Formal inauguration of first pepper cluster of Punjab by Chetan Singh Jaurmajra

CHANDIGARH: In an effort to satisfy the purpose Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann led authorities to extend the earnings of the farmers of the state and to encourage crop diversification, Chetan Singh Jauramajra, Minister for Freedom fighters, Protection Providers Welfare, Horticulture, Data and Public Relations , inaugurated the Section 1 of Chilly Cluster on March 17, 2023 at village Mehlam of district Ferozepur within the presence of Hon’ble Speaker Punjab Vidhan Sabha Kultar Singh Sandhawan, Mahinder Singh Sidhu, Chairman PUNSEED .

Detailing concerning the manufacturing of chillies in Punjab, Jauramajra mentioned that 19, 963 metric tonnes of inexperienced chillies are produced in an space of about 9, 920 hectares in Punjab. Main chilly producing districts of Punjab are Ferozepur, Patiala, Malerkotla, Sangrur, Jalandhar, Tarn Taran, Amritsar, SBS Nagar and Hoshiarpur. Of those, districts Ferozepur is the biggest producer of chillies in an space of 1700 hectares and is adopted by Jalandhar with 1195 hectares and Tarn Taran with 1106 hectares. The utmost manufacturing of Chillies in Punjab is nineteen MT/hectare. Chilli farming is thought to offer employment to greater than 8000 folks straight and greater than 16, 000 folks not directly.

Speaking concerning the plight of Chilly farmers Jauramajra mentioned that earlier the Chilly crop didn’t get correct value as a result of which the farmers have been getting discouraged from crop diversification however now with the formation of this cluster the farmers will be capable of market the Chilly crop efficiently and they’ll additionally be capable of get a superb revenue.

On the event of the inauguration of this cluster, Honourable Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhawan and Cupboard Minister Chetan Singh Jauramajra went to the fields themselves and enquired from the farmers relating to several types of Chillies. The Minister mentioned that the Chilly producers of Ferozepur district have acquired technical assist from the horticulture division and personal sector organizations and so they collaboratively launched the Chilly Cluster Improvement Program on 19 January 2023. The keenness of the horticulture producers on this cluster and a number of other different clusters led the Punjab authorities to arrange a Challenge Administration Unit (PMU), a Challenge Directorate for the day-to-day administration of deliberate actions within the state. Challenge Appraisal and Approval Committees will even be constituted to assessment the progress of the mission.

The Minister of Horticulture, Chetan Singh Jauramajra, giving his nice concepts to take ahead these new initiatives, mentioned that by means of numerous schemes of the Punjab authorities, the horticulture division can also be offering monetary amenities along with technical data to extend the earnings of farmers. Aside from this, farmers are being made conscious by means of trainings/camps/seminars in order that farmers can get extra earnings from a small space of land.

Honourable Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhawan, who was specifically current on the occasion, defined the significance of this chili cluster and mentioned that elevated effectivity and technological integration within the worth chain will additional enhance the standard of the produce within the home and worldwide markets. As well as, it would additionally assist the farming group to scale back the price of farming, present alternatives for entrepreneurs, girls and unemployed youth to take part within the worth chain to arrange agri-businesses.

On this event, Director Horticulture, Punjab Shalinder Kaur and Rajnish Kumar Dahiya (MLA Ferozepur Rural), Ranbir Singh Bhullar (MLA Ferozepur Metropolis) and Fauja Singh Sarari (MLA Guruharsahai), Amit Kumar, I.A.S. Joint Improvement Commissioner-cum-CEO P.S.R.L.M. Mohali was additionally current.

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