Haryana land not to be acquired without farmers' consent
The Haryana government assured the farmers that without their consent, lands would not be acquired for any developmental work in the state. Even the rates prescribed for land to be acquired for development works would be paid to the farmers without any delay.
Even the rates prescribed for land to be acquired for development works would be paid to the farmers without any delay.
The Chief Minister of the state Manohar Lal Khattar announced this on Thursday and mentioned that, "Since agricultural land was shrinking, the farmers could earn more by getting engaged in agriculture-related business or horticulture. They could earn profit by taking produce to the mandis located in Delhi and Noida where there is huge demand of fruits, flowers and vegetables. About four crore people reside in Delhi and nearby areas, and the farmers of Haryana could cater to their needs."
The Union Minister of Steel Birender Singh also said that, "Time had come for the farmers to turn to sectors other than farming to increase their income. Only farming would not be enough. Farmers and their children would have to enter into different sectors otherwise they would lag behind."
Adding more to it the Haryana CM said, "The number of government jobs was limited and it was not possible to provide a government job to everyone. A university is being set up for developing and honing the skills of youths through about 800 technical courses."
Besides, the state government has been providing employment to youth under its 'Saksham' scheme and so far, about 9,000 capable youths have benefitted from it. With to view to providing employment and self-employment opportunities to the youth, the state government is considering a proposal to expand the provisions of the scheme, he added.