Most of the farmers of the Punjab are struggling to find the solution of the vicious wheat-paddy cycle. A farmer of Ropar named Jinder Singh of Sandhua village developed a crop diversification model.
He earned around Rs 12 Lakh per crop cycle and he owns mere 3 acre . Yesterday he was awarded by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research with the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Krishi Puraskar for how he is raising his income substantially.
This is not the first time when farmers have been honoured. Also by the Ropar administration in 2012 he was felicitated as well as by the Punjab Agricultural University Kisan Club for his successful diversification.
Jinder said that i have won 60 awards by growing high-quality vegetables and showing his latest national award in his farm. He started his journey in 2002 from a training camp which is organised by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra.
After this camp the decided to do experiment with crop diversification with the help and supervision of experts . He sowed tomato, green chilli and capsicum . His relatives were against him but he did not stop his experiment .
The results has shown his hard work . 35 quintals of tomatoes, 20 quintals of chilli and 15 quintals of capsicum all of them were of top quality. He has earned so much in five years. He also told that those who said that he is not doing right now they buy plants from his nursery and seeks his help.