Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024


Chandigarh-With the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s imaginative and prescient to uplift the financial standing of Punjab’s farmers, Chetan Singh Jouramajra, Horticulture Minister, Punjab held a gathering to debate the chances for selling the export of horticultural crops particularly potato, Kinnow, Chilli and litchi and high quality manufacturing, advertising and marketing and processing of assorted different horticultural crops.

           Discussions have been held by the Minister with the officers of Horticulture Department in addition to progressive farmers of various districts of Punjab. In this assembly, the officers and farmers current on the event gave ideas relating to the chances and upcoming difficulties associated to the export of those horticultural crops. In this assembly, progressive farmers  Pardeep Kumar, Balwinder Singh, Hardeep Singh Ghagga, Pawan Jot Singh and different progressive farmers  have been additionally  current.

          Jauramajra defined the significance of assorted horticultural crops for export and the advantages of the cluster method being adopted by the division. He advised concerning the achievements of the Chilli cluster arrange at District Ferozepur underneath the PHASE. Stating the potential of Punjab to export potato, Chilli, Kinnow and litchi and he proposed the concept of bringing different main crops of Punjab underneath the cluster method within the close to future.

          The farmers from completely different districts expressed the difficulties in advertising and marketing the crops cultivated of their respective areas and requested the minister to  resolve these points. They additionally emphasised concerning the challenges being confronted by them in export of the horticulture produce. The main constraints raised by them have been ; appropriate  varities of Chilli and  Potato; Cold storage and drying services for chilli; processing infrastructure for Guava and Chilli. They additionally raised situation on rising export services at Amritsar Airport.

           In the assembly, a delegation of merchants and exporters from Dubai prolonged serving to hand to the farmers in direct advertising and marketing of their produce.Farmers have been inspired by Jauramajra to have direct deliberations with the delegation in order that they can export on to the International market by Dubai.The members of the delegation have been very a lot impressed with the efforts of the Punjab authorities within the horticulture sector.On this event, the officers and entrepreneurs additionally gave ideas to enhance export services.

          In the assembly, the Minister appreciated the cluster method being carried out by the Department to advertise the cultivation of chillies and stated that with the implementation of cluster method, the farmers can improve their yield and can get a greater value and on the similar time they may have the ability to promote their produce in far-flung markets .

          Director Horticulture Shailender Kaur defined intimately concerning the present manufacturing and prospects of accelerating manufacturing. Apart from this, she additionally advised concerning the efforts being made by the division for this function.

           Horticulture Minister assured that Govt. will absolutely help the farmers to advertise diversification and expedite the export services to reinforce the farmers earnings.

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