November 06, 2020 09:48 PM

Chandigarh  (Face2News)

Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal today announced that the State Government would provide a cost rebate of 10 per cent in case the industrial plot of Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) is allotted to a Scheduled Castes candidate or he / she gets a plot in an auction provided that successful applicant start operation of its industrial unit within three years after the allotment.

Mr Manohar Lal made this announcement during the ongoing session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha here today.

The Chief Minister also made it clear that the present State Government during its last six years tenure has not abolished the quota of Scheduled Castes in the allotment of industrial plots. 

FARMERS SATISIFIED  ON PRADHAN MANTRI FASAL BIMA YOJANA:  Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal said that the farmers of the state are satisfied with the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana and now despite the insurance scheme being optional, the farmers themselves are coming forward to get their crops insured while some politicians are spreading rumours about the insurance scheme.

The Chief Minister, who is also the Leader of the House in the Vidhan Sabha, was speaking today in response to a supplementary question asked by Mrs. Kiran Choudhary of the Congress Party during the Question Hour during the Haryana Vidhan Sabha Session.

The Chief Minister said that three companies have been entrusted with the task of crop insurance and these companies have been selected by floating tenders. The entire state is divided into four clusters and each cluster has different premiums according to the crop. It is 10.96 per cent in the first cluster, 8.11 per cent in the second, 8.49 per cent in the third and fourth.

The Chief Minister also informed the House that different states have made clusters as per their geographical position. Like, Rajasthan has made 12 clusters. Elaborating on it further he said that the insurance companies work for profit. Moreover, the growing competition every year affects the rate of tender. He said that the claim is not released according to the sum insured. The claim is made either by estimating the crop cutting experience or according to the assessment of the damage to the crops.

He also informed that some farmers do not even know that they had insured their crops, but the claim amount has been credited to their accounts. Thus, the farmers are coming forward to get their crops insured on their own.  

Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Mr. JP Dalal said that the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana is nothing less than a boon for farmers. Farmers are coming forward to insure crops themselves, from either banks or personally directly through insurance companies. So far, Rs. 2089 crore was collected as premium, while Rs 2989 crore was given to farmers as claims. Thus, the farmers were benefited by more than Rs 900 crore.  

Mr. JP Dalal was speaking in the House during the question hour of Haryana Vidhan Sabha session today in response to a question asked by the Congress MLA Mrs. Kiran Chaudhary regarding the compensation given to farmers in district Bhiwani. 

Mr. JP Dalal also apprised the House that during the last year Kharif 2019 and Rabi 2019-20, a total number of 14,675 farmers of Bhiwani district had applied for insurance claims under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, out of which 13452 applications were genuine and payments were made to the farmers. A total number of 1223 farmers' applications were incorrect, out of which 514 applications are pending due to inaccurate matching with bank accounts or accounts of insurance companies. He said that more than 103 percent claim has been given in Bhiwani district. The House was also apprised that in Kharif 2018, a fine of Rs 34.92 crore was also imposed on insurance companies in the State for delaying payments of claims. 

Mr. Dalal said that some Congress leaders are using farmers to further their politics by using reports in the media, while they are not even aware of the reality of the farmers.  

CCTVs CAMRA TO INSTTALLED IN ALL CITY :  Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister, Mr. Anil Vij said that the State Government has plans to install CCTV cameras in all cities of the state. Appropriate guidelines in this regard are also being issued, he added.

Mr. Vij said this while responding to a question in the House on the second day of the monsoon session of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha today.

He said that earlier CCTV cameras were installed in the Smart Cities by the Urban Local Bodies Department, the maintenance of which is now being given to the Home Department. CCTV cameras play an important role in preventing crime and said that the State Government is serious in this direction,he added.

Mr. Vij said that about 1500 cameras will be installed for CCTV surveillance system and traffic management in district Faridabad and 94 junctions will be fitted with CCTV cameras for traffic system. He said that 700 CCTV cameras have already been installed under the Smart City Mission. Apart from this, under the Smart City Mission the process of installing 760 CCTV cameras in Karnal at a cost of Rs 159 crore is underway, he added.

The Urban Local Bodies Minister said that to maintain law and order and smooth management of traffic in Gurugram, it is planned to install CCTV cameras along with GMDA, Gurugram. The State Government has sanctioned an amount of Rs 45.55 crore under Haryana Police Modernization for installing CCTV cameras in Gurugram and Faridabad. Of this, an amount of Rs 25 crore has been transferred to GMDA, Gurugram and the remaining amount is deposited with Hartron which will be spent for installing CCTV cameras in other districts.

Mr. Vij said that 120 CCTV cameras will be installed on NH-1 in various districts by Haryana State Electronics Development Corporation Limited for highway safety. As many as 22 CCTV cameras are proposed to be installed in Ambala, 24 in Kurukshetra, 28 in Karnal, 22 in Panipat, and 24 in Sonipat at an estimated cost of Rs 7.54 crore. 

STATE TO PROTECT STRAY COWS: Chief Minister Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that the Haryana Government has taken several steps to protect stray cows. He said that instructions have been given to set up Gaushalas and Cattle Pounds in the villages.

He said this in response to a question asked by MLA, Ms. Renu Bala during the Haryana Vidhan Sabha session here today. The Deputy Chief Minister said that the State Government is committed to provide shelter to stray animals in the state and has initiated the process of setting up Cowsheds, Cattle Pounds and Cow Sanctuaries. He informed that there are 541 (registered) and 83 (unregistered) Gaushalas under Gaushala Sangh in the state, where stray cows are kept. He informed that fodder is being managed in these Gaushalas by the Haryana Gau-Seva Aayog. An amount of Rs 852.15 lakh was given as a grant to the Gaushalas during the year 2020-21.

Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that a provision has been made in the Punjab Village Common Lands (Regulations) Rules, 1964 regarding lease of Shamlat land for setting up Gaushalas in rural areas. He said that the Urban Local Bodies Department has provided land and other infrastructure facilities like Sheds, Buildings, Tractor & Ambulances etc to the Local NGO, Gaushalas, Cow Welfare Societies etc Nandishalas and Social Organisations to set up and run the Gaushalas and Nandishalas. 

RESIDENTS OF DOCTORS COMMUNITY WILL BE REPAIRED:  Health Minister, Mr. Anil Vij said that the repair work of the residential houses of doctors at Community Health Centre, Jamalpur is under process and will be completed soon.

Speaking on the Second Day of Haryana Vidhan Sabha Session today, Mr. Vij said that the work of the residential houses is in process. Apart from this, the Civil Hospital, Matanhail is expected to be functional within the next 6 months.

In response to another question, the Health Minister said that there is no proposal to upgrade the status of Primary Health Centre, Badda to Sub-Divisional Level, yet the government has given directions to the Departmental Officers to study the rules in this regard and submit a report soon.  

FOOT OVER BRIDGES OR STAIRS ETC WILL BE BUILT ON BOTH SIDES OF RAILWAY BRIDGES:  Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that Foot-Over Bridges (FOB) or stairs etc. will be built on both sides of the Railway Over Bridge (ROB) as per requirement in the state. A committee will be constituted under the chairmanship of the Engineer-in-Chief of Haryana Public Works Department to explore the possibilities of constructing crossings over railway lines which will submit its report in a month.

The Deputy Chief Minister said this while answering a question asked by MLA, Mr. Deepak Mangla during the Question Hour in the Haryana Vidhan Sabha session today.

Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that possibilities will be considered for the construction of FOB on railway lines at Kailash Nagar and Mohan Nagar in Palwal. While giving assurance that the officers will inspect the spot and prepare the report, he said that the State Government will construct ROB with FOBs or stairs etc. wherever necessary. He said that the concerned officers will be directed to prepare and submit a report in this regard in the next one month.

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