In a letter to the Prime Minister, Captain Amarinder on Wednesday asked him to direct the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to include CM Relief Fund in the list of CSR activities in the Companies Act-2013 in national interest. This step would immensely help the state Government to meet the challenge of COVID-19 pandemic more effectively.
Prices of potato, dairy items and meat may rise further with cold storages running out of refrigerants. The poultry industry is in distress as they are unable to get feed for birds. Retail chains said customers continued to hoard, leaving very low stocks of staples like atta, poha, rajmaand packaged food like biscuits and instant noodles.
“Ammonia is urgently required in many cold storages as the temperature is rising and any delay would cause damage to the perishable stocks,” Arvind Aggrawal, president, Cold Stores Association, said. He said that the supply needs to resume immediately ensuring proper refrigeration the temperature was on rise.
Haryana Government has asked all government, government aided and private medical colleges in the State to reserve at least 25 per cent of the beds and create exclusive COVID-19 hospitals. It was informed that adequate stock of N-95 masks and personal protective equipment (PPE) Kit is available in the State.
This is aimed at avoiding panic among consumers for essential food items. Twelve thousand vendors have been approved in Uttar Pradesh to home deliver essential commodities, said Devesh Chaturvedi, principal secretary, agriculture, Uttar Pradesh. In the Delhi NCR region Mother Dairy doubled its supplies of fruits and vegetable in its 310 stores to 330 tonnes.
Passes were also being issued to authorized vendors for the supply of essential goods, according to DGP Dinkar Gupta, adding that for home delivery of Medicines, in particular, necessary tie-ups are being made with the respective Chemist Associations, so that orders can be taken on phone and home delivery is accordingly undertaken.
Edison Motors India, a leading South Korean Company and manufacturer of Electric Buses and Trucks offered to establish its manufacturing plant over 30 acre with an investment of over Rs 500 crore. This will also generate employment opportunities for about 500 to 800 youth.
Around 15 percent of the budget has been allocated to the education sector. The Chief Minister Manohar Lal has hoped that with the government investing in the education sector the private sector is also likely to invest in it and the aim of spending the 6 per cent of the GDP on education will be achieved.
The egg industry has taken maximum hit as wholesale prices have slipped below the breakeven level.
Haryana approves incentives worth Rs 1246 crore to upcoming mega projects of Adani Wilmar, Aarti Green, Amperex, Wonder Cement
The Chief Minister said that the setting up of these Mega Projects would not only bring investment to the State but also provide ample job opportunities to the youth and boost the State economy. This approval was granted in the 7th meeting of the Board inn Chandigarh today.
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