Hakkam Singh, a progressive farmer of Yamunanagar, is cultivating 21 acres of land with micro-irrigation TOU

Hakkam Singh, a progressive farmer of Yamunanagar, is cultivating 21 acres of land with micro-irrigation

Hakkam Singh, a progressive farmer of Yamunanagar, is cultivating 21 acres of land with micro-irrigation

Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal while interacting with the progressive farmers of Haryana at the inauguration ceremony of 7500 demonstration project of micro irrigation for villages having more than 100 feet deep underground water from Panchkula today said that the work of planting paddy through micro irrigation has started. Which is a great example.

Micro irrigation saves 50 to 60 percent water, progressive farmer Manoj Kumar, Tarawadi, District Karnal while talking to the Chief Minister said that this year I used micro irrigation on one acre of land under Mikada. In which paddy crop has been planted, due to which 50 to 60 percent water is saved as well as the money for farm labor is also saved. He told that I had paid only 18 thousand rupees of GST, the rest 82 to 83 percent has been borne by the government. DSR method saves 50 to 30 percent water. Similarly, progressive farmer Ashok Ratkheda district, Fatehabad told that he has installed micro irrigation in one acre, which saves more than 50 percent water and this time he is thinking of getting micro irrigation on all his land. Progressive farmer Balbir Singh, District Ambala, while talking directly to the Chief Minister from his field, told that in 2019-20, the team of Irrigation Department had come, who advised me to start this project. So I got this project done in two acres of sugarcane crop and also used it in paddy cultivation last year. Micro irrigation saves water and electricity to the farmer as well as increases the yield of the crop. With micro-irrigation, water flows in five acres of crop in an hour. Progressive farmer Hakkam Singh District Yamunanagar told that he is cultivating 21 acres of land with micro-irrigation. In which sugarcane and paddy are grown. He told that earlier one acre used to get water from one tube well in 8 hours but now due to micro irrigation, five acres of crop gets water in one hour. This saves water as well as electricity.

Future generations will get water from micro irrigation

Progressive farmer Lakhwinder Singh District Kurukshetra told that micro irrigation is a very good scheme to save water as it will enable future generations to get water. This is a unique idea which is working to save our books. He told that by taking house water and roof water through pipes to the field, he also uses it for irrigation.

It is very important to save water for the future generation – Manohar Lal

The results of Mera Pani Meri Virasat Yojana, which was launched by the Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr Manohar Lal, two years ago during Kovid-19, have started coming at the ground level. Today the Chief Minister inaugurated 7500 micro irrigation exhibition schemes from Panchkula.

In the program organized by the Micro Irrigation and Canal Development Authority, five mobile vans of micro irrigation were flagged off and along with it, two vehicles were dispatched from all the districts today so that the message of water conservation and water conservation was given to the general public. Can go The Chief Minister said that water is life and we have to save water for future generations. It has become a challenge today. He said that the third world war would probably be a water war. That’s why we have to use every drop of water. It has also been said that drop by drop would fill the pitcher and drop by drop would fill the ocean. Keeping this in mind, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had given a call for One Drop More Crop and I am happy that Haryana has carried forward this vision of the Prime Minister.

He said that today in the age of technology, new uses have started in irrigation method. Drip, sprinkler is such a system in micro irrigation, so that we can save maximum water and at the same time can get good yield. Water has two sides, one is drinking water and the other is water for irrigation. We cannot save drinking water. Sometimes doctors also advise us to drink more water, but irrigation takes more water, so we have to use it through a scheme like micro irrigation. Paddy, cotton and sugarcane use more water. Agricultural scientists say that more than 3 thousand liters of water is needed to prepare one kg of rice.

The Chief Minister said that in the 1960s, when the country was feeling the shortage of food grains, the slogan of Green Revolution was given at that time and the farmers of Punjab and Haryana made the biggest contribution in the Green Revolution and made the country self-sufficient in food grains. He said that due to excessive use of chemical food grains and exploitation of ground water, we became self-sufficient in the matters of food grains, but today we have to go towards another option. Micro irrigation is also a step in that direction. He said that the interest of the farmers towards Mera Pani Meri Virasat Yojana, which was started two years ago during the Corona period, has increased and in the paddy-dominated districts of the state, farmers have started growing other alternative crops in place of paddy. He said that I am happy to inform that in the first year, instead of paddy, other crops were grown in 98,000 acres and this time a target of 2 lakh acres has been set.

nothing is more valuable than water
The Chief Minister said that it is well known that there is nothing more valuable than water. If we pass on the inheritance of water along with land to the future generation, then there is no greater virtuous work than this. He said that about 200 water treatment plants are operating in the state and more than 50 percent of the treated water is being reused for irrigation and other works. Natural water sources also have to be saved, for this we have to make plantations, dams etc. but we cannot produce water. We have to use the available water carefully. Giving the example of Israel, the Chief Minister said that Israel is such a country in the world, where there is a lot of water scarcity and the entire agriculture is done by drip irrigation. Haryana Government has also signed several agreements with Israel for Water Conservation and Center of Excellence in Fruits and Vegetables. He said that we should follow the country of Israel in water conservation.

Haryana has realized the vision of the Prime Minister
It is noteworthy that for water conservation, from Jal Shakti Abhiyan to other schemes like Har Ghar Nal Se Jal and other water conservation schemes, Haryana has started prematurely. Apart from Irrigation and Water Resources Department, Micro Irrigation and Canal Development Authority, Haryana Pond Authority are also working on various water conservation schemes. The Chief Minister said that we have to run on excellent water management. Haryana is such a state in the country where the availability of canal water is less, we have only one river, Yamuna, from which we get water.

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