Progressive Farmer Story
Ferozepur, October 7, 2020: With an aim to keep the environment pollution free, the district administration and agriculture department, a flag bearer for managing crop residues with modern techniques, the border village farmer Lakhwinder Singh of Toor, has shunned the stubble burning by getting himself updated on participating in the activities of the agriculture department and seminars.
Divulging the details, the Deputy Commissioner Gurpal Singh Chahal said that Lakhwinder Singh a farmer of village Toor block Mamdot district Ferozepur, cultivates about 25 acres of land. He adopts crop rotation of wheat and paddy on his land and for the last almost two years; he has been determined to sow the next crop without stubble burning. He also appealed to the other farmers to bury the paddy residue in the ground itself before sowing the next wheat crop.
DC said, farmer Lakhwinder Singh was in constant touch with the officials of the Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department, to update himself with new techniques and this farmer harvested paddy last year with Super SMS and after that he sowed wheat with the help of Happy Cider machine subsidized by the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare which enhanced the fertility of the soil and quality of the produce. Using the crop residue in the fields did not require any spray rather it required less watering also.
Farmers can be avoided Lakhwinder Singh says that Krona set fire to the straw in the era of the pandemic force of the impact on the lungs. He said that he was always in touch with the camps set up by the agriculture department or the officials of the agriculture department and was always learning something. He said that he was moved to the sowing of wheat down in the stubble field to other farmers in the area.
Lakhwinder Singh said, we can save the corona pandemic impact on the lungs by not producing the poisonous smoke from burning the crop residues. He said it is the right time that farmers desist from the unhealthy practice of stubble burning and use it as manure in the fields itself as the cheapest means of soil enhancement. Giving a word of advice to the farmers, he said, each farmer must keep close liaison with the agriculture department experts to know the latest farmer-friendly techniques.
By HARISH MONGA: Senior Correspondent and Feature Writer.