Manohar Lal Khattar Current Affairs - 2020

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Integrated Command and Control Centre inaugurated in Haryana 

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurated the ambitious Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) in Gurgaon, Millennium City of the country. The ICCC has been developed as nerve centre to provide multifaceted online smart services to people.

About Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC)

It has been designed to serve as nodal point for all online data related to Smart City applications, including CCTV-based public safety and adaptive traffic management system, pollution monitoring, smart parking system, water supply management system, asset management system and property tax management system. ICCC was built at cost of Rs38 crore.

Mobile App: A mobile app has also been developed for ICCC by bringing entire citizen services on one platform so that the public can access these easily and to increase the reach of this ICCC, plans have been made to cover 358 traffic intersections with installation of 1,200 CCTV cameras. Currently 250 CCTV cameras have already been installed and made operational, covering 50 intersections at present and 1,200 CCTV cameras will be operational on 222 crossings by March-2020. With installation of cameras, the vehicles’ speed, (their) registration number plate, colour besides the 2-wheeler drivers without helmet can be identified at ICCC itself.

Smart Street Light: The city’s smart street light facility too can be controlled from this centre. Moreover, the monitoring of vehicles engaged in solid waste management too will be done from this centre and adding drinking water supply meters too have been integrated with it.

All government buildings and police stations of Gurgaon city will soon be connected with optical fiber network. At present 160 government buildings and police stations of city have been connected with this network and within the next six to nine months all the government buildings in Gurgaon city will be equipped with public Wi-Fi system.

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Bhavantar Bharpayee Yojna Scheme: Haryana includes more crops

The state government Haryana has decided to bring more crops under its ‘Bhavantar Bharpayee Yojna (BBY)’ scheme. The decision was taken at a BBY’s review meeting which was presided by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

About Bhavantar Bharpayee Yojna (BBY) scheme

BBY is a scheme for vegetable growers. Under it farmers get compensated for selling their crop at a price lower than that fixed by government. The scheme launched in January 2018 then included potato, onion, tomato and cauliflower. It has been very successful in past two years it.

For getting the scheme benefits, the state’s farmers have to register themselves on ‘Meri Fasal Mera Byora (MFMB)’ portal and if they get a price lower than price fixed by government for their crop on its sale in the mandis, the difference will be paid as incentive to the farmers directly into their bank accounts.

More crops that will be includes under BBY are– Carrots, peas, kinnow, guava, capsicum and brinjal will also be included. Under BBY the price of carrots has been fixed at Rs.700/ quintal and peas Rs.1100/quintal. However, the rate of capsicum and brinjal will be decided on the recommendation of the committee constituted under the Haryana Kisan Kalyan Ayog chairman.

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