Lucknow: The two-day state jaggery festival is going to begin in March in the capital city of Lucknow. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is going to inaugurate the Gur Mahotsava starting from 6 March. The properties of jaggery will be discussed in the festival. Experts of AYUSH department will tell about the medicinal properties of jaggery.
Inauguration of the two-day State Gur Festival in Lucknow
In fact, after the Strawberry Festival in Jhansi, now the Yogi Government is going to organize the Gur Festival in Lucknow. On March 6, CM Yogi will inaugurate the Gur Mahotsava by inaugurating it. The purpose of this festival is to make people aware of the characteristics of jaggery and promote it from the point of view of production. People from many departments will join it.
CM Yogi will inaugurate jaggery festival on 6 March
In such a situation, the experts of the AYUSH department will tell about the medicinal properties of jaggery during the jaggery festival. The subject experts will discuss the possibilities of jaggery and its by-products. This discussion will cover topics like packaging and marketing, e-business, e-marketing and export potential. Those making fine jaggery products will also share their experiences.
At the same time, experts of the sugarcane department will discuss about co-harvest farming, improved species to make sugarcane farming more beneficial.
The quality of jaggery will be discussed in the city of Nawabs
The entrepreneurs associated with the production and trade of jaggery will tell about the various aspects related to cutting edge technology, product variety, storage, marketing and export available for the production of jaggery.
Not only this, the three stall makers who make the best jaggery products will also be honored by the government. The program will be held on 6 and 7 March at the Indira Gandhi Foundation in the capital.
Experts of AYUSH department will tell about the medicinal properties of jaggery
Explain that jaggery has a special place in the Indian tradition. It is needed from puja thali to food thali. Traditionally, there are many idioms about jaggery due to the inhabited form. Charaka Samhita also mentions the medicinal properties of jaggery. Even in jaggery, iron, calcium and essential minerals are found in more quantity than sugar.
Jaggery market will increase in UP, will get employment
On the other hand, jaggery is produced in local and small scale cottage industries in the state. Presently, 261 power crushers and about 5650 crushers are producing jaggery in UP. In such a situation, jaggery and its processed products will also become a source of employment at the local level.
Sugarcane is the most important cash crop of the state. Therefore, with the development of the jaggery industry through jaggery and its processed products, sugarcane farmers will get better income by getting better prices nearby. Its benefits will be available to all those associated with the farmers, such as entrepreneurs belonging to industry, entrepreneurs of production and trade, manufacturers of machinery used in jaggery production and consumers of jaggery.
Best three stalls will be rewarded
Giving information about the Good Festival, Additional Chief Secretary Ganna Sanjay Bhusreddy said that the purpose of the event is to make people aware of the medicinal benefits of jaggery. With this, molasses producers have to be motivated to make quality jaggery and related products. This festival will be a means of better coordination between jaggery producers, technicians, machinery manufacturers and buyers. In this, stalls will be set up by the jaggery growers of the country and the state.
ODOP will also get encouragement
Good festival will not only benefit farmers but will also boost ODOP. Significantly, sugarcane is the ODOP (one district, one product) of Muzaffarnagar and Ayodhya districts. The Chief Minister is very serious about his favorite scheme. This is the reason that the first jaggery festival was held in Muzaffarnagar. Its organization in Lucknow will inspire the cane farmers of Purvanchal including Ayodhya to make processed products of jaggery.