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Posted at: Jun 14, 2019, 7:25 AM; last updated: Jun 14, 2019, 7:25 AM (IST)

PAU holds monthly review meeting

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 13

Punjab Agricultural University’s (PAU) monthly meeting of the review committee for extension and research work was held on Wednesday at Citrus Estate, Bhunga, Hoshiarpur.

The meeting, chaired by Vice-Chancellor BS Dhillon, saw the participation of a large number of research and extension workers from PAU and various KVKs across the state.

The experts deliberated on topics such as performance of wheat in paddy straw managed fields, soil sampling, campaigns for water saving, pesticide-free basmati cultivation and development of PAU- Crop Residue Managers Association (PAU- CRMA).

The meeting was followed by a visit to the Lambran-Kangri Multipurpose Cooperative Society, the winner of NABARD’s national award of excellence in 2007. The society owns GPS-enabled tractors and a fully functional biogas unit, apart from a host of implements lent on nominal charges to villagers. Started in 1920 as a cooperative agriculture society by the villagers, it spurred to growth in 1999 after Kahan Singh Pannu, the then Joint Registrar of cooperative societies, took it under his wings and relaunched it as a multipurpose society.

Dhillon applauded the work done by the society and called for an increased focus towards the establishment of such organisations in the state. Earlier, the team also visited the Farm Produce Promotion Society (FAPRO) at Hoshiarpur that undertakes processing of turmeric and honey.

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