CT University to hold agri enterprise mela on Feb 19

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CT University to hold agri enterprise mela on Feb 19
CTU Vice Chancellor Dr Harsh Sadawarti.

Ludhiana: CT University, Ludhiana is going to organise a one day Kheti Uddam Mela (Agri Enterprise Fair) on its campus on February 19, 2020.

The fair will be inaugurated by the Chief Guest Bharat Bhushan Ashu, the Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Punjab while Rakesh Aggarwal, Commissioner of Police, Ludhiana will be the Guest of Honour.

The Mela will showcase farm technologies and stalls with a focus on enhancing farmers’ income through agripreneurship ventures and subsidiary occupations such as beekeeping, mushroom growing, jaggery making, nursery production, dairy farming, etc.  It will also have stalls by women-run SHGs showcasing the processed farm products such as pickles, jams, squashes, murrabas, spices and condiments, etc. There will be stalls on farm machinery, seeds, pesticides equipment, fertilizers and agricultural inputs. The University Departments and the line Department of Agriculture and Horticulture, Punjab will also demonstrate their technologies and farming welfare schemes. 

While telling more about this mela, CTU Vice Chancellor Dr. Harsh Sadawarti said, “In this, the experts will also share tips for scientific farming with the participants and suggest how the farm income could be augmented. There will be huge footfall as the event is going to be an attraction for farmers and general public.  Farmers who saved water, said no to paddy straw burning adopted crop diversification, followed organic production techniques and augmented farm incomes through subsidiary occupations will be honoured on the occasion.”