By broadcasting programme centered around community, an FM radio -- Alfaz-e-Mewat (Voices of Mewat), FM 107.8 -- is creating a great positive impact in the Mewat region in rural  Haryana. The community radio, headquartered at Ghaghas village, broadcasts 13 hours of programme everyday, across 225 villages in the region. Established with...
The government of India has put out a mega tender for procurement of five million smart meters, in a drive to reduce transmission losses and power theft and improve efficiency of power supply. The meters procured under the tender issued by the Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL), under the Ministry...
Drug use in Haryana is rising in alarming levels. As per the State Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (SDDTC) data, the number of of addicts of opioids in Haryana have increased seven times from 144 in 2010 to 921 in 2016. This includes those who are addicted to drugs such as...
There are  1057 primary and upper primary schools in Haryana that have just one teacher in the academic year 2015-16, a Comptroller and Auditor General report has revealed. This included 788 primary schools (8.86%) and 269 upper primary schools (4.79%), said the CAG audit of the implementation of the right...
The Municipal corporation in Chandigarh will use GIS-based technology to trace sanitation workers, and prevent them from working elsewhere. There were reports that the employees worked at the residence of government officials, which caused embarrassment to the the corporation. The corporation also decided to provide Medical facilities to safai karamcharis. They...
An RTI reply from the Haryana government has revealed that the government has no plan yet to protect Mangar Bani, a grove critical to the ecosystem of the Aravalis according to environmentalists. “No such proposal to declare any area of village Mangar in district Faridabad as forest is under consideration...
The Haryana government will provide Rs 21,000 to all families with a third girl child, born after August  24, 2015. The one time grant is provided under the Aapki Beti, Hamari Beti scheme which aims to combat the issue of declining child sex ratio and promote girls’ education in the...

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