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Under the ongoing campaign on ‘In-situ Management of Crop Residue’ Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ropar organized two programmes viz one village level awareness programme and one awareness camp on mobilization of school students on crop residue management on October 11, 2023 in the adopted village Bajrur and Senior Secondary School, Bajrur. The camps were organized under the guidance of Dr Satbir Singh, Deputy Director (Trg.), KVK Ropar. Around 50 farmers and 100 school students participated in these programmes.

In the village level awareness camp, Dr Satbir Singh welcomed all the participants and 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.

Dr. Aparna, Associate Professor (Livestock Production), informed them of various aspects of crop residue management project and explained about the CRM machinery available for the farmers under this project. Ms. Ankurdeep Preety, Assistant Professor (Agroforestry) discussed the role of trees in conservation of environment and encouraged the participants to plant maximum number of trees.

During the mobilization of school students, Dr. Satbir Singh enlightened that the main aim of the programme is to sensitize our youth on the issue of crop residue management. He also highlighted the serious effects of residue burning and disused on various initiatives of KVK Ropar in generating mass awareness among youth on these issues.

On this occasion. Dr Princy (Assistant Professor, Home Science) informed that the student competitions under various categories of essay writing, slogan writing and poster making were organized and the best entries among respective categories were felicitated.

Mr. Varinder Sharma (Principal), appealed the students to spread the valuable information regarding crop residue management. He also thanked the KVK for orientation of students on such sensitive issues.

The programmes ended with an oath to stop paddy straw burning in the district.

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