Tuesday, March 12, 2013



The preparations are in full swing at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) for the forthcoming on-campus Kisan Mela, scheduled to be held on March 15 and 16.

The Vice-Chancellor of PAU, Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon stated, "The evolvement of various crop varieties and farm technologies by the PAU experts and their successful transfer to the farmers has resulted in increased farm productivity." The PAU has always been in the service of the farmers and that the stakeholders must make enthusiastic participation in the mela to see live demonstrations on new varieties and production-protection technologies for field crops, vegetables, fruits and ornamental plants, he urged. The theme of the mela "Ghar di sabzi-dal ugao: sihat banao, paise bachao (Grow vegetables and pulses in your household kitchen garden: Save money and Stay healthy)" aims at promoting the kitchen garden concept for livelihood and nutritional security, he said. The small and marginal farmers will be guided about the subsidiary occupations such as bee-keeping and mushroom cultivation for their income enhancement. Even farm women will be equipped with new ideas and tips for child care and home management, added he.

Dr S.S. Gosal, Director of Research, said that the PAU has a continuous research programmes and special emphasis is being given on the development of eco-friendly, cost-effective and practical technologies. He urged the farmers to participate in the mela in large number as the newly recommended technologies will be demonstrated by the PAU experts. He urged the farmers, \"Develop a liaison with the PAU experts and pass on your feedback as it is valuable for re-orienting the research agenda.\"

Dr M.S. Gill, Director of Extension Education, said that the mela seeks to promote nutritional garden, and disseminate technologies regarding natural resource conservation (soil and water management). Besides, a crop produce competition will be organized on the first day of the mela, he told, adding that the attractive feature of the mela will be the agro-exhibition which will highlight farm machinery, gardening tools, tubewell appliances, etc. The technical sessions will be held to strengthen linkages between farmers and scientists. He informed that the farmers can purchase the seed of newly released crop varieties and PAU farm literature during the mela. Dr Gill called upon the farmers to visit the mela, see live demonstrations, learn about new technologies, discuss various agri-issues and upgrade their skills about advanced technologies in agriculture.
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