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Posted at: Mar 21, 2017, 1:00 AM; last updated: Mar 21, 2017, 1:00 AM (IST)

Safidon MLA awarded for high poultry turnover

Three-day Agri leadership summit concludes

Felicitations

  • Honey Ratan:Rajender Kumar Shahran of Fatehpuria village in Sirsa
  • Mushroom Ratan:Anil Kumar of Matrshyam village in Hisar
  • Mushroom leader:Narender Kumar of Khubru village in Sonepat
Safidon MLA awarded for high poultry turnover
Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki visits a stall on the concluding day of the 2nd Agri Leadership Summit at Surajkund, Faridabad, on Monday. Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed

Bijendra Ahlawat

Tribune News Service

Faridabad, March 20

The second Agri Leadership Summit came to an end today with the presentation of awards to various achievers. Safidon MLA Jasbir Deswal was given the Poultry Ratan award by Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki, who was the chief guest.

Deswal’s hatchery had around 60 lakh hens at present with an annual turnover of Rs 1,300 crore. The person who received the award on his behalf attributed the success to Deswal’s family.

Rajender Kumar Shahran of Fatehpuria village in Sirsa received the Honey Ratan award. Anil Kumar of Matrshyam village in Hisar was given the Mushroom Ratan award. Their annual earnings ranged between Rs 35 lakh and Rs 50 lakh.

Narender Kumar of Khubru village in Sonepat was given Mushroom Leader prize. He earned around Rs 30 lakh per year from cultivation of the crop.

Several farmers were provided compensation cheques under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana. Several farmers and employees and officials of departments were honoured for their contribution.

Earlier, addressing the participants, the Governor exhorted farmers to take to new techniques and methods to make farming more remunerative and productive. He said the development of agriculture was a must to make the country achieve new targets in various sectors.

Union Minister for Steel Birender Singh said better remuneration and farming techniques were the need of the hour.

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