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Paying heed to the burning issue of paddy straw management, students of Rural Agricultural Work Experience (RAWE) under Department of Extension Education (PAU), Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), organized farmers’ awareness camp on “Crop Residue Management” at Qila Raipur and Sayian Kalan villages in collaboration with Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, block Dehlon. The camp was meant to sensitize farmers on different techniques that they can follow in order to manage straw efficiently and effectively. The camp began on a very festive note remembering the message of Guru Nanak Dev Ji- Pavan Guru, Paani Pita, Mata Dhart Mahat. Through these sayings, farmers were advised to perform their duties of saving mother earth.

Dr Kuldeep Singh, Head, Department of Extension Education, addressed farmers about emerging problems due to burning of paddy straw and a motivated them to adopt PAU recommendations so as to ensure proper management of crop residue in the field.

Dr Nirmal Singh, Agriculture Officer, block Dehlo, summarized various schemes of the agriculture department and called upon farmers to take maximum benefit from these schemes.

Dr Pankaj Kumar urged the farmers to be a step ahead towards saving mother earth and expressed concerns over upcoming scenario if farmers continued with the burning of paddy straw.

Dr Lavleesh Garg, Extension Scientist; Sardar Shivinder Singh, Agriculture Development Officer and Dr Pargat Singh, Agriculture Development Officer, also motivated farmers to adopt new machinery and deliver information about different policies and programmes by which they can be benefitted.

Students of B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture pursuing their final year also enlightened the farmers about the benefits of crop residue management. They also shared information about in-situ as well as ex-situ management options along with their respective advantages. Poetry was recited to seek attention towards the issue.

Later, a rally was taken out in collaboration with Nankana Public Senior Secondary School, Qila Raipur in which all the students participated enthusiastically and raised slogans walking through the village. A total of 100 farmers and students of school and RAWE participated in this event.

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