CT University organizes farm safari for regional farmers
Author(s): City Air News Ludhiana, March 18, 2019: To provide an exposure to farmers about scientific farming, CT University (CTU) held an exclusive ‘Farm Safari’ on its campus. A group of regional farmers led by Er Joginder Kalsi, a social...
Ludhiana, March 18, 2019: To provide an exposure to farmers about scientific farming, CT University (CTU) held an exclusive ‘Farm Safari’ on its campus. A group of regional farmers led by Er Joginder Kalsi, a social worker and Canada-based documentary producer visited the University.
Er Kalsi, expressed that the need of the hour is ecologic farming for which farmers need to be provided exposure to relevant scientific methods especially for rational use of natural resources and dealing with the risks of climatic change. He added that the state-of-the art infrastructure developed by CTU is impressive.
CTU Chancellor, Charanjit Singh Channi welcoming the group, expressed his gratitude to farmers for visiting and sharing their experiences and specific queries with experts.
The farmers saw the campus in an open safari van and elaborated about various courses being run by CTU. The highlights of the visit were awareness about scientific farming, guided visit to the farm, interaction with experts, technical guidance to farmers and a question–answer session. The farmers were shown round the recently developed ‘crop demonstration farm’, where the focus is being given on organic farming of high-value crops. The crops rich in health-benefitting traits were shown to them. New methods of growing crops vis-a-vis conserving natural resources were also explained.
Managing Director Manbir Singh said that the University will continue organizing student-farmer interfaces in future and will also send students to the fields of progressive growers to provide them with practical learning experience.
Dr Yogeeta Thakur, Head of School of Agriculture and Natural Sciences and Dr. Jagtar Dhiman, Registrar were also present during the visit.