Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal honoured Major Manmohan Singh Verka with the state awards for the services rendered by him in the field of education during the 66th Independence Day celebrations at YPS Stadium in Patiala. He is a lead fruit grower of Amritsar district and is regular in touch with the experts of KVK, Amritsar for the improvements in his orchards. He is using scientific technologies in the orchards and presently grows 17 acres of kinnow successfully at his farm at village Phirvariyan. Besides kinnow, Manmohan Singh has sown pears of different varieties on 24 acres of land. Not only this, he has sown plums and peaches between the rows of pear trees. He has bought a turmeric boiler recently from Maharashtra which will be used for softening the turmeric; then it will be polished and finally crushed in a grinder.He plans to pack the turmeric and sell it in the market. He has also decided to set up a high-tech dairy unit at the farmhouse.