Since the area is poor, and the locals lack the money or expertise, Punjab’s farmers are employing their know-how for better returns in the tribal districts.
From Patiala alone, 40 farmers have purchased land in Shoepur district, especially in Baroda sub-division. “It was in 2009 that I decided to sell three acres of land in Punjab and invested that money to purchase 30 acres in MP. The entire economics of my farming has changed. Now I am earning 100 times better than I was in Punjab” said Satnam Singh Poonia, a farmer from Panjola village of Patiala, who has recently purchased 100 acres of land in village Siripura of Shoepur.
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