Sat. Feb 24th, 2024

Chandigarh-Punjab Horticulture Minister S. Chetan Singh Jauramajra, on Thursday, assured the representatives of the Punjab Potato Grower Association of the state of all potential help.

Presiding over a gathering in his workplace right here on the Punjab Civil Secretariat, the Cabinet Minister, sympathetically responded to the principle demand of offering subsidy on potato diggers, and directed Mrs. Shailender Kaur, Director, Horticulture, to formulate a complete scheme beneath the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY). Emphasizing the significance of embracing cutting-edge expertise, the Cabinet Minister mandated the consideration of newest and environment friendly strategies for potato digging.

Considering one other demand of the affiliation of organising of Disease Testing Lab on the Dhogri Indo Dutch Centre for Excellence for potatoes, S. Chetan Singh Jauramajra tasked the Director Horticulture to completely look at the feasibility of this proposition. The Director apprised the Horticulture Minister {that a} lab is arising at this Centre.

During the deliberations, the potato growers knowledgeable that the income generated is one-third of the overall acreage within the economic system by way of potato seeds. The potato growers requested for the notification of seed potato areas, which was agreed by the Cabinet Minister. He talked about {that a} draft proposal can be despatched to forestall the circulation of spurious seed potatoes, inflicting big loss to Seed potato.

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