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When Gurdaspur DC Mohammad Ishfaq himself started direct sowing of paddy with Lucky Seed Drill

AMRIK SINGH | May 20, 2022 09:09 PM

GURDASPUR: Deputy Commissioner Gurdaspur Mohammad Ishfaq reached village Kot Budha of Kahunwan block at around 7 in the morning and started direct sowing of paddy with Lucky Seed Drill by himself using tractor for direct sowing of paddy.

It may be recalled that the Punjab government had announced direct sowing of paddy in the state from May 20. On this occasion the farmers of the village appreciated the efforts being made by the Deputy Commissioner to visit different villages of the district for direct sowing of paddy and gave a positive response to direct sowing of paddy himself. On this occasion, Dr. Villagers including Randhir Thakur Agriculture Officer, Sarpanch Makhan Lal, Dr. Harminder Singh Gill, Dr. Gurpinder Singh, Dr. Gurdev Singh, Dr. Dilbag Singh, Dr. Paramjit Singh, Dr. Maninderpal Singh, Dr. Rajinder Kaur, Dr. Bhavjit Singh, Capt. Mangal Singh were present.

Addressing the villagers at Gurdwara Sahib of village Koch Budha after the introduction of direct sowing of paddy in the fields of farmer Avtar Singh son of Bawa Singh, the Deputy Commissioner said that They have come to raise awareness about cultivation and eradication of drugs and they have planned to visit at least one village in all the blocks of the district and meet the villagers especially the farmers.

The Deputy Commissioner further said that the farmers in the villages were being imparted information on direct sowing of paddy and new farming techniques and instructed the officials of the Agriculture Department to prepare master trainers for direct sowing of paddy in the villages. To make more farmers aware. He said that apart from honoring the progressive farmers who had sown paddy directly on 15th August, they would also be honored under 'Tea Vij Deputy Commissioner'. He further said that the Punjab government was providing financial assistance of Rs. Contact the Department of Agriculture.

Talking about the cultivation of corn crop, the Deputy Commissioner said that crop diversification was the need of the hour and we should get out of the cycle of conventional crops. Calling upon the people to mobilize against drugs, the Deputy Commissioner said that drug addiction was a disease which could be cured.

He asked the people to report the drug dealers so that the supply of drugs could be curtailed. He said that drug addicts can get their treatment and the treatment is provided free of cost. Anyone addicted can get their treatment by texting 62391-39973 WhatsApp number.

On this occasion the farmers of the village responded positively for direct sowing of paddy and at the same time said that for direct sowing of paddy spray machine including direct sowing machine of paddy should be made available in the villages or cooperative societies as much as possible. Machinery should be subsidized. The villagers informed that their village Namurad has escaped from drug menace and they would extend full cooperation to the administration for eradication of drugs.

On this occasion, Dr. Gurdev Singh gave detailed information about direct sowing of paddy. He said that watering of wheat stalks should be done, after three days, the field should be plowed twice and the field should be cleared, the field should be irrigated 3 days before sowing, 3 days after sowing. And after 2 pulls, 3 Sahagas are killed. Sowing should be done in the morning or evening on the same day. Direct sowing of paddy should be done only in medium and heavy soils. Paddy should not be planted directly in light soils.

Regarding the quantity of seed, he said that the seed is 8-10 kg per acre, soaked in water for 8-12 hours before sowing and after drying in the shade. Sow an inch deep at -1.50. Less time consuming varieties 126 and Pusa-1509 should be given priority.

Regarding diuretics, he said that immediately after sowing, Pedimethanin Step 1 liter should be dissolved in 200 liters of water and sprayed in the morning or evening. The crop should be irrigated first after 21 days and later as required or every 5th day.

Regarding diuretics, he said that the amount of nominigold medicine for swak, swaki, paddy metha, 100 ml, stage of nadis, 2-4 leaves, as well as gurut madhan, Chinese horse grass sparrow ghar, medicine for scaly grass nadis Rice Star - 400 ml - 2-4 leaves, broad-leaved broad-leaved, paddy fenugreek, medicine for gandhi tila Almix-8 gm, 2-4 leaves, swak, swanki, Chinese horse grass, broad-leaved, medicine for paddy fenugreek Vivaya, 900 ml-1-2 leaves and Nadin Swank, Swanki, Chinese horse grass, broad-leaved, medicine for paddy fenugreek Council-90 gm-1-2 leaves.
Regarding the use of fertilizers, he said that 1 bag of urea after 4 weeks for Permal, 1 bag of urea after 6 weeks, one bag of urea after 9 weeks, 18 kg of urea after 3 weeks, 18 kg of urea after 6 weeks, 9 weeks after 9 weeks. Then add 18 kg of urea. He said that D. A. P. Fertilizer is not required.

He said that in case of any disease or pest infestation, in case of any disease or pest infestation, the office of the nearest Agriculture Department should be contacted and sprayed with the advice of the officers / staff of the department. The last watering is to be done 10 days before the ripening of the crop keeping in view the weather.
On the occasion Agriculture Officer Mr. Randhir Singh Thakur said that the Agriculture Department was in charge of direct sowing of paddy in Gurdaspur district and a farmer awareness cap was being set up in each of the three villages of the district daily to make the farmers more aware.

On this occasion the Deputy Commissioner also listened to the grievances of the villagers and said that the people can send their grievances to WhatsApp number 62393-01830 or they can express their grievances by holding a zoom meeting with the Deputy Commissioner from their home at 11 am daily. To hold a zoom meeting, users can use ID 99154-33777 and password 0033. In addition, people can send a complaint regarding any problem to WhatsApp number 62393-01830 or email ceabranchgsp0gmail.com.

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