Haryana Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Minister O P Dhankar today said the government would procure every single grain of Bajra in the state.
The minister claimed that about 19,656 metric tonnes (MT) of Bajra has so far been procured in the current procurement season whereas 6,300 MT had been procured last year, and more than 5,000 MT of Bajra had been acquired during 2014-15.
"The state government is committed to procuring every single grain of bajra," he said while replying to a question raised by opposition leader, Abhay Singh Chautala, on the first day of the assembly session here.
With that, he assured the house that the state government was committed to resolving the issue of crop residue and making farmers prosperous in a phased manner.
Dhankar asserted that the Manohar Lal Khattar government took better decisions for farmers in the past three years than the Congress and Indian National Lok Dal dispensations.
He also claimed that their governmnet, during last three years, had worked better as compared to other 28 states in the country with respect to farmers' welfare.
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