New Delhi, May 6, 2013: The Annual Plan for the year 2013-14 for the state of Haryana was finalised here today at a meeting between Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Chief Minister of Haryana, Sh. Bhupinder Singh Hooda. The plan size has been agreed at Rs 27072crore.
In his comments on the plan performance of the State, Mr Ahluwalia said the State’s GDP growth rate and per-capita income is amongst the highest in the country but more attention was needed to make growth more inclusive.
Gurgaon, Apr 17, 2013: Private schools, which have failed to comply with the norms mentioned under the Right To Education (RTE) Act, will soon be served show-cause notices and eventually face closure by the state's education department for non-compliance.
This was stated by state education minister Geeta Bhukkal on Tuesday, who said this is as per a recent order from Punjab and Haryana high court.
"After the implementation of the RTE Act, recognition is compulsory for all private schools.
Gurgaon, Feb 20, 2013: On Tuesday, the Municipal commissioner Ashok Sangawan stated his plans and priorities for the city. Among other things, the new MCG chief sough to bridge the gap between governance and the public. Excerpts:
What's your plan?
Frankly, it's too early for me to talk about what I propose to do, as I have just assumed office. However, I feel there is a lot of gap between the expectations of the people and what is actually getting.
Chandigarh, Nov. 27, 2012: The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion to the State of Haryana, the Director General of School Education and Director of Elementary Education on a petition for directing the respondents to implement the “Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009,” in its true spirit.
The petitioner, Bijender Singh of Jind district, has also sought directions to the respondents to carry out the rationalization of the teachers in accordance with the provisions of the Act.
Haryana, Oct 8. 2012: Haryana tops the list of states that have witnessed maximum number of public-private-partnership (PPP) projects in the area of urban development, with a share of 85 per cent worth Rs 66,800 crore as on August 2012, a study has said.
Haryana accounts for maximum share of over 85 per cent in the total number of PPP projects which are under construction in the urban development sector as of August 2012, Assocham said in a study.
Chandigarh, Aug 29, 2012: The rural development department of Haryana has been amazed at the high number of households with primitive tribal groups, manual scavengers and legally released bonded labourers thrown up by the Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC).
According to the census information circulated among all district headquarters, in rural Haryana there are 72,066 households with primitive tribal groups, 69,864 households with manual scavengers and 80,461 households with legally released bonded labourers.
Gurgaon, July 26, 2012: Aiming at eradicating the practice of open-air defecation, the Haryana government has fixed 2015 target for achieving total sanitation coverage.
"The state government has fixed March 2015 target to make Haryana a 'Nirmal Pradesh'," Development and Panchayat department Financial Commissioner P Raghvendra Rao said here on Wednesday.
Chandigarh, July 9, 2012: The Haryana government today decided to ensure that proper sanitation facilities are provided in all the rural areas of the state before the end of the current fiscal year. The decision was taken at a review meeting today in which Haryana Chief Secretary P K Chaudhery met the Apex Committee of State Water and Sanitation Mission to review the implementation of the Total Sanitation Campaign in the state.
New Delhi, June 17, 2012: As Delhi's water crisis deepened on Saturday with water production down by 55 million gallons per day, the Prime Minister's office finally stepped in and has asked the chief ministers of Delhi and Haryana to meet on Sunday. Sources said that principal secretary to the PM, Pulok Chatterjee, had to intervene between the two states to sort out the crisis.
New Delhi, June 14, 2012: Haryana has tightened the water squeeze on Delhi. On Wednesday, it curtailed supply to the capital's Wazirabad pond where the level fell from the mandated 674.5 feet to 672.8 feet. The city has been reeling under shortage of water since two weeks back when Haryana reduced its supply to the Haiderpur water treatment plant. Large parts of the city, including south, southwest, west and NDMC areas, are parched.