Sun. Sep 24th, 2023

Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker S. Kultar Singh Sandhwan, on Wednesday, requested the officers of Agriculture Department, Punjab Mandi Board and Punjab Agro Export Corporation to discover the feasibilities for organising a processing plant in chilli belt of district Ferozepur, whereas directing them to furnish a report on this regard in a month.

During the assembly with the officers and chilli cultivators right here on the Vidhan Sabha Secretariat, S. Kultar Singh Sandhwan stated that the chilli crop is being cultivated on 40, 000 acres of land on this belt of Ferozepur, which is able to cut back state dependency on Mexico, the most important chilli producing nation. Hence, it’s the obligation of the state authorities to arrange a chilli processing plant within the area. With this facility, the chilli of Punjab, which is bought at Jaipur (Rajasthan) and comes again to the market in Amritsar, may very well be processed right here and equipped for home consumption.

Speaker requested the officers to discover feasibility to offer amenities similar to processing plant and dryer to parch the chillies, analysis centre to develop new varieties and chilly storage chain. He stated that he would assessment standing after a month.

To encourage farmers for crop diversification, he requested General Manager, Punjab Agro Export Corporation Ranbir Singh to contain farmers whereas fixing the value of chillies. He additionally admired farmers for forming a gaggle to sale chillies by itself. He inspired different farmers to take steerage from these path breaker farmers.

Similarly, he requested Secretary Punjab Mandi Board Ms. Amrit Gill to rejuvenate mandi yards on precedence foundation. He stated that these markets have been made for the farmers, so optimum utilization of those Mandis by farmers must be ensured as an alternative of giving precedence to the merchants.

MLA Guru Harsahai S. Fauja Singh Sarari, MLA Ferozepur City S. Ranbir Singh, MLA Dharamkot S. Davinderjit Singh Ladi Dhos, MLA Zira Mr. Naresh Kataria, MLA Faridkot S. Gurditt Singh Sekhon, Punjab Agro Export Corporation Chairman Mr. Mangal Singh, Secretary Horticulture S. Arshdeep Singh Thind and Director Mrs. Shailender Kaur and Chilli farmers Hardeep Singh, Balwinder Singh, Lakhwinder Singh and Shamsher Singh have been current in the course of the assembly.

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