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‘Kissan Huts’ to be opened at prominent places: SAS Nagar DC

chandigarh Updated: May 28, 2014 12:53 IST
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To facilitate the farmers of Punjab for direct trading of dairy products and organic vegetables to consumers, Kissan Huts, under Agricultural Technology Management Agency ( ATMA) scheme, will provide value for money to the far mers and quality material to the consumers at reasonable cost.

This was stated by Mangal Singh Sandhu, director of agriculture department while he was addressing the press on Tuesday.

Along with SAS Nagar deputy commissioner Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu, after inaugurating the first Kissan Hut under the ATMA scheme at Kharar, Sandhu said the ag riculture department had been generating awareness among farmers for crop rotation and cultivation and also motivating them with technical guidance to gain more value with less investment.

He added that cultivation of traditional crops had been proving to be less beneficial as such farmers have to use crop rotation and should cultivate different crops, for their financial stability. During this, the DC said with the opening of this Kissan Hut, farmers would be benefited and this would be beneficial for the consumers too as they would get to buy organic vegetables and other agricultural products at low cost.

Dr. Balwinder Singh Sohal, joint director, agriculture (training and development) & ADC (D) Punit Goyal, JDA KS Sodhi, CEO Par minder Singh and other officers of the agriculture department were present on the occasion.