Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, September 14
The preparations for the virtual kisan mela, scheduled to be held on September 18-19, are afoot at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). A review meeting was conducted under the chairmanship of Dr Jaskarn Singh Mahal, Director of Extension Education, PAU, for the smooth conduct of the mela.
A total of 43 officials and members of faculty, including Additional Directors of Extension Education, Additional Director of Communication, Associate Director (Skill Development), Heads of the Departments and in-charge of eight sections in the Department Plant Breeding and Genetics participated in the meeting.
Dr Mahal said the mela has been planned keeping in view the safety measures to be adopted during the pandemic. The theme of the mela will be “Veera saad na parali, mitti-paani vi sambhal, apne Punjab da tu rakh lai khiyaal (Dear Brother, don’t burn paddy straw, conserve soil and water, take care of your Punjab).”
Dr Mahal said farmers can click the link www.kisanmela.pau.edu to participate in the virtual kisan mela.
He said two interactive links for “Direct seeded rice technology” and “Paddy straw management technologies” will also be provided where PAU experts will address the queries of the farmers. Apart from this, two links of PAU videos and farmer success stories will be shared, he said. Mela route will be pre-recorded showing all the field demonstrations and industry links will also be provided, he added.
Dr Mahal further informed that a provision will be made for online seed sale also on Farm Inputs app. He called upon the farmers and the farm women to participate with full verve in the kisan mela.
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