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Khattar eulogises farmer leader Sir Chhotu Ram

Press Trust of India  |  Sampla (Haryana) 

Chief Lal Tuesday said Sir had undertaken various welfare works for the upliftment of the poor and that the British-era served as an inspiration for modern day government programmes.

Speaking at a public meeting after unveiled a 64-feet-tall statue of here, said, "The had implemented the 8-hour work rule for labourers and one-day holiday rule for traders."

said the vision of Deenbandhu had helped the present to launch Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana and Bhavantar Bharpayee Yojana for the welfare of farmers.

Khattar recalled that during his last visit here the had announced to rename Garhi Sampla village to Chhotu

The welfare policies and schemes of the government have helped the state shine at the national and international levels, he claimed.

He said a provision was being made for the registry of property within 'laal dora' in villages.

Apart from this, the has also abolished 'remand pratha' in the interest of farmers so that they would not have to make frequent rounds of the revenue courts to get their land-related issues settled.

He claimed the state had ensured transparency in government jobs. He said 8.25 lakh youths have so far been provided employment under the skill development programme.

During the public meeting, Khattar requested to inaugurate the remaining section of Kundli Manesar Palwal (KMP) Expressway, the work for which was likely to be completed in a month. He said Manesar Palwal section of the expressway had already been completed and made operational. The has also decided to develop panch gram yojana along the expressway, the CM said.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister thanked Prime Minister for making the farmers financially strong.

He said Chhotu Ram had resolved to work for the welfare of the poor, farmers and people belonging to Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes.

It was Chhotu Ram who raised the topic of minimum support price for crops, he said, adding that Chhotu Ram had envisioned the in 1923 and today the farmers of Punjab, and were getting sufficient water.

also recalled the contributions made by Chhotu Ram for the upliftment of farmers, poor and people belonging to the weaker sections.

Speaking on the notable works of Chhotu Ram, Agriculture and Farmers' O P Dhankar said the had got the lands of farmers freed from the clutches of landlords, got their loans waived and ensured better prices for their produce. "Some used to call him 'Chota Ram'," Dhankar remembered.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 22:30 IST
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