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Haryana Government deployed extra man power for Bajra registration

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05 September 2020, Chandigarh, IN: With a view to ensuring accurate and timely verification of bajra crop data, the Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department has deployed more than 1,500 officials in all districts and made a fool-proof mechanism to redress the grievances of the farmers. As many as 7,01,061 farmers have so far registered 38,88,304.45 acres on the ‘Meri Fasal Mera Byora’ (MFMB) portal.

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While stating this here today, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, said that 727 Agriculture Graduates and 800 Saksham Yuva had already been deployed in the districts to ensure complete verification of bajra crop sown during Kharif-2020, by September 10, 2020. Arrangements had also been made to engage and deploy additional manpower. Inaccuracies would not be tolerated and stringent action would be taken against the officers in case of any lapse, he added.

Giving details of the redressal mechanism, Mr. Kaushal said that farmers who wished to seek redressal for issues related to land records should contact the District Revenue Officer (DRO) through the MFMB portal. However, for any other grievance, they should contact the Deputy Director, Agriculture (DDA) concerned through telephone or e-mail. The DDAs would ensure resolution of their issue within seven days.

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Urging the farmers to register on the MFMB portal, he said that the Department had set a target to ensure 100 per cent coverage of farmers under the MFMB scheme. This would ensure that farmers in the State are able to get their harvest procured at Minimum Support Price, besides being able to avail incentives and subsidies being offered by the Department. This would also help put a curb on malpractices such as sale of stored harvest or crop brought in from other states, which puts extra burden on the resources of the State.

Farmers may register on the MFMB portal by September 7. They may contact helpline numbers 1800-180-2117 and 1800-180-2060 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for any assistance, he added.

For the verification, the Agriculture Development Officer (ADO) in each district would download and take a print-out of the Murba/Khewat/Killa/Area in respect of villages assigned to him. The information would be downloaded and printed in the provided template with pre-filled information, except the name of the crop. The ADO concerned and his representative or supporting manpower would verify and fill only the name of the crop sown in the particular khasra number through the drop-down option.

There is no option for verification of the owner of the land. At any stage, if any ADO or his representative or supporting staff would like to view the list of the owners in a particular khasra number, they may click on khasra number. A popup window containing the details of all the land owners in that particular khasra would open.

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