Sat. Dec 2nd, 2023

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann mentioned that the state authorities is totally ready for guaranteeing easy and trouble free sowing of paddy crop throughout the upcoming Kharif season throughout the state.

In a press release issued right here on Monday, the Chief Minister mentioned that as per the ideas acquired from the farmers throughout the two Government- farmers (Kisan Sarkar milni), the state authorities has determined to begin the sowing of paddy throughout the state in a phased method. He mentioned that the paddy sowing will begin from June 10, 16, 19 and 21 in varied elements of the state. Bhagwant Mann mentioned that the state has been divided in 4 zones to implement this sowing mechanism in an efficient method.

Divulging extra particulars, the Chief Minister mentioned that to make sure easy irrigation for paddy cultivation in a staggered method, within the first part transplantation within the areas past the fence throughout worldwide border will begin from June 10, for which common energy provide can be ensured to farmers. He mentioned that uninterrupted energy from June 16 can be ensured within the second part to seven districts viz. Ferozepur, Faridkot, Pathankot, Sri Fatehgarh Sahib, Gurdaspur, SBS Nagar and Tarn Taran. Bhagwant Mann mentioned that in third part paddy transplantation can be ensured from June 19 in seven districts together with Rupnagar, SAS Nagar, Kapurthala, Ludhiana, Fazilka, Bathinda and Amritsar whereas in remaining 9 districts of Patiala, Jalandhar, Moga, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Hoshiarpur, Sangrur, Malerkotla, Barnala and Mansa paddy transplantation will begin from June 21.

The Chief Minister mentioned that as a way to save the valuable groundwater of the state the facility provide for Direct Sowing of Rice (DSR) method will begin from May 20 throughout the state. He mentioned that the notification to this regard has been issued by the state authorities including he exhorted the farmers to chorus from sowing paddy earlier than these dates. Bhagwant Mann mentioned that 4 hours energy provide can be made out there to the farmers for routine irrigation wants together with paddy nursery transplantation and greens.

Reiterating the agency dedication of the state authorities to make sure uninterrupted energy to the farmers throughout the paddy season, the Chief Minister mentioned {that a} minimal eight hours of standard energy provide can be ensured by all means. He mentioned that elaborate preparations have been made on this regard and no stone can be left unturned for this noble trigger. Bhagwant Mann mentioned that like earlier 12 months the farmers will get common provide of water throughout the paddy season including that the state authorities is having 45 days of coal inventory with it to produce energy to farmers.

The Chief Minister additional mentioned that in a bid to successfully verify the quick depleting water desk, the state authorities will promote Direct Seeding of Rice (DSR) expertise in an enormous approach throughout the present Kharif Season. He mentioned that it’s a excessive time to chorus from transplantation of PUSA number of paddy and shifting to the eco pleasant and economically viable DSR method which is able to go a great distance in saving the bottom water upto 15 – 20% apart from enhancing recharging the underground water by 10 – 15% and saving almost Rs. 3000 per acre on enter prices together with labour. Bhagwant Mann mentioned that the farmers choosing DSR method will get an incentive value Rs 1500 per acre from the state authorities including that the farmers should undertake the PR styles of paddy really helpful by PAU.

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