While giving a bonanza to the farmers, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar increased the crop compensation amount in case of damage from Rs 12,000 to Rs 15,000.
“For crop damage coming under the lower slab, the CM has increased the compensation from Rs 10,000 to Rs 12,500, while 25 per cent increase will be given for slabs below this,” he said.
This announcement was made during the launch of a modern cooperative sugar mill in Karnal, built at the cost of Rs. 263 crore.
Khattar said that the Haryana Government is giving the highest crop compensation across the country.
He also called upon the farmers to get their crops insured. “Two days ago, the government had announced that the farmers possessing 2 acres of land will not have to pay the crop insurance premium, while for the farmers possessing 5 acres of land, the government has decided to pay half of their premium. The farmers having land more than 5 acres will have to get the crop insured at their own cost,” Khattar said.
He further said that the capacity of Karnal Sugar Mill has been increased from 2200 tonnes of cane per day (TCD) to 3500 TCD, and there is no need to take sugarcanes from somewhere else.
The Chief Minister said that there are 11 Cooperative Sugar Mills in the State. The government is constantly making efforts to reduce the losses being faced by these Sugar Mills. Power generation plants and ethanol plants are being set up in these mills. He said that the country would get the benefit of foreign exchange by setting up ethanol plants. The government is investing Rs 660 crores in expanding the Sugar Mills. Gradually, power generation plants and ethanol plants will be set up in all cooperative sugar mills. This will increase the income of sugar mills and reduce losses. Khattar said that doubling the income of farmers is the main goal of the government. The government is constantly encouraging progressive farmers. Along with this, other farmers are also being encouraged to start fruit and vegetable farming instead of traditional farming.