Chandigarh, May 11 : Haryana government on Monday urged the Central Government to authorise the States to take decisions at their own level to resume the industrial and economic activities in Green, Orange, and Red zones except containment zones. The Central Government has already granted permission to resume these activities in a phased manner.
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar raised these demands during the meeting presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Chief Ministers of all the states through video conferencing on Monday. Mr Khattar said that in this hour of crisis, the amendments in labour laws should not become a matter of competition among the states.
He assured the Prime Minister that all out efforts will be made to bring the GDP rate of Haryana in the second quarter of Financial Year- 2020-21 to the level of the second quarter of the Financial Year 2019-20 He thanked the Prime Minister for acceding to his request made during the previous video conference held on April 27, 2020 to end the uncertainty prevailing around the conduct of competitive examinations like Combined Defense Services, JEE, and NEET for admissions into NDA, Engineering Colleges, and Medical Colleges.
Expressing concern over the future of the youth, Mr Khattar once again also urged the Central Government to consider opening schools, colleges, and educational institutions running professional courses with 50 per cent limit to maintain social distancing norms. He said the Prime Minister that the documentation of the efforts made by the State Government in the fight against COVID-19 is being done under the guidance of Haryana Institute of Public Administration (HIPA). He said that Haryana has brought about many reforms and launched new schemes during this period. He said that 'Meri Fasal Mera Byora' has been launched under which the farmers provide the details of their crops. Similarly, 'Parivar Pehchaan Patra', 'Mukhya Mantri Parivar Samridhi Yojna' and declaring villages free from 'Lal Dora' to give ownership rights to the concerned land owners. He said that this scheme of the State Government was also mentioned by the Prime Minister in his Mann Ki Baat programme on the occasion of National Panchayati Divas. (UNI)