The financial constraints being faced by the state power utilities has led to a shortage of coal stocks at the three major thermal power stations in the state where the stocks have dwindled drastic

Representatives of State Agricultural Universities (SAUs), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) on Tuesday called for developing coordination between the public and the private sector to increase agriculture production.

They were participating in a meeting at Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU), Hisar, which was also attended by representatives of research institutes, agro-industries and entrepreneurs and progressive farmers.

The Haryana Government on Monday approved two Rs.120-crore schemes for augmentation of water supply in Hisar and Hassanpur (Palwal) towns under the 13th Finance Commission grants.

Chief Secretary P.K. Chaudhery, who chaired a meeting of the high-level monitoring committee, said the fire services would be strengthened during the next five years at a cost of Rs.100 crore.

Hisar: Widespread rains in the district during the past 24 hours have brought cheer to farmers. The area was lashed by sharp showers twice late last evening.

The Haryana Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with four independent power producers for setting up five bio-mass power projects of 51 MW capacity involving an investment of Rs. 230 crore.

Senior officers said on Tuesday that out of these, two projects are likely to be commissioned soon. The annual budget of the Renewable Energy Department had increased tremendously over the years and was pegged at Rs. 42.43 crore for 2012-13, they added.

Organic farming and Poly House Farms are becoming the ‘in thing’ with many progressive farmers in Haryana who subscribe to the mantra of enhancing their agricultural income by adopting non-traditional methods. Deepak Sura, Sarpanch of village Bugana in Hisar, for instance has been influenced by Israeli agricultural practices and techniques.

Hisar: The importance of switching over to nuclear power was underlined at a workshop organised here today to remove misgivings in the minds of people about the safety of such power plants.

Heat-related death toll reaches 48; rain in North India brings temperature down

Showers in most parts of North India brought the mercury down on Wednesday providing relief to the people bearing the brunt of the heat wave even as the toll due to scorching weather in West Bengal peaked to 48. The temperature in Delhi remained at below normal levels throughout Wednesday with the maximum at 38.7 degrees Celsius due to light showers in the last 24 hours.

The study was conducted in rural area of Hisar district of Haryana. A sample of 120 children of primary and middle grade from 4 schools of 2 villages were taken for the present study.

A prolonged dry spell in most parts of India is hurting the sowing schedule for paddy, a major kharif crop, raising the country’s anxiety about monsoon rains, as parched fields urgently need moistu