Sat. Feb 24th, 2024

 Chandigarh- The Haryana authorities is outlining pilot initiatives on a cluster mode for the progress of agriculture and farmers. These initiatives purpose to spice up crop diversification, micro-irrigation schemes, livestock enchancment, and different agriculture-allied actions. Additionally, the Haryana Kisan Kalyan Pradhikaran will formulate new schemes to advertise natural farming, pure farming, and cooperative farming.

 A call on this regard was taken by Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal whereas chairing the third assembly of the General Body of Haryana Kisan Kalyan Pradhikaran held right here in the present day.

 Energy Minister, Sh. Ranjit Singh, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Sh. J.P. Dalal, Cooperation Minister, Dr. Banwari Lal, Development and Panchayat Minister, Sh. Devender Singh Babli, and Chairman, Haryana Bureau of Public Enterprises and Chairman, Executive Committee, Haryana Kisan Kalyan Pradhikaran, Sh. Subhash Barala additionally attended the assembly.Sh. Manohar Lal, whereas giving instructions to the officers involved, emphasised the necessity to undertake new agricultural techniques alongside conventional farming practices to extend revenue and progress for small and marginal farmers, contemplating the reducing dimension of arable land.

 He highlighted the immense prospects within the livestock sector for farmers to reinforce their revenue. Cooperative farming can also be essential for addressing the challenges of small land holdings and selling meals processing industries.

He directed the members of Haryana Kisan Kalyan Pradhikaran to organize pilot initiatives in collaboration with related departments, inspiring farmers alongside the strains of Israel’s cooperative farming method.

 The Chief Minister mentioned that the state authorities is encouraging initiatives just like the “Mera Pani Meri Virasat” scheme and Direct Seeded Rice (DSR) know-how to advertise crop diversification and water conservation. He instructed creating demonstration farms for built-in farming and making certain that farmers obtain detailed data by means of visits to such farms.

 He highlighted the continual decline in groundwater ranges, emphasising the necessity for establishing micro-irrigation initiatives in these areas. In areas the place the groundwater stage is 30 meters, photo voltaic energy-based agricultural borewells ought to be put in, and the state authorities is able to present new subsidies for a similar. The authorities can also be ready to bear the bills for water and electrical energy, mentioned the Chief Minister.

 The Chief Minister mentioned that reservoirs ought to be constructed for the conservation of rainwater within the Shivalik and Aravalli mountain ranges in order that water coming from the mountains will be collected and later used for irrigation and different wants. He directed officers of the Irrigation and Water Resources Department to organize a pilot venture for this.

 Sh. Manohar Lal said that checking the standard of soil is important together with soil well being. The extreme use of fertilizers and pesticides in the present day is inflicting a number of critical well being illnesses. Therefore, we have to transfer in the direction of producing chemical-free grains. The resolution to that is pure farming, mentioned the Chief Minister.

 He mentioned that any village declared as a chemical-free farming village by its Panchayat will be certain that the federal government purchases all forms of crops at a worth 10 to twenty % greater than the MSP. Branding and packaging of crops will likely be performed within the fields, mentioned Sh. Manohar Lal.

 The Chief Minister mentioned {that a} tripartite settlement ought to be made between the Animal Husbandry and Dairy, Development and Panchayat Department, social organizations, and the Gau Sewa Aayog to open new cowsheds. Wherever Panchayat land is obtainable, new cowsheds ought to be opened. Basic infrastructure will likely be made obtainable, and social organizations should come ahead to function the gaushalas, mentioned Sh. Manohar Lal.

 He additional knowledgeable that the price range for the Gau Sewa Aayog has been elevated from Rs. 40 crores to Rs. 400 crores for the conservation of the gau vansh and the care of cattle. In this, Rs. 300 crores have been allotted for establishing new gaushalas, knowledgeable the Chief Minister.

 The Chief Minister mentioned that underneath the idea of Sanjha Dairy, one also can interact within the livestock dairy enterprise. He mentioned that the state authorities has formulated a scheme ‘Van Mitra’ to advertise inexperienced cowl, underneath which native youth will care for vegetation planted by the forest division for as much as 3 years. For this, the division will designate 500 to 700 timber in every village and assign them to the Van Mitras. A reward of Rs. 10 per tree will likely be given to the Van Mitras for the care of every tree, he mentioned.

 Sh. Manohar Lal directed that the forest division officers additionally put together Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Van Mitras.

 Chief Secretary, Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary and Financial Commissioner, Revenue and Disaster Management Department, Sh. TVSN Prasad, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department, Sh. Sudhir Rajpal, Additional Chief Secretary, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Department, Sh. Ankur Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department, Sh. Anand Mohan Sharan, Additional Chief Secretary, Cooperation Department, Sh. Raja Sekhar Vundru, Additional Chief Secretary, Environment, Forest and Wildlife Department, Sh. Vineet Garg, Additional Chief Secretary, Development and Panchayat Department, Sh. Anil Malik, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Smt. Ashima Brar and members of the working group additionally remained current on this event.

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