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Progressive farmers’ meet organized at DBU

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | December 08, 2023 06:50 PM

MANDI GOBINDGARH: Agrim Club of Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences in association with International Economic Development Council and Irrigation Innovation Consortium under the aegis of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Desh Bhagat University organised a Progressive Farmers’ Meet: `Sanjha Anubhav Sanjha Vikas -2023’ in Mahapragya Seminar Hall.

The event began with garlanding of the statue of S. Lal Singh followed by ceremonial lighting of lamp and DBU Anthem. Dr HK Sidhu, Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, formally welcomed Dr Zora Singh, Chancellor, Desh Bhagat University as Special Guest, Dr Sukhpal Singh, Chairman, Punjab Farmers and Farm Commission, Mohali, as Chief Guest, Dr Gurbachan Singh, former Chairman of the Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, as guest of honour.

Dr Sidhu said that agriculture had made significant development in the last couple of years and the said event was an initiative by the department where eminent personalities who have excelled in the field of agriculture and farmers who are the backbone of agriculture will be seen on a common platform.

Dr Zora Singh appreciated the efforts of Faculty of Agriculture, Desh Bhagat University, for serving as a mediator between eminent personalities and famers.

Dr Sukhpal Singh spoke about various reforms in agriculture and he also explained in simple way what needs to be done to make farming successful.

Dr Gurbachan Singh explained in very simple terms the problems of agriculture and listed remedies. Dr.Singh also said that cluster villages need to be done for every issue like crop diversification, stubble burning etc. He also guided how farmers can save water.

Resource person Dr Ramrattan Singh, Fisheries Officer from Nabha, spoke about various procedures of fish farming. Dr Jaswinder Singh, Agriculture Officer, Fathehgarh Sahib, gave a brief view of growth in Fatehgarh Sahib villages.

This was followed by an interactive session with progressive farmers of the area. More than 50 farmers shared their expertise.

At the end of the event Dr Arashdeep Singh, Dean of Student Welfare, proposed a vote of thanks.

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