ABOUT KARAMJEET KAUR DANEWALIA

about

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.

Resources Owned by KARAMJEET KAUR DANEWALIA

Land

Land

I have 45 Acres of land

Machinery

Implements

Have every type of modern technological farming equipment and machinery at her farm.

Orchards

Orchards and Crops

Wheat, cotton, Kinnow, Plums, Pear, Peach, Java Plum, Banana, Naak

Other-skills

Other Skills of Karamjeet Kaur Danewalia

Making Phulkari, Knitting Rugs, Spinning Wheel.

awards and accolades

2001-02

Awarded First Prize in State Level Citrus Show by Agriculture Minister S. Gulzar Ranika (2001-02)

2004

Awarded Desh Seva Rattan Award by Ravi Chopra by Shahee Memorial International Seva Society, Ludhiana. (2004)

2004

Entitled by Punjab’s Former CM- Prakash Singh Badal as Kinnow Queen in 2004

2005

Best Kinnow Grower Award by Agriculture Minister by S. Jagjit Singh Randhwa in 2005

2012

Awarded 2nd prize in state level citrus show kinnow crop (2012)

2012

1st prize at district level citrus show kinnow crop (2012)

2010-11

2nd prize district level citrus show kinnow crop (2010-11)

2010

Best women kinnow grower awarded by agriculture minister- S. Such Singh Langhah (2010)

2012

State awarded as innovative women farmer at kissan mela by PWD Minister S. Shranjit Singh Dhillon & V.C PAU, Ludhiana (2012)

2012

Champion Female Farmer Award for excellence in agriculture at 7th National conference on KVK at PAU, Ldh. Presented by Mr. Sharad Pawar Minister of Agriculture, Govt. Of India. (2012)

2013

Award of Honor in progressive women farmer on 64th Republic Day at Amritsar presented by Chief Minister, Punjab, S. Parkash Singh Badal. (2013)

2013

Award of appreciation in innovative contribution to Indian Agriculture at Global Agri Connect (NSFI) IARI, New Delhi presented by Dr. R.R Hanchinal, Chairperson PPUFRA, Govt. Of India, Ministry of Agriculture. (2013)

2012

National Awarded as Best Kinnow grower of Punjab at NRCC (National Research Centre of Citrus Nagpur) (2012)

2013

Bharat Jyoti Award for Meritorious Service, Outstanding Performance & Remarkable role in Agriculture presented by Dr. Bhisham Narain Singh(former governor of Tamilnadu & Assam) (2013)

2015

Bharat Gaurav Award as in Recognition of contribution and dedication to worthy cause and your achievement in keeping the flag of India high presented by Justice OP Verma former governor of Punjab at New Delhi. (2015)

Zee Punjab/ Haryana/ Himachal Agri Award as best farmer horticulture of her outstanding contribution as a horticulturist in adoption & promotion of kinnow farming presented by Agriculture minister S. Tota Singh and Cabinet Minister S. Gulzar Singh Ranika and Mr. Dinesh Sharma editor, Zee Punjab Haryana Himachal.

Member of PAU Kisa Club, Punjab AGRO, Punjab Horticulture Department, Mandi Board, Changi Kheti, Kinnow Utpadak Sanstha, Co-operative Society, Kisan Salahkar Committee, Ludhiana Board of Management

Message to Farmers

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.

Contact Kinnow Queen

Address: Address: Danewala Satkosi Village, Fazilka District, Abohar, Punjab

Phone: +91 80548 82000