Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal said that a Cell of progressive farmers should be constituted in the State and they should be honoured as well. He said that progressive farmers would act as trainers and would give training to 5 farmers every year. They will be given a separate amount for this.

The Chief Minister was addressing a meeting of the State Executive Body of BJP Kisan Morcha and farmers here today. Agriculture Minister, Sh. J.P. Dalal, State President of BJP Kisan Morcha, Sh. Sukhwinder Mandi were also present in the meeting. The Chief Minister said that a list of those progressive farmers should be prepared at the District-Level, whose per acre income is high. Also, such farmers who can become a source of inspiration for others should be included in the list. The Chief Minister said that the government is ready to protect the interests of the farmers.  In view of the monsoon season, the Central Government had decided to start the procurement of paddy from October 11, however, considering the farmers’ demand the State Government has started the paddy procurement with immediate effect.

The Chief Minister said that the government during its seven-year tenure has always taken decisions in the interest of farmers and implemented ambitious schemes. He said that when Meri Fasal, Mera Byora Scheme was implemented, there was resistance to it as well. But today farmers are willingly joining this scheme and taking advantage of it. He said that the government has constituted 600 FPOs to double the farmers’ income and 78,000 farmers have joined it.  There are plans to create 1500 more such FPOs in the future which will benefit lakhs of farmers.

He said that by joining FPO, farmers can start Cold Storage, Mushroom Production, Bee Keeping etc. business on their land. Besides this, some farmers can also run their own small mandi together. He said that farmers can also start online trading of their crops. About 3,000 farmers are presently associated with the business of Beekeeping in the State and we aim to double it in future. He said that the standard of living of the poor person is to be raised through the Parivar Pehchan Patra. The families whose income is less than Rs 50,000 has to be increased to Rs. 1.80 lakh. He elaborated that 550 schemes have been linked to PPP, in which every category has been taken care of. The Chief Minister said that on October 27, 7 years of the government will be completed. Thus, meetings will be organized with various organizations from all sections of the society. Earlier, a meeting with the Yuva Morcha was also organised. He said that through these organizations people should get information about what the government has done till now and what it is going to do in future. He said that Haryana being an Agricultural State has worked in the interest of farmers by implementing farmer-friendly schemes. The Haryana Government has formulated many unique schemes which have been followed by the Central Government and other states. These include transfer policy, appointments on merit basis. He said that sports teams from other states are conducting surveys regarding the medals won by the players of Haryana. Apart from this, drone mapping of revenue records is also being done. The Chief Minister took information from the Kisan Morcha members about the distribution of land. Besides this, he directed the officers to get the work of consolidation done in Dadri and Bhiwani and to fix the valuation system. He said that the government is implementing Kisan Mitra Yojana. Agriculture Minister Sh. J.P. Dalal said that the biggest mandi will be set up in Haryana and all the formalities for this have been completed.

Apart from this, he asked the members of Kisan Morcha to assess whether any farmer-friendly scheme is being implemented in any state of the country so that we implement it in our state as well. The state government has done several works for the welfare of farmers, including procurement of 11 crops at MSP, implementation of Swaminathan Report, running 1800 mandis during procurement in Covid-19 crisis, maximum compensation to farmers, effective stubble burning policy and no increase in the prices of urea. BJP Kisan Morcha State President, Sh. Sukhwinder Mandhi said that the team of Kisan Morcha is going door to door to spread awareness about farmer-friendly schemes and is also ensuring that the benefits of the schemes being implemented by the government reach the farmers. The Morcha had decided to plant 71,000 saplings on the birthday of Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi to make the State greener. Apart from this, Kisan Jawan Samman Divas was also celebrated. He expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal for implementing the farmer-friendly policies in the State.

On this occasion, Political Advisor to the Chief Minister, Sh. Krishan Bedi, Chief Administrator of Marketing Board, Sh. Vinay Singh, Director of Agriculture Department, Sh. Hardeep Singh, State General Secretary, Sh. Sohan Lal Chhokar, Sh. Rajendra Sandhu, Sh. Rampal Yadav, Smt. Sudesh Chaudhary, Sh. Harpal Singh Cheeka, Sh. Ratna Sagar and other members of Kisan Morcha, were present.


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