Chandigarh, January 11—Giving a big boost to fish farming and adding to the profitability of fish farmers in the state, the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, has announced the decision to reduce the rate of canal water supply to fish ponds from Rs 300 per 2,500 cft to Rs 40 per 2,500 cft.
This will considerably cut down the cost of production and make fish farming more lucrative proposition. The announcement was made by Mr. Hooda while presiding over a meeting to review the action taken report on the recommendations of the Haryana Kisan Ayog here, today.
Mr. Hooda said that the decision to reduce the rate of water supply had been taken keeping in view the importance of fishing farming.Chandigarh, Jan 11—The Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, disclosed here today that Haryana had become the first state in the country to issue about 16 lakh Soil Health Cards to its farmers. Besides, about 28 lakh Kisan Credit Cards have been issued to them through cooperative banks which would be linked to core banking system by March 31, 2013.
The Chief Minister was presiding over a meeting held here today to review the recommendations of the Kisan Ayog. He directed the Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department to establish a Live Stock Mission to ensure faster growth of the livestock sector. He told concerned officers to submit a blueprint to him in this regard soon. He said it was a matter of pride that for the first time Haryana had surpassed Punjab in terms of wheat productivity. The state would be honoured with Krishi Karman Award for the second consecutive time. The award would be presented by the Union Government on January 15, 2013.
The Chief Minister said that the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had assured that a channel slot would be provided to give timely knowledge to the farmers. Required material would be provided by the Kisan Ayog, CCSHAU Hisar and other non-government Organization working in the agriculture sector. The Agriculture Minister, Mr. Paramvir Singh, the Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Mr. Dharambir Singh, the Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Chattar Singh, the Additional Chief Secretary, Mr. Krishna Mohan, and other senior officers of various departments were also present at the meeting.