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Farmers Will Soon Get Nutritious Food for Just Rs 10

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

Amid the eve of New Year, the newly elected Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is all set to introduce a new scheme which is going to provide nutritious meals to farmers visiting the grain market with their crops at Rs 10. As per reports, the scheme will also apply to farmers visiting the sugar mills as well. Under this scheme, government-subsidized canteens are going to provide ‘thalis’ containing rice, dal, chapatis, and seasonal vegetable, prepared by self-help groups at Rs 10. These canteens will be first inaugurated in Panchkula, Nuh, Bhiwani, and Fatehabad soon.

As per reports, this major decision was taken by Khattar in the meeting of party volunteers in Rohtak's canal rest house.

Moreover, the chief minister also assured the farmers and laborers that the state that the administration is planning more schemes to alleviate their problems.

J Ganesan, Chief Administrator, Haryana State Agriculture Marketing Board (HSAMB) also stated that the scheme will be beneficial for both the farmers and the self-help groups.

“We have roped in SHGs of the Haryana Rural Livelihood Mission for the purpose. The food will be cooked by members of the SHGs. The HSAMB will provide a subsidy of Rs 15 per ‘thali’ to the SHGs for providing cheap food to the farmers and laborers,” said J Ganesan.

It’s also notable that farmers' welfare was one of the key issues highlighted in the BJP's manifesto.     

Manohar Lal Khattar took oath as Chief Minister on December 27 after the recently concluded Harayana Assembly elections where the JJP-BJP alliance formed the government in Haryana.

It is also important to mention that farmers mainly in Punjab and Haryana burn an estimated 35 million tons of crop waste from their paddy fields after harvesting as a low-cost straw-disposal practice to reduce the turnaround time between harvesting and sowing for the second (winter) crop.

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