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Padmashree Kanwal Singh Chouhan: Journey from a debt-ridden farmer to a progressive farmer

पद्मश्री कंवल सिंह चौहान: कर्ज में डूबे किसान से प्रगतिशील किसान बनने तक का सफर

Kanwal Singh decided to leave traditional farming for the first time in the year 1998 to cultivate mushroom and baby corn, and his decision was successful. Both the crops made good profits. After this he became an inspiration for the farmers in the area.

Kanwal Singh Chauhan was awarded the Padma Shri award in 2019.

Padmashree Kanwal Singh Chauhan, resident of village Aterna in Sonipat district in Haryana is a progressive farmer. In the area around him, he is known as a revolutionary farmer, while the government has named him Father of Baby Corn. This is because he encouraged the farmers to start the cultivation of sweet corn, baby corn and mushroom in this area and to cultivate it.

In the year 2019, Kanwal Singh Chauhan was honored with the Padma Shri award by President Ram Nath Kovind for his contribution in the field of agriculture.

Kanwal Singh Chauhan is giving employment to 200 people

Padmashree Kanwal Singh Chauhan while talking to NewsNCR Hindi told that he has been doing farming since the age of 15. He was the eldest in the house and after his father’s shadow got up from his head at a young age, the responsibility of the house fell on him.

There was a time when he was a debt-ridden farmer but today he has emerged as a progressive farmer and is giving direct employment to about 200 people.

Kanwal Singh decided to leave traditional farming for the first time in the year 1998 to cultivate mushroom and baby corn, and his decision was successful. Both the crops made good profits. After this he became an inspiration for the farmers in the area.

Padma Shri Kanwal Singh Chauhan Farmer

Padmashree Kanwal Singh Chauhan is also known as the Father of Baby Corn.

Baby corn being exported to England and America

Kanwal Singh says that when the production of baby corn and sweet corn increased in the village, so that the farmers do not face the problem of the market, Kanwal Singh started a food processing unit in the year 2009. About eight types of products including Baby Corn, Sweet Corn, Mushroom Button, Mushroom Slice are manufactured in this unit located in about two acres.

With the help of this unit, about one and a half tonnes of baby corn and other products are being exported daily to England and America. Along with this, he is also preparing tomato, strawberry puree here.

Kanwal Singh says that today the youth of the country should come forward in agriculture and take it as a business, as they are taking it. The farmer should start processing the products from his farm on his own and for this he can start it by forming a farmer group.

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