Haryana to reward farmers to promote agriculture

Chandigarh, Oct 8 (IANS) The Haryana government will reward farmers with tractors, motorcycles, laptops and more to promote agriculture, a minister said on Thursday.

Agriculture Minister O.P. Dhankar told the media here that rewards worth Rs.12 crore would be given to farmers who do well in agriculture.

Haryana’s farmers mainly cultivate wheat, paddy, cotton and some other crops. The government is eyeing procurement of 35 lakh tonnes of paddy this season.

Together with neighbouring Punjab, Haryana contributes nearly 70 percent of food grains to the national kitty.

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