Ludhiana: The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) will honour five progressive and innovative farmers of Punjab, on the first day of Kisan Mela, for their excellence in agriculture and allied occupations.
Amarjit Singh, son of Bhagwant Singh and a resident of village Bahiram Sahista, district Jalandhar will be conferred with “Parwasi Bharti Award 2016” for excellence in diversified farming. A XII pass young farmer, Singh has earned great recognition by adopting innovative techniques in 12 acres of land. For diversification, he has adopted beekeeping, dairy farming and seed production after acquiring trainings from the Department of Dairy Development, Punjab, Krishi Vigyan Kendra and other sources. He also obtained trainings in nursery raising of flowers and grafting of fruit plants from Cyprus during 1999-2002. Besides, he visited Italy and Switzerland to enhance his agricultural knowledge.
Hakam Singh, son of Bagh Singh and a resident of village Mahila, district Sangrur, will also be awarded “Parwasi Bharti Award 2016” for making great strides in crop diversification. He has been honoured by several Farmers’ Welfare Organizations. A 60-year old progressive farmer has received training in mushroom cultivation from Punjab Agricultural University, beekeeping from State Department of Agriculture, preservation of vegetables from Agricultural Technology Management Agency (Sangrur) and in fruit production from Pepsi Farm, Jalowal, Jalandhar.
A man with scientific attitude, Chetan Verma, son of Rakesh Verma and a resident of Ranjit Bagh near village Sahowal, district Gurdaspur, will be conferred with “Sardar Surjit Singh Dhillon Award 2016” for successful strawberry cultivation. Under the guidance of his father, Chetan, a prominent boxer, started strawberry cultivation on modern lines in 2011 in 2.5 acres of land, taken on lease. He is making good gains by grading, packaging and marketing strawberry. He has set-up a processing unit for the production of strawberry crush and juice.
Rajmohan Singh Kaleka, son of Gurdeep Singh and a resident of village Bishanpur Channa, district Patiala will be conferred with “Sardar Dalip Singh Dhaliwal Memorial Award 2016” for touching new heights in agriculture. For the last 15 years, Kaleka is cultivating wheat-paddy in 20 acres of land using scientific techniques. He has contributed significantly to the soil health maintenance and environment protection by making judicious use of pesticides, fungicides and weedicides.
Vinod Kumari, daughter of Gurdial Chand and a resident of village Mayel, tehsil Garhshankar, district Hoshiarpur will be awarded “State Awardee Sardarni Jagbir Kaur Memorial Award 2016” for carving a niche in agriculture and allied enterprises. She is a wide awake and hard working woman, who is practicing farming in 5 acres of land
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