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Retired Colonel Subhash Deswa makes UP's Sikandrabad as India's largest Carrot producer

According to the most recent publicly available data on state-wise carrot production of 2017-18, Uttar Pradesh is the third largest carrot producer.

According to the most recent publicly available data on state-wise carrot production of 2017-18, Uttar Pradesh is the third largest carrot producer. Subhash Deswal, a retired Colonel who served 21 years in the Indian Army returned to his village after retirement. Subhash and his friend Kishan Lal Yadav, who holds a degree in Chemical Engineering, formed a company named Sunshine Vegetables Private Limited, one of the largest producers of English carrots in India. In 2005, Col Deswal approached agricultural scientists from ICAR, Punjab Agriculture University, Pantnagar Agriculture University to learn how to farm. Today, Col Deswal is popularly known as the Carrot King for the quality and quantity of his produce. The company has 1000 employees and produces more than 20,000 metric tonnes of English carrots every year from Sikandrabad. His story was covered and reported by Better India, where it was claimed that he made his village India's largest carrot producer.

According to the most recent publicly available data on state-wise carrot production is from 2017-18, and according to that data Uttar Pradesh is the third largest carrot producer in India. This was also the data which was linked in the article published by Better India. Therefore, based on the publicly available information, this claim is false.

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