Draw of lots starts at Haryana Vidhan Sabha on the lines of Parliament for Zero Hour

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Draw of lots starts at Haryana Vidhan Sabha on the lines of Parliament for Zero Hour

Saturday, 05 March 2022 | PNS | Chandigarh

Initiating a new practice of conducting legislative business on the lines similar to Lok Sabha, Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker Gian Chand gave an equal opportunity to the members to speak in the House during Zero Hour by conducting a draw of lots.

On the third day of the ongoing budget session in the Vidhan Sabha, 13 MLAs had put slips with their names in the box, out of which 10 slips were taken out and they were given an opportunity to speak for 5 minutes each. The MLAs shared some pivotal public welfare issues along with the issues related to their Assembly Constituency.  

The Chief Minister, who is also the Leader of the House will include these issues in his reply to the Governor's Address.

The Budget session of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha, which commenced on March 2 was also started on the lines of Lok Sabha. Although the provision of zero-hour was not scheduled as per the timetable issued for the proceedings of the Assembly Session, it was done on the request made by the members. Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Kanwar Pal proposed on Friday that the proceedings of the house would be held in two sittings, which were unanimously supported by all the members. Therefore, the first sitting of the House started at 10 am and continued till 1.30 pm, while the second sitting started from 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm.


Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala informed that IMT Kharkhoda will be fully developed by the end of the year 2023.  Just as the surrounding area has developed due to the arrival of various companies in Gurugram district, similarly, due to the development of IMT in Kharkhoda, the neighboring districts of Jind, Panipat, Rohtak, Jhajjar etc will also be developed along with it doors for various Employment opportunities will open in the area.  He said that Maruti has applied to set up its plant in 800 acres and Suzuki Motorcycles has applied to set up their plant in 100 acres at IMT Kharkhoda. Replying to a question regarding IMT Kharkhoda raised in the Assembly, he said that for the last two years, emphasis has been laid on the development of IMT Kharkhoda by the State Government.  In this IMT, the process of tender has been started for sewerage, light and road which will be constructed at a cost of Rs. 237.35 crore.


To resolve border disputes with other states, the State Government will install Pillars across the state borders of Haryana and the work has already been started from Panipat district, Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Dushyant Chautala said in the Assembly. In response to a question,  he said that Haryana shares borders with Punjab, Delhi, UP, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan, where sometimes there are mutual disputes between people regarding their land boundaries, for the resolution of these, the state government has taken the decision to install pillars on the borders of the state.  He apprised the House that the process of installing pillars on Haryana-UP border has been started in Panipat.  In this, a target has been set to install five reference pillars, 91 sub-reference pillars and 2,423 boundary pillars in a year.


Haryana Medical Education Minister Anil Vij on Friday said that the State Government will open Nursing Colleges in 6 districts, which will be inaugurated by the Chief Minister soon. Replying to a question in the ongoing session of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha, he said that the State Government has formulated a new nursing policy under which a Nursing College should have a 100-bedded Hospital or a nursing college should be accredited with an NABH certified Hospital located within a radius of 10-kms and that Hospital should be 100-bedded. Vij said that the provision of biometric attendance should also be made for the children studying in Nursing College. He said that earlier nursing colleges used to function from one room and the nurses and students studying in these colleges didn’t even know the basics of nursing, thus, a new policy has been brought in. He said that we have opened medical colleges and we are also planning to open nursing schools.


Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Jai Prakash Dalal said that 89,13,210 acres of agricultural land is available in the state and there are 16,28,015 farmers in the State. Replying to a question raised in the session, he informed that there are 24,800 farmers belonging to the Scheduled Castes and there is 89,661 acres of agricultural land with such farmers in the State.


Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said that mapping will be conducted in the State to provide health facilities to the people as per requirement and the tender process for the same has been initiated. Replying to a question, he said that he had shared even in the previous Session that mapping will be conducted for providing speedy health care facilities. He said no one had conducted a study in this regard as yet through which a fair idea can be made as to the number of Community Health Centres, Primary Health Centres, 100-bedded hospitals, 300-bedded hospitals, 500-bedded hospitals and the number of medical colleges and nursing colleges are to be built and now we have to move towards providing need based facilities. He said that now health facilities and infrastructure will not be made available at anyone’s behest, but it will be done according to the data.


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