Strawberry festival in Jhansi from Jan 17, will give Bundelkhand region a new identity

the ‘strawberry festival’ is being organised from January 17 to February 16 which will showcase the
potential of strawberry cultivation.

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New Delhi: Keeping up with its promise of bringing transformational changes in Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is set to virtually inaugurate a one-of-its kind Strawberry festival in Jhansi on Sunday.

Strawberry festival will be organised in Jhansi from January 17 to February 16 and its cultivation will help write a new chapter of growth in the region.

The land of Jhansi is most suitable for cultivation of strawberry and the state government is aiming to cash in on the opportunity.

In order to promote it in Bundelkhand region, the ‘strawberry festival’ is being organised from January 17 to February 16 which will showcase the
potential of strawberry cultivation.

The fresh impetus to agriculture sector in Bundelkhand is sure to change the lives of farmers for good.

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District Magistrate of Jhansi, Andra Vamsi said that the region has been known for the production of pulses and ginger but the fruit cultivation is being taken up in a big way by promoting strawberry production.

He said that Chief Minister personally took interest in the development of the Bundelkhand region and saw to it that the farmers got an option for better income through this.

“It has been cultivated for the first time in the region and two families of Jhansi have successfully cultivated strawberry without any aid from the government,” he said.

“A work plan is also been made to encourage strawberry farming in Jhansi and other regions and this (strawberry) could well become a new option of better income for farmers,” Vamsi added.

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Workshops would also be organised during the festival and farmers will be encouraged to opt for strawberries . The district administration would also be providing strawberry plants to the people, said Vamsi.

According to Gaurav Garg, an expert of strawberry farming, it can well be a profitable option for the farmers.

“A plant of strawberry costs about Rs 70 to Rs 80 and it gives about one kg of strawberries. The taste of the strawberry grown in Jhansi is just like those of Mahabaleshwar. The festival will definitely boost the possibilities of growing strawberries in the region and provide another option in agriculture,” he said.

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