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The Farm Advisory Service Centre (FASC), Gangian, organized a district level training programme on “Paddy Residue Management” for the beneficiaries of Farmer Producer Organization (FPOs), Registered Farmers Groups (RFGs) and Agriculture Cooperative Societies at Dasuya on October 10. The camp was held under the aegis of Directorate of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

Sh Jagmohan Singh Ghuman, Senior AAP Leader and Pardeep Singh Bains, SDM, Dasuya were the chief guests, while Dr GPS Sodhi , Additional Director of Extension Education, PAU, Ludhiana and Dr Avtar Singh, Agriculture Office, Dasuya were the special guests on this occasion.

Sh Ghuman urged the farmers to follow the practices recommended by the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana and stressed upon them to incorporate paddy residue into the soil for improving soil health.

Sh Bains highlighted the importance of efficient natural resource utilization and called for the active cooperation of all stakeholders in curbing paddy straw burning.

Dr Sodhi sensitized the farmers regarding the effective utilization of natural resources and efficient management of crop residue for sustainable agriculture and safeguarding the environment.

Dr Maninder Singh Bons, Associate Director (Training), highlighted the harmful effects of burning of crop residue and laid stress on the proper management of paddy residue through the use of farm machinery.

Technical sessions were conducted during the training programme. During the training, Dr Indira Devi, District Extension Specialist (Horticulture), gave information on the use of paddy straw as mulch in orchards. She also encouraged the farmers for sowing of vegetables and fruits in nutrition garden.

Dr Ajaib Singh, Assistant Professor (Agricultural Engineering), KVK Hoshiarpur, explained in detail the processing of sugarcane and its packaging.

Dr Mandeep Singh, AAE, Hoshiarpur, provided comprehensive insights into machines such as the Happy Seeder, Smart Seeder, Surface Seeder, mulcher and baler, emphasizing their role in sustainable paddy straw management.

Dr Yashpal, ADO, Dasuya, shared information about various government departments’ agriculture and stubble management schemes.

The progressive farmers Amarjit Singh and Narinder Singh Bhatia shared their practical experiences with fellow farmers.

At the outset, Dr Rakesh Kumar Sharma, District Extension Scientist (Entomology), FASC Gangian, welcomed the PAU experts, farmers and farm women.

Dr Charanjeet Kaur, Senior Extension Scientist (SM), shed light on various activities being conducted by FASC, Gangian for the welfare of the farming community and proposed a vote of thanks.

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