Haryana CM units out post-COVID measures

Ravi S Singh

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 15

Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar on Tuesday stated measures taken by the state authorities has check-mated the COVID-19 pandemic and set out the contours of futures plan to revive the financial system for quicker and coordinated development of the state.

The enchancment in Haryana’s intercourse ratio which reached to 930 (females):1000 (males) in 2019-20 from the dismal 851(females): 1000 (males) in 2014, was hailed by Khattar as successful of government-sustained efforts in direction of ladies empowerment.

“The government sincerely implemented the “Beti Bachhao, Beti Padhao” drive, a name given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Panipat in 2015,” Khattar stated at a webinar on Tuesday night.

The webinar was on “How Haryana is fighting the COVID-19 crisis – The Way Forward”, organised by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of South Asia.

Khattar stated the pandemic had thrown regular life out of kelter however the state authorities was in a position to curtail its unfold apart from in Faridabad, Gurgaon, Jhajjhar and Sonipat districts, which had been affected by the overspread of the illness in close by Delhi.

These districts account for 80 per cent of the overall variety of COVID-19 circumstances within the state.

He stated the restoration price of these stricken within the state was over 75 per cent and the energetic circumstances as per the newest depend had been about 4,900.

During the interval of the lockdown, the federal government ramped up its well being infrastructure, together with services of 15,000 beds in isolation wards.

Khattar stated post-lockdown normalcy was returning at tempo and as a lot as 50 per cent of commerce and commerce had resumed operations. The energy consumed in June was 80 per cent of the consumption degree the identical interval final yr, he added.

The demand and consumption of products and companies had began choosing up, Chief Minister ML Khattar stated.

He attributed this zoom to amole liquidities within the rural market on account of direct switch of money to farmers’ account accruing from the federal government’s current buy of wheat and ‘sarson’.

A complete of about Rs 20,000 crore was deposited within the accounts of farmers, which boosted their buying energy and the ensuing rise within the demand for items.

Chief Minister ML Khattar stated Haryana had tweaked its land and labour insurance policies to advertise ease of doing enterprise and to make the state a sexy vacation spot for funding.

Land may now be acquired by potential traders on a lease foundation. New Industrial items can be exempted from the Factory Act and Industrial Dispute Act for a interval of 1000 days, the CM added.

The post-COVID plans embrace organising of sector-wise industrial clusters in every of the 22 districts. The focus shall be on agri-based processing items.

Responding to a query, he stated neither Haryana authorities had requested any Chinese agency to wind of their enterprise nor there was any report of them planning to shift within the context of deteriorating relation between India and China.

“But in the future, firms of other countries planning to invest in Haryana will be given preference,” Khattar stated.

With regard air pollution attributable to stubble burning, he stated there was a plan to arrange an ethanol plant in Panipat which might be used as its uncooked materials. “Also, there is a plan to use stubble in the production of other things like energy. This will help eradicate the curse of stubble burning,” Chief Minister ML Khattar added.

With regards to measures to maintain the Yamuna waters clear, he hoped that the Centre and the Delhi authorities would take remedial measures. Also, the proposed three dams, together with in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand would go a protracted solution to maintain the river clear, Chief Minister ML Khattar stated.

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