13012021-JTR-01.qxd 1/12/2021 10:42 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE PAGE 2 CONTESTS MARK 128TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF VIVEKANANDA Various institutes across districts celebrated the 128th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda on Tuesday. PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF KAYAKALP: MUKERIAN HOSPITAL 1ST IN STATE Hoshiarpur: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare organised a prize-distribution function through videoconferencing from Delhi for announcing ‘Kayakalp’ programme prize winners from among several government health institutions for 2019-20. Mukerian Civil Hospital was awarded the first prize in Punjab. Civil Surgeon Dr Ranjit Singh, Deputy Medical Commissioner Dr Harbans Kaur, SMO, Mukerian, Dr JP Singh and his staff were present on the occasion. The Civil Surgeon congratulated the staff in Mukerian for achieving this honour. Dr Harbans Kaur said under Kayakalp programme, ratings are given as per the norms laid down by the Government of India. Grading is done after inspecting the building of the hospital, maintenance of records, facilities provided to patients by the staff, fences, parks, etc. OC ‘POLICY TO BENEFIT 10,000 TRADERS’ Jalandhar: Punjab Industry and Commerce Minister Sunder Sham Arora on Tuesday said the one-time settlement scheme would benefit almost 10,000 small and medium scale businessmen of the region. Participating in a virtual launch of the scheme, he said, around 10,000 traders of Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur, and the SBS Nagar would be covered under this scheme. He said this scheme would resolve the long-pending issue of unavailability of C-forms and others raised by the industrialists. He said the OTS scheme would facilitate the business community which was already facing problems due to the C-forms. TNS MAX 16°C | MIN 4°C | YESTERDAY MAX 16°C | MIN 3°C Set in 1947 Lahore, pre-Partition India, Sony TV’s upcoming show narrates the story of three young & bubbly girls. SUNRISE THURSDAY 7:27 AM WEDNESDAY | 13 JANUARY 2021 | JALANDHAR Harpreet’s waste disposal plant collects garbage from 4 colonies to make organic manure, eco-bricks & cow dung pots cow dung from ❝We collectthe city every day. gaushalas of SETTING TRENDS Managing cow dung has been difficult for cowsheds within cities, as these tend to choke the MC sewage drains. But we are using it for making cow dung pots in another unit. People can pot seedlings inside these pots and later transfer the entire cow dung pots inside ordinary pots. The cow dung starts dissolving and gives nutrients to the growing plant. My friend takes all these pots from me and sell these online. Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 12 While the Local Bodies Department has failed to set up a proper waste management system, a simple yet very scientific set-up for handling garbage has been created by a local entrepreneur, which has become an eyeopener for many. With just 7-8 young boys at his disposal, Harpreet Badwal (49) has set up a waste disposing unit just outside Jalandhar bus stand, where 3 tonnes of segregated wet waste is being shredded, processed and converted into organic manure daily. Owner of Acme Engineering firm, he is not just producing manure, Harpreet Badwal, CITY-BASED ENTREPRENEUR but also generating coco peat from coconut shells, ecobricks out of disposable bottles and one-time use plastic, cow dung pots from cow dung collected from gausha- las and cow dung cakes of Sahiwal cow, besides organic liquid manure. After having taken training, attending workshops and touring Indore and Bengaluru for gaining expertise, Badwal says he has recently set up his waste management units. “My boys are daily collecting waste from Jain Colony, Kamal Vihar, Silver Oak ❞ apartments, some city-based hotels and restaurants. We have given them two coloured dustbins for waste segregation for ~30 each. In one, they put dry waste and in the other wet. We provided training to women in these areas and even domestic helpers on how to keep the waste segregated. These houses are also paying monthly wages to my boys for lifting the waste. While the dry waste acts as incentive for my ragpickers, who sell it as scrap, the wet is resegregated before being shredded and processed with bio-cultures at our unit.” The process does not just end here. “The shredded waste starts decomposing after three days or so through enzymes present in it. It is then lifted and moved to the curing plant, 10 km from here, where windrows are formed. The windrows ensure proper temperature for composting. After 30 days, this 3 tonne waste will convert into 300-500 kg of organic manure ready for Admn targets 1,000 enrolments daily under health insurance scheme Tribune News Service ABOUT AYUSHMAN BHARAT-SARBAT SEHAT BIMA SCHEME Jalandhar, January 12 To scale up enrolment and ecards generation under the Ayushman Bharat-Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori asked all Common Service Centres (CSCs) to ensure 1,000 enrolments and e-cards generation daily. Chairing a meeting with the entrepreneurs running CSCs across the district, the DC said the Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana could empower people, especially the underprivileged sections of society, to make the social security system more robust. Thori said under this Ayushman Bharat-Sarbat Sehat Bima is the flagship state health insurance scheme for the beneficiaries of Punjab. This scheme will provide financial protection to 75% population of Punjab. The scheme provides an entitlement based cashless health insurance cover of ~5 lakh/family/year. Cashless and paperless treatment can be availed at government and empanelled private hospitals. AVAIL BENEFIT AT JUST ~30 THE BENEFICIARIES Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori called upon the people to avail the benefit of the enrolment and e-card generation services at Sewa Kendra just by paying nominal fees of ~30. The scheme covers beneficiaries holding NFSA ration cards, construction workers, SECC beneficiaries, small traders, yellow cardholders or accredited journalists, J-form holder farmers, and all PMJAY families (Blue card holder families). scheme, beneficiaries could avail the benefit of cashless treatment up to Rs 5 lakh from various empanelled private hospitals, adding the CSCs could play a pivotal role in achieving this goal. He said there were about 200 CSCs in the district and with the concerted efforts of each one of them, as many as 1,000 enrolments and e-cards generation could be done daily. Motivating the operators, the DC said the top performing CSCs would be felicitated at the district-level Republic Day function at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium. He asked all operators to display the services under this scheme outside their CSCs, so that people can avail the benefit. Thori said all community health centres, sub-divisional hospitals, CSCs, and the district hospital were providing enrolment and e-card generation services under this scheme. He called upon people to carry their Aadhaar cards while visiting these establishments to avail on the spot enrolment and ecard generation facilities. The DC said all 13 government health institutions and 57 private hospitals were empanelled in the district, where people can seek cashless treatment up to ~5 lakh. He said the list of empanelled hospitals and eligibility of the beneficiaries can be viewed at sha.punjab.gov.in. The scheme offers 1,579 Immersed in festive spirit ❞ Harpreet Sandhu, INTERNATIONAL WRESTLER Sandhu used the time judiciously. “Being a sportsperson, my routine hadn’t changed. I woke up on time and would always sleep on time. I used to exercise daily,” he told. Talking about the brewing topic, the farmers’ protest, he’s practicing 10 km away from the Singhu border, and said that he couldn’t go there because of Covid the players have been barred from moving outside. But his heart is with them. “I really wish that the farmers get what they want.” Belonging to a wrestlers’ family, the 30-year-old basically hails from Karail village in Sangrur and has been into the game since 2004. He is touted as the first Indian wrestler to have constantly won medals for three years in international events and since then has several to his credit. By winning an Asian Championships medal, the big bruiser had ended Punjab’s long wait for an international wrestling medal. He had consistently won in the 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Asian Championships. In the Senior National Wrestling Championships, held in Jalandhar in 2019, Sandhu had bagged a gold. Enjoying the home support, Punjab’s one of the best had outwitted Rajbir Chhikara of the Railways with the scoreboard reading 4-1. The Asian Games silver medallist used his bountiful of international experience to dislodge his opponent’s confidence and won in the 82kg category. DC: Set up camps for UDID card of specially-abled Jalandhar, January 12 DC Ghanshyam Thori directed the Health Department to organise special camps in the district to speed up the enrollment of specially-abled persons for the Unique Disability Identity Card (UDID). He told the department officials to set up one camp in each community-primary health centre and create awareness among the public in advance through councillors /sarpanches/ Asha workers, so that the specially-abled persons can avail maximum benefit from schemes. — TNS Revenue officials told to submit proposals by Jan 15 ❝The fixing of new very collector rates will be Tribune News Service ❝I am preparing for theto National Championships be held in Jalandhar in February and if I manage to turn the tide in my favour, I can book a ticket to Tokyo Games. My only target and agenda for this year is to qualify for the Games and give my best on the mat. packages to beneficiaries including 180 packages reserved for public hospitals, of which 25 packages were referable to private hospitals, the DC said. He said the Punjab Government had appointed Vidal Health Insurance TPA to carry out enrolment and e-card generation tasks. The company was holding mobile camps at various locations in the district, of which one permanent camp was set up at type-1 Sewa Kendra at the District Administrative Complex, he said. The company has also set up exclusive camps for Jform holder farmers at the premises of market committees across the district. sales. My manure has got certification from the Punjab Agricultural University and I sell it for ~12 to ~15, depending on the quantity of packaging, which varies between 1 kg and 40 kg,” the greenie shared, adding: “I do not even let the leached liquid go waste. I collect it and sell it as concentrated liquid organic manure in bottles, which is diluted and used in gardens.” Badwal says he has been running his business of submersible pumps and had recently shifted to the business of waste management. “We collect cow dung from gaushalas of the city every day. Managing cow dung has been difficult for cowsheds within cities, as these tend to choke the MC sewage drains. But we are using it for making cow dung pots in another continued on page 2 FIXING FRESH COLLECTOR RATES The upcoming National Championships is the make or break one for the international wrestler Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 12 After a gap of 13 long years a wrestler from Punjab won a medal at a major international wrestling event, the Asian Championships in 2016. After that there was no looking back for Harpreet Sandhu, an international level wrestler posted as Sub-Inspector in PAP Jalandhar. , During coronavirus-laden 2020, Sandhu spent quality time at home with his family and horses at his farm, but never divagated from his routine keeping himself fit through cycling and a homely workout routine. Now, the star wrestler has eyes set on qualifying for the Olympics and other upcoming events in 2021. Sandhu said that he is preparing for the National Championships to be held in Jalandhar in February and if he manages to turn the tide in his favour, he could also book a ticket to Tokyo Games. “My only target and agenda for this year is to qualify for the Games and give my best on the mat,” he says of his New Year resolution. During the lockdown, SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5:45 PM PAGE 4 A greenie’s eccentric eco-friendly pursuits Ticket to Tokyo? Only time will tell what the fate holds for Sandhu AGENDA 2021 KANIKA TO STAR IN SONY TV’S KYUN UTTHE DIL CHHOD AAYE For Vaani, 2021 looks like an incredibly big year with her two movies, Shamshera & Bellbottom, set to hit the big screen. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH FORECAST PAGE 3 QUALITY OVER QUANTITY IS VAANI KAPOOR’S MANTRA Children pick their kites from a stall ahead of Lohri in Jalandhar on Tuesday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Copies of farm laws to be burnt on Lohri Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, January 12 The Dal Khalsa has termed the staying of three contentious farm laws by the Apex court as a judicial trap laid by the Government of India to scuttle the farmers’ agitation. The organisation called the setting up of four-member panel as an eye-wash, as the views of a majority of the members are pro-laws. Notwithstanding the Supreme Court orders, the youth wing of the Dal Khalsa c m y b said their activists will go ahead with the protest programme and burn the copies of the said law on Lohri. SYP leaders Paramjit Singh Mand, Gurnam Singh and Gurpreet Singh said putting on hold was neither a solution nor acceptable, adding that repealing the laws is the real and only solution to end the stalemate. They fired a salvo against the Narendra Modi government for misguiding the judiciary and furnishing false information before the court by alleging that Khalistanis have penetrated into the farmers’ agitation. They said all those who are supporting, participating and spearheading the agitation are farmers first and ideology comes later. They categorically said that farming and farmers were the backbone of Punjab and its economy. They blamed PM Modi for once again subverting the justice system to further his government’s policies, which were authoritarian in nature. Kapurthala, January 12 Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner Deepti Uppal asked the revenue officials to submit the proposal to fix fresh collector rates in the district till January 15. While addressing revenue officials at a meeting on Tuesday, the Deputy Commissioner said the fixation of new collector rates would be very useful for development works in future. Taking serious note of pendency in revenue court cases for more than 2-3 years, the DC asked revenue officials to dispose of the pending revenue cases in a stipulated time frame. She also advised them to decide on 2-year-old cases on a priority. useful for development works in future. Strict action will be taken against wilful defaulters. The process of recovery will be expedited to avoid any kind of revenue loss. ❞ Deepti Uppal, KAPURTHALA DC She said the revenue court management system should be updated on a daily basis. Advocating strict action against wilful defaulters, she said the process of recovery would be expedited to avoid any kind of revenue loss in the state finance. Kapurthala DC Deepti Uppal along with ADCs and SDMs address revenue officials during a meeting on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO
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