Tue. Feb 27th, 2024

In order to make sure the supply of high quality agri-inputs within the state as desired by Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, Punjab Government is all set to determine three bio-fertilizer testing laboratories in three districts together with Gurdaspur, SAS Nagar (Mohali) and Bathinda, mentioned Punjab Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Gurmeet Singh Khudian right here on Wednesday.

Khudian together with Special Chief Secretary Development Mr. KAP Sinha, was chairing a gathering to evaluate the functioning of the Chief Agriculture Officers and different officers to additional enhance the effectivity of the division.

He requested the Director Agriculture to make sure submission of weekly progress report of area officers and provoke an motion in opposition to the underperforming district officers, who’ve failed to perform given targets of sampling & testing of seeds, fertilizers and pesticides.

Director Agriculture Jaswant Singh apprised Mr. Khudian that 5 groups of flying squad, arrange on December 13, 2023 to make sure provide of high quality seeds, fertilizers and pesticides for Rabi season, took 134 samples whereas checking 110 retail/wholesale outlets. These groups have stopped gross sales of 28 sellers and have additionally lodged an FIR at Nangal.

The Cabinet Minister was knowledgeable that wheat crop has been sown over 35 lakh hectares and minor assault of Pink Stem Borer is under-control. Agriculture Department has fashioned pest surveillance groups to watch the assault of any pest on the wheat crop.

While reviewing the standing of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme, Mr. Khudian exhorted state farmers to finish their e-kyc to take optimum advantages of the scheme.

Reiterating the dedication of Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Singh Mann for the welfare of the state farmers, the Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister requested the Chief Agriculture Officers to implement the federal government’s welfare applications for farmers, moreover, making certain technical steerage and help to farmers for cultivation of crops.

Secretary Punjab Mandi Board Ms. Amrit Kaur Gill and different senior officers of the division had been additionally current within the assembly.

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