24 November 2020, Chandigarh, IN: While reiterating that the existing system of mandis and Minimum Support Price (MSP) will continue and that the three Farm Acts are in the interest of farming community, Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has appealed the farmers to withdraw their proposed call of ‘Delhi Chalo’ in the interest of the State.
The Chief Minister said that he has already assured the farmers that the State Government would continue to procure Bajra, Mustard, Moong, Sunflower seed etc along with Wheat and Rice on Minimum Support Price and would also set up additional mandis for their convenience. He said that there are few people who always try to misguide them for their vested interests and farmers need to be aware about such elements.
He said that the State Government has made elaborate and strict arrangements to ensure a proper law and order situation in the State. He said that the State Government has decided to seal the Haryana-Punjab border on November 25 and 26, 2020 and Haryana-Delhi border on November 26 and 27, 2020 in view of the proposed call of ‘Delhi Chalo’ given by the farmers. He also urged the people to avoid travelling on highways leading to Haryana-Punjab border and Haryana-Delhi border on these days to avoid any inconvenience.
On being asked to comment on any possibility of night curfew in Haryana, the Chief Minister denied the same saying that at present there is no need of imposing night curfew in Haryana.
In reply to another question, the Chief Minister said that few States have been affected from the third wave of COVID-19. To review the situation, Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi today held a video conference with the Chief Minister of eight such States. “I have assured the Honble Prime Minister that Haryana would step up its efforts to contain the further spread of infection”, he added.
Among those present on this occasion included Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Mr Rajeev Arora, Director General, Information, Public Relations and Languages Department Mr P.C. Meena and Director, Urban Local Bodies Mr Ashok Kumar Meena.
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