Under the scheme, a target has been set to increase the production of sugarcane by a minimum of 100 quintals per acre in two years, which will benefit the sugarcane cultivators of about Rs 36,000 per acre.

The Punjab government has started preparing an action plan to increase the income of sugarcane cultivators. The government has decided that a task force will be formed with experts for this work. This task force will prepare a road map for increasing sugarcane production in three months. The government has set a target of increasing sugarcane production by at least 100 quintals per acre in two years.

The task force to be set up by the government will include experts from Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Sugarcane Breeding Institute Coimbatore and national level sugarcane experts, besides experts from Sugarfed Punjab. The task force will be asked to prepare a plan to increase sugarcane production in three months.

Under the scheme, a target has been set to increase the sugarcane yield to a minimum of 100 quintals per acre in two years, which will benefit the sugarcane cultivators with an income of about Rs 36,000 per acre. Under this scheme, apart from providing pure seeds of high quality varieties to sugarcane cultivators, training will be given about modern techniques in sugarcane cultivation as well as mechanization.

Officials will contact experts
The officials have been instructed by the government to train sugarcane cultivators in modern techniques of sugarcane cultivation along with Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore and Vasant Dada Institute, Pune. Training program should be prepared by establishing contact immediately.

Seedlings of 30 lakh plants will be ready
To increase the income of sugarcane cultivators, better cheese will be prepared by the government. In the first batch for the sowing season, in collaboration with Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana and Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Karnal, seedling of about 30 lakh plants will be prepared, which will be given to sugarcane cultivators in the form of seeds.
In Punjab, 75 percent people are associated with farming, farming. In such a situation, the special focus of the government will be on the agriculture sector. A target has been set to increase the income of sugarcane cultivators. Under this, a plan has been made to constitute a task force. Harpal Singh Cheema, Minister of Cooperation, Government of Punjab

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