Haryana to set up vegetable price stability fund

first_imgWith an aim to address the problem of seasonal fluctuation of vegetables prices, the Haryana government will soon set up a vegetable price stability fund.”Perishable vegetables like potato and tomato cannot be stored for long and farmers have no solution to this problem. The fund will be set up to provide assistance to farmers in the event of price fluctuation,” said Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.1,000 daysHe was addressing a press conference to mark the completion of 1,000 days of the BJP government in the State.Mr. Khattar attacked the previous UPA-led central government for degrading the quality of education and stated that the BJP was committed to imparting quality education to make the youth more employable.”We have fixed a target of achieving 80% grade-level competency of students by the end of 2018. At present, the competency level is 60%. Quality education and employment pose a big challenge for the government,” he added.Mr. Khttar said that the UPA’s ‘no detention policy’ till Class VIII had adversely impacted the education system. “To improve education, we have started a monthly test programme for evaluation of students in government schools. Under this scheme, 22 lakh students are being appraised. The government will open 30 new colleges in the next two years. We have already opened 23 new colleges in the past two-and-a-half years,” he added.last_img

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