MSP to be double input cost by 2022: CM
Farmers’ welfare is one of the top priorities of the BJP governments both at the Centre and in the state, said Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar during a ‘Kisan Dhanyawad Rally’ at Gohana in Sonepat district.
He said the state government was taking steps to ensure that the MSP was double the input cost by 2022. He said the BJP government had increased MSP by 50 per cent according to Swaminathan Commission.
Accusing the Opposition of levelling baseless allegations, he said the government had given employment to around 28,000 youths and about 30,000 more would be given jobs within six months.
He stated that skill development programmes for the youth had been started so that they could get employment in the private sector as well.
He said Haryana was a small state, but exports from the state were more than those from Uttar Pradesh. “It is third in the country after Maharashtra and Gujarat,” he asserted.
Referring to demands from the area, Khattar announced various development projects for the Gohana Assembly segment involving an investment of around Rs 56 crore.
He announced development grants worth Rs 10 crore for rural areas of the constituency and Rs 5 crore for the Gohana Municipal Council.
Agriculture Minister Om Prakash Dhankar, Transport Minister Krishan Lal Panwar, Women and Child Development Minister Kavita Jain, Minister of State for Cooperation Manish Grover, Sonepat MP Ramesh Kaushik, MLA Mahi Pal Dhanda and CM’s media adviser Rajiv Jain also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, Khattar launched six development projects estimated to cost around Rs 53.11 crore.