Chief Minister Khattar pins hope on KKP for doubling farmers' income

Last Updated: Sat, Dec 08, 2018 19:46 hrs

[India], Dec 8 (ANI): Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said the establishment of Kisan Kalyan Pradhikaran (KKP) will play a very important role in doubling farmers' income by integrating different schemes and policies.

The Chief Minister, who was presiding over the introductory meeting of 'Kisan Kalyan Pradhikaran' constituted under Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Department, here said that the KKP has been set up with the purpose of undertaking a humanistic and holistic welfare-based approach to address the difficulties faced by the farmers.

"The KKP will provide relief to distressed farmers in varying and challenging situations. Facilities for branding and food processing should be made available to the farmers for adding values to their produce," added Chief Minister Khattar.

Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Minister O P Dhankar said that farmer's welfare is one of the most important agenda of the government. "The Pradhikaran will make farmer-centric policies. Efforts are being made to protect farmer market risks. It will provide a platform for the exchange of ideas across departments, farmers, and experts," an official statement quoted him saying on Saturday.

It is worth mentioning that the Central government has set a target of doubling of farmers' income by the year 2022. The Centre has constituted an Inter-Ministerial Committee under the Chairmanship of Chief Executive Officer, National Rainfed Area Authority, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare to examine issues relating to doubling of farmers' income and recommend a strategy to achieve doubling of farmers' income in real terms by 2022. (ANI)