This is under the aegis of the Rozgar Aapke Dwar (RAD) campaign, an innovative programme formally launched here on November 23 by Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) parliamentary party whip Ajay Singh.
This was the first in a series of RAD campaigns the state government has plans to hold.
Handing over a new tractor worth Rs 3.95 lakh to Maru Ram, a landless Dalit of Bhodia Kalan village of Fatehabad district, Mr Singh said similar programmes would be organized in all the 19 district headquarters of Haryana on the chief ministers return who is away on a foreign tour.
Wiping tears of joy, Maru Ram told FE his landless family had been doing manual labour to earn livelihood. Henceforth, he would lease this tractor to the needy farmers of the area against cash payment on per hectares basis.
Mr Singh said that of the total sum of rs 3 crore allotted to the RAD scheme for the current Rabi season, Rs 95 lakh would go as subsidy to the jobless youth.
The corpus of the RAD loans has been created by pooling relevant portions of the current fiscals budget for farmers and agricultural labour.
However, such loans will be routed through the scheduled/cooperatives/cooperative banks and public financial institutions.
The district collector Dr RB Langyan described the RAD as a revolutionary scheme and assured that his officers of would monitor progress of this project.
The villagers led by Maru Ram raised hands to vow that the RAD loans would utilized for the purpose they are given and the loans would be re-paid in time. Ram Kumar, a member of the Haryana Finance Commission and among those who conceived this scheme was also present.