IEP CHANDIGARH JULY 08, 2022
Keeping in view, the vision and ideas of Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi, Haryana Government under the leadership of the Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal has successfully implemented a special grant scheme to promote the cultivation of dragon fruit in the state. In fact, in the three-day National Conference of Chief Secretaries held at Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh, Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi expressed his views to increase the cultivation of dragon fruit across the country. The Haryana Government took various initiatives to implement the ideas envisioned by the Prime Minister at the grassroot level. With this, Haryana has become the first state to launch a special grant scheme to promote dragon fruit cultivation.
Considering the market demand of dragon fruit, the cultivation of the fruit is a profitable deal to enhance income of farmers. Planting orchards will also save water and increase the income of the farmers. Therefore, the Central Government led by the Prime Minister is making consistent efforts to make farmers aware about the cultivation of dragon fruit and the government is providing subsidy etc. for the initial requirement in farming.
Taking a step forward, a provision of Rs 1.20 lakh per acre has been made for planting dragon fruit orchards in Haryana. In this Rs. 50,000 is for planting saplings and Rs.70,000 per acre for trawling system. Under this scheme, a farmer can take advantage of availing subsidy up to maximum of 10 acres. Farmers can avail the scheme by applying on the website of Horticulture Department http://hortnet.gov.in.
Although this is not the first time when the State Government has taken prompt action to implement the vision and initiatives of Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi, even earlier, the Haryana Government has been working consistently on every recommendation of the Prime Minister. Haryana is the leading state to implement the schemes of the Central Government led by Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi, making plans to support the needy people, ensuring transparency and accountability in the government system using the most modern techniques and technology.