Central Bureau of Investigation was investigating the Rexil purchase case.
Chandigarh, July 12- Haryana Agriculture Minister, Mr Om Parkash Dhankar said that the Central Bureau of Investigation was investigating the Rexil purchase case of the regime of previous government.
The Agriculture Minister, who was interacting with media persons here today, said that for lack of proper management during the previous Government, the farmers had to face shortage of DAP and urea , whereas the present government has arranged for stock of fertilizer in advance and even today, stock of two lakh metric tonnes is available.
He said that in order to ensure minimum income of Rs. one lakh per acre of farmers, they were being motivated to shift from conventional crops to horticulture crops. Peri-urban agriculture is being encouraged in National Capital Region to meet the requirement of Delhi.
In reply to a question, Mr Dhankar said that a lottery scheme with draw of lots has been formulated for farmers on Form-J. Under this scheme, tractor, motor cycle and computer would be awarded through draw of lots. Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board has prepared a scheme to distribute prize money of Rs 12 crore on every crop. He said that every farmer would be covered under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana.
In a reply to another question, he said that the information related to bye-elections to be conducted for vacant posts of Panches, Sarpanches and members of Block Samiti has been sent to State Election Commission and elections could be held by the end of August.
While replying to another question, he said that Block Samitis and Zila Parishads should mobilize resources and also conduct study of other States like Rajasthan, where Panchayati Raj Institutions are more active.
He said that special emphasis would be laid on cleanliness during the golden jubilee year of the State and awards would be given away for maintaining cleanliness of public toilets. From the month of August, competition of Swachh Gaon and Swachh Ward would be organised and this programme would continue throughout the year.
In reply to a question related to Amarnath pilgrims, he said that Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Dr Nirmal Singh was being constantly contacted to seek information about pilgrims from Haryana.