Punjab Government carried out exceptionally effectively on the SKOCH awards 2023 by clinching one Silver Award and 5 Semi Final positions in Horticulture sector in the course of the award ceremony held on the Constitution Club of India, New Delhi.
Punjab Horticulture Minister S. Chetan Singh Jauramajra, whereas congratulating the officers of the division for bagging the Silver Award for Center of Excellence (CoE)for Vegetables (An Indo-Israeli) challenge positioned at Kartarpur, Jalandhar, mentioned that the Centre has helped to rework the lives of farmers by considerably rising their earnings. On-farm chilly rooms of 3-5 metric tons had been standardized right here which have enabled farmers to get correct financial returns. It has additionally helped to deal with main gaps within the value-chain. The farmers with pre-harvest know-how had been inspired for crop diversification by offering earnings equal to 1 acre from 1 kanaal polyhouses.
The flagship challenge of the Horticulture Department offers coaching and demonstrations to farmers and door-step supply of disease-free planting materials and so on. in addition to containing trendy post-harvest administration applied sciences. The centre additionally comprises state-of-the-art Hydroponics unit and a plant clinic laboratory. The CoE has supplied greater than 2 Crore disease-free vegetable seedlings to farmers throughout Punjab.
The semifinalist tasks had been Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) Scheme, Project PHASE, Biofertilizer Laboratory Hoshiarpur, Sericulture (Developing silk manufacturing in Punjab) and Center of Excellence for Potato-Dhogri, Jalandhar (An Indo-Dutch Project).
These tasks had been applauded for his or her innovation and contribution on the ground-level to create a optimistic influence for all its stakeholders.
Notably, the SKOCH Group is India’s main assume tank coping with socio-economic points with a concentrate on inclusive progress. SKOCH Awards are being carried out on a nationwide degree since 2003 to acknowledge tasks and establishments engaged on subjects of nationwide importance-marking the awardee’s extraordinary achievements in contributing to the society.
Punjab Agriculture Department’s Secretary Mr. Ajit Balaji Joshi, Horticulture Director Mrs. Shailender Kaur and Asst. Director (Horticulture) Mr. Daljit Singh Gill acquired the honour on behalf of Punjab.