District Administrations across the State have been authorized to make arrangements of food and accommodation free of cost for the doctors and para-medical staff in the tourism centers in their respective districts.

Chandigarh, April 5: Haryana Tourism Minister, Mr. Kanwar Pal said that the District Administrations across the State have been authorized to make arrangements of food and accommodation free of cost for the doctors and para-medical staff in the tourism centers in their respective districts.

The Tourism Minister said that the doctors and para-medical staff are working in the frontline to fight COVID-19. In such a situation, if the doctors and para-medical staff want to live separately after their duty for the safety of their families, then they can stay for free in the tourism centers of Haryana Tourism Department and all the District Administrations has been authorized to allow them for the same, he added.

Mr. Kanwar Pal said that the directions have been given to the Department to take special care of the cleanliness of their rooms besides food and accommodation of doctors and para-medical staff in these tourism centers. He also said that an employee will be deployed to ensure hygiene in these tourism centers.

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Renowned Bollywood singer, Sonu Nigam, who was born in Faridabad, Haryana, has appealed to the people of the state to stay indoors in order to prevent the spread of corona virus.

Chandigarh, April 5 – Renowned Bollywood singer, Sonu Nigam, who was born in Faridabad, Haryana, has appealed to the people of the state to stay indoors in order to prevent the spread of corona virus. He saluted to the hard work of the doctors and police personnel during this time.

In a video message released here today, he has said to the people of the state that he was born in Haryana and has fond childhood memories of the state. He said his heart was in Haryana and he cares for the people of the state. He said that today the whole world is fighting the battle against the virus and India is also a part of it. Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi and Haryana, Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, are making a lot of efforts. He requested the people of the state to cooperate in this. He said that he knew that the people of the country understand this, still he appealed to the people to stay at home. He said that it was big pandemic and controlling it at an initial stage will be an achievement. He said, however, if we are unable to control the pandemic and if it gets out of our hands then we may have to face severe crisis.

Sonu Nigam, while paying homage to the employees associated with the health department, doctors, police personnel and all the employees involved in the COVID-19, said that today we have realized the importance of the these people to us as they are serving us without bothering about their lives.

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Haryana Government has allocated ‘Special Funds amounting to Rs. 288.92 Crore to 87 Municipalities to combat the situations arising out of the spread and possible spread of COVID-19

Chandigarh, April 5: Haryana Government has allocated ‘Special Funds amounting to Rs. 288.92 Crore to 87 Municipalities to combat the situations arising out of the spread and possible spread of COVID-19 and to arrange the various facilities for the public, especially the needy population. All Municipalities have been directed to apply available funds with them on preferential basis on the measures arising out of the pandemic COVID-19.

Sharing more details about the same, an official spokesman of the Urban Local Bodies Department said that 18 Coordinating Supervisory Officers (CSOs) have been designated for all the 87 Municipalities wherein all the 10 Municipal Commissioners and 8 Deputy Commissioners of Districts namely Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Bhiwani, Charkhi Dadri, Rewari, Mahendragarh, Sirsa and Jind are assigned jurisdiction for efficient functioning of Municipalities regarding taking all measures targeted to combat the situations arising out of the spread/possible spread of COVID-19.

He said that presently 22517 Sanitation Workers are engaged in the State for door to door collection, road sweeping, transporting and disposal of Municipal Solid Waste by deploying 2678 numbers of vehicles of various categories on daily basis and 100 percent door-to-door lifting of Municipal Waste is being ensured by all Municipalities and the staff involved in this activity has been instructed to follow social distancing strictly.

He informed that apart from this, maintenance of all the essential services like sanitation, water supply, sewerage, fire and street lighting is being properly taken care of, by the Municipalities by ensuring social distancing and by using PPE kits. Apart from this, Urban Local Bodies(ULB) have deployed mechanical sweeping machines for cleaning of main roads and informed that approximately 656 KM of roads on per day basis are being swept and cleaned regularly.

He said that the sanitization of public places like bus stands, railway stations, community as well as public toilets, Government offices etc. are being carried out by deploying water tankers, fire vehicles and spray machines by the respective Municipalities. The use of thermal cameras and hand sanitizers are being ensured by deploying adequate staff at the entry of the public buildings by all the Municipalities.

He said that the Helplines or Control Rooms have been established in all the 87 Municipalities and adequate publicity is being carried out to enable the public to register their complaints and grievances regarding providing of Municipal Services. Public participation is being ensured through Corporators/Councilors, RWAs, NGOs, Social Activists etc. Municipalities have started spreading public awareness through newspapers, pamphlets, munadi etc. as per the instructions of DIPR, Haryana.

He said that presently 556 community kitchens are established in the State by assisting District Administration and full support is being extended to the District Administration for providing or serving food (dry and cooked) to daily wagers, unregistered, migrant labor, stranded people, homeless and vagabonds, etc.

He informed that till date, 2058165 dry ration packets, as well as food packets have been provided to 304696 families by the District Administration through different social, commercial and Industrial Institutions, etc. He informed that due date with regard to payment of Water and Sewerage Bills, Property Tax and Rent, Tehbazari and Licence Fee on Municipal Shops or Properties has been extended.