Aravali rehab proposal ruse to restart mining?

NEW DELHI: Miners who ravaged the Aravalis in Faridabad distict till May 2009 want to resume small-scale mining in the garb of "rehabilitation" of deep pits. In a submission to the government, their consultants have proposed to create "benches" around the pits to facilitate afforestation - and sell the mining material generated in the process.

The Indian Bureau of Mines, a statutory body under the ministry of mines, in its November 2011 report mentions that consultants engaged by the miners for rehabilitation of the pits have proposed that the waste material generated in creation of benches and trenches could be "utilized in construction activities as construction material".

"Benches" are flat niches created on steep slopes (of the pit) where trees can be planted.

'No one to keep eye on Aravali'

Shooting down the proposal, IBM has recommended that the waste generated during formation of benches be used for backfilling of shallow dry barren pits, followed by plantation. According to sources in Haryana government, huge mining material can be generated while creating benches. As per the plan, 14 wet pits and most of the 17 dry pits would be rehabilitated. In all these cases, benches would be made since these pits have steep slopes. Flowering and fruit-bearing shrubs and trees would be planted for stabilization of the rocks.

Though the miners and the Haryana mining department agreed recently on the size of benches to be created (8X8 metres) at a meeting held with the Union ministry of environment and forest ( MoEF), questions are being raised on who would monitor the rehabilitation. "Who will ensure that the expensive mined material is not transported out of the lease area? What is the need of creating benches in most of the dry pits? These have been stabilized and plants have come up," said a government official who did not wish to be named.To ensure that the miners don't have to spend much on rehabilitation, their consultants have proposed that depressions formed by mining operations not be backfilled but used for collection and storage of rainwater. "The mine pit edge will be fenced to prevent any accidental fall.

Barbed-wire fencing of the mine pits periphery will be provided. Trenches will be provided along the barbed wires. The distance of these trenches will be 10 metres away from pit periphery. Trees will be planted in three rows along the periphery of pit," says the plan proposed by the miners, as quoted in the IBM report.While suspending mining in the entire Aravali region of Haryana in May 2009, the Supreme Court had said that "rehabilitation" of the degraded areas would be done by the respective leaseholders. Finalization of the rehabilitation plan is a pre-requisite to getting a go-ahead for future mining in Faridabad.

The Haryana government has been pushing to get the suspension lifted in court. It will soon be filing a final plan for rehabilitation of these ravaged area, sources said.The IBM has recommended that the miners should construct trenches around the wet pits to divert rain water to the pits for recharging. It has also said that fences should be installed around the pit. After rehabilitation of wet pits, the area could be developed as an eco-park, it said.

Aravali rehab proposal ruse to restart mining? - The Times of India
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  • Faridabad textile industry weave Growth; focusing more on exports

    FARIDABAD: The textile industry has always been a key pillar of Faridabad's economy. Now, on the back of double-digit growth rate and high volumes trade, the industry keeps the local economy on a still stronger footing. The compound annual growth rate of 20 percent is proof that the industry is a key growth driver for Faridabad.
    "This growth rate has been consisted in the past few years. The annual turnover is around Rs 1,200-1,500 crore," said SK Goel, president, Faridabad Industrial Association. Anil Kumar Bhatia, director, hindustan Silk Mills, began manufacturing and marketing suiting and shirting under the brand name 'Atul' 30 years ago.

    "We took on manufacturing, retailing, supplying fabrics to exporters, home furnishing and technical textiles manufacturers," he said. The textile business of Faridabad is largely export-oriented. According to Sandeep Gupta, managing director, Gupta exim, "export contributes about 14 percent to the town's industrial production. It is estimated that Faridabad would increase its textile and apparel share in India's world trade to 8 percent (from the present 4.5 percent). The export sector needs support from the government."


    There is an immense scope of increasing potential employment. "The industry employs around 20,000 people. It requires little more attention from the government because textiles is the largest contributor to the forex reserve of the country," Mr Goel observed. "We usually employ 12-16 people.
    Monthly wages of our employee ranges from Rs 4,700 to Rs 25, 000 depending on qualification and experience," said Vikas Singhal, managing director, Delkon Textiles. "Our turnover in 1998 was `1 crore and it grew up to Rs 3.7 crore in 2012."
    Mr Gupta said his company grew 21 percent last year and employed about 5,500 people. "The workforce contributes around 15 percent of the total sale and it works on the monthly wage of Rs 7,000 per month," said Mr Vijay Jindal, director, SPL Ltd. The textile industry is witnessing a ramp-up phase as textile companies in the industrial town of Faridabad are increasing their annual turnover.
    "The export-oriented textile industry of Faridabad is enjoying the growth rate of 10 percent," confirmed Mr Jindal. "The size of the industry is about Rs 4,000-5,000 crore," he added.


    According to Mr Gupta, the industry would be contributing about 15 percent to the economy of the city. Mr Bhatia said: "The garments industry in India comprises 75,000 units and employs about 5.5 million workers, out of which possibly 0.2-0.5 percent could be in Faridabad, both directly and indirectly in almost equal proportion."

    However, the industry is facing a number of constraints. Mr Singhal said: "During the last seven years there has been a huge supply shortfall. To meet the delivery requirement, we have to keep gensets, which sometimes work up to 18 hours a day. This burdens us with heavy expenditure on diesel, thus dents our margins by almost Rs 1 lakh a month." infra problems Poor transport infrastructure comes next. "On the one hand, the condition of existing roads is poor. On the other hand, traffic has increased by almost 300 percent over the past three years, leading to massive jams. As a result, prospective customers avoid visiting our unit as it takes 90 minutes to reach here from Delhi," he added.

    Despite these issues, Faridabad holds certain advantages, Mr Goel said. "Proximity to Delhi has always been beneficial. There are many apparel exporters located in Faridabad and Delhi. Besides, Delhi is a big supply centre for textile units in northern India."

    Faridabad textile industry weave Growth; focusing more on exports - Economic Times
  • AIEEE candidates stuck in Faridabad gridlock, miss test

    NEW DELHI: Hundreds of candidates appearing for All India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE) on Sunday had to race against time to reach their centres in Faridabad from different parts of Delhi and NCR. Due to heavy traffic and long distance, many could not reach on time and ended up protesting outside the centres as they were not allowed to take the test.

    This year, all candidates in Delhi and neighbouring areas, who opted for a pen-and-paper test, were allotted centres only in Faridabad. Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon will have centres only for the online AIEEE to be held on May 7, 12, 19 and 26.

    "The centre was located so far away and the road leading to Faridabad from Sarita Vihar was choked in the morning as all candidates from Delhi and NCR were heading there. Though we had left home in Lakshmi Nagar at 7am, we could reach the centre only around 10.15am. As a result, my son could not takeit," said Bharti Jain. Fighting disappointment, Eakansh waited and took the architecture entrance exam which was held later.

    Bharti said: "There was total mismanagement in the exam. The hall ticket mentioned the address as KV 1, NH-4. Many parents, including us, assumed it meant national highway 4. Somebody told us later that NH meant neighbourhood."

    CBSE chairperson Vineet Joshi said, "The board has received just a few calls. Students should have factored in issues like traffic while planning as they know about the centre and location well in advance. Though the board is not responsible for candidates reaching the centres, they can make a representation to the board."

    Sanjeev Sarangi, whose son just about managed to enter the centre, said around 20-30 candidates were not allowed to take the exam despite repeated requests. "Some parents even tried to force open the gates and that's when police arrived. But there was nobody to listen to their woes. Not a single CBSE official was present to control the situation," he said.

    AIEEE candidates stuck in Faridabad gridlock, miss test - The Times of India
  • Organic farming: IOC Faridabad to to market its award-winning servo agro spray oil

    FARIDABAD: The Indian Oil Corporation is preparing to market its award-winning servo agro spray oil (Saso). Developed by the oil major's Faridabad-based research and development unit, Saso is an eco-friendly substitute for pesticides.
    "We developed this product three years ago but we did not go for its direct marketing as we wanted to know farmers' feedback on this," said Dr RK Malhotra, director, IOC (R&D), Faridabad. "Their response has been overwhelming. Now, we are planning to go for its marketing." "Saso costs around Rs 160 to Rs 196 per litre depending on the size of container," said Dr RT Mookken, general manager at the R&D unit and one of the major forces behind the innovation. IOC has asked various state governments to exempt Saso from sales tax.

    "Saso has been developed using premium quality of highly refined mineral oils, which are bio-degradable and nontoxic in nature for the benefit of agriculture, which is spread over 300 million hectare covering a variety of crops, including food grains, pulses, oil seeds, commercial crops etc," the IOC director added.

    The oil is more than 70 percent bio-degradable and is non-toxic in nature and meets the eco-mark requirements (minimum 60 percent biodegradability) of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). "In addition to these specific characteristics, these oils do not have any harmful affect on human health during its spray on the crops and after the consumption of crop yields by humans," Dr Malhotra elaborated. These oils have been formulated with specially chosen constituents with proven environment friendly components. he said that even with the application of proven pesticides used for controlling pests in plantations, agro industry still suffers huge losses in production due to the damage to crops by insects, pests, pathogens etc.
    "The above scenario encouraged IOC to work on the development of new environmental friendly Saso, which can be substitutes to conventional pesticides for becoming a part of integrated pest management (IPM) in organic farming," said Dr Malhotra.

    These oils cut off oxygen supply to insects. "The oil is sprayed on leaves in the form of oil-in-water emulsion (0.5 - 2.5 percent depending upon the crop and magnitude of pest, insect and pathogen). After it is sprayed, the water gets evaporated leaving a very thin film of oil on the leaves, pests, insects, pathogens. This creates a physical barrier killing the culprit with suffocation," said Dr Malhotra.
    Manoj J Patel, a Gandhinagar-based farmer who used Saso on his cotton crop to it from white flies said, "Normal pesticides takes 5-6 days in curing a crop. Saso takes 50 percent less time and it also kills insects' eggs." "It can be sprayed through normal spraying equipment without using safety precautions like goggles, gloves and oxygen masks which are normally worn for spraying conventional pesticides," said Mr Shivakumar.

    Many agriculture institutes - National Research Centre for Rapeseed-Mustard, Bharatpur; Central Institute for Subtropical horticulture, Lucknow; UPASI Tea Research Foundation, Coimbatore, Tea Research Association, Johrat and CSK hP Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur, Department of entomology, College of Agriculture, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneshwar; Dr YS Parmar University of horticulture and Forestry, Regional horticulture Research Station, Mashobra for apples; National Research Centre for Grapes, Pune - conducted extensive evaluation tests on the oil.
    "Detailed field evaluation programmes covering the bio-efficacy and phyto-toxicity aspects were undertaken by these premier institutes. The new generation Saso showed excellent bio-efficacy against the intended pests and diseases in different crops such as tea, mango, , mustard, grapes, rice, cotton etc," said N Shivakumar, spokesperson of IOC (R&D), Faridabad.

    Organic farming: IOC Faridabad to to market its award-winning servo agro spray oil - Economic Times
  • Hi

    Good to find GGN forum "Stallions" taking interest in Faridabad forum!!!:D

  • Originally Posted by BlessU

    Good to find GGN forum "Stallions" taking interest in Faridabad forum!!!:D


    BlessU Bhai,

    When my favourite "Uncastrated adult male horses" left Gurgaon and started grazing on Faridabad I thought let me see what they are doing in Faridabad ...

    क्या BlessU भाई अकेले अकेले ही सारी घास हज़म करना चाहते हो क्या !!!:bab (59)::bab (59)::bab (59):
  • Originally Posted by Designer
    BlessU Bhai,

    When my favourite "Uncastrated adult male horses" left Gurgaon and started grazing on Faridabad I thought let me see what they are doing in Faridabad ...

    क्या BlessU भाई अकेले अकेले ही सारी घास हज़म करना चाहते हो क्या !!!:bab (59)::bab (59)::bab (59):


    Mere bhai... yahaan bahut sare ponga pandit hain...,

    bach ke rehna..

    sath hi.. bade bade ghoddon ko yahaan ke builders ne vadoon aur tasalliyon ki ghas khila rakhi hai without delivering anything.. :D Most welcome.. aap bhi kha ke dekh lo..

    My advice, do not get into anything which is not "ACTUALLY" READY TO MOVE.. Stupid builders have got another extension of 15 months for NOT PAYING EDC..
    that is how I read of the EDC Relief policy recently announced by Govt.. obviously, the cost of bank guarantees, interest for non payment, delays, burden of EMIs, unjustified demands are all at the cost of end user.. Also what is the guarantee that builder will pay within these 15 months and also what is the guarantee that govt will take any punitive action against erring builders if they dont pay after these 15 months elapse..If they are unable to pay in this current bull run who know how things will pan out in the next 15 months?? TOO BAD.. govt and policy makers are in cahoots with ridiculously silly builder. I have very little confidence on the success of this relief policy and hope that I am proved wrong.

    Yahan koi bhook ke marre bread chori kare, he gets 3 years rigorous imprisonment while builders are sitting on upaid Rs 3500 cr in terms of EDC/IDC ..

    Hopefully, you will be lucky with your bet..!!! all the best..

  • Sector 37 RWA Protests about POOR Water with Administrator

    Sector 37 Faridabad: RWA Meet Municipal Corporation Faridabad Administrator
    Rajeev Vaid 9136150250 | May 15, 2012 | Comments 0

    Sector 37 Faridabad: Resident Welfare Association (RWA) of Sector 37 met D Suresh, Municipal Corporation Faridabad administrator under the leadership of the RWA President Asha Sharma. They complained to him about dirty water being spewed out of their taps causing diseases to the residents. They also made the administrator aware that they have complained to the junior engineer several times without any results.

    Sector 37 Faridabad is also facing several encrachment related problems with some milk diary and liquor vend operating on the byepass road. The parks in the sector are in damaged state, roads are broken and street lights are absent. All these compaints were provided to the Municipal Corporation Faridabad administrator who gave them an assurance that he will look into the matter.



    RWA should file case against Municipal and Administrative authorities under the WATER ACT.. this is horrible state of affairs.

  • Faridabad boy tops IIT-JEE

    New Delhi, May 18 — Scoring 385 marks out of 401, Faridabad boy Arpit Agrawal grabbed the top rank in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) this year.

    The results of the exam, which was held April 8, were announced on the official JEE website Friday morning at 6 a.m.

    "Arpit Agrawal from Faridabad's Modern Vidya Niketan school, who appeared in the exams from IIT Delhi zone has topped the prestigious exam this year," G.B. Reddy, JEE chairman, told reporters here.

    Agrawal was exuberant about the result and gave the credit for his success to the school.

    "I have no words to express my feelings at this hour of success but I am sure this would not have been possible without the guidance and inspiration of my revered teachers at MVN who continuously encouraged me and mentored me to this successful position," Agrawal said.

    Earlier in 2009, another MVN student, Nitin Jain, was the IIT-JEE topper and the MVN principal said that Agrawal, a National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) scholar and a Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) scholarship winner, was in the same vein.

    "Earlier Nitin Jain and now Arpit has done us all proud and has once again put Faridabad on the education map of India. Both of them are an inspiration for others and we wish them all the success for a stellar future," MVN president Varun Sharma said.

    A total of 4,79,651 students appeared for the IIT-JEE 2012 which were held at 1,067 centres across the country. Out of these, 24,112 have secured ranks in various categories and 19,426 have been shortlisted for counselling for admission to 9,647 seats in the IITs and other institutes.

    Faridabad boy tops IIT-JEE - NY Daily News
  • चमचमाती प्लेट पर लिखा होगा मकान नंबर

    पलवल।। शहर में किसी के घर का एड्रेस ढूंढना किसी पहली को सुलझाने से कम नहीं है। एक बार में बिना किसी परेशानी के सही एड्रेस मिल जाए तो यह आपकी खुशकिस्मती। वहीं, कई बार लोगों के जरूरी लेटर एड्रेस नहीं मिल पाने के चक्कर में टाइम पर नहीं मिल पाते। इन्हीं सब परेशानियों को दूर करने के लिए नगर परिषद ने एक योजना तैयार की है। इसके तहत अब पलवल के सभी मकानों का एड्रेस बदल जाएगा। जिन घरों के नंबर नहीं हैं, उन्हें नंबर अलॉट होंगे और जिन घरों को पहले से ही नंबर दिए जा चुके हैं, उनके नंबर भी बदल जाएंगे। पूरे शहर के मकानों को सेक्टरों की तर्ज पर नंबर दिए जाएंगे। इसके लिए शहर के सभी मकानों को चिन्हित किया जाएगा और ब्लॉक वाइज बांटा जाएगा। अगर यह योजना कामयाब हो जाती है तो निश्चित तौर पर एड्रेस ढूंढना बहुत आसान हो जाएगा।

    क्या है योजना
    नगर परिषद के चेयरमैन नेत्रपाल सिंह तंवर ने बताया कि परिषद शहर में सेक्टरों की तर्ज पर मकान नंबर अलॉट करने की प्लानिंग कर रही है। अंकित किए जाएं। कई मकानों में नंबर हैं, लेकिन सहीं तरह से अंकित नहीं होने के कारण लेटर वगैराह टाइम पर नहीं मिल पाते। योजना है कि पलवल के सभी मकानों पर इस तरह से नंबर अंकित किए जाएं, जिससे किसी को भी किसी के घर का एड्रेस आसानी से मिल जाए। इसके लिए सभी मकानों को सेक्टरों की तर्ज पर वॉर्ड वाइज ब्लाकों में बांटा जाएगा। जिन मकानों पर पुराने नंबर हैं उनके नंबरों के बदले नए नंबर अंकित किए जाएंगे।

    आर्किटेक्ट बनाएंगे रिपोर्ट
    सिंह ने बताया कि मकानों को ब्लॉकों में बांटने के बाद प्रत्येक मकान को नंबर अलॉट किया जाएगा। सेक्टरों की तर्ज पर मकानों पर नंबर सिस्टम एक से शुरू किए जाएंगे। शहर में जितने भी मकान हैं, सभी को क्रमवार नंबर दिए जाएंगे। आर्किटेक्ट की रिपोर्ट के आधार पर शहर को ब्लॉकों में बांटा जाएगा। जिसके लिए टेंडर आमंत्रित किए जा रहे हैं।

    कैसी होगी नंबर प्लेट
    मकानों पर लगने वाली नंबर प्लेट बेस्ट स्टील क्वॉलिटी की होगी। इस पर नीले रंग के नंबर अंकित होंगे। प्लेट का साइज करीब 80 स्क्वेयर सेंटीमीटर होगा। जिससे कि उस पर मकान नंबर ठीक तरह से दिखाई दे। प्रत्येक प्लेट पर नगर परिषद पलवल लिखा होगा। अगर कोई मकान मालिक अपना नाम प्लेट पर अंकित कराना चाहे तो वह भी हो जाएगा। नंबर प्लेट बनवाने के लिए जल्द ही टेंडर छोड़ा जाएगा। जो भी खर्चा शुरूआत में नंबर प्लेट पर आएगा वह नगर परिषद वहन करेगा। बाद में इसे लगाने का मिनिमम चार्ज चार्ज मकान मालिक से लिया जाएगा। मकानों को नंबर अलॉट करने में करीब 6 महीने का समय लग जाएगा। इस पर लाखों रुपये की लागत आएगी। मकानों को नंबर देने की शुरुआत डीसी निवास से शुरू करने की योजना है।

    नगर परिषद लिमिट में मकानों के नंबर डालने से पहले हाउस लिस्टिंग होगी। इससे पहले आर्किटेक्ट के टेंडर आमंत्रित किए जा रहे हैं। मकानों की नंबरिंग होने के बाद चाहे जनगणना हो या वॉर्डबंदी , मकानों के नंबर नहीं बदले जा सकेंगे।
    लख्मीचंद राघव , इंजिनियर , नगर परि षद

    चमचमाती प्लेट पर लिखा होगा मकान नंबर - Gleaming plate number written on the house - Navbharat Times
  • 10 अवैध दुकानों को तोड़ा

    एनबीटी न्यूज ॥ फरीदाबाद : अवैध निर्माणों के खिलाफ कार्रवाई करते हुए डीटीपीई (डिस्ट्रिक्ट टाउन प्लानर इनफोर्समेंट) ने सोहान-पाली रोड पर तीन जगहों पर तोड़फोड़ की। इस दौरान अप्रोच रोड के 30 मीटर दायरे में बन रहे नए निर्माणों के खिलाफ भी तोड़फोड़ की गई। डीटीपीई एस.एस. चौहान ने बताया कि नैशनल हाइवे और अप्रोच रोड पर लोग 30 मीटर दायरे में निर्माण कर रहे हैं। ऐसे निर्माणों के खिलाफ तोड़फोड़ की कार्रवाई की गई।

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