Chandigarh, Dec 6 (UNI) The Haryana government has taken up major steps to overcome the problem of unevenness of the soil surface of fields by introducing Laser Land Levellers.
State Agriculture Minister Harmohinder Singh Chatha today said the Agriculture Department had introduced four Laser Land Levellers last year in Karnal, Kurukshetra, Kaithal and Fatehabad districts and had almost covered an area of 770 acres in levelling feilds of the desirous farmers.
Mr Chatha ten Laser Land Levellers would be purchased at a total cost of about Rs 30 lakh during the current financial year for demonstration in the districts of Sonepat, Fatehabad, Rewari, Sirsa, Ambala, Jind, Hisar, Rohtak, Bhiwani and Mahendergarh under a central sector scheme of Promotion of Agriculture Mechanisation.
He said this service was being provided free of cost by the department and only diesel was being borne by the farmer himself.
This latest technology levels the land precisely with the help of laser land leveller.
The precision levelled fields require 30 to 40 per cent less water for irrigation, saves electricity, helps even distribution of fertilisers, pesticides and increases the yield by 15 to 20 per cent, he said.