Nearly 2000 from Haryana stuck in Ukraine, in touch with MEA: CM Khattar


Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that about 2,000 people from Haryana, mostly students were stuck in Ukraine and he was in touch with the Union Ministry of External Affairs on this issue.

Khattar also said the MEA had already set up a control room while in Chandigarh a control room has been set up by the state government where people from Haryana can contact on WhatsApp number 92123-14595. They can also reach Foreign Cooperation Department of Haryana government over “email–”.

Khattar, who was addressing a joint press conference with Home Minister Anil Vij, while referring to the Ukraine situation said, among the Indians who are stuck there include nearly 2,000 from Haryana, “I am in touch with the Ministry of External Affairs,” replying to a question on the Ukraine situation and the number of those from Haryana who are stuck there.

To another question, he said mostly students are among the nearly 2,000 from Haryana who are stuck. Among the students too, most of them are those who had gone to study medicine in Ukraine, the chief minister said.

Khattar said he had received a letter from Congress general secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala and some Haryana MLAs had also contacted him regarding the people of state who are stuck in Ukraine.

In his letter, Surjewala urged Khattar to take up with the Prime Minister to extend all facilities to the Indians who are stuck in Ukraine and make arrangements to bring the countrymen, including nearly 2,000 from Haryana, back home safely.

Surjewala had also urged Khattar to direct the Deputy Commissioners in the state to prepare a list of those who had gone to Ukraine from their districts after which the government should try to establish contact with them.

‘Working tirelessly on its motto of inclusive growth and ensuring equal facilities’
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today urged the Anganwadi Workers and Helpers working in Haryana  not to get misled or instigated  by some political leaders as in the last seven years, several steps  have been taken by the State  Government to safegaurd their interest.

The Chief Minister, while addressing a press conference here today said, “We have taken several concrete steps in the interest of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers. In the month of December also, the honorarium of Anganwadi Workers and helpers was increased by Rs. 850 and Rs. 736, respectively,” said Khattar. Home and Health Minister Anil Vij also remained present on this occasion.

“Haryana is among the first three states of the country, where the highest honorarium is being given, while in the states of North India, Haryana ranks first,” added Khattar.
While sharing the comparison of the Honorarium being given to Anganwadi Workers by Haryana with other states, the Chief Minister shared that an amount of Rs. 12,661 is given to the Anganwadi workers with more than ten years experience, while Rs. 11,401 is given to the Anganwadi Workers with less than 10 years of experience and Mini Anganwadi Workers.

Meanwhile, in Punjab Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Pondicherry, West Bengal Anganwadi Workers are getting Rs. 9500, Rs.  6500, Rs.  10,000, Rs. 9678, Rs. 10,500, Rs. 6540 and Rs. 6750 respectively.