Adopt the latest technology and set up farmers’ groups to increase their income, said CM to marginal farmars. 6-02-2015
Chandigarh, February 6–The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, has asked the marginal farmers to adopt the latest technology and set up farmers’ groups to increase their income. It is necessary in view the decreasing land holdings. Also, they should play a role in bringing about milk revolution to facilitate which the state government has earmarked Rs 119 crore for ‘Gau Samwardhan’. The Chief Minister was addressing farmers and farm scientists from different parts of the country at the concluding ceremony of the four-day-long 12th ‘Krishi Vigyan Congress Sammelan’ organized jointly by the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences,New Delhi; National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in Karnal today. He said that a better scheme was being framed to provide irrigation right up to the tail-ends of farms. The state government is making efforts to bring water to the farmers from the SYL and Hansi-Butana Canal. Storage capacities would be built in the hilly areas of Haryana for storing irrigation water. The state government is laying special emphasis on cold storage and warehousing to increase the income of farmers. A national level agriculture seminar would be held in March, 2015 in Gurgaon to provide every facility to the farmers and to make them aware of the latest technologies. He urged the scientists to make the farmers aware of the pros and cons of using organic manure and chemical fertilizers. The Chief Minister said that the government would soon enact ‘Gau Samwardhan Kanoon’, law for the protection of cows. Because of small houses, it has become difficult for people to rear cows at home. Therefore, ‘Gau Greh’ (cow houses) would be set up in villages for 100-200 cows so that these could be reared collectively.The Haryana Government is also giving 50 per cent grant for rearing of cows. The ‘Haryana’ and ‘Sahiwal’ breed of domestic cows are being promoted for rearing of cows, he added.