LUDHIANA, AUGUST 19(Bharat Sandesh)
“Parali saad ke Jatta, Na kar sab da mann khatta, (Farmers, Do not burn paddy straw, Do not evoke people’s wrath)” will be the theme of the series of seven Kisan Melas, to be organized by the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) in September 2013 in different parts of the Punjab state.
Disclosing the theme, Dr M.S. Gill, Director of Extension Education, said that the PAU Kisan Melas will urge the farmers to shun the practice of paddy straw (parali) burning as it results in serious health hazards and environmental pollution through the emission of gases such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane, nitrous oxide and aerosols.
Dr Gill also told that the series of Kisan Melas will begin with the Regional Kisan Mela at TarnTaran on , followed by that at Ballowal Saunkhri(District Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar) on , at Gurdaspur onSeptember 6, and at Faridkot on . Informing that the two-day Kisan Mela on PAU campus will be held on , he said that the Regional Kisan Melas at Rauni (Patiala) and Bathinda will be held on , respectively.