Din in Haryana Assembly over farmers' pension
Haryana Assembly today witnessed noisy scenes after opposition Congress sought clarification from BJP government about the modalities of Rs 5,000 monthly pension scheme for the farmers of 60 years of age, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Chandigarh: Haryana Assembly today witnessed noisy scenes after opposition Congress sought clarification from BJP government about the modalities of Rs 5,000 monthly pension scheme for the farmers of 60 years of age, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
During Zero Hour, Congress MLA Karan Singh Dalal raised the matter, saying things were not clear after Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar made the announcement about the scheme in the House yesterday.
Khattar had yesterday informed the House that PM Modi had during 'Shahidi Diwas' function in Hussainiwala (Punjab on March 23) announced to give monthly pension of Rs 5000 to farmers after they attain 60 years of age.
"The Chief Minister has announced in the House, but he has not made it clear what are the modalities of the scheme. How and from which fund the farmers are going to get the pension, some say it is going to be in the shape of PPP mode," Dalal sought to know, even as he drew support from his party MLAs including CLP leader Kiran Choudhary and former Speaker Kuldeep Sharma.
However, ruling BJP members trained guns on Congress MLAs, alleging that they had little concern for the welfare of the farmers. Noisy scenes prevailed in the House for a while as the two sides indulged in verbal duel.
Intervening in the matter, CM Khattar said "even if there is PPP model also, but what as long as farmers get the benefit we should be happy and we must not have any hesitation in this."
Meanwhile, Khattar informed the House that the Central government has approved two mega food parks for Haryana which will be set up in Sonipat and Panipat districts of the state.
"Besides large scale investments, these projects would generate direct and indirect employment for 41,000 youth in the state and strengthen the financial position of the state along with improving the rural financial management in Panipat, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Rohtak, Jhajjar and Jind districts," he said.