Under the aegis of Haryana’s Cooperative Department, 2,000 multi-brand retail outlets will be opened in the state to encourage young entrepreneurs.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that through the cooperative department the state government is coming out with a new brand ‘Harit’ under which 2,000 multi-brand retail outlets will be set up. These outlets will have products from the state’s own brand Vita as well as items from other states like dairy products, fruit juices, bottled water, items prepared from Self Help Groups.
The ordinances related to the agricultural sector were the reasons that he held the conference. Khattar said were in the interests of farmers and hit out at those who are trying to mislead the peasants” on this. The Centre had promulgated three ordinances–the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance.
He said that some vested groups were trying to spread disinformation” on the Ordinances and mislead the farmers. Notably, in neighboring Punjab, some farmers outfits had already announced to hold a state-wide protest on July 20 against the ordinances and rising fuel prices.
Khattar said both MSP and assured marketing continue unhindered. Referring to the Ordinances being in the interest of peasants, he said some systems will have to be changed as farmer’s income has to be double. “But some vested groups are trying to mislead farmers, but farmers should not be misled by anyone,” he said.