Roads having a width of more than three karam will be paved: In a proactive move to enhance the road network connectivity in Haryana, Chief Minister Sh. Manohar Lal chaired a key meeting with the Administrative Secretaries and Deputy Commissioners to discuss the pivotal initiatives aimed at road development and the comprehensive review of various state government projects and schemes.
During the meeting the Chief Minister said that the present state government is committed to improving connectivity between villages and cities, hence roads with a width of more than three karam will be paved to facilitate smoother transportation.
The Chief Minister was apprised that out of total approved 1647 roads, tenders for strengthening of 1632 roads floated. Apart from this, the work allotment of 1378 has been done and the allocation process for the remaining roads is underway.
During the meeting, Sh. Manohar Lal also reviewed several ongoing state government schemes and projects, encompassing areas such as SVAMITVA Yojana, Meri Fasal Mera Byora, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Jab Samvad portal, CM announcements, procurement, and the availability of essential agricultural inputs like urea and DAP.
Ensure time-bound execution of every project and scheme
Directing the Deputy Commissioners to ensure the execution of every scheme and project in a time-bound manner, the Chief Minister said ‘Well begun is half done’, therefore every Deputy Commissioner ensure that all government schemes and projects are executed within stipulated timeframes, with a focus on meticulous implementation.
Conduct a survey of the roads damaged in recent rains
Addressing the issue of road damage due to recent rains, the Chief Minister directed the Deputy Commissioners to conduct a survey of all such roads and share a compiled report as to repair work of how many roads have been taken up on their own and how many have been sent for the approval of the headquarters. He further directed the Deputy Commissioners to ensure Quality monitoring of every work that has been started.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister was apprised that the Deputy Commissioners can get the repair work upto Rs. 20 lakh at their level while any work above this are sent to the headquarters for final approval.
While giving directions regarding the work of the roads measuring 5 karmas, the Chief Minister directed that the Deputy Commissioners should ensure the demarcation of the roads to ensure that work on these roads can begin in a time-bound manner.
Every DC should closely monitor the resolution and demands received during the Jan Samvad
The Chief Minister directed the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to closely monitor the resolutions and demands received during the Jan Samvad, which serves as a platform for public interaction.
He underscores the importance of quick redressal of grievances and emphasizes the need for time-bound resolutions. Officers were also directed to eliminate unnecessary delays in addressing complaints, with the further direction that complaints should only be marked as resolved when the complainants are genuinely satisfied. Besides this, he also directed the Deputy Commissioners to adopt a clear and efficient process for bifurcating complaints within specified timeframes.
Sh. Manohar Lal said that certain complaints, particularly those raised by Sarpanches (village heads), have been addressed immediately following feasibility assessments. Furthermore, he directed the Administrative Secretaries and DCs to compile a comprehensive list of announcements made during Jan Samvads and include the same in the CM announcements.
The Chief Minister also directed the officers to emphasize conducting periodic reviews of demands originating from Urban Local Bodies (ULB) and Panchayat departments.
“All the complaints received in the offices of the Deputy Commissioners and Additional Deputy Commissioners should also be closely monitored and resolved. Deputy Commissioners should closely oversee the feasibility and cost estimates associated with demands related to Panchayats,” directed Sh. Manohar Lal.
Share the details of the mismatch of the data on MFMB with farmers before the crop is harvested
During the meeting, another vital concern highlighted by the Chief Minister was the mismatch of data within the Meri Fasal Mera Boyra (MFMB) portal.
The Chief Minister said that it is imperative to promptly share data discrepancies with participating farmers before the harvest commences. He directed that the Deputy Commissioners and their teams, in collaboration with agriculture-related departments, have a critical role in swiftly resolving all data mismatches. This proactive approach is aimed at preventing potential legal disputes and protests during the upcoming procurement season, he said.
“Comprehensive verification processes must be executed with due diligence, particularly as procurement is scheduled to commence on September 25,” directed the Chief Minister.
He further directed that from September 25, procurement will start, hence along with the verification work, in the next two days, all the necessary arrangements required for procurement should also be made.
Additionally, the Deputy Commissioners were also directed to ensure the timely calibration and availability of meters. Marketing Board officers have been tasked with supervising the setup of control rooms, while directions regarding efforts to provide uninterrupted internet access, along with necessary computer equipment and data entry operators were also given by the Chief Minister. He said that all of these arrangements should be made with consideration for prevailing weather conditions.
Keep an eye on the smuggling of Bajra
The Chief Minister while emphasizing the issue of smuggling of Bajra from the Border States directed the Deputy Commissioners, who are also the nodal officers of the procurement to ensure stringent border controls through police checkposts.
“We have taken 2.5 lakh MT Bajara procurement permission from the Centre hence special attention should be paid to keeping a check on the smuggling from the borders by setting up police check posts. Check Posting and border checking should be strengthened. Besides, this mandatory check should be done on last year’s stock. Stocking in the Mandis should also be done before the procurement so that no one tries to sell the stocked crop in the new procurement,” directed Sh. Manohar Lal.
Chief Secretary, Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary and Financial Commissioner, Revenue and Disaster Management Department, Sh. T.V.S.N Prasad, Additional Chief Secretary, Medical Education and Research Department, Dr. Sumita Misra, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department, Sh. Anurag Rastogi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. V Umashankar, Advisor to Chief Minister (Irrigation), Sh. Devender Singh, Principal Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department, Sh. Vijayendra Kumar, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Director General, Information, Public Relations, Language and Culture Department, Dr. Amit Agrawal, Commissioner and Secretary, Women and Child Development Department, Smt. Amneet P Kumar, Deputy Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. K Makrand Pandurang and other officers also remained present during the meeting.