Fatehgarh Sahib: SGPC run Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University’s Department of Agriculture has taken an innovative step by undertaking organic farming on its farm. While giving information about the farming practice, Dr Yadvinder Singh, In-charge, Department of Agriculture said that the students of B.Sc. (Hons.) have been organically growing vegetables like Turnip, Beet Root, Pea, Tomato, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Radish, Carrot on 2 acres of land provided by the University. Dr Singh informed that that students of the department are given proper training and guidance on how to cultivate and harvest crops and the present produce of Turnip was cultivated and harvested by Aanchal Sharma, Karam Singh and Mohini Sharma, all three are students of B.Sc. (Hons.). He added that in the present times, producing healthy and organic crops is not enough but making them commercially viable and available to the general public is also equally important. Keeping this in mind, the students were also given the responsibility of successfully marketing the produce to the people.
Vice Chancellor of the University, Dr. Gurmohan Singh Walia appreciated the efforts of the Department and said that organic farming is need of the hour as a large percentage of our population is suffering from various health issues due to adulterated and contaminated food. He added that the University is committed to the cause of promoting research in emerging fields like organic farming, crop rotation, diversified farming, floriculture and will continue to undertake such innovative endeavours in the future as well. The students had put up a stall for the sale of turnip produced by them to the staff members of the University. Also present on the occasion were Registrar, Dr. Pritpal Singh and Dean Students welfare Dr. Birbikram Singh.
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