District-level camp on crop residue management held

Our Correspondent

Tarn Taran, October 16

The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Booh, organised a district-level camp on crop residue management under the project on “Promotion of Agricultural Mechanisation and Machinery for In-situ Management of Crop Residue” at Assal Uttar village (Khemkaran) here on Wednesday.

In his address, Deputy Commissioner Kulwant Singh appealed to the farmers not to burn paddy straw as it would adversely affect the environment. Dr Rajbir Singh, Director, spoke of the ill-effects of burning paddy straw and explained in detail about various implements like happy seeder, chopper and mulcher which could be used to manage paddy straw properly.

Dr Balwinder Kumar, Deputy Director of the kendra, gave detailed information about the importance of paddy straw in feeding dairy animals and cut down the feeding cost. Dr Nirmal Singh, Dr Anil Kumar and representatives of the area too addressed farmers on the occasion.

Mentally retarded girl raped

A 20-year-old mentally retarded girl was raped in Dhagana village falling under the Patti Sadar police station. The incident occurred four days ago, while the police registered a case on Thursday. ASI Karamjit Kaur, Investigating Officer (IO), said the accused had been identified as Vishal Singh of Dhagana village.The IO said that the accused lured her with some food and took her in the fields. Parents on hearing the voices of the girl reached the spot. On seeing her parents, the accused fled the spot. A case under Section 376 of the IPC has been registered against the accused, who is at large, the police said.

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