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  • Press Releases 10-11-2017

    • Chandigarh, Nov 10- Emphasizing the significance of new technologies and experiments in agriculture and allied sector, Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal said State government is adopting best farm technologies including micro-irrigation of Israel so as to make the agriculture profitable. A good combination of best practices of less land, less water and less cost can increase the productivity and make farming profitable.
    • The Chief Minister was addressing the farmers after inaugurating country’s firsts ‘Integrated Bee-keeping Development Centre’ set up under Indo-Israel project under Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture at Ramnagar, Kurukshetra today. This project has been set up on 25 acres of land at a cost of Rs10.5 crore.
    • Describing Israeli farm technologies as best, the Chief Minister said that four Indo-Israel Centre of Excellence in the areas of Vegetables, Fruits and bee-keeping had already been established in the state and two another such centres of fruits and dairy sector were under process. He urged the farmers to adopt best practices to make agriculture profitable. There are 13 bee-breeders in thise centre which would be increased to 32 by next year. State government is providing subsidy of Rs four lakh per bee-breeder
    • He also appreciated the initiatives of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare Department under the leadership of Agriculture Minister, Mr O.P. Dhankar for replicating world’s best farm practices in Haryana for betterment of farming community. This would certainly help in realizing the vision of our Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi to double the income of farmers by year 2022, he added.
    • The also exhorted the farmers let the traditional farming and adopt crop diversification as well as organic farming to earn more profit on less land and increase soil fertility.  
    • Describing the present government as pro-farmer, the Chief Minister said that the state government had given Rs2450 crore as compensation to farmers during last three years, whereas about Rs1300 crore was disbursed by the previous governments during 48 years. Farmers are the backbone of our nation and it is our duty to empower and strengthen them, he added.
    • The Chief Minister honoured 28 farmers on this occasion. He also invited the Ambassador to Israel to India Mr Daniel Carmon to participate in International Gita Mahotsav being observed in Kurukshetra from November 25 to 30, 2017.
    • Speaking on this occasion, Ambassador to Israel to India Mr Daniel Carmon said that the objective to set up this centre was to empower the farmers. He said that Israel will hold a conference on Agro-technologies in May 2018. He invited the Chief Minister saying that ‘we hope Chief Minister to see you soon in Israel to reflect our emerging partnership and friendship’. Our growing partnership will continue to grow as sweet as the honey produced in this bee-keeping centre, he added.
    • Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Mr O.P. Dhankar said that after this centre, State government would replicate the dairy technology of Israel at Hisar in Haryana. A team of expert would visit Haryana in the month of December for this purpose.
    • Mr Dhankar said that Minimum Support Price of wheat was increased by Rs335 per quintal in the regime of present Central Government. The income of sugarcane farmers have also been enhanced to Rs6000 per acre during last three years. The present government is also paying interest on loan for setting up of dairies of 50 cattle. There is no shortage of fertilizers and seed in the state. We are the real well wisher of farmers and poor, he added.
    • The prominent people present among other included Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr Krishan Kumar Bedi, MLAs Mr Subhash Sudha and Dr Pawan Saini, Principal Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Dr Abhilaksh Likhi, Chairman Kisan Ayog, Mr Ramesh Yadav and  BJP district President Mr Dharamvir Mirzapur, Counsellor, Embassy of Israel Mr Dan Alluf.
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    • Chandigarh, Nov 10- Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has expressed grief over the sad and sudden demise of Mr Rakesh Sanghi (61), a senior journalist of Punjab Kesari newspaper and official scorer of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), who breathed his last after a brief illness at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), here today. He was survived by his wife.
    • In a condolence message issued here today, the Chief Minister described Mr Sanghi as a noted journalist and said that his contribution to journalism would always be remembered. He expressed his heartfelt condolences to members of the bereaved family and prayed that the departed soul might rest in peace.
    • The Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu, Information, Public Relations and Languages Minister, Mrs Kavita Jain, Principal Secretary, Information, Public Relations and Languages, Mr Rajesh Khullar, Media Advisor to Chief Minister, Mr Amit Arya, Director, Information, Public Relations and Languages, Mr Sameer Pal Srow and the officers and officials of the Department also mourned the death of Mr Sanghi.

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