With the stage set and the campus all set for the two-day Kisan Mela starting Friday at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, the university has invited the farming community to participate and make the fair a grand success.
Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann will be the chief guest while Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats, NRI Affairs, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal and Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development Laljit Singh Bhullar will be the guests. respect
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PAU’s sister concern Chintit Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Science University (GADVASU) will also conduct an “Animal Husbandry Fair” for dairy farmers. Farmer fairs organized by PAU and GADVASU are considered the largest in the region and farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh flock to the event to learn about the latest techniques in agriculture and dairy farming and purchase seeds of the latest crop varieties.
PAU Vice Chancellor Dr. Satbir Singh Ghosal said the Kisan Mela, which was started in 1967, was an important event for transferring new technology to farmers. It plays a key role in disseminating improved knowledge among rural people, he added.
PAU Director Extension Education Dr Ashok Kumar said agro-industrial exhibition, farmers’ interaction with experts, soil and water testing, sale of farm literature, field exhibition, production competition, cultural program and technical session will be the main attractions. of the fair.
Additional Director Communications Dr. T.S. Riyar said that fruit plants (kinno, pau kinno 1, daisy, lemon, sweet orange, grapefruit, guava, amla, berry, papaya etc.) will be sold at the stalls of the fruit science department. Near Orchards, Opposite College of Community Sciences.