IEP Chandigarh, December 21
The Haryana government along with the central government is working in the direction to fulfill the objective of Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi to double the income of the farmers. Under this, the Haryana government is opening centres of excellence to increase the income of the farmers of the state. If the farmers adopt new techniques of horticulture; their income will also increase.
Centres of excellence to promote modern technology in horticulture
Haryana is at the forefront of setting up centres of excellence in the country for increasing the quality and production in the horticulture sector. For this, 11 centres of excellence have been established. Many farmers have been associated to these centres of excellence and villages which have registered notable achievements in better agriculture, horticulture and animal husbandry are being identified through ‘Village of Excellence’.
Several new programs to encourage diversification in horticulture
To motivate diversification in horticulture and increase the income of the farmers, the state government has initiated several new programs like ‘Mera Pani-Meri Virasat’, ‘Bhavantar Bharpai Yojana’, ‘Mukhyamantri Bagwani Bima Yojana’. Besides, crop residue management, ‘Har Khet-Swasth Khet’ and several other programs are also being run.
Farmers tendency increased towards horticulture
The area under horticulture in the state has increased than before and the farmers are inclining towards horticulture; instead of traditional farming. With the setting up of Maharana Pratap Horticulture University in Karnal, the farmers are directly getting the benefit of the new research being done and the techniques being developed by the university.
Subsidies to farmers for setting up packhouses
Besides increasing the income of the farmers, the government is also providing subsidies to them for setting up pack houses to facilitate the washing, grading and packaging of agricultural products. The state government has set a target to establish 100 pack houses by the end of the current financial year to give more boost to the cultivation of horticulture crops and increase the income.
Haryana bagged best state award
Haryana has also been awarded the ‘Best State Agribusiness Award-2022’ by the Indian Chamber of Food and Agriculture for outstanding contribution in the areas of policies, programmes, production, inputs, technologies, marketing, value addition, infrastructure and exports in the agriculture sector.
Over 700 Farmer Producer Organisations formed
Haryana is the leading state in the formation of the Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) in the country and so far, more than 700 FPOs have been formed and the target of formation of 1,000 FPOs will be achieved soon.
Asia’s biggest horticulture market to come up in Ganaur
Asia’s biggest horticulture market is going to be set up at Sonipat’s Ganaur. With its formation, the farmers will be able to earn more profit by selling their produce at one place. The farmers of the state are promoting the country’s economy by cultivating grains as well as fruits, vegetables and flowers.
Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal has brought many new schemes and has taken decisions in the interest of the farmers. Concrete steps have been taken to make the farmers financially prosperous and jubilant. Under this, the benefits of the government schemes are being given directly to the farmers through digital medium. Today, the farmers of the state are earning more profit at less cost by using new technologies.