In view of the interests of farmers in Haryana, the State Government has today released an amount of Rs 169 Crore.

Chandigarh, April 4- In view of the interests of farmers in Haryana, the State Government has today released an amount of Rs 169 Crore. This amount has been released to ten sugar mills of the State and the concerned authorities have been directed to pay the dues of the farmers of the sugarcane crop to support them during the present situation.

Giving information in this regard, Haryana Co-operation Minister, Dr. Banwari Lal said that the Government has released Rs 15.80 crore to Panipat’s Cooperative Sugar Mill, Rs 27.30 crore to Rohtak’s Cooperative Sugar Mill, Rs 18.30 crore to Karnal‘s Cooperative Sugar Mill, Rs 21.10 crore to Sonipat’s Cooperative Sugar mill and Rs. 3.70 crore to the cooperative sugar mill of Shahabad.

He said that likewise, Rs 13.50 crore to Jind's Cooperative Sugar mill, Rs 25.35 crore to Palwal's Cooperative Sugar mill, Rs 17.20 crore Meham's Cooperative Sugar mill, Rs 19.15 crore Kaithal's Cooperative Sugar mill and Rs 7.60 crore to Gohana's cooperative Sugar mill has been released.

The Co-operation Minister said that on March 31, 2020, in view of the interests of farmers, the state government has decided to send surplus sugarcane crop of Panipat, Karnal and Fatehabad districts to other sugar mills so that farmers do not face any kind of problem. He said that two lakh quintal sugarcane crop has been sent from Panipat to Gohana's Cooperative sugar mill while three lakh quintal sugarcane crop has been sent from Panipat to Meham's Cooperative Sugar mill.

Similarly, five lakh quintal surplus sugarcane crop has been sent to Cooperative Sugar mill of Bhadson from Panipat and five lakh quintal sugarcane crop to Cooperative Sugar mill of Naraingarh from Karnal. He informed that a surplus sugarcane crop of about four lakh quintals has also been sent to Jind's Cooperative Sugar mill from the villages of District Fatehabad.

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Haryana Police has registered a total of 38 FIRs against 36 accused persons for allegedly spreading fake news or rumors about COVID-19 on Whatsapp and other social media platforms across the State.

Chandigarh, April 4- Haryana Police has registered a total of 38 FIRs against 36 accused persons for allegedly spreading fake news or rumors about COVID-19 on Whatsapp and other social media platforms across the State.

Giving this information here today, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order), Mr Navdeep Singh Virk said that Home Minister, Mr Anil Vij had instructed the Police Department to initiate stern action against those circulating fake, misleading and unverified information about COVID-19 on social media so that potential confusion and panic among the general public could be prevented. All such rumour-mongers have been booked under different sections of IPC and IT Act, he added.

He further advised the general public neither to post unverified information on their social media accounts nor forward it to others on messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger etc, as they would could land in trouble.

In order to enforce the strict lockdown, he said that Police has also registered 1141 FIRs booking close to 1655 persons for violating the government order. Since the lockdown is in order, we have also seized 5750 vehicles and imposed a fine of Rs7.11 crore upon the violators under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Mr Virk said that all ranks of Haryana Police are actively engaged in educating and encouraging the people to stay indoors during the lockdown period to control the spread of COVID-19. During this period, Police remains committed to address the lockdown challenges and making all out efforts to ensure that no one will be left deprived of food and other basics.

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DEPUTATION

Chandigarh, April 4- Haryana Government has deputed Dr. Inder Jeet (HCS) in Chief Secretary’s Data Management Cell for COVID-2019, with immediate effect.