After years of research, Yussouf Khan, 51, is growing fruits and vegetables in his farm through hydroponics, a form of precision agriculture in which crops are grown in vertical stacks of plant beds without use of soil.
Nearly 10,000 out of around 51,000 posts of teaching and non-teaching staff in government senior secondary schools are lying vacant, including 319 posts of principals and 187 posts of science teachers.
Before joining politics in 2012, Kaundal worked in the MC for 35 years, joining as a clerk and retiring as a superintendent. She served in various branches of the corporation including water works, roads, health and sanitation.
On Sunday, the district administration closed the route for trekkers following a spell of heavy snowfall over the last two days. Visitors can go up till the starting point of the trek at Gallu, a picturesque spot which is also blanketed in snow.
“Whether it’s a water connection, pension application, income certificate or construction of a public toilet, the Jan Manch programmes have ensured that these basic complaints are resolved on the spot,” said BJP MLA Sukh Ram.
A discussion on ‘Jan Manch’ programmes started by the state government two years ago divided the House. BJP MLA Sukh Ram, who brought up the issue under Rule 130, said that the government is delivering basic services to residents on their doorstep.
Mukesh Agnihotri said that a total of 641 cases of rape have been reported from the state in the last two years. “During the same period, 390 cases of cruelty against women, 49 murders of female victims, and 125 cases of eve-teasing were reported," he added.
The opposition Congress also highlighted alleged medical negligence, shortage of doctors and lack of health infrastructure in the state even as the ruling BJP stressed that the state has shown remarkable progress in giving affordable and accessible healthcare services to the public.
The issue of private investment and industry in the state was also taken up by the Opposition. While Congress MLAs walked out of the Assembly early during the session, BJP expressed confidence fresh investments would generate employment in the state.
From cleaning eery road, footpath and nullah to collecting garbage and ferrying trucks to the dumping grounds where they unload the trash, safai karmacharis are involved in every stage of cleaning activity in the city.