CHANDIGARH, MARCH 10
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has appreciated the efforts made by a farmer namely Mr Dharamvir Kamboj hailing from village Damla in Yamunanagar district for making a multi-purpose food processing machine, for which he has been awarded by the President of India.
Mr Dharamvir was given Rs five lakh in cash as award money, a citation and shield at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi recently.He had called on Mr Hooda in New Delhi today.
Mr Hooda expressed happiness and congratulated Mr Dharamvir and said that Haryana is proud of his achievement. He assured him of all possible help for making innovative machines.
Mr Dharamvir Kamboj had stood first in the competition of National Grassroots Technological Innovations and Traditional Knowledge Awards to make the country innovative and creative. Over 19,000 candidates took part in this competition, out of which only 64 were selected for awards.
Mr Kamboj said that his multi-purpose food processing machine can crush about 150-200 kg of aloevera, aamla, guava, apple in one hour. The machine crushes without breaking the seeds of aamla, mango, and jamun. The machine can also grind ginger, turmeric and other items. It can also extract 150 liter milk from soyabean. This machine is in great demand.
Mr Dharamvir has also prepared a rain gun for irrigation and a number of other machines useful in agriculture. Herbal plants grown by him are also very much in demand in other states.