Sangrur again tops country in wheat production and yield

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Sangrur
  • Updated: Oct 14, 2014 22:49 IST

With the production of 5,498 kgs per hectare wheat,Sangrur district has claimed the top spot for the second consecutive year in wheat production per hectare in the country and also in wheat yield for the third consecutive year.

Deputy commissioner Arshdeep Singh Thind said during the year 2013-14, with the use of hi-tech agriculture inputs and hard labour of the peasants, Sangrur produced 5,498 kgs wheat per hectare.
Thind also said Sangrur district, for more than four decades, had been contributing a large quantity of wheat and rice to the central pool.The good yield can be attributed to the free electricity being given to the farmers for uninterrupted irrigation.

According to Rajinder Singh Sohi,chief agriculture officer,it was a matter of great pride that Sangrur district was able to maintain its position in production of food grains.Quoting statistics, he said Sangrur, during the year 2011-12,produced 5,494 kgs per hectare wheat yield and during 2012-13, 5,169 kgs per hectare wheat was produced.

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