Ludhiana: Women training in agricultural farming at Kairon Kisan Ghar, Punjab Agricultural University has increased the number of women participation. According to Department of Education, around 300 women from different districts of Punjab are sowing different vegetables and subsidies activities and earning enough to run their families by learning different courses at training session. Women sowing different vegetables and other things use to sell their products after being processed including pickles, vegetables, turmeric and ‘murabba’ among others.
Women claimed that they are earning enough to run their families by producing and selling their products. Gurdev Kaur, a resident of Ayali Khurd said, “I used to sow carrots at my lands near Ayali Khurd and use to process the carrots in ‘muraba’. I am earning Rs 15,000 to Rs 18,000 per month and we have created a group of women. We have created the group of five women in one group though we can easily operate all the things timely. PAU is doing a very good job as they are providing free training to the people who are willing to learn more about agricultural farming”.
Adding, she averred that “we are further adding more women in different groups so that we can add more production”. She said that they use to install stalls and sell these products at different shops after the processing. According to PAU professors, Markfed is also directly taking products from the farmers, which is another ease for the women farmers to sell their products. From past few months the participation of women farmers have increased so much claimed by the professors of department of education. Paramjit Kaur, another woman said, “I use to produce turmeric from past several months.
After taking training from PAU, I am producing several things and also selling my products in market. Now, I am earning myself around Rs 10,000 per month. I am also suggesting the other women to earn themselves by producing different agricultural products”. Another woman, Dharjinder Kaur from Dhurkot said, “I am also taking training from PAU education department.
Training programme held once in a month at PAU where different trainees come at one point and processed products also being exchanged by the farmers. This is appreciable work done by the PAU where a large number of farmers gets together at one point”. Dr T S Riar, Head of Department said, “We are providing a free training course to the farmers and many of the women farmers are increasing regularly. We will provide more schemes to the women farmers so that there would no problem in future.”
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