Kejriwal: Too many bank scams during Modi rule. Is it True ?
Hisar : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday targeted the Centre, alleging that never before had so many “bank scams” taken place under any regime since India’s independence even as he declared that his party would contest the next Assembly polls in Haryana.
Kejriwal asked the people of the state to reject the ruling BJP as well as the opposition Congress and the INLD.
He claimed both the BJP governments at the Centre as well as in Haryana had failed the people.
“The number of bank scams that have taken place during the Modi government’s time; never before had so many scams taken place under any government since independence,” Kejriwal claimed at his party’s ‘Haryana Bachao’ rally here.
“I want to ask PM Narendra Modi, that if people of this country want to deposit their hard-earned money, which bank is safe? What if the bank goes bankrupt and all the money of the public is gone,” he said taking a jibe.
“Second question I want to ask Mr Modi is that Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi escaped with thousands of crores. When will they be arrested? When will we get our money back?” he continued.
Attacking the Manohar Lal Khattar government in Haryana, Kejriwal claimed the state witnessed several incidents of violence ever since the BJP assumed power and many innocents were killed and property worth crores of rupees destroyed.
The AAP national convenor, who hails from Haryana, asked the people of the state to strengthen his party. “Only you can build a new Haryana.”
AAP will contest the next elections, he said referring to Assembly elections. “We will create a new Haryana. If you want peace, security, schools, hospitals, roads, then vote for AAP,” he said.
Senior AAP leaders Sushil Gupta, Gopal Rai and Navin Jaihind also addressed the gathering.
Farmers make fortunes by taking road less travelled. Is the Govt. True ?
Rohtak : Even as the state government claims that it is making endeavours to double farmers’ income by 2022, some progressive agriculturists are already earning more than double the normal income of a farmer, simply by taking the road less travelled.
Many of these progressive farmers have assembled here at the 3rd Agri Leadership Summit–2018 underway at Mela Ground, where they have exhibited their products, and are also sharing their success stories with other farmers.
Sant Lal, for instance, ran an auto garage in Hisar. Abid Hassan, a resident of Muzaffarnagar, who grows aloe vera in Churu district of Rajasthan, used to visit his workshop for repair of his car. Hassan used to goad Sant Lal to start aloe vera farming. He used to tell him that the plant is easy to grow even on a semi-arid or arid soil and needed no pesticides or fertilisers.
With no ancestral land, Sant Lal teamed with Mukesh Soni and Raja Soni, both of whom dealt in used tyres, and sowed aloe vera on two acres taken on lease at Chawdharywas village, Hisar, in 2013. Today, the trio has aloe vera farming on 62 acres.
“Hassan, who supplies aloe vera to companies such as Dabur, Patanjali and Hamdard, purchases our entire produce. We are easily earning between Rs 70,000 and Rs 80,000 per acre. In our neighbouring fields, farmers doing traditional farming hardly get returns of Rs 30,000 to Rs 35,000 per acre,” says Sant Lal.
Jagpal Singh Phogat ran a small-time school at Malikpur village, Jhajjar, till 2001, when he got attracted towards honeybee farming. Today, Phogat and his wife Mukesh produce 600 quintals of honey every year and sell them in different natural flavours and forms for a price ranging between Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 per kg depending on the variety.
The gross income of the family from the farming is a whopping Rs 6 crore per annum today and they have employed 30 persons on honey collection and packaging.
Surender Singh of Saharwa village, Hisar, was a PGT teacher in a government-aided school when he started farming of green chilies on one acre in 2003. Next year, he started strawberry farming on one acre. Today, he is growing strawberry on 10 acres, Lilium flowers on 6 acres and tomatoes, cucumber, biogas plant and many more diversified crops on nine more acres. He owns only four acres and the rest of 21 acres he has taken on lease. “I send a pick-up van loaded with my products to Delhi every day. I manage to earn Rs 50 lakh or more in a year,” he adds.
There are many others like 21-year-old Shanti from Karina village, Mahendergarh, who does mushroom farming along with her studies.
Anand Gillankhera has been earning well from guava and kinnow farming at Gillankhera village in Fatehabad. Mahabir Arya from Farukhnagar, who is into amla farming, added that agriculture can also be a profitable venture if done differently.
Sant Lal used to run an auto garage in Hisar. He was told that aloe vera is easy to grow even on a semi-arid or arid soil and needed no pesticides or fertilisers. With no ancestral land, Sant Lal teamed up with two others and sowed aloe vera on two acres taken on lease in Hisar in 2013. Today, their aloe vera farming is spread over 62 acre, and they are earning between Rs 70,000 and Rs 80,000 per acre.
Jagpal Singh Phogat ran a small-time school at Malikpur village, Jhajjar, till 2001, when he got attracted towards honeybee farming. Today, Phogat and his wife Mukesh produce 600 quintals of honey every year and sell them in different natural flavours. The gross income of the family from the farming is a whopping Rs 6 crore per annum.
Surender Singh of Hisar was a PGT teacher in a government-aided school when he started farming of green chilies on one acre in 2003. Next year, he started strawberry farming on one acre. Today, he is growing strawberry on 10 acres, Lilium flowers on six acres and tomatoes and many more diversified crops on nine acres.
58 pilgrims injured in UP road accident. Is Accidents are common in UP ?
Lucknow : Fifty-eight pilgrims returning from the Ajmer Sharif Dargah in Rajasthan were injured in a road accident on Monday in Uttar Pradesh's Kannauj district, police said.
The accident took place on the GT road when the driver of the bus carrying the pilgrims lost control and rammed onto a static truck, an official told IANS.
Eleven of the injured people were said to be in critical condition and were taken to the Tirwa medical college.
All the injured people belong to Kushinagar and Gorakhpur districts in Uttar Pradesh.
One doctor for 17,685 people in Bihar: Health Minister; Is Bihar is a sick state ?
Patna : There is one doctor for every 17,685 persons in Bihar, Health Minister Mangal Pandey has said in the Assembly.
Replying to a query by RJD's Akhtarul Islam Shaheen during the Question Hour yesterday, Pandey said that doctor-population ratio in Bihar is 1:17,685, as against the national average of 1:11,097.
At present, there are 6,830 doctors working in the state, including those in medical colleges, he said.
Shaheen had asked Pandey about the doctor-population ratio in view of World Health Organisation's (WHO) set parameter of one doctor for every 1,000 people.
The minister said there are 10 lakh registered doctors in the country whereas the number of registered doctors in Bihar stood at 40,043.
Stating that the government is committed to fill the vacant posts of doctors in the state, Pandey said 1,805 general practitioners and 665 specialists have been appointed on the recommendations of Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) in 2016.
Besides, the State Health Society, Patna, is taking steps to appoint specialist doctors under National Health Mission and general doctors under National Urban Health Mission on contract to deal with the shortage of medical practitioners in the state.
Two militants killed in gunfight in J&K’s Anantnag. is Pakistan is responsible for Terrorism in J&K ?
Srinagar : Two militants were killed on Saturday in an ongoing gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said.
“Security personnel from the Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force and the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the state police surrounded Shistargam village on Friday evening following information about a group of holed-up militants.
“As the cordon was tightened, the militants fired at the security forces triggering the gunfight,” police sources said.