PATIALA: Punjab‘s Power and Irrigation Minister, Rana Gurjit Singh on Tuesday said that as Farming becomes a lesser income field so the Farming Fraternity senescing the reality must come forward and adopt other subsidiaries works to earn more. The Minister, who was here to preside over the concluding function of five days Tenth National Livestock Championship cum Expo 2017 at the Village Jahlan on Patiala-Sangrur road, made these remarks when addressing the large gathering at the expo and further without naming the previous state government, he added that the state government under its plan has decided to fix its main focus on the discarded livestock sector so that the farmers will earn additionally to meet out their requirements as the changing conditions. Rana Gurjit Singh said that the previous government gave a flip to the Gujarat based Amul Company but the state government has now decided to promote its own two companies namely Milkfed and Marked so that they will touch heights in the future. The state government is equally concerned about the farmers and so it’s trying to make all the efforts for the welfare. He said that even the dead livestock is equally beneficial for the farmers as they are used to manufacture leather and they will get paid from the leather industry as well. He announced that soon the state government is going to release a toll-free number and the farmers will use it to register complaints about their dead livestock and the companies will list them up from their houses. In the end, the minister also distributed cash prizes worth Rs 1.25 crores among the winners of different categories among the farmers belonged to different states. In the category of Sahiwal Cow’s competition, Haryana’s Gangana’s Virendra Singh’s cow bagged first prize and got Rs 1.50 Lakh of a cash prize at the same time Jai Singh’s Bull, a resident of Badhani kalan won a cash Prize of Rs 1 Lakh.
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