Haryana Government’s primary goal is to help farmers through the ‘Meri Fasal-Mera Byora’ portal.

Haryana Government’s primary goal is to help farmers through the ‘Meri Fasal-Mera Byora’ portal.

Chandigarh, July 28- Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr. Jai Prakash Dalal has said that the primary goal of the Government is to help farmers through the ‘Meri Fasal-Mera Byora’ portal.

            He added that some people are misleading the farmers by uploading incorrect land records on the portal without informing the farmers. A close vigil should be kept on such people. For this, it is necessary to have the right Girdawari. The accountability of patwaris and numbardars should be fixed. Mr. Dalal was holding a review meeting with the officers of the Department today.

            Mr. Dalal said that the ‘Meri  Fasal-Mera Byora’ portal is an ambitious scheme of the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, the main aim of which is to ensure procurement in a transparent manner as per the information given on the portal. He directed the officers to submit the record regarding the information about the area of the paddy and millet crop on the portal by August 31, 2020. He added that the accountability of the numbardars should be ensured during Girdawari as the numbardars are aware of the crop-wise area sown in the village. The numbardars who will provide accurate information about the area will be incentivized.

            Mr. Dalal said that during the Rabi procurement season, there was a complaint of some discrepancy in the information given on the portal ‘Meri Fasal – Mera Byora’ during the procurement of mustard, which should be further avoided during the Kharif procurement season, especially in Bajra and Moong. The Agriculture Minister directed the officers to convene a meeting under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal to review the ‘Meri Fasal-Mera Byora’ portal, in which the Ministers and Administrative Secretaries of the Agriculture Department, Revenue Department, Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs should be called.

            In the meeting, the officials also apprised the Agriculture Minister about the ordinance: “The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance 2020” passed by the Central Government. Mr. Dalal was apprised that the main aspects of the ordinance are to provide a platform to farmers and traders to sell their crops in Inter-State, Intra-State, and outside the Mandi premises. No market fees and Haryana Rural Development Fund (HRDF) cess will be charged for selling the crop. Similarly, if there is any dispute between farmers and traders, then it will be resolved at the concerned Sub-Divisional Magistrate level and its appeal can be made to the concerned Collector (concerned Deputy Commissioner).

            Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal and Chief Administrator, Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board, Mrs. Sumedha Kataria, Director General of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Mr. Vijay Dahiya and other officers were also present during the meeting.

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