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Posted at: Apr 1, 2019, 7:24 AM; last updated: Apr 1, 2019, 7:24 AM (IST)

DBU hosts second Kisan Mela

Gurminder Singh Grewal

Khanna, March 31

Desh Bhagat University’s IEDC department organised 2nd Kisan Mela on the campus on Friday. The event was organised by the agriculture and food processing incubator of DBU-IEDC. The event provided a platform to farmers and agricultural experts to interact and share their knowledge about latest techniques, equipment and subsidiary occupations.

University Chancellor Dr Zora Singh and Pro-Chancellor Dr Tajinder Kaur inaugurated the event. They hoped that this Kisan Mela would prove a blessing for farmers and agriculture students.

ADO Amritpal Singh from Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Department, Amloh, said it was the need of the hour to make farmers aware about new agricultural technologies.

S Darshan Singh, chairman, PDA (PAU Ludhiana), was the keynote speaker. Dr Kang said: “Farming is a profitable business if we do it with latest techniques and proper planning. Farmers should follow the directions of PAU experts, which they give from time to time.” He also advised farmers to get full knowledge about the production of crops, its processing and marketing to gain profit.

Experts of different fields such as organic farming, mushroom farming, food processing, honey bee farming, poultry farming and self-help groups shared their experiences with the audience, farmers and students.

Stalls of various brands and products attracted the attention of everyone. These stalls demonstrated solar energy equipment, hi-tech farming machines, products such as organic wheat, pulses, seeds, ayurvedic and herbal products. The response of the audience was excellent. Other attractions of the event were giddha, bhangra, Malwai giddha and singing performances by individuals and teams of girls and boys. Pro-Chancellor Tejinder Kaur thanked all guests.

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