December 8, 2011 admin


LUDHIANA, DECEMBER 8:-The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Faridkot of Punjab Agricultural University has been adjudged as the Best KVK of Zone-I that comprises the states of Punjab, Haryana, J & K, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi.  The award carrying a citation and cash prize of Rs.5.00 lakh, was presented by Shri Sharad Pawar, Union Minister for Agriculture and Food Processing industry during the 6th National Conference on KVKs-2011 held at Jawahar Lal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur on December 3.  The award has been given in recognition of the outstanding contribution of the KVK in extension education.  Functioning for the last 15 years, the KVK, Faridkot has developed facilities of soil testing, plant clinic, kisan mobile advisory service and technology for communicating latest advisories to the farmers.  It has played significant role in natural resource management and popularization of resource conservation machinery, such as Happy Seeder, Laser Land Leveler, Zero-till Drill, Paddy Transplanter, etc.,   and has been delivering technical message to cotton growers in 80 villages.  Dr. Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice-Chancellor, PAU; Dr. Ravinder Kumar, Assistant Director General (Coord.) of ICAR, Dr. A.M.Narula, Zonal Project Director (Zone-I), Dr. M.S.Gill, Director of Extension Education, PAU have congratulated the scientists of KVK, Faridkot for bringing laurel to PAU. After receiving the award Dr. Jagdev Singh Brar, Associate Director (Training) of the Faridkot, said that PAU received this honour due to the team work of scientists. 

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