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Suratgarh Central State Farm is said to be Asia's Biggest and largest Agriculture farm. It is the first effort of State Farms Corporation of India Limited (SFCI).
In 1956, when first mechanized farm was established in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan with the machinery gifted by erstwhile USSR on the eve of the visit of Marshal Bulganin.
Inauguration of first farm at Suratgarh in 1956, was done by the first Prime Minister of India Late Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru. Pt. Nehru called it a SYMBOL OF RESURGENT INDIA? Subsequently, late Mrs. Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India remarked, the Suratgarh farm has shown us how human will and scientific ingenuity can make desert bloom?
Total area of Suratgarh Farm is 6296 Hect. Culturable Area Is (in hect.) 5694.00, Irrigated Area (in hect.) is 1452.00, Rainfed Area (in hect.) 4242.00 and the Source of irrigation is Bhakra Canal System.
The initial idea of setting up this farm (also other six farms under SFCI) was to increase the food production. Main Crops under Seed Production are Paddy, Moong, Urd,Wheat, Gram, Mustard. Barley Oat.
Main crops of this area are cotton,wheat and mustard. One thing this area is very famous for is Kinnu(a variant of orange). For the past decade, farmers of this region are facing tough times. There main cash crop, cotton has almost collapsed.....The following pic is of Birdhwal headworks at Suratgarh from where water is released for irrigation to areas coming under the first phase of the Indira Gandhi Nahar Project
The following pics shows the Suratgarh Super Thermal Power Station...a great electricity production project...This generating station operated and maintained by Rajasthan Rajya Vidhyt Utpadan Nigam Limited is renowed in the country for their outstanding performance. Suratgarh TPS - "The Pride of Rajasthan", is recognized amongst the best-efficient and reputed power station in the country.
Suratgarh Thermal Power Station is the First Super Thermal Power Station of Rajastahjn with a total planned installed capacity of 1500MW.Presently the operational installed capacity of STPS is 1250(5x250)and one more unit of 250MW is slated for commissioning in March 2009.
Location : Suratgarh Super Thermal Power Station is located 27Km away from Suratgarh Town in Ganganagar Distt. of Rajasthan.
Awards : 1. Cash award of 3.75 lacs (for productivity) and Rs. 6.19 lacs for specific oil consumption
2. Golden Shield award from Union Ministry of power
Environmental Profile : To control pollution and ensure atmospheric emission within the prescribed limits of Environment, lacs of plants of various species have been planted in STPS, and most of them have grown into full trees. It is proposed to plant many more seedlings during the current year.
220 meter high stack have been provided to release flue gases into the atmosphere at an approx velocity 25m/sec. so as to disperse the emitted particulate matter over a wide spread area. Microprocessor based intelligent controllers to optimise the ESP of 99.9% efficiency have been provided. Regular monitoring of Stack Emission,Ambient Air Quality and Trade Effluent is carried out.
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