Monday, September 25, 2017

Haryana to provide newborn care kit to all newborns

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 25
 The Haryana Government has decided to provide newborn care kit to all newborns delivered in public health institutions under the Deen Dayal Navjat Shishu Suraksha Yojana to mark the 101st birth anniversary of Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, the great leader and advocate of integral humanism.
        Disclosing this here today, the Health Minister, Mr Anil Vij, said this initiative of the state government would be a tribute to Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya who became an orphan at the age of eight years and lived his early life in misery and struggle, but reached great heights in the service of the nation. Under this initiative, the National Health Mission and the Haryana Government would soon provide maternal and newborn care kits.
            “The main objective of the scheme is to promote hygiene and sanitation among mothers and newborns, and help in the development of the newborn. It will be a great boon to the families who are poor and find it difficult to purchase dress, diapers and sanitizer or soap for the care of newborn. Besides contributing to the feel-good factor for the mother, it will also help the family tide over the first few days after birth”, Mr Vij said.
              Mr Amit Jha, Principal Secretary, Health, said this initiative would indeed be a great news for all newborns and their mothers delivering in the public health care institutions in Haryana. Providing the newborn care kit under Deen Dayal Navjat Shishu Suraksha Yojana is in sync with the state’s commitment to reduce the neonatal and child mortality to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3.2.
     This SDG aims at ending preventable deaths of newborns and children under five years of age, reducing neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live births, and under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births by 2030.
              Currently, the Neonatal Mortality Rate (NMR) and Under Five Mortality Rate in Haryana is 24 and 43 per thousand live births, respectively. The initiative will be another step forward in ensuring universal health coverage in the wider domain of social security, Mr Jha added.
              Mission Director, National Health Mission, Mrs Amneet P Kumar, said mothers of the babies born in government hospitals would receive the kit which would have 16 items, including towels, newborn dress, mosquito net, blanket, baby cap, socks, pack of wipes, napkins, diapers, soap for bathing the newborn, sanitizers, soap for hand washing, kangaroo mother care gown for mothers, nail cutter for the newborn, toy, moisturizer and a bag for keeping all items.
           The objective of the scheme is to prevent infections and hypothermia in the newborns besides promoting institutional deliveries. The scheme would provide benefit to about 2.9 lakhs newborns delivered in the public healthcare institutions and cost the state about Rs. 32.09 crore annually. This initiative would help the state in reducing the Neonatal, Infant, Child and Maternal Mortality rate, she added.

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Minimum educational qualification for Group D posts

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 25
The Haryana Government has decided that minimum educational qualification for Group D posts may be prescribed as ‘Middle Pass’. A circular to this effect was issued by the Chief Secretary, here today.
          The circular states, “For this purpose, the relevant service rules shall be amended by the concerned departments at their own level without obtaining the approval of CMM/GAD/Finance Department and Haryana Staff Selection Commission. However, the said provision may be made in the relevant service rules after getting it vetted from Law Department only.”

BANKS NOTIFIED: The Haryana Government has notified the Haryana State, Cooperative Agriculture and Rural Development Bank Limited and the District Primary Cooperative Agriculture and Rural Development Bank Limited as a bank for the purposes of the Haryana Agricultural Credit Operations and Miscellaneous Provisions (Banks) Act, 1973.
SELECTION PANELS DISSOLVED:  The Haryana Government has dissolved the Selection Committees constituted by the General Administration Department for conducting interviews of the candidates against the vacancies of Group D posts with immediate effect.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that Selection Committee No.1 included City Magistrate as Chairman, whereas District Elementary Education Officer and District Employment Officer as its members.
          He said that Selection Committee No.2 included District Development and Panchayats Officer as Chairman, whereas District Education Officer and Joint or Deputy Director, District Industries Centre as its members.
ADDITIONAL CHARGE: Subhash Chander Sihag, Secretary, Haryana Traders Welfare Board and Sub Divisional Officer (Civil)-cum-Additional Collector, Ambala Cantt, has been given additional charge of Estate Officer, HUDA, Ambala, during the training period of Satinder Siwatch, with immediate effect.

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Manish Grover visits Australian Sugar Industry

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 25
 Haryana Minister of State for Cooperation, Mr. Manish Kumar Grover today visited the Sugar Research Australia which works primarily for the Australian Sugar Industry - both farmers and millers for providing them with the latest and best cane varieties which have high sugar content and are mainly disease resistant.
        Mr. Grover is leading a seven member team to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia to discuss latest sugarcane breeding practices and latest technological innovations in the sugar industry to improve the technical performance of the Cooperative and HAFED Sugar Mills.
          The Minister discussed that how similar research can be carried out in Haryana to provide the best sugarcane varieties to the farmers of Haryana so that they can get more Ratoons out of their cane plants with more sugar content and varieties which are more disease resistant.
          Senior officers of the institute took the delegation around the Institute to show them their latest world class laboratories. The institute imports cane plants from around the world to conduct research and are in the process of developing Genetically Modified (GM) plants with high sugar content and disease resistant.

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Ruchi Singh appointed Returning Officer

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 25
The Government of India has appointed Ms. Ruchi Singh, as Returning Officer to conduct the election of one member of Ayurvedic and one member of Unani system of medicine from Haryana State to Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), New Delhi.
        While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the Returning Officer has put up the electoral rolls containing the names of electors. All the registered practitioners of the Council of Indian Medicine, Haryana have been asked to check their names and addresses in the office of the Returning Officer, CCIM Election-cum-Joint Director AYUSH, Panchkula, and District Ayurvedic Offices in Haryana.

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Haryana to benefit from Israel's techniques in milk production

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 25
The white revolution in Haryana is set to get an Israeli boost. A leading state in milk production, Haryana would now benefit from the techniques and experience of Israel, leader in milk production in the world, for increasing the average milk production.
        This was stated by the Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr. Om Prakash Dhankar, who is leading a delegation from Haryana to Israel, after meeting Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Israel, Mr. Uri Ariel, today.
        Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ariel said cooperation with Haryana was a priority. Israel is already working on five centres of excellence in Haryana. In future, work and cooperation between Haryana and Israel will increase and benefit former.
        He said the average milk production of milch animals in Israel was 32 kg per day and it leads the world in milk production. Haryana would now adopt techniques and experience of Israel to increase average milk production in the state.
     Agriculture Ministers of both Haryana and Israel agreed on this at the meeting. They also agreed on further cooperation in the fields of horticulture and dairy, and exchange of research among students and specialists in universities of agriculture, horticulture and animal sciences.
          The delegation included MLAs, Mr. Shyam Singh Rana and Mr. Naresh Kaushik, Chairman, Haryana Livestock Development Board, Mr. Rishi Parkash Sharma, Additional Chief Secretary, Mr. P.K. Mahapatra, Director General, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department, Dr. G.S. Jakhar, Vice-Chancellor, Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Dr. Gurdial Singh and others.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

CM lays foundation stone for Khadri PHC

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 23: 
Haryana Chief Minister  Manohar Lal laid the foundation stone of Primary Health Centre (PHC) in village Khadri, district Yamunanagar and announced to undertake development works to the tune of Rs 1.22 crore in the village. The village Khadri has been adopted by Member of Parliament, Mr Ratan Lal Kataria under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna.
             The Chief Minister said that this PHC would not only provide health facilities to the people of village Khadri but also to other adjoining villages. The PHC would be constructed over 2.16 acres at a cost of over Rs 2.32 crore.
            While describing the area as akin to his home and constituency, the Chief Minister said that he had spent six years of his 37 years of active social life in this area. He asked the village Panchayat to send development works worth Rs 51 lakh to the government through MLA Jagadhari and Speaker, Vidhan Sabha Mr Kanwar Pal and of Rs 50 lakh through Member of Parliament Mr Ratan Lal Kataria. The government would undertake these development works on priority basis, he added.
            The Chief Minister said that he has always accepted the demand put forth by Mr Kanwar Pal in the interest of the area. He assured that all the demands which he raised today would also be examined and fulfilled.
            Speaking on this occasion, Member of Parliament Mr Ratan Lal Kataria was all praise of the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal saying that he has made the country proud not only in the country but in abroad also. Mr Kataria said that he is an MP and no single day is passed in the parliament when the Chief Minister was not praised for his achievements in the field of improving sex ratio, making the state kerosene and ODF free for online teachers transfer policy and many more. On this occasion, he announced to give Rs 21 lakh to village Khadri.
            Speaker Vidhan Sabha, Mr Kanwar Pal expressed his gratitude to the Chief Minister for a carrying out various development works in Jagadhari assembly constituency. He also blamed the previous government for neglecting this area in terms of development.

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Haryana Vidhan Sabha summoned on Oct 23

CHANDIGARH, SEPT  23
 Haryana Governor Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki has summoned the Haryana Vidhan Sabha to meet in the hall of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha in Chandigarh on October 23, 2017 at 2p.m.
        While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that a notification to this effect has been issued.
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