Chandigarh Sept 20: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal today directed all the Deputy Commissioners and Commissioners of Municipal Corporations in the State to prepare a comprehensive plan to effectively check the menace of stray cattle.
Mr Manohar Lal was presiding over a meeting of Deputy Commissioners and Commissioners of Municipal Corporations through video conferencing here today.
The Chief Minister said that as the number of accidents is increasing due to stray cattle like cow, bull and calf, adequate arrangements should be made either on the Panchayat land in villages or in Gau Shalas in District concerned to keep such cattle. He said that about 200 to 300 stray cattle could be kept in each Gaushala. While Rs 15 lakh have already been released to all the Deputy Commissioners for this purpose, additional Rs 35 lakh would soon be released. People in Haryana have immense faith in cows and the State Government is committed to ensure their safety and security, he added.
While reviewing the progress of Gram Sachivalayas, the Chief Minister directed the Deputy Commissioners to ensure that the Gram Sachivalayas are functional. He said that it has come to his notice that though, Gram Sachivalayas have been constructed, yet they are non-functional at some places. He directed them to personally visit the Gram Sachivalayas to see whether the Common Service Centres (CSCs) are in working order or not. Besides, they would also ensure that patwari, sarpanch and other required staff remain present in the Gram Sachivalayas so that the important works of the people do not suffer. Besides, he also directed them to coordinate with the IT department to ensure internet connectivity in the CSCs. He also directed them to dispose off the cases of evacuation of land on priority basis.
The Chief Minister directed them to make necessary arrangements to avoid the problem of water logging in urban areas to keep a check on the occurrence of water borne diseases. He asked them to conduct regular fogging to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes’. He said that special care needs to be taken in the areas adjoining the national capital due to the spread of Chikungunya in Delhi. Apart from this, he also directed them to prepare the list of those villages where 50 to 100 acres of land is affected due to stagnation of water so that necessary steps could be taken to resolve this problem.
While laying stress on holding regular meetings of gram sabhas, the Chief Minister said meeting of Gram Sabhas should be held after every three months. He said that officers and public representatives should also be present in the meeting so that the decision taken could be endorsed for execution. He said that this year such meetings should be held in Gram Sachivalyas or at nearby places. He also directed the Deputy Commissioners to hold regular meetings of District Level Clearance Committee (DLCC) for the grant of No Objection Certificates (NOC) under the Enterprises Promotion Policy of the State Government. He said that the DLCC is empowered to clear the projects with investment up to Rs. 10 crore and CLU cases up-to one acre in conforming zones. Apart from this, he also directed them to ensure the security of government land so as to avoid illegal possession.
The Chief Minister said as the e-procurement of bajra and paddy at mandis and procurement centres would begin from next month, he asked the Deputy Commissioners to encourage the farmers to adopt this system which is in their larger interest. He said that Vyamshalas were being set up over an area of two acres of land in villages. Apart from this, he directed them to ensure the maintenance of about 550 small and big stadia in the State through the public involvement and rope in renowned sportspersons, sarpanches and retired teachers. He also asked them to encourage the people to adopt the ‘Mhara Gaon Jagmag Gaon’ scheme to ensure uninterrupted supply of power in villages.
He said that Haryana is entering into its Swaran Jayanti year on November 1, 2016. Programmes would be organized throughout the year as part of Swaran Jayanti celebrations in all districts of the State. He said that celebrations of Swaran Jayanti would begin from Gurgaon on November 1.
Among other present in the meeting included Haryana Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu, Chief Secretary, Mr D.S Dhesi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr Rajesh Khullar, Additional Principal Secretary, Dr Rakesh Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue Mrs Keshni Anand Arora and other senior officers.