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To encourage crop diversification, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann announces MSP on maize, pulses, bajra


PTI

Satoj, Might 3

To encourage crop diversification in Punjab, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday introduced that his authorities will present minimal help value (MSP) on various crops comparable to maize, pulses and bajra.

Mann made the announcement throughout his interplay with farmers after kick beginning the formidable Direct Seeding of Rice (DSR) drive right here. He additionally appealed to them to take up this method to verify the depleting groundwater desk.

Launching the DSR drive from his native village Satoj, he exhorted native farmers to additionally take up this method of paddy sowing in an enormous means.

The chief minister assured farmers that in the course of the tenure of the Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) authorities within the state, they’ll get superior high quality fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides.

To encourage crop diversification in Punjab, Mann mentioned that his authorities will present MSP on various crops comparable to maize, pulses and bajra, and can promote the produce at its personal duty, an official assertion quoting him mentioned.

“We might promote it to Singapore or Ukraine or some other place, however you’ll get MSP,” the chief minister mentioned.

On the ability state of affairs within the state, he mentioned his authorities goes to renew mining of coal from Punjab’s allotted mine in Jharkhand which has been shut since 2015.

Mann identified that with uninterrupted provide of coal, there will likely be regular provide of energy for the agriculture, the home and the economic sectors.

Expressing deep concern over quick depleting groundwater, Mann mentioned it’s the want of the hour to encourage farmers to modify over from conventional paddy transplantation to the superior DSR approach.

Furthermore, it’s excessive time to undertake an alternate approach for paddy cultivation to avoid wasting the a lot scarce and valuable pure water useful resource, he mentioned. The Punjab authorities on Saturday had introduced monetary help of Rs 1,500 per acre to farmers sowing paddy by means of the DSR approach to verify depleting groundwater desk.

“To advertise the DSR expertise, our authorities has additionally determined to supply monetary help of Rs 1,500 per acre to farmers who undertake this water saving technique of cultivating paddy,” Mann mentioned as he interacted with farmers of his village and listened to their solutions.

Mann mentioned that farmers of his native village must set an instance for the whole state by sowing paddy with the DSR technique on most space of land. Beneath the DSR approach, paddy seeds are drilled into the bottom with the assistance of a machine that does seeding of rice and spraying of herbicide concurrently.

In line with the normal technique, first younger paddy crops are raised by farmers in nurseries after which these crops are uprooted and transplanted in a puddled area.

On this event, Punjab Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema, MLA Sunam Aman Arora, Deputy Commissioner, Sangrur, Jatinder Jorwal, SSP Mandeep Singh Sidhu moreover Mann’s mom have been additionally current.

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