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Haryana government is taking various steps in the interest of farmers

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11 May 2022, Chandigarh: Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr. JP Dalal said that the State Government is taking various steps in the interest of farmers and today in this episode, the implementation of ‘Chaara-Bijaee Yojana’ is being launched for the farmers of the state.  Under this if a farmer grows fodder on up to 10 acres of land around the gaushalas and provides it to the gaushalas through mutual consent, then the State Government will provide assistance to such farmers at the rate of Rs 10,000 per acre. This amount will be transferred to the accounts of farmers through DBT.

Mr. Dalal was interacting with the mediapersons after meeting the officers of the Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Horticulture Department, Animal Husbandry Department, Haryana Agriculture University etc. here today.

Rs 13.44 crore provided to 569 gaushalas for fodder in the month of April – Dalal

Mr. Dalal informed that farmers will also be benefited by the introduction of Chaara-Bijaee Yojana’ and along with promoting natural farming, gaushalas will also get benefits and facilities. He said that in the month of April, Rs. 13.44 crore has been provided to 569 gaushalas of the state for fodder.

Mr. Dalal informed that today a meeting was held with the officers of Agriculture Department and Agriculture Bima Company of the Government of India in which discussions were held keeping in view the interest of the farmers. He said that in this meeting, directions were given to the farmers to take prompt action to give the claim to the right farmer in a transparent manner so that the farmers are compensated for their losses on time. Apart from this, the Minister asked to resolve the disputed cases of crop damage claims for the last 3 and 4 years, under which the officers of the Agriculture Department of the Government of Haryana and the officers of the Agriculture Bima Company of the Government of India will sit together to settle these claims. Similarly, directions have been given to the officers of the Agriculture Department and the Company to integrate the data of land, crop, premium on time etc. among themselves. Similarly, it has also been asked to make arrangements regarding crop harvesting.

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The Agriculture Minister said that the manure prepared from cow dung (Phosphate Rich Organic Manure) ‘Prom’ DAP Fertilizer can be an alternative and to implement it, today officials from all sides have held discussions .He informed that Prom manure is being manufactured in Gaushalas of Pinjore, Hisar and Bhiwani and this manure has been monitored and tested in the lab of IIT, HAU. He said that this fertilizer would also be tried and tested by Haryana Agricultural University, Horticulture Department and Agriculture Department as it would be a revolutionary step for the country.

He said that today DAP costs around Rs. 3,850 out of which Rs. 2,500 is being given as subsidy to the farmer and Rs. 1,350 is being taken from the farmer. He said that today the subsidy of DAP in the country has reached to Rs. 2 lakh crore. He said that if the successful trial and test of PROM manure is done, then it will be a big step in the interest of the country. He said that a task force (team) has been constituted with regard to Prom Khad which would include officials of Agriculture Department, Gau-Seva Aayog and Haryana Agricultural University. This team will submit its report about this prom compost. He said that the work of making paint, manure and gas etc. has been done from cow dung and in this direction various companies have also tied up with Gaushalas for gas.

A huge market will be opened in Ganaur, today tenders open – Mr. J P Dalal

Mr. Dalal informed that a huge market will be opened in Ganaur, Haryana. This project was stalled for the last 15 to 20 years for which tenders will be floated today. He said that thousands of crores of rupees would be spent on the project, which would be the biggest project of Haryana till date. Similarly, tenders have been floated to open Horticulture University in Karnal.

Responding to a question, he said that there was no restriction on inter-district movement of fodder and efforts were being made to remove the ban on inter-state movement.

Replying to another question, Mr. Dalal said that under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, Rs. 1,000 crore and Rs. 600 crore were given to farmers for crop damage.

The meeting was attended by Chairman, Gau Sewa Aayog, Mr. Sravan Garg, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Dr. Sumita Misra, Commissioner and Secretary, Animal Husbandry Department, Mr. Pankaj Agarwal, and Director General, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Dr. Hardeep Singh and Commissioner, Food and Drugs Administration, Mr. Wazeer Singh Goyat. Officers and scientists of other departments and Haryana Agricultural University were also present.

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