Chandigarh, June 30– Haryana, Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala has urged the Central Government to integrate animal husbandry and related services, especially poultry farming in the category of small, micro and medium industries, under the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ package, and along with this, necessary guidelines to be issued to the banks for providing loans for this sector through the Union Finance Ministry in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Giving information here today, the Deputy Chief Minister, who also holds the protfolio of Department of Industries and Commerce, said that a memorandum in this regard has been submitted by representatives of Broiler Breeders Association of Haryana and North India.

Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that the Haryana Government has prepared a Pashudhan Credit Card Scheme on the lines of Kisan Credit Card for the livestock owners along with agriculture and allied sectors during the Corona pandemic. He said that under the Pashudhan Credit Card Scheme, a maximum loan of Rs 3 lakh would be given for the maintenance of livestock. This support amount will be given for buffalo, cow, sheep, goat, pig, chicken etc.

Deputy Chief Minister said that we will have to make schemes related to animal husbandry and other areas to increase the income of small farmers. He said that geographically, Haryana is the most suitable place to fulfill the daily needs such as that of fruits, flowers, vegetables, milk, eggs, meat etc. of people of Delhi and neighbouring areas that has a population of 5 crore. Also, we will have to move forward in this direction and by following the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ Programme we will also be able to realize the vision of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s of doubling the income of farmers by 2022.

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Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Dushyant Chautala has clarified that till the upcoming Panchayat elections are held, till then the old Gram Panchayats will continue to function and sarpanches will also continue

Chandigarh, June 30- Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Dushyant Chautala has clarified that till the upcoming Panchayat elections are held, till then the old Gram Panchayats will continue to function and sarpanches will also continue to work without any hindrance.


The Deputy Chief Minister, who also holds the portfolio of Development and Panchayat Department, while putting a stop on the ongoing discussions regarding e-tendering in Panchayat works, clarified that no such orders have been issued by the Panchayat Department.

The Deputy Chief Minister said that as per the amended Panchayati Raj Act, 2020, five-year tenure of Gram Panchayats in the State will start from the day when State Election Commission will issue a notification of the formation of newly elected Panchayat, which means that entire Panchayat along with Sarpanch and Panches will continue to function till the day the announcement for the upcoming Gram Panchayat elections is made. He said that before the completion of five-year tenure from the date of notification of formation of Panchayat, neither the charge would be taken back from Sarpanches, nor the Panchayats will get dissolved.

He said that due to the on-going Corona Pandemic, for now, there is no plan to conduct Gram Panchayat elections in Haryana. He said that State Government may consider conducting Gram Panchayat elections in the month of January February in the year 2021 after the completion of five-year tenure of present Gram Panchayat, provided that COVID-19 situation is under control.

On the issues pertaining to directions issued by some officials for e-tendering for carrying out developmental work of Panchayats, Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that no such directions have been issued by Panchayat Department for carrying out any development work in the Gram Panchayats.

“Like the previous system, Gram Panchayats are authorized to carry out developmental works up to Rs. 20 lakh without any e-tendering, he said.