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KVK Samrala organized seminar on Paddy Straw Management 09-Nov-2017

KVK Samrala organized seminar on crop residue management to raise awareness and disseminate information among farmers on paddy residue management. Special focus of the event was to educate farmers on straw management technologies with practical demonstration of the Super SMS, Cutter-cum-spreader and Happy Seeder. At the site, one acre wheat was sown with Happy Seeder machine to raise wheat crop without paddy straw burning. On the occasion, Dr. S C Sharma, Associate Director, KVK Samrala welcomed all farmers and delegates present on the occasion and highlighted the activities of KVK particularly imparting skill development trainings to youth and requested farmers to adopt the recommended varieties of wheat and improved agricultural technologies and manage crop residues as per PAU recommendations. Dr. Ashok Kumar, Director Extension Education, PAU, Ludhiana was the chief guest on the occasion. He apprised farmers of the disadvantages of stubble burning and urged farmers to use baler, happy seeder, zero tillage machine, Super SMS and other technologies to control stubble burning and safeguard our environment. He appealed farmers to manage crop residue for better soil health. He appreciated the farmers and public representatives of villages who last year managed the paddy straw without burning and similarly they are doing the same this years and also motivating nearby farmers. Dr. Baldev Singh, Chief Agriculture officer, Dept. of Agriculture, Ludhiana, said we are doing our best to educate the farmers and appealed not to burn stubble. He informed farmers about various subsidies provided by the government. Dr. Rajbir Singh, Director, ATARI Zone I, Ludhiana appreciated the efforts of KVKs for organizing such seminars to motivate farmers not to burn paddy straw rather incorporate into soil for better healthDr.GS Buttar, Additional Director, Extension Education, PAU Ludhiana apprised farmers of the menace of stubble burning. He urged farmers to share the problems being faced by them and offered solutions for their straw management. Dr. Dharminder Singh, Dr. J S Gill and Dr. Mahesh Narang, PAU Ludhiana addressed farmers and shared their rich expertise on the subject. The programme ended with Vote of thanks by Ms. Rimneet Kaur, Deputy Resident Director, PHD Chamber. About 130 participants including farmers, Technology Providers & Agri/Farm Equipment Manufacturers attended the programme.


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