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PAU organizes village level exhibition of agricultural innovations

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26 February 2021, Punjab, IN: The Department of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), organised a village level exhibition at the village Bhundri, Sidhwan Bet. This exhibition was organised as a part of National Science Day celebration, which aimed at the display of agricultural innovations at the doorstep of its end users i.e farmers, farm women, rural youth and school children. The exhibition displayed models of integrated farming system, mushroom cultivation, rain water harvesting, and vegetable nutritional garden. There was also the showcase of various processed food products prepared by PAU from various fruits and vegetables.

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In his address, Dr Kuldeep Singh, Head, Department of Extension Education, urged the higher secondary school students to adopt scientific agriculture as their profession. He also stimulated the farmers and students to come forward in adopting the farm innovations, generated at PAU.

Dr Lopamudra Mohapatra, Assistant Professor, Extension Education and the Coordinator, said that the purpose of the exhibition was to encourage students to take interest in farming and aspire to be an entrepreneurial farmer.

Dr Manmeet Kaur, Associate Professor, Extension Education, exhorted the students of the department to involve themselves in organising and preparing the exhibits. She advised them that such field attachment with the farmers will make them more farmer ready along with the University learning.

Dr Sherjit Singh, Agriculture Development Officer, Bhundri circle called upon the farmers to come forward and avail the facilities of PAU advisory available at the village level.

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