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Agriculture has been the mainstay of the district’s economy from time immemorial. According to a legend, the mighty king Kuru once ploughed the fertile land of this region with his golden plough. The Mahabharata speaks highly about the material prosperity of the people of this region which is indicated by fertility of soil, abundance of water and vegetation1. The soil produced succulent grains, the rains were timely and trees were laden with fruits2. Growth of agriculture was facilitated in this region because its land was irrigated by river Saraswati and the Rigveda mentions the river Saraswati as the provider of grains and all sorts of riches.