October 29, 2019 10:08 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Soon after assuming the charge of Chief Minister of Haryana for the second consecutive term, Mr Manohar Lal has intensified his efforts to get recognition to State’s first Airport at Hisar at International Level. In the same series, he met Union Defence Minister, Mr Rajnath Singh and held detailed discussion on this issue.

Mr Manohar Lal apprised the Defence Minister that Hisar Airport is suitable for reducing air traffic on the IGI Airport, Delhi. He said that that letters had been written to the then Union Defence Minister and Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi in which request had been made by the State Government for locating a Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) hub of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to serve aircraft and helicopters of Defence Forces in the recently inaugurated Hisar Airport where the State Government has sufficient land. It may be recalled that about 3000 acres of government land is available at Hisar. Apart from this, Hisar is about 160 kilometers from Delhi and connected to it through NH-10.

The Chief Minister also discussed the setting of industries related to the Defence equipments in Haryana. He urged the Union Defence Minister for the early completion of defence project related to the manufacturing of Bullet Proof Jackets in IMT Rohtak. Mr Manohar Lal also discussed with the Union Minister, issues regarding the setting up of special alloy plant near Hisar Airport and 300 metre protected area around ammunition Depot Gurugram and 100 metre protected area around Tigaon in Faridabad. He also requested the Union Minister for law-based practical approach for solution to houses located in this area. 


Chandigarh, Oct 29– On the directions of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Haryana Police has issued guidelines to curb noise pollution by restricting the use of loudspeakers or public address system operating at public and private places across the State.

While giving this information here today, a spokesman of Police Department said that Court under a recent ruling had prohibited the use of loudspeakers by any person including religious bodies without prior permission from the authorities. All the Commissioners of Police and district Superintendents of Police had been directed to ensure strict compliance of the court directives to bring the noise level under prescribed limit.

As per the court directives, he said that the loudspeaker or public address systems shall not be used between 10 pm to 6 am except between 10 pm to 12 midnight during any cultural or religious festive occasion of a limited duration not exceeding 15 days in all during a calendar year. The loudspeaker installed on public places cannot have sound level more than 10 dB (A) above ambient noise level at the periphery of a public place and 5 dB (A) above ambient noise level at the periphery of a private place.

It has also been directed to ensure that no horn shall be blown in silence zone or during the night time between 10 pm to 6 am in residential areas except during public emergency. It has been directed to ensure that motorcycles throughout the state are duly fitted with silencers to avoid noise pollution and menace. In addition, the celebratory firing and songs glorifying liquor, drugs and violence should also be checked.

Nobody will be allowed to carry firearms to fairs, religious processions, marriage ceremonies and other public assemblage or within the precincts of any educational institution. The Police have also urged the people to refrain from using public address systems between 10 pm and 6 am as per the standing rules and directions of the Court.



Chandigarh, Oct 29– More than 57.44 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of paddy has so far arrived in Haryana Mandis as compared to over 55.37 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 55.19 lakh MT of paddy whereas the remaining quantity of over 2.24 lakh MT of paddy was procured by the millers.

He said that more than 30.59 lakh MT of paddy have purchased by the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department. Over 16.95 lakh MT by Hafed, over 7.62 lakh MT have been purchased by the Haryana Warehousing Corporation and 2,279 MT have been purchased by the Food Corporation of India.

He said that more than 15.79 lakh MT paddy has arrived in mandis of Karnal, 10.98 lakh MT in Kurukshetra, over 7.45 lakh MT in Ambala and over 6.42 lakh MT in Kaithal. Similarly, over 6.29 lakh MT Fatehabad, 5.23 lakh MT in Yamunanagar, over 1.31 lakh MT in Panchkula, over 1.21 lakh MT in Palwal, 85,938 MT in Jind, 68,792 MT in Sirsa, 47,279 MT in Sonepat, 26,944 MT in Panipat, 25,733 MT in Hisar, 11,483 MT in Faridabad, 3,460 in Mewat and 1,811 MT in Rohtak.

He said that more than 1.96 lakh metric tonnes of bajra has arrived in the mandis of Haryana so far, whereas 1.52 lakh metric tonnes of bajra had arrived in the last year so far. Out of the total arrival of bajra, more than 1.94 lakh metric tonnes have been procured by government procurement agencies.


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