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Focus on farm-sector to enrich the rural economy – Mr. Dushyant Chautala

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28 November 2022, Chandigarh: Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that unless the villagers are informed about modern agriculture and agro-based enterprises, the nation and the state cannot grow significantly. He added that the officers should focus on the agricultural sector in order to make the economy prosperous.

The Deputy Chief Minister, who also holds the portfolio of Industries and Commerce Department, was reviewing the ‘Haryana Agri-Business and Food Processing Policy’ formulated under the Directorate of MSME today. On this occasion, Additional Chief Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department, Mr. Anand Mohan Sharan and other officers of the department were also present.

Mr. Dushyant Chautala directed the officers to create a strong ‘value chain linkage’ and said that research should be emphasized so that those who set up their units under the ‘Haryana Agri-Business and Food Processing Policy’ get enhanced profit which will also give thrust to employment. He said that it is the endeavour of the state government to make Haryana the first choice of investors in the food processing sector. While directing to encourage value-addition in the products of agriculture and its allied sectors, dairy, horticulture, livestock, fish, poultry etc. in the state, he said that at present there is a lot of potential in these areas, in such a situation, there is a need to strengthen the rural economy.

While reviewing the units set up under the ‘Haryana Agri-Business and Food Processing Policy’, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the ‘success-stories’ of the entrepreneurs who have done excellent and exemplary work in the field should be brought before other villagers of the state. He added that such ‘success-stories’ should be publicized well so that other people can also get motivation from them.

He directed the officers to take up agriculture-based units in rural areas on priority basis so that the rural economy could be more prosperous.

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