MISSION TANDRUST PUNJAB: FARMERS FIELD DAY ORGANISED TO EDUCATE FARMERS ABOUT STRAW MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES
Author(s): City Air NewsFARMERS APPEALED NOT TO BURN PADDY/WHEAT STRAW & CONTRIBUTE IN SAVING OUR ENVIRONMENT Ludhiana, February 27, 2019: Under the Mission Tandrust Punjab of Punjab government, Farmers Field Day was organised at village...
FARMERS APPEALED NOT TO BURN PADDY/WHEAT STRAW & CONTRIBUTE IN SAVING OUR ENVIRONMENT
Ludhiana, February 27, 2019: Under the Mission Tandrust Punjab of Punjab government, Farmers Field Day was organised at village Gobindgarh, where the farmers were educated about various straw management techniques. This function was organised by Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Department in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industries. More than 100 farmers, who have joined hands and have not burnt paddy/wheat straw in more than 800 acres of land, participated in this function.
Village Gobindgarh is one of 11 villages of district Ludhiana, where the CII has started a project for straw management. This project has been started by the CII with the support of Punjab Agricultural University and Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Department. Support of three farmers organisations, ONGC, GBDSGNS Foundation and other organisations are also supporting for this noble cause.
During today’s function, the officials visited the farms and briefed the farmers about various straw management techniques started by them.
Chief Agriculture Officer Dr Baldev Singh, ONGC General Manager Mr Mahinder Singh Khushwaha, PAU Extension Education Department Additional Director Dr DS Bhatti, Dr Harminder Singh Sidhu and several others also addressed the farmers and urged them to not burn paddy/wheat straw and contribute in saving our environment.
During the function, the experts informed that CII has tied up with around 3000 farmers from 19 villages of districts Ludhiana and Patiala and have ensured zero burning of paddy straw on 16000 acre land. They stated that this initiative is showing positive results and around 12000 acre of land is now free from paddy straw burning problem.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included Jagga Singh Jalaldiwal, Darshan Singh Rajgarh, Jasvir Singh, Jugraj Singh, Balwinder Singh, Karanpal Singh, Jagpal Singh, Hardev Singh, Jagsir Singh, Basantpal Singh, Harjit Singh, Soma Singh, besides several others.