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Punjab Agri University Conducts Stubble-Burning Awareness Camp for Farmers

Ayushi Raina
Ayushi Raina
Stubble Burning

In response to growing concerns over farmers burning stubble, the department of extension education, in conjunction with the Punjab Agricultural University's (PAU) Skill Development Centre, organised a campaign-cum-training camp on "crop residue management for farmers" in Zirakh village (Dehlon)

A total of 60 farmers attended the training session, during which information on the department of agriculture and farmers' welfare's crop residue management schemes and initiatives was disseminated.

Agriculture officer, Dehlon, Dr Nirmal Singh, and extension scientist, Dr Pankaj Kumar, shared several techniques and schemes for crop residue management and urged farmers to avoid paddy straw burning, which caused a slew of issues in terms of ecology, soil, and human health.

Dr. Lavleesh Garg, an extension scientist, informed the participants about the Skill Development Centre and PAU's numerous services and challenged the farmers to come up with fresh ideas. He said" Conservation of natural resources is a moral, social, and religious obligation."

Dr. Kuldeep Singh, head of the department of extension education, stated that different campaigns and actions were being undertaken at the state and local levels to prevent stubble burning, and that the program was one of them. More events like this will be held in other places to put an end to the habit of burning stubble.

PAU’s Happy Seeder Machine- A solution to Punjab’s Stubble Burning Problem

With winter approaching and the planting season for rabi crops approaching, we all in the national capital area must prepare for the dreaded decline in air quality in Delhi throughout the winters.

The most efficient method is to provide Turbo Happy Seeders to farmers in Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh (THS).

This is a tractor-operated machine created by the PAU in conjunction with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) for in-situ paddy stubble management. It can be used to enhance wheat production while also addressing the crops' time-related issues.

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