Chandigarh, January 9 – District Gurgaon which is known as millennium city and famous for IT sector, has achieved excellence in the field of agriculture too as it has bagged first place in average yield per hectare of Bajra crop which is 22.35 quintal per hectare in the district. The district would be awarded with a cash prize of Rs one lakh in Kisan Sammelan by the Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that Bajra has been the major kharif crop of this district and about 32,000 hectare area has been cultivated under Bajra crop during kharif season of 2013-14.
He said that besides this, Mr. Mahabir, a resident of village Jatoal, block Farrukh Nagar has been selected best farmer for highest yield per hectare of mustard crop. Mahabir has set an example by harvesting 38.13 quintal per hectare during Rabi season of 2012-13. Similarly, Surender Kumar, a resident of village Pahari, block Pataudi has been selected best progressive farmer in Gurgaon for which the State Government would give an award of Rs 50,000 to him.
The spokesman said that village Mankrola, block Gurgaon has been selected as the best village in the district in the field of agriculture and would be awarded with Rs 10 lakh. The department of agriculture alongwith allied departments extensively involved large number of farmers for adopting latest techniques, practices and organized number of training camps for them. He said that this village has green house, orchards, flowering crop, vegetable crops, agricultural crops, nurseries, milk animals. Therefore, it was considered as ‘Adarsh Krishi Gram’ of the district.
He said that Mrs. Krishna Yadav, a resident of village Bajghera, block Gurgaon has been selected for first prize in food processing in the State and an award of Rs 50,000 would be given to her. He said that Mrs. Yadav got the training of food processing from Krishi Vigyan Kendra Shikohpur, Pusa Institute, New Delhi and started the food processing and marketing of new products. Now, 152 products were being prepared by Mrs. Yadav, he added.