Chandigarh, February 13 – Haryana Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr. J.P. Dalal said that for the first time in the country, Union Finance Minister, Mrs, Nirmala Sitharaman presented digital Union Budget which will prove to be effective in doubling farmers’ income by 2022 as per the resolution taken by Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi. It has been clearly mentioned in the budget that Minimum Support Price (MSP) is not being abolished at any cost. He said that it has been announced to set up about 1000 new Mandis (Grain Markets) in the Union Budget. The upcoming budget of Haryana State Government will also be in the interest of farmers as well as every section of the society, he added.
While interacting with the journalists in Bhiwani today, Mr. J.P Dalal said the State and Central Government are committed to make efforts in the interest of farmers. He said that new schemes are being implemented by the State Government for the benefit of farmers. An International and country’s biggest Mandi (Grain Market) is being set up in Ganaur, which will be functional in two months. Similarly, a flower market will also be set up in Gurugram which will even beat the mandis of Delhi.
Agriculture Minister said that on the lines of IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) and IIM (Indian Institute of Management), a center for marketing of agriculture produce is being set up at Badshahpur in Gurugram by Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar. From this institute, young farmers will be able to get higher education in field of marketing and management of agriculture following which they can generate more opportunities in the field of agriculture. Similarly, fish farming and mushroom production are being promoted in the State. He said that Sonipat has become a mushroom-hub and this will now be extended to Rohtak, Dadri and Bhiwani also. Under self-reliant India mission, a loan of Rs 2 crore is provided for mushrooms production which gets 30 to 40 percent subsidy.