Chandigarh, Mar 24: Haryana today began its export of potatoes to Malaysia as Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda flagged off the first consignment of potatoes for Malaysia from Panchkula.
Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board (HSAMB) will export one lakh metric tonnes of potatoes to Malaysia.
Hooda asked farmers to diversify from cereal crops to fruits, vegetables, dairy farming and bee keeping to optimize revenues.
Inaugurating the Haryana Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Festival, Hooda said, land holdings of farmers were reducing in size. He asked them to adopt vertical farming in place of horizontal farming to increase their production from available limited resources
Hooda advised farmers to make more use of liquid fertilizer instead of manure. To popularize drip irrigation and sprinkler irrigation, the state government was providing 90 per cent subsidy to the farmers, he added.