Punjab & Region

Department of agriculture celebrates women farmer’s day

The Fact News Service

Barnala, October 16

Women Farmer’s Day was celebrated by the Department of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, Barnala in which self help groups formed under Atma scheme and progressive women participated.

On this occasion progressive women were made aware of the departmental schemes and their problems were heard. Giving information about Organic Kitchen Gardening, Kamaljit Kaur, Village Bhotna said that at present she has prepared about 2200 Organic Kitchen Gardens in about 20 villages and about 200 women are associated with them.

Sukhwinder Kaur from village Jodhpur, who makes heritage items through a self-help group, said they make rugs, feathers, hair, handkerchiefs, rugs and other items. He said that during the Corona epidemic he has prepared thousands of masks to help the district administration. Madam Manjit Kaur shared her thoughts on making pickles, jams and sauces.

On this occasion, Dr. Charanjit Singh Keenth said that today women are coming forward in every field. Women have an important contribution in agriculture, not only in agriculture, but also in allied occupations like dairy, animal husbandry. Madam Sunita Sharma said that under Atma scheme women are trained and their self help groups are formed and from time to time certificates of training are issued to them.

Dr. Gurcharan Singh said that a demo would be organized for the women farmers by providing mustard and vegetable kits. On this occasion Madam Rupinder Kaur, Karamjit Kaur, Amarjit Kaur, Ritu Jasan.

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