The Fact News Service
Mohali, September 13
Eminent agro-economist Dr. Sukhpal Singh on Monday assumed charge of the Chairman of the Punjab State Farmers & Farm Workers Commission in the presence of Minister of Finance Harpal Singh Cheema and Minister of Agriculture Punjab Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal at Kalkat Bhawan here.
Dhaliwal said that the new government has appointed a world’s renowned agricultural economist at a position to guide the farmers and the government of Punjab for improving the agricultural economy of the State. The finance minister Cheema ensured that the Punjab Government would extend liberal financial support to the Commission as well as agricultural sector of the State.
Dr. Inderjeet Singh (V.C, GADVASU Ludhiana) and Dr. S.S Gosal (VC PAU Ludhiana) appreciated the initiative of the Government of Punjab for appointing such a great personality on a pivotal position for betterment of the farming and allied agricultural sector of the State. Dr. G.S Khush expressed that under the leadership of Dr. Sukhpal, The Commission will help Punjab Government in crafting and implementing farmers’ friendly policies in Punjab.
Dr. Sukhpal Singh addressed the officials and progressive farmers that the Commission will work towards preparing future plan for the farmers’ welfare and for sustainable agriculture in the state. He further stated that the Commission would frame an agricultural policy in extensively discussion with the State government and PAU to enhance the profitability of farming system in Punjab. Both the Union and the State governments should help farmers to grow diversified crops that are suitable for consumers as well as ecosystem.
Prof. Bawa Singh, Dr. Yog Raj Sharma, Chairman PSEB, Chairman MARKFED Amandeep Singh Mohi, Dr. Ramesh Kumar from LPU and Sandeep Singh Randhawa have expressed that Farmer Commission Punjab under the Chairmanship of Dr. Sukhpal Singh will support new policies to enhance the income of farmers and farm workers of the state. Many progressive farmers and FPOs were also discussed their agriculture problems and issues with the Chairman.