Under the ongoing “Prali Prabandhan Chetna Yatra” campaign Krishi Vigyan Kendra Ludhiana (Samrala) organized an awareness camp on mobilization of school students for crop residue management on October 13, 2023 at Government Senior Secondary School (girls), Katani Kalan. The camp was organized under the guidance of Dr. Manoj Sharma Associate Director (Trg.), KVK Ludhiana (Samrala). The main aim of the programme is to sensitize the students on the issue of crop residue management. Around 125 school students participated in this programme.
Dr. Parvinder Kaur Assistant professor (H.Sci.) welcomed all the participants and informed them about Competitions under various categories of essay writing, slogan writing and poster making. Around 50 students participated in the Competition and the best entries among respective categories were felicitated. She highlighted the harmful effects of burning of crop residue. She also motivated the students for effective utilization of natural resources and efficient management of crop residue for sustainable agriculture and safeguarding the environment
During the mobilization of school students Er. Karun Sharma Incharge KVK Ludhiana (Samrala) highlighted the serious effects of residue burning and discussed about various activities of KVK Ludhiana (Samrala) in generating mass awareness among youth on these issues. He also shed light on various technologies available for paddy residue management. He also emphasized on the management of paddy residue through the use of farm machinery like happy seeder, super seeder, surface seeder, MB plough, rotavator, mulcher, etc.
The program ended with an awareness rally in the village katani to create awareness among farmers to stop paddy straw burning in the district.