Ajay Vir Jakhar to take over as Punjab farmer commission  chairman
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Ajay Vir Jakhar to take over as Punjab farmer commission chairman

 Ajay Vir is into citrus cultivation at the family’s native Maujgarh village near Abohar — from where his uncle Sunil Jakhar was MLA thrice — in Fazilka district. He is chairman of the non-government organisation (NGO) Bharat Krishak Samaj formed in 1955 by Balram Jakhar, and also leads a magazine, Farmers’ Forum.

punjab Updated: Apr 06, 2017 17:25 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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Ajay Vir Jakhar(Photo: Twitter)

Ajay Vir Jakhar, 49, grandson of the late veteran Congressman Balram Jakhar and son of former state minister Sajjan Kumar Jakhar, will take over as chairman of the Punjab State Farmers Commission on Thursday. He will succeed GS Kalkat, who had resigned immediately after the Congress government took over on March 14.

Ajay Vir is into citrus cultivation at the family’s native Maujgarh village near Abohar — from where his uncle Sunil Jakhar was MLA thrice — in Fazilka district. He is chairman of the non-government organisation (NGO) Bharat Krishak Samaj formed in 1955 by Balram Jakhar, and also leads a magazine, Farmers’ Forum.

First Published: Apr 05, 2017 21:49 IST