ADB-funded project for Kutlehar farmers: Agriculture Minister Virender Kanwar : The Tribune India


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The HP Sub-Tropical Horticulture, Irrigation and Value Addition (HP SHIVA) project might be applied on 5,000 kanals of land in Kutlehar the place farmers have both stopped cultivating attributable to wild animals or the place horticulture isn’t in follow. This was disclosed by Agriculture Minister Virender Kanwar whereas addressing a seminar for farmers on micro irrigation at Mandli village of the section.

A sum of Rs 1,000 crores, funded by the Asian Development Bank, might be spent within the first section of the project, which is able to start in 2023 and culminate in 2029. The project goals at giving a lift to the plantation of sub-tropical fruits like orange, litchi, pomegranate and guava in decrease areas of the state.

Drip irrigation and electrical wire fencing might be supplied to the farmers.

Kanwar stated the Horticulture Department has shaped 17 clusters overlaying an space of 170 hectare for ultrahigh density plantation of chosen fruits in 4 districts of the state initially, which is able to later be prolonged to seven districts. He stated the farmers of higher Himachal have good earnings from fruits like apple.

The minister stated two entrance line demonstration plots have been arrange underneath the project in Bangana for cultivation strategies of pomegranate and guava. Expressing the necessity to save water, he stated a water harvesting construction to irrigate 5000 kanals of land is prepared in Samoor village, whereas one other examine dam in Chaploh village was additionally full.