29 October 2021, Punjab: KVK Hoshiarpur organized a training camp on paddy residue management at adopted village Mehtabpur on 27-10-2021.
At the outset, Dr. Maninder Singh Bons, Deputy Director (Training), KVK Hoshiarpur urged the farmers to shun residue burning for safeguarding the environment. Dr. Bons also highlighted harmful effects of burning of crop residue burning, gave detailed information on paddy residue management machinery and technologies and exhorted the farmers to successfully pursue the noble cause of non-burning of paddy residue in campaign mode. He said that KVK Hoshiarpur is also organizing demonstrations for the effective management of paddy residue at farmer field in adopted villages and providing residue management machinery to the farmers.
On this occasion, Dr. Subhash Chander, Agricultural Officer, Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Garhshankar gave a brief overview of the different schemes of the department for the welfare of the farmers and laid stress on need of custom hiring and cooperative basis for proper utilization of paddy residue machineries.
Dr. Sukhwinder Singh Aulakh, Assistant Professor (Vegetable Science), KVK Hoshiarpur sensitized the farmers regarding use of paddy residue in biogas plant, as fuel, for mushroom cultivation and as fodder.
On this occasion, residue managing farmer, Sh. Bahadar Singh, shared his experiences with the farmers and urged all to adopt residue management technologies.
The participating farmers were provided PAU package of practices for rabi crops, winter vegetable seed kits, wheat consortium biofertilizer and literature regarding paddy residue management techniques.