State Government has fulfilled its responsibility towards farmers by way of timely completion of special girdawari, immediate disbursement of compensation and smooth procurement of their crops: CM 8-05-2015
Chandigarh, May 8 – Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal today said that State Government has fulfilled its responsibility towards farmers by way of timely completion of special girdawari, immediate disbursement of compensation and smooth procurement of their crops. The Chief Minister was addressing the farmers who called on him to express their gratitude for unprecedented welfare decisions taken by the present government to help and support them in their hour of crisis due to damage to their crops by unseasonal rains and hailstorms here today. Mr Manohar Lal said that the government is fully committed to serve the society and ensure all round development. Power and authority will not be used as a medium to attain political benefits. All the previous governments had ruled to achieve their own vested interests except the NDA led Government or the present government under Narnedra Modi. Both the Centre Government and Haryana Government are working for the welfare of all sections, especially the farmers. Being agrarian state, entire government machinery is standing firmly beside the farmers in their time of trouble, he added. The Chief Minister said that immediately after the untimely rains and hailstorms, the government announced special girdawari, released Rs.1092 crore as compensation for damaged crops and made adequate arrangement for procurement of each and every grain of farmers. In addition, we had also decided to bear value cut loss of wheat to give maximum relief to farmers and also taken care for interest of Aarthis. The government would also ensure that entire purchase of wheat can be utilized in a proper manner, he added. The Chief Minister said that government had also decided prompt disposal of all pending mutation cases every month by way of making the mutation system computerized. He said that consolidation was also pending in the villages due to the unrealistic decisions of previous government. The government had also decided for speedy disposal of all pending consolidations by the end of current financial year. For this, we would impart training to 1,000 patwaris, he added. While referring to the shrinking land holding, Mr. Manhoar Lal said that some new systems would have to be evolved for serving the interests of small and marginal farmers whether engaged in cooperative farming or other agro related fields. The government is formulating a scheme to support and facilitate the small and marginal farmers. He also suggested the farmers to adopt crop diversification from conventional farming like wheat and paddy to cultivation of flowers, vegetables, fruits and medicinal plants etc. He said that present government would implement the welfare polices and developmental schemes in such a way that the benefits should reach upto the last man. While reiterating the commitment of providing corruption free administration to people, he sought the cooperation of people to completely root it out. Those who had minted money by indulging in malpractices or wrongdoings be it scam of seeds, medicine, land or any other would not be spared at all. When the results of these scams would be made public, no leader would dare to make such mistakes for the next 20 years. We have also given six months time to officers and officials to eschew corruption. Now the state government would move fast to fix those who are indulging in corruption, he added. Speaking on this occasion, Agriculture Minister Mr. O. P. Dhankar said that present government is pro farmers. Taking a dig at former Chief Minister Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda, he questioned how they can project themselves as the well wishers of the farmers. Giving details, he said that previous government had given maximum compensation of about Rs.240 crore to farmers whereas the present government had released Rs.1092 crore for crop loss this time. Mr. Hooda had announced to give minimum compensation of Rs.250 but failed to implement the same. BJP government had decided to give minimum cheque of Rs.500 as compensation. Relief of about Rs.2000 crore included waiving of interest on crop loans, tubewell bills and payment of sugarcane have been given on a single crop to famers, he added. Those present on this occasion included State BJP President Mr. Subhash Barala, MLAs Mr. Mahipal Dhanda, Mr. Shyam Singh Rana, Mr. Pawan Saini, Mr. Nayab Saini, Mrs. Santosh Sarwan, Media Advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Amit Arya, OSD to CM Capt. Bhupinder and farmers from all over the state.