24 July 2020, New Delhi: Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that the State Government will make Haryana’s Agri-Business competitive at the international level and every possible step will be taken for this. In the new ‘Haryana Enterprise Promotion Policy-2020’, special concessions and facilities will be given to industries related to food processing. This will help farmers get better prices for their produce.
Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that the Haryana Government has also formulated ‘Haryana Agri-Business and Food Processing Policy’. The policy will help maximise investment in the agriculture sector. The State is laying emphasis on diversification of crops so that farmers can move to high-income crops from traditional cultivation
The State Government wants to increase exports by bringing quality in horticulture, fishery and other agricultural sectors. This will help state’s farmers become financially more capable and for this Agri-Business is being promoted. Haryana Government has also entered into an agreement with University of Birmingham of UK on technology, education exchange and training programmes in agriculture.
Contribution of Haryana in Indian Agriculture
The Deputy Chief Minister said that Haryana contributes 60 percent of the total basmati rice exported from the country. According to the fertility of the land, 393 ‘Crop-Clusters’ have been formed in the state, he added. He said that so far 452 ‘Farmer Producer Organizations’ have been registered against the target of 1000 set this year. About 140 primary and secondary processing centres are being set up in the state at a cost of Rs 510 crores.
‘Bhavantar Bharpai Yojana’ has been started in Haryana to give farmers a reasonable price for their vegetables and the farmers are benefiting from this. He said that in view of the production of tomato, potato, kinnow, and mosambi in the State, the possibilities of setting up their processing units are being explored.
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