Hooda promise adequate water, power for paddy season

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Chandigarh, Jun 28 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today assured the farmers that like the last year the state government would take care of the irrigational and electricity requirements of the farming community during this paddy season.

"The government will not hesitate to buy electricity at higher rates from other sources to supply it to the farmers, " he added.

Mr Hooda was addressing a largely attended public meeting at Pillu Khera mandi in district Jind today.

The state government had slashed the prices of diesel to benefit the common consumers particularly farmers, he said and added that the price of diesel in Haryana was the lowest in the country.

Listing the pro-farmer decisions of the Central as well as state government, he disclosed that under the farm loan waiver scheme of the Union government, loan amounting to over Rs 2108 crore of nearly 6.64 lakh farmers of the state would be waived off.

Besides waiving off interest of Rs 830 crore of the farmers of the state on their cooperative loans, he said that the farmers had got the highest remunerative prices of their wheat, paddy and sugar cane crops during last three years .

Mr Hooda said the government had also taken every care that the poor families were provided foodgrains and other essential commodities at the subsidised rates so that such families did not suffer due to inflation and increased cost of the food grains.

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