Haryana Budget: CM Khattar proposes Rs 1.89 lakh crore state budget; announces waiver of interests, penalties on farmers’ loans : The Tribune India

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Haryana Budget: CM Khattar proposes Rs 1.89 lakh crore state budget; announces waiver of interests, penalties on farmers’ loans

14 crops to be bought at MSP

Haryana Budget: CM Khattar proposes Rs 1.89 lakh crore state budget; announces waiver of interests, penalties on farmers’ loans

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar presents the budget in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Ravi Kumar



Tribune News Service

Geetanjali Gayatri

Chandigarh, February 23

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar presented his fifth successive budget in the Assembly here on Friday.

The CM announced several steps for farmers’ welfare, including waiver of interest and penalties on those farmers who will deposit their loans by May 2024.

While presenting the budget for the financial year 2024-25, Khattar said 14 crops would be bought at Minimum Support Price (MSP).

He said agricultural production had increased at the rate of 8.1 per cent in 2023-24, which is one of the highest in the country.

The government has deposited a payment of Rs 29,876 crore directly into the accounts of farmers in kharif and rabi season, 2023, he said.

12:53 23 Feb
Rs 10 crore to be set aside for drone manufacturing

The chief minister announced a start-up fund of Rs 10 crore to be set up to promote manufacturing of drones in Haryana.

12:46 23 Feb
Freedom fighters' monthly honour allowance to increase from Rs 25,000 to Rs 40,000

Freedom fighters’ monthly honour allowance will be increased from current Rs 25,000 to Rs 40,000, announced CM Khattar.

12:43 23 Feb
Armed Forces Preparation Institutes to be set up in Haryana

To increase participation of more officers and men in the armed forces, three Armed Forces Preparation Institutes will be set up in the state to prepare the residents of Haryana for service in defence and paramilitary services.

12:41 23 Feb
Compensation to be given to families of martyred soldiers

Ex-gratia amount of Rs 50 lakh to be given to the families of soldiers martyred in war, irrespective of their defence service. This amount will be increased to Rs 1 crore.

12:35 23 Feb
550 ‘drone didis’ to be trained for agricultural work

Haryana will train 550 women to operate drones for agricultural work. They will be called ‘drone didis’.

12:29 23 Feb
Bhavantar Sahayata money directly deposited into farmers' account

An amount of Rs 178 crore of Bhavantar Sahayata has been deposited directly into the accounts of farmers.

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