Press Releases

06 November 2020
06 November 2020

  • Chandigarh, November 6 - Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal said that the farmers of the state are satisfied with the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana and now despite the insurance scheme being optional, the farmers themselves are coming forward to get their crops insured while some politicians are spreading rumours about the insurance scheme.
  • The Chief Minister, who is also the Leader of the House in the Vidhan Sabha, was speaking today in response to a supplementary question asked by Mrs. Kiran Choudhary of the Congress Party during the Question Hour during the Haryana Vidhan Sabha Session.
  • The Chief Minister said that three companies have been entrusted with the task of crop insurance and these companies have been selected by floating tenders. The entire state is divided into four clusters and each cluster has different premiums according to the crop. It is 10.96 per cent in the first cluster, 8.11 per cent in the second, 8.49 per cent in the third and fourth.
  • The Chief Minister also informed the House that different states have made clusters as per their geographical position. Like, Rajasthan has made 12 clusters. Elaborating on it further he said that the insurance companies work for profit. Moreover, the growing competition every year affects the rate of tender. He said that the claim is not released according to the sum insured. The claim is made either by estimating the crop cutting experience or according to the assessment of the damage to the crops.
  • He also informed that some farmers do not even know that they had insured their crops, but the claim amount has been credited to their accounts. Thus, the farmers are coming forward to get their crops insured on their own.
  • Chandigarh November 6: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal today announced that the State Government would provide a cost rebate of 10 per cent in case the industrial plot of Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) is allotted to a Scheduled Castes candidate or he / she gets a plot in an auction provided that successful applicant start operation of its industrial unit within three years after the allotment.
  • Mr Manohar Lal made this announcement during the ongoing session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha here today.
  • The Chief Minister also made it clear that the present State Government during its last six years tenure has not abolished the quota of Scheduled Castes in the allotment of industrial plots.
  • Chandigarh, November 6 - Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that today is a historic day for the people of Haryana. The Haryana Vidhan Sabha today passed a bill to ensure 50 per cent reservation for women in all the three levels of Panchayati Raj Institutions in Gram Panchayats. Furthermore, eight percent reservation to BC (A) class people in Panchayat Samitis and District Councils and in the Panchayat Samitis and District Councils has also been passed.
  • The Chief Minister, who is also the Leader of the House, said this while replying on the last day after a two-day session of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha.
  • The Chief Minister said that the three bills recently passed by the Central Government on agricultural reforms were discussed in the House today, but the Opposition especially the members of Congress Party left the House without discussing it. This is not democracy in the true sense. He further added that, the Congress holds demonstrations stating that the Agriculture Bills are not in the interest of farmers and is further misleading the farmers, but when the time to hold discussions comes the Opposition finds excuses to walk out.
  • The Chief Minister said that the three farm act will help in doubling the income of farmers. He said that the House has also passed a unanimous resolution to thank the Central Government for passing these Bills today.
  • Later, the Deputy Speaker of the Vidhan Sabha, Mr. Ranbir Gangwa also thanked everyone for supporting the conduct of the session and announced the adjournment of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha indefinitely.
  • Chandigarh November 6: With a view to prevent the risk of spread of Covid-19 due to polluted atmosphere created by bursting of crackers, the Haryana Government has decided to put a complete ban on the sale of crackers in the State.
  • This was disclosed by Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal while addressing a press conference here today.
  • He said that after detailed discussion it has been decided to completely ban the sale of crackers in the State. A notice would be issued in this regard tomorrow, he added.
  • Among those present on this occasion included Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr D.S. Dhesi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr V. Umashankar and Director General, Information, Public Relations and Languages Department Mr P.C. Meena.