August 05, 2018 07:53 PM

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The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, has said that with the increase in MSP of Kharif crops to 1.5 times the cost of production, announced by the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, the cotton growers would get Rs 5,150 per quintal as compared to their cost of Rs 3,433 per quintal.

Besides, bajra growers stand to gain the maximum from this decision. This was announced by the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar lal, while addressing the ‘Kapas Kisan Dhanyavad Rally’ largely attended by farmers from all over the state at Barwala in Hisar district, today. The decision on MSP of kharif crops is the biggest step in the direction of achieving the target of doubling farmers’ income by 2022.

Various schemes have been initiated by the present government for the welfare of farmers and they would not be left behind in progress, he added. The Chief Minister said that as many as two lakh new BPL ration cards would be made so that maximum number of people could avail themselves of the benefits of government schemes. Work on this project will start next month.

He announced projects worth Rs. 110 crore for Barwala. Besides, he also announced additional developmental works worth Rs. 20 crore from the list of demands put by BJP district president Surender Punia, main organizer of the rally. He laid the foundation stone of a sports stadium to be built at a cost of Rs 1 crore and Community Centre to be built at a cost of Rs. 3.05 crore in Barwala. The Chief Minister reached the rally venue by driving a tractor. The Finance Minister, Captain Abhimanyu, BJP State President Mr Subhash Barala, BJP District President Surender Punia, and other office- bearers also accompanied him on the tractor. At the venue, he was welcomed with a huge garland of cotton flowers and a cotton plant bouquet. Mr Manohar Lal said the present governments at the Centre and in the state were not for the rich but for the welfare of poor and backward people. These people should get their rights and dues. In order to provide benefits of government schemes to them, the Chief Minister announced that work on making 2 lakh new BPL ration cards.

The Chief Minister said with increase in the income of farmers, shopkeepers, businessmen and industrialists would also stand to gain which will lead to overall development of the state and the country. He also talked about various other schemes launched for the welfare of farmers like Bhavantar Bharpayee Yojna, Pradhan Mantri Crop Insurance Scheme etc. As many as 2,300 villages of six districts of the state are being provided round-the-clock electricity. The remaining villages are being supplied power for and 15, 18 and 22 hours. By making special efforts, the government has achieved reduction in power losses by 13 per cent.

Mr Manohar Lal said the Supreme Court had passed a decree to provide Haryana its share of river waters, and, on this issue the politics done by Opposition parties is baseless. Regardless of water scarcity, sufficient water is being supplied by the government. The state has managed to supply water after a gap of 25 years to the 293 tail-end villages out of 300 in the districts of Bhiwani, Hisar, Dadri, Mahendergarh and Mewat. Speaking about corruption, he said the state government would teach a lesson to the corrupt. Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda used to say let the government probe his tenure. Now that four investigations against him have been started, he has started saying that the government is working with a spirit of revenge.

“I have full faith in the judicial system and feel that in cases of corruption, the former Chief Minister would be behind the bars. The government won’t spare those who split the society or burnt properties of the people.” The Chief Minister said the present government had given jobs on the basis of merit and it would be our endeavor that at least one government job is given to every household in the state. Members of such families as do not have any member in job would be given five marks in interview and five marks would be given to the widows. “My father was a small farmer with whom I worked in the fields during my childhood days.

I used to get up at 4 o'clock in the morning and take vegetables to the mandis on a bicycle”, he said asking Mr Hooda, who claims to be a farmer’s leader, if he or his son ever worked in the fields. While announcing development works worth Rs 110 crore for the Barwala Assembly constituency, the Chief Minister said 90 per cent of the announcements he had made in this mandi two years ago had either been completed or work was apace. The Barwala-Khedar road is being constructed at a cost of Rs 9 crore, four-laning of Khedar-Agroha road is being carried out at a cost of Rs 21 crores and Barwala-Khedi Chopta would be four-laned at a cost of Rs 31 crore. Addressing the rally, Captain Abhimanyu said the Prime Minister would always be remembered for the work done for the welfare of the farmers. The Congress Party kept implementation of the Swaminathan report for eight years. “We would provide profitable prices to the farmers for their produce”, he added.

The Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr O.P. Dhankar, said the previous governments made only tall claims of being the well wishers of farmers but never took any steps for their benefit. Others who spoke included the Minister of State for Public Health Engineering, Dr Banwari Lal, BJP State President, Mr Subhash Barala, and Media Advisor to the Chief Minister, Mr Rajiv Jain.


Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal today laid the foundation stone of Sports Stadium to be constructed over nine acres and a Community Centre to be built over 3.25 acres in Barwala, district Hisar today. The Chief Minister said that in Ward No 2 at Sarhera Road, Barwala a Community Center would be constructed at a cost of over Rs. three crore which would be completed within nine months. I

t would include parking area for vehicles, separate toilets for males, females and disabled persons. It would facilitate the local people of the area in organising their community programs, he said. Similarly, a Sports Stadium in 9 acres land would be constructed at a cost of Rs. One crore which would be completed in next 6 months. The Stadium would include the grounds for Kho-Kho, Volleyball and basket ball etc. This stadium would be the first of its kind in Barwala with sitting space for the viewers, parking and the toilets. It would also have multi-purpose hall for the players, he added.

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