Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal sharing a point with Ambassador of Israel to India Dr Ron Malka who called on him in Chandigarh

DW BUREAU / CHANDIGARH

Haryana Government has decided to introduce the ambucycles (two-wheeler) service in the state with the assistance of Israel for providing emergency response service to the people in minimum possible time. This service will initially be started in two cities namely Gurugram and Faridabad.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal gave this direction when a three-member delegation led by Ambassador of Israel to India Dr Ron Malka called on him here today. The Ambucycles are the motorcycles which make sure that people get to emergencies within the first few crucial minutes of any need or mishap.

The Chief Minister said that during his visit to Israel in May last year, he had also interacted with officials who started this Ambucycle service as a community-based service of providing emergency response service on two-wheeler. He said that there is a huge requirement of this service in Gurugram and Faridabad keeping in view the high density of population in these cities.

It was also agreed that though the State has already constituted working groups for the early execution of projects being implemented with the assistance of Israel in the field of agriculture, horticulture and water conservation, such groups should also be constituted in the areas of cyber security, home land security, aviation and industries.

Manohar Lal also directed to appoint a senior IAS officer of the State Government as a Nodal Officer to coordinate and maintain liaison with all countries for the implementation of various prestigious projects. He said that Haryana is primarily an agrarian State but in the last few years it has made rapid strides in the field of industrial development also. The State ranks third in the country and first among northern states in terms of ease of doing business. It is also the leading state in the automobile industry. He said that besides taking several path breaking initiatives in the field of industry, aviation and agriculture, the State Government has started several projects for the water conservation. He said that micro and drip irrigation is being promoted at a large scale and efforts are being made to bring the water logged area back under cultivation. For this, the government is looking for a technique which is more efficient and cost effective. Ambassador of Israel to India Dr Ron Malka said that Haryana and Israel has deep association and started a number of projects in the State. He also offered to share its expertise in the field of water conservation and re-cycling of waste water saying that the country recycled more than 90 per cent of its water. He also stressed the need to further increase the number of centre of excellence in the State. India has a fastest growing economy in the world and Israel wants to be a partner in the process through sharing of its knowledge and experience in different fields, he added. He also thanked the Chief Minister for his visit to Israel last year. It was informed that an aviation hub is being developed in Hisar for which Israel could share its technical knowledge and expertise. Apart from this, a global city is also being developed in Gurugram. It was informed that a centre of excellence in floriculture is being set up in the State. At present four Indo-Israel Centre of Excellence are running in the State.

Among those present in the meeting included Chief Secretary D.S Dhesi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Rajesh Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Navraj Sandhu, Additional Chief Secretary Animal Husbandry and Dairying Sunil Kumar Gulati, Additional Chief Secretary Home S.S. Prasad, Additional Chief Secretary

Industries and Commerce Devender Singh, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), CID Anil Kumar Rao and other senior officers of the State Government and members of delegation.

(editor@dailyworld.in)

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