Auction of industrial
|Stress on livestock
HISAR, Nov 24 A global meet on sustainable animal production, health and environment began at CCS Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU) here today. It was emphasised at the meet that animal production could supplement food production to fulfil the growing food needs of the third world countries.
Fake currency racket
fest at Karnal from tomorrow
laments illiteracy among women
to spend 224 cr on health
to rob traders
Auction of industrial plots
CHANDIGARH, Nov 24 To accelerate the industrialisation of the state, the Haryana Government has dispensed with the policy of auctioning industrial plots developed by its agencies like the Haryana State Industries Development Corporation (HSIDC) and the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA).
The HVP Government had introduced the policy of auctioning industrial plots, primarily to offset the loss caused by prohibition. However, the policy proved counter-productive. Initially, the plots attracted good prices. But in subsequent auctions there were no buyers because the industrial plots had gone out of the reach of small and medium entrepreneurs. This affected adversely the industrialisation process. In fact Haryana missed a golden opportunity to attract the Delhi industry when it was shifted out of the national Capital under court orders.
Under the new industrial infrastructure development policy framed by the INLD Government, industrial plots, irrespective of their location, will be allotted to the entrepreneurs on the first-come, first-served basis, which will be an ongoing process.
Land will be allotted for prestigious projects having fixed capital investment of Rs 30 crore and above by a committee headed by the Secretary, Industries. For the other projects the land will be allotted by a committee comprising the M.D. HSIDC, the M.D., Haryana Financial Corporation, who will also be members of the prestigious projects committee. The Director, Industries, will be the Member-Secretary of the two committees. In case of an estate developed by HUDA, its Chief Administrator will also be associated with the allotment process.
However, the plots reserved for non-resident Indians will be allotted by the Industrial Assistance Group.
While 10 per cent of the cost will have to be tendered along with the application, another 15 per cent of the cost will be charged within 30 days of the issue of the allotment letter. The balance should be paid in five equal six-monthly instalments starting from the date of offer of possession. The outstanding balance will be subject to 18 per cent interest only after the offer of possession is made.
An applicant will have to give an undertaking that he will employ at least 75 per cent of the unskilled workforce from Haryana-domiciled persons, who will also be given preference in the other categories of employees.
An industrial unit will get a rebate of 20 per cent in the land cost if it starts commercial production within three years of the offer of possession of the plot.
An allottee will be deemed to have completed the project if he constructs the minimum of 25 per cent of the permissible covered area and starts commercial production within the specified period.
Transfer of plots shall be allowed if the allottee constructs at least 25 per cent of the permissible covered area and satisfies the allotting agency that he had taken effective steps for the implementation of the project, but the project had become unviable. A transfer fee will be charged except in those cases where a unit has been in commercial production for over five years and is free from encumbrances. A similarly, no fee will be leviable in cases of transfers necessitated on account of inheritance, family transfer or takeover by a financial institution.
The new policy allows a change in the share holding provided the original allottee or his family members retain a minimum of 51 per cent share in the project. Under certain conditions leasing, renting and bifurcation of plots will also be allowed.
7 GJU employees booked for
HISAR, Nov 24 The police has registered an FIR against seven employees of Guru Jambeshwar University for their alleged involvement in a case of tampering with the answer sheets and records of result.
The FIR was registered on the complaint of the Registrar of the university. Those booked in the FIR include Office Superintendent Misher Dass, two clerk-cum-typists, Mukesh Kumar and Surinder Kumar, three junior data entry operators, Surinder Kumar Punia, Udhay Bhan and Seema Rani and peon Ishwar Singh.
According to the FIR, the seven suspects allegedly tampered with some answer sheets of Bachelor of Engineering examinations during the period between 1996 and 1998. They allegedly also forged the results of some candidates as well.
The FIR has been registered by the city police here under the Sections 420, 467, 468 and 471 of the Indian Penal Code. The police sources said no arrests had been made so far.
While the Vice-Chancellor, Dr K.C. Banger, was out of station, the Registrar, Ms Deepti Uma Shanker, could not be contacted due to the fault in the university telephone exchange.
The sources revealed that about a year ago, the university authorities had detected that about 60 answer sheets sent by the examiners listing the marks of students had been replaced by fresh ones. About a dozen students were unduly favoured. After the fraud was detected, the university initiated action against these students and most of them were rusticated for two to three years. They have cases in court.
The university lodged
the complaint with the city police, November 20, which
registered the FIR today after preliminary
investigations. The university had earlier suspended
Office Superintendent Misher Dass and Data Entry Operator
Surinder Kumar Punia. Only a few days ago it suspended
clerk Surinder Kumar for their alleged involvement in the
forgery and fraud.
Police station gheraoed in
AMBALA, Nov 24 Agitated residents of Ambala Cantonment today gheraoed Sadar police station to protest against the murder of Mukesh Jain, a shopkeeper of the local Kabadi Bazar. The main markets of the cantonment area remained closed in support of the protesters and the SHO of the police station was later transferred.
According to police officials, Jain, who was admitted to Government Medical College, Chandigarh, in a serious condition on November 20 succumbed to his injuries today.
The officials said Jain, his father Mr Prem Chand Jain and brother Mr Yogesh Jain were severely beaten by another shopkeeper, Bichitar Singh, for inviting his customer to their shop. After the scuffle, Prem Chand and Yogesh were admitted to the local Civil Hospital while Mukesh was rushed to Chandigarh as he had sustained internal injuries.
The police had registered a case against Bichitar Singh and two of his relatives, Rajinder Singh, alias Sonu, and Gurpreet Singh, alias Monu, under Sections 323, 324, 325, 506 and 34 of the IPC. Rajinder Singh and Gurpreet Singh were later granted bail by a local court.
Today, after the death of Mukesh, Section 302 was also included in the FIR.
The gherao of the police station continued for nearly seven hours. It was only after the intervention of Deputy Commissioner, Ram Niwas that tension was defused.
According to Mr Ram Niwas two of the suspects Sonu and Monu had been arrested while Bichitar Singh was absconding.
Accepting the demand of the protesters, the Deputy Commissioner, in consultation with the DGP, Haryana, announced the transfer of the SHO, Mr Hari Ram to police lines and suspension of the ASI, Mr Amar Chand, with immediate effect. He said CIA staff would hold an inquiry into the incident.
Stress on livestock production
HISAR, Nov 24 A global meet on sustainable animal production, health and environment began at CCS Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU) here today. It was emphasised at the meet that animal production could supplement food production to fulfil the growing food needs of the third world countries. Around 200 animal and farm scientists from India and 11 developed and developing countries, including the USA, Germany, Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are participating in the meet.
Inaugurating the conference, Dr R.B. Singh, Chairman of the Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB), said in the third world countries, where land holdings were shrinking and crop farming systems were frequently threatened by natural calamities, the livestock can play a significant role in developing sustainable agricultural systems.
Quoting the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) estimates, he said by the year 2010 the third world countries would have to produce 143 million tonnes of meat and 248 million tonnes of milk annually to meet the food requirements of the teaming millions. For this, he said a growth rate of 3.8 per cent for meat and 2.5 per cent for milk has to be sustained. He said, it was reinforced by the fact that in the third world countries, the combined per capita consumption of milk, meat and eggs from 1970 to 1990 had increased by 50 per cent this trend was likely to continue till 2020.
Dr Singh called upon the animal scientists to develop effective vaccines, improved methods for the carcass disposal, animal disease surveillance and monitoring methods as well as disease-forecasting and biotechnological approaches. He pointed out that without these developments, a worthwhile progress in livestock production on a sustainable basis, was difficult.
Presiding over the
function, Mr Vinay Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, CCSHAU, said
while developing productive and sustainable production
systems, the ultimate goal should be generating higher
income, more employment and reducing poverty.
Fake currency racket suspects
PANIPAT, Nov 24 The police is reported to have busted a gang allegedly involved in running a fake-currency racket by arresting two gangsters and seizing currency notes worth Rs 4.15 lakh from them. The seized currency is suspect to be fake and is being examined by bank authorities.
According to the Additional Superintendent of Police, Mr Hanif Quraishi, on receiving information that some persons were involved in offering twice the number of genuine currency notes, a police party headed by an Inspector, Mr R.S. Rathi, went to the local Kalandar Chowk and found two persons asking people to get their currency notes doubled. The police arrested them immediately.
Mr Quraishi said the
suspects have been identified as Harbans Singh and Jasbir
Singh of Gurdaspur district in Punjab. A case has been
registered against them. They were produced in the court
on Tuesday which sent them on a seven-day police remand.
Youth fest at Karnal from
CHANDIGARH, Nov 24 The sixth Haryana State Youth Festival will be organised by the Department of Sports and Youth Welfare, from November 26 to 28 at Kalidas Rangshala in Karnal.
The festival will be inaugurated by the President of the Haryana Olympic Association, Mr Abhey Chautala.
The Union Minister of State for Home, Mr I.D. Swami, will preside over the closing ceremony of the festival.
Nearly 1000 artistes, both boys and girls, from all over the state are expected to take part in the festival. Competitions will be held in 18 events, including folk dance, folk song, one-act play, elocution (extempore), classical vocal Hindustani, classical vocal carnation, sitar, guitar, mridangam, harmonium, veena, tabla, flute Manipuri dance, Orrissi dance, Bharatanatyam and Kathak and Kuchipuddi.
VC laments illiteracy among women
KAITHAL, Nov 24 Dr M.L. Ranga, Vice-Chancellor of Kurukshetra University, expressed concern over illiteracy among women and said this was the root cause of many evils prevailing in society. He stressed upon the need to educate women to bring about changes in the present social set up.
Dr Ranga was delivering the convocation address at Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya here today. He regretted that even after 52 years of Independence only 8 per cent women in rural areas and 18 per cent in urban areas were literate. He said only nine out of 240 universities and 1,000 out of 8,000 colleges in the country imparted education to girls. Illiteracy among women, was responsible for the evils like sati and dowry in society. He dwelled on the need to open more universities and colleges for girls and make moral education and imparting of human values a part of the syllabus.
Dr Ranga, stressed upon
the need to introduce more job-oriented courses in
educational institutions to make education more
meaningful. He lamented the extremely high dropout rate
among the girls and added that there was an urgent need
to check this tendency. Later, the Vice-Chancellor
conferred degrees on 310 graduates.
Bid to rob traders
FARIDABAD, Nov 24 An attempt by a tea-stall owner to loot three Delhi traders of Rs 1.30 lakh in Sector 7 was foiled due to the timely arrival of the police.
It is learnt that Tanvir, Rahmat and Noor Mohammed had come to the industrial area in a van to purchase tools. They decided to have tea at a roadside stall. Sensing that they had a good amount of cash, the stall-owner mixed some poisonous substance in the tea.
Haryana to spend 224 cr on
CHANDIGARH, Nov 24 The Haryana Government will spend over Rs 224 crore in the current financial year to provide better health care facilities in the state.
Stating this here today, Mr O.P. Mahajan, Health Minister, said the government had also earmarked Rs 5.50 crore for primary health centres, community health centres and hospitals to provide medicines to the people of the state of this Rs 3 crore had already been spent. Similarly, Rs 1.90 crore had been earmarked for providing hepatitis-B vaccine and of this amount Rs 50 lakh had already been released.
Mr Mahajan said the government would also spend over Rs 1.32 crore for providing B medicines and of this Rs 80 lakh had already been released. The government was also laying special emphasis on latest equipment in the hospitals. The government had already earmarked Rs 1.50 crore for the purchase of machinery and equipment.
With a view to providing transport facilities to the high-risk pregnant women, a provision for financial assistance had been made at community health centres and district hospitals. A sum of Rs 10 lakh each had been provided to the community health centres and district hospitals for undertaking civil works. Similarly, Rs 10 lakh each had been earmarked for primary health centres for undertaking minor civil works.
The minister said an
interest-free loan of Rs 8000 for the purchase of moped
would be given to 400 ANM under the RCH project. The
project had already been launched in 11 districts of the
state and the rest would be covered during this year.
6-yr-old run over by jeep
FARIDABAD, Nov 24
Vasudev, a six-year-old boy, was run over and killed by a
jeep near Banchari village in Hodal this morning, reports
said. In another accident Upendra, a labourer, was
electrocuted while he was switching off a generator in a
factory at Mujesar.
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