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Kisan Mela at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana

Kisan Mela at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana. Tributes piad to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on their Martydom Day at Day One of Kisan Mela at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU),

Kisan Mela begins at PAU today

Kisan Mela begins at PAU today. The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) will hold two-day Kisan Mela on March 23 and 24. Various departments of PAU will highlight production, protection and resource conservation technologies. In addition, emphasis will be laid on farm and horticultural crop production recommendations such as application of fertilisers on soil test basis,

Stubble burning: Punjab issues directions for combine harvesters

Stubble burning: Punjab issues directions for combine harvesters

In a bid to curb the menace of stubble burning, the Punjab government has issued a set of instructions for owners of combine harvesters in the state. These instructions are aimed at saving the environment from air pollution caused by stubble burning, a senior official said on Monday. Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) chairman K. S. Pannu said

Simple Weddings – Simple Ceremonies

Simple Weddings – Simple Ceremonies

On the golden jubilee kisan mela of Punjab Agricultural University, the main theme was “Saade Viah, Saade Bhog- Na Karja Na Chinta Rog” (Simple Weddings, Simple Ceremonies;  No debt, No worries). It was an effort to cut lavish expenses on weddings and other social ceremonies. This was a historic and a bold initiative of the

'Punjab Agricultural University is our mother'

‘Punjab Agricultural University is our mother’

Soon after joining Punjab Agricultural University, I attended a lecture by Dr SS Johal, former Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University. In the course of his well-worded discourse, the learned speaker referred to PAU as our mother. The very mention of the word ‘mother’, particularly with regard to a university, caught my fancy immediately. Earlier, I had seen

Agriculture experts seek effective ban on stubble burning

Agriculture experts seek effective ban on stubble burning

Agriculture experts seek effective ban on stubble burning Ludhiana – Agriculture experts in Punjab have sought an effective ban on stubble burning in the wake of air pollution reaching alarming levels in northern states. During a meeting organised by the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) at the instance of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) on Saturday,

Adopt Straw Management Techniques: PAU experts to farmers

Ludhiana October 31 : – The Department of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), organized a demonstration-cum-farmers training programme on “ Adopt Straw Management Techniques ” in the village Tihara under the project “Enhancing Diffusion of Paddy Straw Management Technologies in Punjab,” funded by NABARD.Welcoming the farmers, Dr Dharminder Singh, Assistant Extension Specialist, asked the farmers

Chandigarh's Silk Mela from 22 October to 4 November

Chandigarh’s Silk Mela from 22 October to 4 November

Chandigarh’s Silk Mela: The sheen and delicacy of silk can make any woman go weak at her knees. She might be an urban chic, but her wardrobe stays incomplete until the rich fabric finds its way in. Chandigarh women have a particularly soft corner for silk, that beautifully blends the elegance and glamour. Famous Silk

Punjab farmers discard PUSA-44 variety of Paddy

Punjab farmers discard PUSA-44 variety of Paddy

Punjab farmers discard PUSA-44 variety of Paddy Patiala – Once known as the darling of Punjab farmers, and now facing relegation because of its negative role for state groundwater, PUSA-44 variety of Paddy, devised by the Indian Agriculture Research Organisation (IARO), New Delhi, has been largely discarded by the state farmers and it has been

Removal of members of arts council called as 'unconstitutional move'

Removal of members of arts council called as ‘unconstitutional move’

The removal of Satinder Satti and Surinder Singh Virdi as chairperson and vice chairperson of the Punjab Kala Parishad (arts council) respectively has made another reason to confront the decision of Congress government. The out going members are called this ‘unconstitutional move’ of the state government. The Congress government recently nominated renowned poet Surjit Patar

Series of PAU Kisan Mela to kick start from September 8

Ludhiana , September 4:-The series of Punjab Agricultural University’s seven Kisan Mela’s is all set to start in different districts of Punjab from September 8. The mela aims at exhorting farmers to cut expenses on social functions. Divulging contours, Dr Ashok Kumar, Director of Extension Education, PAU, said the first Kisan Mela will be held at

Poly-house cultivation failed to serve purpose

Poly-house cultivation failed to serve purpose

Chandigarh: The scheme to encourage cultivation of vegetables under controlled atmosphere, seems have fallen flat with a large number of farmers have decided to say good bye to poly-house farming in Malwa region. Feeling betrayed by the Punjab government on the name of subsidy and the companies hired by the government, nearly 30 poly-house farmers

Punjab to adopt whitefly-hit cotton plots as ‘demo farms’

Punjab to adopt whitefly-hit cotton plots as ‘demo farms’

Punjab to adopt whitefly-hit cotton plots as ‘demo farms’ Chandigarh- Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday directed the Agriculture Department to adopt select cotton plots affected by whitefly pest and use them as ‘demonstration farms’ to educate farmers. For now, this is limited to every village of four districts of Mansa, Bathinda, Muktsar and

Mansa police raided pesticide shops

Mansa police raided pesticide shops. Barnala-  District Mansa police raided two shops of pesticides in a local market and attempted to arrest the shopkeepers, but both the shops were closed due to which the shopkeeper was escaped from police. Both these shops were sealed by the team of agriculture department which came with the police.

Strict action against dealers of counterfeit insecticides: MP Singh

Strict action against dealers of counterfeit insecticides: MP Singh

Strict action against dealers of counterfeit insecticides: MP Singh. Fazilka- Assistant Chief Secretary Mr. M.P. Singh visited the villages of Saidaa wali and Usman Khera and reviewed the crop of cotton. Earlier, in a meeting held at C-Fat Abohar, necessary orders were made to the officials to save the crop from whitefly. On this occasion

Amarinder Singh Urges Farmers To Use PAU Recommended Seeds

Amarinder Singh Urges Farmers To Use PAU Recommended Seeds

To check the supply of spurious pesticides, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today urged farmers to use only the varieties recommended by the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) to protect their cotton crops from whiteflies. Those responsible for the supply of spurious insecticides would not be spared and strict action would be taken against them, he told

Chief Minister surveys Mansa, crop loss due to white bee

Chief Minister surveys Mansa, crop loss due to white bee

Chief Minister surveys Mansa, crop loss due to white bee. Chandigarh:- Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh will visit Mansa on Friday to assess the situation arising due to white bees attack. On Thursday, an official spokesman said that there would be senior officers along with the Chief Minister and the Chief Minister had already

Agriculture department to issue Soil Health Cards in district Strap

Agriculture department to issue Soil Health Cards in district Strap Soil Health Cards would be valid for three years and carry data base of soil health nutrients July 4 Ensuring better agricultural crop yielding through scientific expertise, the Agriculture Department would issue as many as 68,000 Soil Health Cards (SHCs) to farmers in the district.

10 percent increase universities prospectus rate every year

10 percent increase in universities prospectus rate every year

10 percent increase universities prospectus rate every year. Costly prospectuses of various universities in Punjab and exorbitant hikes in entrance examination fees over the past few years by various universities in the state are depriving many students of poor sections of the society of higher studies.The entrance test fee for BSc, MSc and PhD courses

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Ludhiana: new school of organic farming in PAU

The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has established a new School of Organic Farming in the university under College of Agriculture. R.S. Sidhu, Registrar, said the new school aims at carrying out multidisciplinary research, training and extension for the development and dissemination of scientific knowledge on organic and integrated agriculture. It also aims to develop and