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As many as 32 rural youths have enrolled themselves for the three-month training programme on “Integrated Crop Production” which kick started at 2.01.2024 the Skill Development Centre, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), today. The training programme, organised under the guidance of Dr MS Bhullar, Director of Extension Education, will culminate on March 28.

In his welcome address, Dr Bhullar made a call for adopting agri-business along with agriculture for sustaining livelihood and farming. Dwelling upon the significance of skill enhancement, he said that skill upgradation was need of the hour to help farmers as well as unemployed develop entrepreneurial mindset and earn financial benefits. In the difficult times of shrinking lands and income, self-reliant was the voice of the masses, he added.

The Associate Director of Skill Development Dr (Mrs) Rupinder Kaur advocated the adoption of subsidiary occupations such as beekeeping, mushroom cultivation, agro-processing, animal husbandry, food preservation, bakery and confectionery, garment enrichment, etc. to bring innovation and augment income.

Dr Lavleesh Garg, Extension Scientist, proposed a vote of thanks.

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