27 October 2021, Punjab: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hoshiarpur is organizing various extension activities for creating awareness among the farming community to curb the practice of paddy residue burning. In this context, KVK Hoshiarpur organized a training camp at paddy residue management adopted village Ganeshpur on 25-10-2021.
Dr. Maninder Singh Bons, Deputy Director (Training), KVK Hoshiarpur urged the farmers to shun residue burning for safeguarding the environment. He also informed that as in previous years, this year also KVK Hoshiarpur has been organizing a campaign for managing paddy residue through awareness camps, trainings, demonstrations, hoardings, wall paintings and literature distribution and has also adopted four villages including Bharta, Ganeshpur, Mehtabpur and Hukran for focusing on paddy residue management. He said that KVK is also organizing demonstrations for the effective management of paddy residue at farmer field and providing residue management machinery to the farmers. 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.
Ms. Sunita, Programme Assistant, KVK Hoshiarpur sensitized the farmers about the importance of soil testing and proper method of soil sampling.
On this occasion, residue managing and custom hiring machinery operator farmer, Sh. Sarabjit Singh from village Bharta, 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.
In the end, Mr. Santokh Singh, Sarpanch from village Ganeshpur thanked all the experts for delivering informative lectures and farmers for listening attentively to the proceedings of this programme and assured all support for carrying out various extension activities to curb the practice of crop residue burning.