Krishi Kiosk launched

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Krishi Kiosk launched

Saturday, 29 June 2019 | PNS | Chandigarh

Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Om Prakash Dhankar on Friday launched Krishi Kiosk at Panchkula near here to start Digital Kisan Suvidha for facilitating the farmers.

Through this Kiosk, the farmers will not only be able to get information about the schemes of the Department, but the formalities related to claims  to Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana can also be completed, Dhankar said.

He said that this Kiosk has been connected with the Deputy Commissioners' offices in all the 22 districts of the state and a telephone facility has also been made available in Kiosk so that the farmers could give information through telephone to the State Headquarters.The Agriculture Minister also flagged off the ‘Suchana Rath’ facility.

He said that through this Suchana Rath, farmers will be encouraged not to burn the crop residues rather sow it in the field through scientific method.

He called upon the farmers’ to clean the environment by not burning crop residue and adopt agricultural equipment being provided by the government at 50 per cent subsidy.

Dhankar said that the government has created the Kisan Haryana App to benefit the farmers under the Digital Plan. Farmers can get information of all schemes through this app. On this occasion, he also released book entitled Agri Scope.

He said that the students can play a role of the most effective messenger, so it has been decided to include students in this campaign. For this, painting competition will be organised for class level from class V to VIII and painting, slogan, poetry writing and speech competition for students from Class VIII to ten plus two. Students bagging first place will be given Rs 500 and Seed Pencil will be given to other children to encourage them in preserving the environment.

He said that the Department has put tulsi seed in this seed pencil.

The Minister further said that for publicity purposes, 22 vehicles will be run in all districts of the state from July onwards. Apart from this, one Suchana Rath each would be flagged off at the cluster level in Sirsa, Gurugram and Panchkula, through which farmers will be made aware about the schemes. These vehicles will move around the state throughout the year and will provide information about crop residual management along with information related to the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, Bhawantar Bharpayee Yojana, Jal Jeevan Yojna and other schemes of the Department.

The Agriculture Minister also said that due to air pollution, we have to face double challenges. On one hand, most of the wild animals are dying with poisonous gas whereas on the other hand, farmers are also reducing the fertility of the land by burning crop residue in fields.

He added that at present, social media is also an effective medium of publicity and through Facebook and Instagram, the information of the schemes and the challenges of the agriculture sector will be available to the people of the region.

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