Haryana government is planning cargo flights from Hisar airport

Haryana Premier Manohar Lal Khattar said Sunday that an initiative is being taken to launch cargo flights from Maharaja Agrasen Airport here to export fruits and vegetables to Arab countries.

Khattar was speaking here at a gathering during the Haryana Krishi Vikas Mela at Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University.

Haryana Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare JP Dalal and Minister of Municipal Local Authorities Kamal Gupta were also present.

“New experiments are being conducted to increase farmers’ income. The government has also formed the Export Promotion Council.

Also, an initiative will be taken to start cargo flights from Maharaja Agrasen Airport in the coming period so that fresh fruits and vegetables grown by state farmers can be exported to Arab countries,” the CM said.

He also stressed the need to start a new agricultural revolution.

“We stand ready to do all we can to encourage and support these universities to ensure that the research work mentioned is carried out smoothly. This desired research work will not only ensure a reduction in farming costs but also improve the quality of the crops produced, which will play another crucial role in increasing farmers’ incomes,” Khattar said.

The CM urged scientists working at the state’s agricultural universities to conduct research on the subject to find the best ways to achieve high yield at minimal cost.

The focus should be on improving seed diversity. Also, the marketing authority should make reasonable arrangements for the marketing of grain, Khattar said.

He emphasized once again that the constant exploitation of water causes the groundwater level to drop.

Farmers should take over sowing cash crops such as fruits, flowers and vegetables and switch to beekeeping, animal husbandry and fishing, he said.

“We also need to ensure optimal water use… micro-irrigation needs to be introduced for which farmers receive a subsidy of up to 85 percent. Drilled wells are installed for groundwater recharge. We have planned to install 1,000 recharge wells in the first phase,” he said.

Khattar had previously addressed a gathering here during the Jan Samvad program.

“The state government goes one step further to ensure that all citizens’ grievances are resolved in a timely manner and has launched another unique initiative ‘Jan Samvad’ to resolve people’s grievances at their doorsteps,” Khattar said.

He said that complaints raised in these programs would be uploaded to the Jan Samvad portal and the monitoring of all these complaints would be done at the state level.

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