Agriculture Department Haryana
In order to involve the private sector in the process of urban development, the Department grants licences to the private colonizers for the development of Residential, Commercial, Industrial and IT Park/Cyber Park Colonies in accordance with the provisions of the Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas Act, 1975 and rules framed thereunder.
The Department of Town and Country Planning, Haryana is responsible to regulate the development and also checking the haphazard development in and around towns in accordance with the provisions of the following statutes: -
1. The Punjab Scheduled Roads and Controlled Areas Restriction of Unregulated Development Act, 1963.
2. The Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas Act, 1975.
3. The Punjab New (Capital) Periphery Control Act, 1952.
Kaithal district came into being as a result of the bifurcation of Kurukshetra district on 4th November 1989. The total area of the district is 2.28 lac. hect,(2789 sq.km.). There are 276 villages having a cultivable area of 2.02 lac. hect & cultivated area being 2.01 lac. hect. The area under forest is 3000 hect, barren & uncultivable land is 2000 hect. 0.97 lac hect land is irrigated by canals & 1.01 lac hect by canals. The cropping intensity of the district is 182% approximate, which varies from year to year.
The use of Manure:
- In recent years, the use of manure and fertilizers has considerably increased, since along with improved seeds they constitute the lifeblood of the new agricultural strategy. With the change of social and economic attitudes, the farmers use not only chemical fertilizers but also compost of dung and other wastes useful as land manure for improving the fertility of the soil. Green manuring has been found to be quite cheap and the chemical fertilizers applied with it, give better results.
- Since the soil of the district is deficient in organic matter and nitrogen; chemical fertilizers are essential for increasing crop yields. These are used alone or in combination with organic manures.
- The district wholesale co-operative society distributes the fertilizers to the marketing societies and sub-depots.
- Urban wastes are useful as plant food ingredients. Over the past five years, efforts have been made to conserve these wastes for manorial purposes. The municipalities of Jind Narwana, Safidon and Uchana have been preparing compost in the district.
- Rural compost is prepared from dung and other waste material. The extension workers in the village guide the farmers in the preparation of the compost. The government is popularizing Gobar Gas plants, which serve the twin purpose of providing manure as well as fuel for cooking.
- Green manuring is very useful for raising the fertility of the soil as it directly adds nitrogen to the soil. It also improves the texture of the soil by the addition of organic matter. The addition of organic matter improves both heavy and sandy soils for it has a binding effect on the loose particles of sandy soil and make the tough and heavy soil friable. It creates better conditions for the increase of useful bacteria in the soil.
The area under the crop covered during 96-97 was 12000 hect. With a production of 65000 tonnes. The popular varieties grown are CO-1717, COJ-64, COH-99, CO1148, and COH-35 etc. Cotton is another important cash crop of the district. The crop has two varieties, viz Desi and American. The Desi variety is grown in most of the area under crop. The area under American cotton and Desi Cotton in the year 19 95-96 was 54.7 thousand hect & 12.7 thousand hectares respectively in comparison to total 19.7 thousand hect in 1974-75
Toria and Sarson
these are the main oilseed crops of the district; til (sesame) and linseed crop are grown on small patches of the land. Groundnut is not sown in any part of the district, as the agro-climatic conditions prevailing in the district do not suit the cultivation of this crop. Potatoes, chilies, onions and vegetables are among the minor crops of the district. Chilies are grown in the Jind and Safidon blocks of the district. The area under oilseed crop in 1995-96 has been reduced to 13,000 hect due to diversion of the area to the wheat crop. Fodder crops in the district have about 10 % of its total cropped area under fodder crops. The important among them fodder crops are Jowar, gawar and berseem; the stalks of Jowar and bajra and the chaff of wheat, gram and minor cereals are used as animal feed.
Fruits Crops And Gardens
- fruits crops and gardens grown in the district are grapes and mangoes, which are grown in Jind, Narwana and Safidon. There is a wide scope for the extension of the area under fruits with the availability of water facilities and loans from the government for the cultivation of grapes.
- Improvement in agricultural implements is the prerequisite of any improvement in agriculture. Farmers are adopting modern implements according to their purchasing power and the suitability of the implements for their use. A description of agricultural implements in common use in the district is given below:
maybe made of wood or iron, but the one in common use is made of kikar wood, manufactured by the village carpenter. It merely scratches the soil up to 4 or 5 inches. The chief defect in it lies in one fact that it leaves ridges of unploughed land between the V-shaped furrows which it makes. The plough also fails to eradicate weeds properly. However, a sturdy and intelligent farmer makes full and efficient use of the plough with a strong pair of oxen. Still, in the small landholdings and fragmented and non-contiguous plots, the plough is very much suited and it does not disturb the level of the land. It consists of a wooden beam (Ral), a small piece of wood (chou) carrying a pali (an iron ploughshare) any yoke for bullocks.
- It is generally used by the farmers for carrying loads from one place to another, e.g. for carrying the farm produce to the threshing ground, grains to the homestead and to the market, and for other transportation needs, The carts are mostly locally manufactured. There is little difference between the type and price of carts manufactured in different parts of the district. Wheels made exclusively of iron are fast replacing the wooden ones.
- Cane Crusher is an important implement for crushing sugarcane. It is mostly used on a cooperative basis. The steel crushers have replaced the old wooden crushers. Most of the cane crushed is for, the manufacture of gur and khandam.
- A number of other tools and implements such as spade, kasola (hoe), pors (seed drill), kuhari and dranti are also used in the district. Despite the small size of landholding modern implements are being generally adopted by the farmers for better use and higher agriculture production.
- Good seeds considerably enhance agricultural production. Much publicity and efforts are made by the Agriculture Department to popularize the use of improved seeds among the farmers. The departments also undertake the multiplication and distribution of improved seeds to the farmers.
What is the Fees and Charges:-
1. The colonizer is required to pay scrutiny fees along with its application for a grant of licence. The scrutiny fees are levied at the rate of Rs. 10/- per sq. mtrs for the gross area of the colony and in the case of Group Housing, Commercial and IT, the scrutiny fees is for the proposed FAR.
2. The colonizer is required to pay the licence fee and conversion charges as prescribed by the Government.
3. The colonizer is also required to pay Infrastructure Development Charges as per rates prescribed in the Schedule in Rules 1976.
4. The colonizer is also required to pay the EDC as a proportionate cost of development of the town level infrastructure for a town as decided by the development agency, in this case, Haryana Urban Development Authority.
Solar Water Heating System is made compulsory in:
i. Institutional building (including schools having hostels).
ii. Dispensary, Health Centre, Hospitals, Nursing Homes sites.
iii. Hotel, Motels & Restaurants.
iv. Banquet Halls and Marriage Places.
v. Club and Community Centre.
vi. Old Age Homes.
No conversion charges are levied on the Renewal Energy Project located in the Agriculture Zone of the Controlled Area.
Haryana seeds Development Corporation undertakes the multiplication & distribution of improved seeds to the farmers.
Check the list of the document to be furnished?
Registration certificate from CIB & RC, Faridabad.
Fee for the grant/renewal/addition of new product.
Application in Form III/IV.
NOC/Consents (Air & Water) from Haryana State Pollution Control Board.
List of machinery.
List of laboratory equipment.
Name and affidavit from the person responsible under section 33 of Insecticides Act, 1968 (for manufacturing and marketing separately).
List of protective clothing/first aid/Fire fighting devices.
Detail of medical expert.
Inspection report and recommendation of the inspecting team.
Certificate from the Trade Mark Registry (For Trade Name)
Agreement of manufacturer and marketing agency for endorsement of marketing agency’s name.
The Department of Agriculture & Farmer’s Welfare is concerned with the developments regarding agricultural activities and looks after the welfare of the farmers of Haryana. The Dy. Director Agriculture office is located on the 6th floor, mini sect, sector-12 Faridabad. The main schemes look after by Agriculture and Kisan Welfare department are:-ATMA, RKVY, NFSM, etc.
Questions and Answers
What is the Process for the purchase of Sprinkler Sets?
The farmer who wants to purchase the sprinkler sets will give in writing to the concerned Assistant Soil Conservation Officer, the name of the firm from whom he wants to purchase the sprinkler set.
The subsidy on sprinkler set eligible is Rs.10,000/- for S.C./ST and women and Rs.7000/- for other farmers. Also after the installation of the set, the farmer will make an agreement in ‘Form-A’ with the concerned Assistant Soil Conservation Officer that he will not sell his sprinkler set for seven years.
Assistant Soil Conservation Officer will also take the certificate of proper installation certificate of sprinkler set from the farmer, copy of orders placed by farmers to the concerned firm.
As far work of soil conservation is concerned, an agreement is signed between the Assistant Soil Conservation Officer and piece worker before the start of work. In this agreement name of work, rate, amount, cost of work is mentioned.
The masonry works are done by S.C. staff directly on muster rolls by employing labour, skilled and unskilled on D.C. rates and payments are made within the approved estimate of competent authority.
What is the Application for a grant of Licence?
The colonizers have been defined in the Act i.e. an individual, company or association, body of individuals whether incorporated or not, owing to land for converting it into a colony and to whom a licence has been granted under this Act. In accordance with the above definition following kind of applications are being considered:-
1. The ‘company’ has ownership of land in accordance with the above parameters.
2. Individuals having ownership of land in accordance with the above parameters.
3. Group of persons i.e. the body of individuals may also pool together their land falling in the compact block in accordance with the above minimum area parameter and may apply for a grant of licence after executing a collaboration agreement with a reputed builder having the sound financial capability to develop the colony.