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Apple Mandi in Pinjore to Begin Operations from July 15

Kaumimarg Bureau | June 16, 2024 09:29 PM

Chandigarh - The Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Nayab Singh, announced that the Apple Fruit & Vegetable Market in Pinjore will become operational on July 15, 2024. To ensure a smooth commencement of the season, all basic facilities at the mandi will be made available before July 15, providing vendors with more space to sell apples.

Chief Minister, Sh. Nayab Singh gave these direction while presiding over a meeting with the officers of the Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board (HSAMB) here today, issuing pivotal directives to enhance the operational efficiency and infrastructure of agricultural markets across the state.

The Chief Minister announces to extend the age eligibility under the Mukhyamantri Kisan Evam Khetihar Mazdoor Jeevan Suraksha Yojana from 65 to 75 years to beneficiary victims. The scheme’s coverage will be expanded to include death caused by lightning, animal-related accidents, and leakage of poisonous gases from tubewells. The department has disbursed 134 crore under the scheme to the beneficiaries in last 7 years.

The claimants covered under the scope of this scheme includes, in the event of death, the compensation shall be Rs. 5, 00, 000/-. For a permanent disability resulting from the breakage of the backbone or other causes, the assistance will be Rs. 2, 50, 000/-. In cases of amputation of two limbs or a permanent serious injury, the amount will be Rs. 1, 87, 500/-. For a permanent serious injury or the amputation of one limb, where the amputation of four fingers is considered equivalent to the loss of one limb, the compensation is Rs. 1, 25, 000/-. If a full finger is amputated, the assistance provided will be Rs. 75, 000/-. For a partial amputation of a finger, the financial assistance will be Rs. 37, 500/-.

The ‘Vivadhon Ka Samadhan’ scheme, which was reviewed during the meeting, will be extended until September 30, 2024, with new modifications. A 20-day grace period for installment payments in old cases will be introduced, exempting such allottees from penalties if payments are made within this period. For cases where the outstanding amount exceeds the current market value of the plot, an option for plot resumption with a fresh auction will be provided. Any excess amount from the reserve price will be shared equally between the old allottee and the department. Furthermore, for allotments made before March 20, 2000, where compound interest was imposed, the interest will now be converted to simple interest, and the due amount will be recalculated. The benefits of the 'Vivadhon Ka Samadhan' scheme will also be applicable to these revised amounts.

The Chief Minister, Sh. Nayab Singh was apprised during the meeting that 7 new Atal Kisan Mazdoor Canteens will be opened, adding to the 40 canteens already in operation.

To improve infrastructure, the Chief Minister directed that all essential facilities, such as the repair of covered sheds, platforms, and stormwater drainage systems, be ensured before the next marketing Kharif season. This project includes repairing 384 identified roads at an estimated cost of Rs. 240 crore and addressing new roads covering 284 roads spanning 702 kilometers, with an estimated expense of Rs. 353 crore. Earlier, 388 roads length 1096 Km with an estimated cost Rs. 258 crore in progress for repair.

The meeting was attended by Haryana Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Minister, Sh. Kanwar Pal, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. V. Umashankar, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Department, Sh. Ankur Gupta, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Smt. Ashima Brar, Chief Administrator, Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board, Sh. Mukesh Ahuja, besides other senior officers were present.

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