Haryana agriculture minister launches Krishi Kiosk


CHANDIGARH: Haryana agriculture and farmers’ welfare minister Om Prakash Dhankar on Friday launched ‘krishi kiosk’ at Panchkula which will give farmers information about government schemes and also help them file claims under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana’.

The kiosk comes under the state government’s ‘Digital Kisan Suvidha’ plan which aims to bring services for farmers online.

Dhankar said the kiosk is connected to the deputy commissioners’ offices in all the 22 districts of the state and offers a hotline telephone facility for farmers to give information to the state headquarters.


The minister also flagged off ‘Suchana Rath’ facility through which farmers will be encouraged to not burn crop residue and instead sow it in the fields through using a scientific method. He called upon farmers to help clean up the environment by not burning crop residue and adopt agricultural equipment being provided by the government at 50% subsidy.

Dhankar said the government has created the ‘Kisan Haryana App’ for the benefit of farmers. Farmers can get information on all schemes through it.

The minister also released book titled ‘Agri Scope’. He said that since students can be the most effective messengers, they would be included in the campaign. For this, painting competitions will be organised for school children of class V to VIII, while painting, slogan writing, poetry and speech competitions will be organised for students of class VIII to XII. Winners will be get a cash prize of Rs 500 while ‘seed pencil’ will be given to the others to encourage them to preserve the environment. He said the seed pencil will carry a tulsi seed.

For the purpose of publicity, 22 vehicles will be run in all districts of the state from July onwards, Dhankar said. Apart from this, one ‘Suchana Rath’ each would be flagged off at the cluster level in Sirsa, Gurgaon and Panchkula, through which farmers will be made aware of schemes.

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