While several parts of the country are in going dry, the arid area of Jaisalmer has doubled its crop production this year.
Reportedly, agriculture officer Ranjeet Singh Sarva claimed that due to the continuous flow of water through the Indira Gandhi Canal, this year the crop has doubled to worth Rs 300 crore from Rs 150 crore which was recorded last year.
Indira Gandhi Canal is one of the largest canals that starts from Punjab and terminats in the Thar Desert, Rajasthan.
This year they have had Chana’s production for worth Rs 150-200 crore, while other crops like isabgol, mustard and jeera also did good.
As production is doing good, crops have started arriving in mandis with the maximum buzz at Mohangarh mandi. Mandi secretary Rajnish Singh said that this year mandis will generate a record revenue.