Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal (File Photo)
Chandigarh: Amid rapid spurt in the cases of COVID-19 across the Country and State, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal has urged the farmers not to hold any agitation during the ongoing crises.
“I urge my farmer brothers to stop their agitation during this hour of crisis. Government has always and is always ready to listen to the demands raised by them. There may be some difference of opinion, but right now there is a dire need to remain vigilant while prioritizing our health. Therefore I request my farmer brothers to end their agitation and return to their homes,” appealed Manohar Lal.
The Chief Minister was interacting with the people of the state on Friday during the ‘Haryana Ki Baat’ programme held through live telecast.
He said that it is everyone’s democratic right to agitate, but it is also our collective responsibility to protect ourselves, family members and our near and dear ones from this global Pandemic, that has become a global threat to the humanity.
“Therefore, farmers on moral and ethical grounds should stop their movement to prevent this Pandemic.”
Manohar Lal informed that the procurement in the mandis is going on in full swing.
“The state government has decided to transfer the payment of the farmers directly to their verified accounts. The payment will be transferred within 72 hours,” the Chief Minister announced.
Allaying fears of industrial lockdown, he said that this time no restrictions would be imposed and hence the industrial activities would run smoothly.
Urging the migrant labourers and workers residing in Haryana not to panic, the Chief Minister said that all the workers and labour should freely continue to work.
“It would be ensured that they do not face any trouble. The State Government is standing shoulder to shoulder with them and it would be ensured that they do not face any trouble,” he added.
The Chief Minister said that industrialists must ensure compliance with the COVID-19 guidelines.
He emphasised on Testing Tracking and Tracing and said the adequate numbers of oxygen cylinders, ICU beds, ventilators, masks and PPE kits etc are being made available in all the hospitals across the State.
He said that the government has also issued helpline numbers for the people of the state to get any kind of help or information related to COVID-19.
“For Panchkula, Gurugram and Faridabad districts; the helpline number is 8558893911 and for other districts, the calls can be made on 1075.”
Maintaining that 30.50 lakh vaccine doses have been administered in the state, he said from April 11 to 14, 2021, a mega vaccination drive was run, in which about six lakh vaccines were administered in just five days only.
“Another massive vaccination campaign is about to be started from April 20, in which it will be ensured that everyone under the age of 45 gets vaccinated.”
The Chief Minister informed the people of the state that victory over this Pandemic can only be registered if everyone religiously follows COVID-19 guidelines.
“We have to defeat this Pandemic and keep moving forward with this resolve,” he said. (PR)