Ludhiana: A progressive farmer, Mohinder Singh Grewal has been selected as the “First PAU Fellow Farmer” by the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) to educate the farmers and the students through lectures in extension programmes like training.
Having 53 years of farming experience, he has produced 42 crops till date on 4.8. hectares of land. He has acquired training in hybrid seed production from PAU, modern technology and agronomic practices for intensive growth of vegetables from scientists of Israel, and in poultry, piggery and beekeeping from various sources.
At the national level, Singh has served as Member of Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, Government of India; Member of Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow, Member of Seed Act Sub Committee, Government of India and Member of Advisory Committee, Prasar Bharti, Jalandhar, Punjab. At the state level, he has served as Member of Governing Board, Punjab State Seed Certification Authority, PAU Farmers’ Advisory Committee and PAU Publication Committee. Singh, at present, is a Member of Agriculture and Horticulture Committee, PAU and Member of Governing Board, Agricultural Technology Management Agency. He is also the Founder and Charter President of Punjab Farmers’ Club, PAU. He is a recipient of five international, seven national and 16 state honours.
He has visited many countries like USA, Canada, Mexico, Thailand, England and Pakistan as a scientific farmer and a delegate member. In addition, he has delivered several seminars in India and abroad. Apart from this, he has authored several books on various aspects of agriculture.
Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice Chancellor, PAU; Dr R.S. Sidhu, Director of Extension Education; and Dr J.S. Dhiman, former Additional Director of Research (Natural Resource and Plant Health Management) congratulated S. Singh on this achievement and for his contributions to agriculture.
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