I am Karamjeet Kaur Danewalia from Danewala Satkosi Village, Abohar. As I was from a farming background and my father was a farmer, I was interested in farming from the beginning, but I never got a chance to do it. After few years of my marriage, in 1975, with the support of my husband (Mr Jasbeer Singh) I started orchard farming in 45 acres of land. I planted kinnow on 20 acres, Plums, pear, peach, java plum, banana, naak pears on 10 acres and in the rest of the 5 acres I planted wheat and cotton.
Soon I started earning good profit from it and I changed my passion towards farming into fulltime profession. In 1990 I build up a pond and stored rain water in it to irrigate my orchards. But later on I also started fish farming in it. I expanded my business slowly and started preparing seedlings also.
In 2001 I created a world record of 132.2 tonnes of kinnow in one hectare. In 2003 I went to California to take kinnow packaging and processing training. That training helped me a lot and in my business. And in 2004 I was entitled as Kinnow Queen by Parkash Singh Badal. I treat my trees and plants as my children and raise them lovingly. And even today also I give 10 hours daily to my orchards and that is the reason my kinnow quality are best in the whole Punjab.
Today I am harvesting 130 ton of kinnows per hectare and return of investment is also good. Behind my success and all the awards and achievements, my husband is the person who supported me the most and acted as a backbone through all these years. My future plan is to make agriculture a more profitable commercial business and make aware more farmers about the profit in horticulture.
I have 45 Acres of land
Have every type of modern technological farming equipment and machinery at her farm.
Wheat, cotton, Kinnow, Plums, Pear, Peach, Java Plum, Banana, Naak
Making Phulkari, Knitting Rugs, Spinning Wheel.
Farmers have to start maintaining their expenses properly and stop showing off what they don’t have. Today, agriculture field needs more attention, so young kids even daughters should also be involved and taught about this field. And everyone should remember one thing that every human being in the field of agriculture is a farmer first and then a businessman.