Rupnagar district tops under National Food Security Mission

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Rupnagar, Sep 26 (UNI) Rupnagar district has bagged first position in the country under the National Food Security Mission (NFSM), Deputy Commissioner B Purushartha today said.

Addressing a farmers training camp organised by District Agriculture department at local G S Estate today, Mr Purushartha said under the mission, the wheat yield in the district had increased to 41.27 quintals per hectare from 37.82 quintals per hectare of last year due to hard work put in by the farmers.

He congratulated the farmers of the district for this feat and expressed the hope that they would continue to make their contribution in NFSM by further increasing the grain yield.

Deputy Commissioner also informed that the Punjab government had made available an amount of Rs 3.50 crore to the district for proving compensation to the farmers for the damage caused to their crops in the floods and rains adding that this amount had already been sent to concerned SDMs for distribution among the affected farmers.

He also said there was no shortage of DAP fertiliser in the district.

Deputy Commissioner also disclosed that the sex ratio had also improved considerably in the Rupnagar district, which was on top in the state in this regard.

Deputy Commissioner also inaugurated an exhibition organised by various departments on the occasion. Chief Agriculture Officer Dr Subhash Chander Khurana also spoke on the occasion.

Various agriculture experts informed the farmers about the latest techniques of farming for getting better yield from the crops.

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