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Haryana: Cotton growers diversified under MPMV scheme to receive Ist installment of incentive soon

Chandigarh, Aug 11 (UNI) Cotton growers in 17 districts of Haryana, who had diversified from paddy under the ‘Mera Pani – Meri Virasat’ scheme during Kharif 2020, will soon receive their first installment of incentive at the rate of Rs 2,000 per acre, directly into their bank accounts.
A total of Rs 10.21 lakh will be disbursed to such farmers as the first installment, Mr Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, said here on Tuesday.
He said that the installment was being disbursed to farmers through Direct Benefits Transfer mode after completion of physical verification process by officials of the Department. A total of 20,420 hectares was verified to have been diversified from paddy to cotton in Sirsa, Fatehabad, Jind, Hisar, Kaithal, Jhajjar, Bhiwani, Charkhi Dadri, Sonepat, Rohtak, Faridabad, Palwal, Rewari, Mewat, Gurugram, Panipat and Karnal districts.
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Chhattisgarh registers 2942 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths

26 Sep 2020 | 12:01 AM

Raipur, Sep 25 (UNI) With 2942 new COVID-19 cases the tally of positive cases in the state rose to to 98565 on Friday during the last 24 hours whereas 11 more patients succumbed to the virus mounting the death toll to 777.

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COVID-19 shall not impact on welfare work: MP CM

COVID-19 shall not impact on welfare work: MP CM

25 Sep 2020 | 11:57 PM

Bhopal, Sep 25 (UNI) Acknowledging the fact that Madhya Pradesh is grappling with a resource crunch spawned by the ‘millennium scourge’, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday assured in the same breath that public welfare and development projects will not halt.
“Within a period not exceeding three years, pure potable tap-water shall be supplied to every dwelling and each indigent individual will reside in a pucca abode,” the senior politician was officially quoted as saying while addressing a Vikas Parv-cum-Antyodaya Mela in Guna District’s Bamori after performing bhoomi pujan for ventures worth approximately Rs 640 crore.

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BJP pays tribute to Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay

25 Sep 2020 | 11:33 PM

Dharamshala, Sep 25 (UNI) Floral tributes were paid to Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay on his birth anniversary on Friday.

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Pakistan violates truce in Poonch, India retaliates

Pakistan violates truce in Poonch, India retaliates

25 Sep 2020 | 11:33 PM

Jammu, Sep 25 (UNI) Pakistan troops on Friday yet again violated the ceasefire by firing unprovoked along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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COVID-19: 293 new cases, 7 more deaths in HP

COVID-19: 293 new cases, 7 more deaths in HP

25 Sep 2020 | 11:31 PM

Shimla, Sep 25 (UNI) As many as 293 new COVID-19 cases were detected in the state mounting the tally of positive cases to 13679 while seven more people died surging the death toll to 152, state Government officer said.

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