October 14, 2011 admin


LUDHIANA – Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana has decided to adopt two villages-Kili Nihal Singh (Bathinda) and Khokhar Khurd (Mansa) and develop them as model villages for conservation of natural resources.  Disclosing this today, PAU, Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Baldev Singh Dhillon said that these model villages will showcase resource conservation technologies and set an example for other villages of the state.  Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, New Delhi has provided financial and technical assistance for this project and the needed equipment has already been purchased, he added.
            Dr. Dhillon further informed that new technologies of resource conservation to face the challenges posed by climate changes will be extensively disseminated among farmers of Bhatinda and Mansa districts.  For this Krishi Vigyan Kendras of Bhatinda and Mansa will actively collaborate with the Departments of Agriculture and Cooperation of Punjab Government.
            According to PAU Director of Extension Education, Dr. M. S. Gill, two Happy Seeder machines to demonstrate the sowing of wheat  directly in the paddy harvested fields will be sent to these villages. Chief Agricultural officer, Mansa will provide Happy Seeder for Khokhar Khurd while PAU will provide Happy Seeder for Kili Nihal Singh.  Special training programmes for these villages have also been planned for next year, informed Dr. Gill.

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