Jails Minister Mr. Ranjit Singh said that in last one month, there has been a significant decrease in the time taken for redressal of complaints filed by the electricity consumers.
Chandigarh, December 10 - Haryana Power, New and Renewable Energy, Jails Minister Mr. Ranjit Singh said that in last one month, there has been a significant decrease in the time taken for redressal of complaints filed by the electricity consumers. He said that in Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam, the complaint redressal time has been reduced from 3.47 hours to 2.49 hours and in Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam the time has reduced from 3.38 hours to 3.22 hours.

Mr. Ranjit Singh said that in the coming two months, the officers have been directed that the grievance redressal time of consumers should be reduced to to less than two hours. He said that 15 days time was given to fix loose electrical wires and broken electrify poles. He said that it is a matter of great satisfaction that more than 50 percent work has been completed on this and he himself is monitoring this work. He said that the consumers’ interest is supreme and concrete steps are being taken to resolve their problems.

The Power Minister said that earlier the complaints of the people used to complain that their complaints regarding the power cuts at night used to go unheard, while monitoring was done in this regard and now the redressal has improved

He said that public opinion is being sought in relation to electricity bills and most consumers have demanded that the bill be sent every month. In this regard, a decision will be taken in the public interest by talking to the Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal and after thorough consideration.

The minister said that the arrangements in the prisons of the State will be revamped soon and special attention will be paid to the improvement of various facilities in the jails. In view of this, soon a delegation from Haryana will visit the jails of Chennai and Karnataka and on the lines of the facilities being provided there, more and more improvement will be done in the State jails.
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PROMOTIONS

Chandigarh, December 10- Haryana Government has promoted Mr. Gopal Krishan and Sukhdev Kumar, Private Secretaries of Haryana Civil Secretariat as Secretary to Minister with immediate effect.

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Haryana Cooperation Minister, Dr. Banwari Lal said that State Government will make efforts to increase production of refined sugar. He informed that at present refined sugar is being produced in the Cooperative Sugar Mill at Rohtak.


Chandigarh, December 10- Haryana Cooperation Minister, Dr. Banwari Lal said that State Government will make efforts to increase production of refined sugar. He informed that at present refined sugar is being produced in the Cooperative Sugar Mill at Rohtak.

The Minister said that the production of refined sugar is being discussed at the Meham Co-Operative Sugar Mills and soon the refined sugar will also be produced in this mill. He said that if production of refined sugar will increase, then the price will also increase and thus the revenue of these mills will be increased automatically.

Giving information about other schemes in cooperative mills, the Minister said that action is being taken to set up an ethanol plant in Cooperative Sugar Mill Shahabad. He said that bioelectricity can also be produced by setting up plants from sugarcane bagasse and from other crop residues.

He informed that plans are being made by CONFED to set up this type of plant in Cooperative Sugar Mill of Assandh and land is also being taken for it. He said that the equipment will also be repaired in sugar mills. He said that at present, there is no outstanding dues of farmers with any cooperative sugar mill. He said that on December 12, 2019, sugarcane crushing will start in Palwal's cooperative sugar mill.

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State Government to set up the new international terminal market for vegetables, fruits, and dairy products at Ganaur in Sonipat district and the wok of the construction of the first phase of the market will be starting soon


Chandigarh, December 10 - Haryana Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Mr. Jai Prakash Dalal said that the government is dedicated to set up the new international terminal market for vegetables, fruits, and dairy products at Ganaur in Sonipat district and the wok of the construction of the first phase of the market will be starting soon. He said that for setting up this market, the Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal has allocated an amount of Rs 400 crore.

The Agriculture Minister today visited the India International Horticulture Market to come up in Gannur. On this occasion, the market committee and top officials of the Mandi gave a presentation of the construction work.

He said that steps should also be taken to collect revenue in the initial phase of construction of the market so that the market can run smoothly. Talking about the construction of various stages of the Mandi, he said that there should be no delay in the beginning of the work of the first phase, for this, he directed the appointment of an advisor. The Agriculture Minister said that construction work will be completed in 537 acres.

On this occasion, Mr. Jai Prakash Dalal said that that the need for self storage by farmers will be emphasized for increasing their revenue. For this, the government is working in a planned manner so that the farmers themselves can store their crops. The government will also provide subsidy for storage.

The Agriculture Minister said that Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal has pledged to eliminate corruption and for this a special number has also been issued, on which any person give information related to corruption and strict action will be taken on every complaint.

He said that with the help of latest technologies, corruption will be curbed completely. The Minister said that the opposition is engaged only in making baseless allegations while the State Government is continually working towards the development.

Meanwhile, traders of Delhi's famous spice market in Khari Baoli met the Agriculture Minister. The traders demanded that they want to establish their market in Haryana. The Agriculture Minister said that traders of Masala Market are welcome in Haryana, the traders will be given every possible help.

During this, Agriculture Minister visited the entire market complex. On this occasion, the Chief Administrator, Haryana State Agriculture Marketing Board, Mr. J. Ganesan and other officials were present.

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74.29 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of paddy has so far arrived in Mandis

Chandigarh, December 10: More than 74.29 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of paddy has so far arrived in Mandis of Haryana as compared to over 73.76 lakh MT of paddy arrived during the corresponding period last year.

While stating this here today, a spokesman of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department said that out of the total arrival of paddy, government agencies had so far procured over 64.27 lakh MT of paddy whereas the remaining quantity of over 1 lakh MT of paddy was procured by the millers and dealers.

He said that more than 35 lakh MT of paddy have been purchased by the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department whereas, over 19.84 lakh MT of paddy has been procured by Hafed, over 9.37 lakh MT by the Haryana Warehousing Corporation and 4,725 MT by the Food Corporation of India.

He further said that more than 17.49 lakh MT paddy has arrived in mandis of district Karnal followed by over 11.42 lakh MT in district Kurukshetra, over 8.83 lakh MT in district Ambala, over 8.46 lakh MT in Fatehabad, over 7.76 lakh MT in Kaithal, over 7.28 lakh MT in Yamunanagar, over 2.69 lakh MT in Sonepat, over 2.12 lakh MT in Sirsa, over 1.92 lakh MT in Jind, over 1.61 lakh MT in Panchkula, over 1.39 lakh MT in Panipat, over 1.21 lakh MT in Palwal, 1.33 lakh MT in Hisar, 47,872 MT in Rohtak, 14,148 MT in Faridabad, and 8,653 MT in Mewat.

He said that more than 2.69 lakh metric tonnes of bajra has arrived in the mandis of Haryana so far as compared to 1.80 lakh metric tonnes of bajra arrived during the corresponding period last year. Out of the total arrival of bajra, more than 2.67 lakh metric tonnes have been procured by government procurement agencies.

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Chairman, Haryana State Co-operative Supply and Marketing Federation (Hafed), Mr. Subhash Katyal has visited Hafed Warehousing Complex located at Wazirpur Delhi.

Chandigarh, December 10 - Chairman, Haryana State Co-operative Supply and Marketing Federation (Hafed), Mr. Subhash Katyal has visited Hafed Warehousing Complex located at Wazirpur Delhi.

While addressing the employees of the Federation During his visit, he emphasized upon the need of optimum utilization of the vacant space lying the Warehouse Complex.

Mr Katyal further stressed upon the need to increase the sale of Hafed Consumer Products. He guided the employees working in Hafed Complex to reach the target sale of Hafed consumer products on monthly basis to one crore, which is presently around Rs twenty lakh.

Reiterating the aim of the State Government to work for the growth and prosperity of the farmers, he suggested various steps to the employees of the federation to keep working towards the welfare of the farmers of the State.

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In view of the existing weather conditions, Haryana Police has issued traffic advisory for safe and secure road travel during winter fog.


Chandigarh, Dec 10 – In view of the existing weather conditions, Haryana Police has issued traffic advisory for safe and secure road travel during winter fog.

While stating this here today, a spokesman of Police Department said that the advisory asked the commuters to check weather forecasts before driving and leaving for destination. Police has also issued certain safe-driving tips which advise the travellers to drive slowly and must keep their vehicles in good condition. Vehicle owners make sure that head lights, tail lights, fog lights, indicators, brakes, tyres, windscreen wipers, battery and car heating system are in working order.

The drivers are further urged to turn lights to low beam during fog as it is easier for others to see you as high beams are not as effective in foggy weather conditions. The use of fog lights is also suggested if visibility drops to a minimum.

Requesting the commuters to keep a good distance between the vehicles, he said that the advisory asks drivers to use the painted line on the road as a guide when visibility is extremely poor. The people must avoid the usage of mobile phones and music system while driving. In case of dense fog, pulling over to a safe location and waiting for the fog to thin out is also advised for safe journey.

The advisory further suggested rolling down window enough to listen for traffic as ears can hear what eye’s can’t see in fog. In case of an emergency stop, pull off the road as far as possible. Avoiding overtaking, changing lanes, crossing traffic and stopping on freeways and busy roads are also suggested.

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Haryana Government has made mandatory for all the government departments, boards, corporations, autonomous bodies, academic institutions and universities of the State to implement DigiLocker.

Chandigarh December 10: While taking a significant step in the direction of transforming service delivery, the Haryana Government has made mandatory for all the government departments, boards, corporations, autonomous bodies, academic institutions and universities of the State to implement DigiLocker.

While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that all departments and agencies in the State have also been directed to register themselves as an “issuer”/ “requester” organization on DigiLocker platform mandatorily according to their requirements and take necessary actions to integrate their web/mobile applications with DigiLocker platform for issuance/requisition of certificates.

He said that also, departments and agencies have further been directed to take necessary steps to digitize legacy data of the documents and certificates available in the physical form, to make those available on DigiLocker platform. He said that the State Government has been making efforts to ensure that all documents and certificates issued in past and to be issued in future, would be made available on DigiLocker platform to the citizens.

The spokesman said that documents/certificates made available on DigiLocker platform by issuing Government departments, boards, corporations, autonomous bodies, academic institutions and universities in the State would be treated at par with physical copies that are accepted now. He said that service rendering departments, inviting online applications from citizens have been directed to accept such documents issued in Digital Locker of the citizen as valid, as specified in the Government of India notification “Information Technology (Preservation and Retention of Information by Intermediaries providing Digital Locker Facilities) Rules, 2016” dated July 21, 2016 and subsequent amendment to said rules which was issued vide notification dated February 8, 2017.

He said that the Department of Information Technology, Electronics and Communication, Haryana would be the nodal agency for implementing DigiLocker in Haryana and providing handholding and necessary support to the government agencies for the implementation of same in the State. So far, 19 documents including Revenue certificate, HSEB marksheets of 10th and 12th, ration car etc. issued by State Government bodies and documents like Aadhaar card, PAN card, LPG subscription, vehicle registration certificate, driving license, CBSE marksheets of 10th and 12th etc. issued by Centre Government, have already been made available to citizen through DigiLocker platform.

The spokesman said that such an initiative would help in converting the State into digitally empowered State and improve the quality of service delivery and enable the State in achieving the paperless governance in compliance to the Digital India programme of Government of India.

He said that the Haryana Government has been a key driver for adoption of DigiLocker and IT under Digital India Program enabling paperless, faceless and cashless government for citizens. The DigiLocker platform enables the authorized access of documents and certificates issued by an authority and verification of same anytime, anywhere in a digital format. The initiative has enabled citizens to go away with the need of carrying physical documents as most of digitally issued documents available on DigiLocker platform are accepted by authorities in their electronic form, he added.