Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal today announced that “Kisan Mitra Club” scheme would be implemented in the State under which government officers, progressive farmers and volunteers would assist the farmers in better financial management and also adopting latest agriculture practices for increasing agricultural production.
Mr Manohar Lal announced this while addressing a press conference here today. Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr J.P. Dalal was also present on this occasion.
The Chief Minister said that under the scheme, government officers, progressive farmers and volunteers would give valuable suggestions to the farmers and help them in enhancing their income. He said that there would be one Kisan Mitra for every 100 farmers and therefore, for 17 lakh farmers in the State, there would be 17,000 Kisan Mitras. The scheme, he said , would prove to be a significant step in realizing Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi’s vision of doubling the income of farmers by the year 2022.
He also announced to launch new Rice-shoot policy with an aim to end the monopoly in utilizing excess canal water by the farmers during rains. Earlier, only limited farmers used to get the right to use this water. He said that under the new scheme, group of farmers can apply for the water rights. In case the farmers collectively decide not to apply under the scheme, then 30 percent extra water would be distributed equally among the farmers free of cost.