Amritsar, July 10(ANI): Farmers in Amritsar, Punjab, have expressed happiness over the early arrival of monsoon, which has led to increase in the production of fruits.
According to the experts of the state's horticulture department, rains bring down temperature of the atmosphere, which is good for the fruits like pears, bananas, guavas and citrus limetta or mousambi that are the major growing fruits of the state.
The experts also said that if the government takes certain initiatives and makes adequate contribution, then the production of fruits would increase manifold.
"For the past two years, nature has blessed our crops. The varieties of fruits are also good due to this. But the government should do something in this regard by contributing towards the increase of its production," said Rajan Deep Singh, a horticulturist from Rakh Othian village.
"In the month of March and April, there is frequent power cut, due to which the farmers use generator to supply water in their farmlands, which proves to be an expensive affair. So, that is the reason, the government should do something," he added.
Punjab has emerged as the largest producer of fruits in the country and caters to the domestic market.
Cultivation of fruits has increased and the average income rose to 97,614 rupees from 88,740 rupees per acre of land. (ANI)