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Posted at: Oct 10, 2018, 12:05 AM; last updated: Oct 10, 2018, 12:05 AM (IST)

Stress laid on curbing practice of burning paddy stubble

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, October 9

The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) here conducted an awareness programme for mobilisation of college students to curb the practice of paddy residue burning at Guru Kashi University at Talwandi Sabo.

Dr JS Brar, associate director, KVK, gave a brief overview of activities of the kendra. He highlighted the harmful effects of burning of crop residue and laid stress on proper management of paddy residue through the use of farm machinery. He informed that the management of paddy residue was of utmost importance at this moment and laid stress on proactive role to be played by college students in spreading this message.

Dr Ajmer Singh Sidhu, dean, College of Agriculture, exhorted students to curb the practice of paddy residue burning and lauded the kendra’s efforts for creating awareness on the same. Dr Gurmeet Singh Dhillon, assistant professor (Extension Education), KVK, informed students in detail about the recommended paddy residue management technologies. He informed about various nutrients available in the paddy residue and their importance for the soil health.

Jaswinder Kaur Brar, associate prof (Home Science), informed that competitions, slogan writing at common places in villages, street play, demonstrations, trainings, etc, were an effective source to create awareness on crop residue management among rural people of the district.

Dr Amardeep Kaur (AP Horticulture) laid emphasis on the importance of kitchen gardening and use of straw in mushroom cultivation.

The Krishi Vigyan Kendra also conducted a street play, debate, essay writing and painting competition for the college students for sensitisation regarding the harmful effects of paddy residue to the environment, soil health, human health and society. A rally was also organised by college students to create awareness on shunning the practice of paddy residue burning.

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