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Farmer Scheme: The government launched a new scheme for farmers, trying to promote this farming

Farmer: Many schemes are being run for farmers in the country. Through these schemes, benefits are provided to the farmers by the government. At the same time, once again a scheme has been started for the benefit of farmers. Basmati crop has been cultivated under this scheme. Along with this, many more important things have come out. Let’s know about it …

pilot project

Punjab Agriculture Minister Gurmeet Singh Khudian said the state government has started a pilot project under which basmati crop in Chogawan block of Amritsar district has been cultivated in such a way that no residue is generated. Residue-free farming uses minimal or no chemicals. The minister said the initiative was aimed at promoting organic farming in the state as per the wishes of Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann.

Basmati Rice Cultivation

The Chogawan block is known for the cultivation of quality basmati rice. The minister said the Chogawan block has a total cultivable area of 32,000 hectares. Of this, paddy is cultivated on 28,753 hectares of land, of which 25,000 hectares is sown under basmati crop. He said that out of the total 102 villages under the project, 42 villages of the block have been selected for this cultivation.

Export of rice

“Basmati rice has huge potential for export as most of the grain produced in the region is exported to European and West Asian countries,” Khudiyan said, adding that basmati rice is currently exported to more than 60 countries. Amritsar district alone contributed around Rs 9,000 crore to rice exports last year. (Input: Language)