NEWS FROM PAU LUDHIANA CAMPUS

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• PAU ENGINEERS ALL SET FOR GRAND ALUMNI MEET
• SKILL ORIENTED VOCATIONAL TRAINING COURSE ORGANISED BY KVK BATHINDA
• PAMETI EMPHASISES ON ORGANIC FARMING FOR SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION
• SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING OF KVK SAMRALA HELD TODAY
Ludhiana, December 14, 2017: The College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), is all set to hold its Global Alumni Meet ‘Moments-2017’ on December 16 and 17. The meet is expected to witness participation of more than 200 alumni from different parts of the country and world. Former Dean’s and distinguished alumni of the College will be gracing the occasion with their presence.

Dr J.S. Mahal, Dean, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, PAU, said the focus of the meet will be on creating stronger ties between alumni and present students for training, capacity building and placements. On the occasion, alumni who have attained coveted positions and outstanding students in academics, cultural and sports activities will be honoured, he informed. The programme of Moments-2017 includes student-alumni interaction, visit to the College, fun activities and enlivening cultural evening, he added. The elections for the formation of new executive of Alumni Association will also be held in the General Body Meeting, scheduled in the afternoon on December 16.
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SKILL ORIENTED VOCATIONAL TRAINING COURSE ORGANISED BY KVK BATHINDA
Ludhiana, December 14, 2017: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Bathinda organized skill oriented training course on ‘Garment Construction & enrichment” for the young women/girls. Twenty trainees from different villages participated in this training course. They were made aware of the new techniques in stitching & tailoring. They also acquired the skill to enrich the garment & household linens with various techniques like needle/ aari work, quilting etc. Trainees were enlightened about the use of digital sewing & embroidery machine. The knowledge about the use of old/leftover fabrics, alterations in the old garments was also provided. Course coordinator Mrs. Jaswinder Kaur Brar, Assoc. Prof.( H. Sc.) motivated the trainees to start their own venture to supplement their family income. Dr. J.S. Brar, Assoc. Director (Trg.), KVK Bathinda appreciated the work made by experts Mrs. Brar & Mrs. Kuldeep kaur during the training and also stressed upon to start this profitable enterprise by the trainees as a vocation.
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PAMETI EMPHASISES ON ORGANIC FARMING FOR SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION
Ludhiana, December 14, 2017: Punjab Agricultural Management & Extension Training Institute (PAMETI) organized a three day training programme on “Organic Farming for Soil and Water Conservation” from 12-14 December, 2017 for the benefit of farmers from various districts of Punjab under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojna in which 27 farmers participated.

During the introductory session, Dr H S Dhaliwal, Director PAMETI explained the objective of the programme. He stressed that there is a need for State farmers to understand the role of Organic Farming for conservation of water quality and soil health. Awareness about principles, prospects, standards and certification regarding Organic Farming was created among the participants by Dr C S Aulakh, Director, School of Organic Farming, PAU. How to identify & reduce residual effects of pesticides and use of Bio Control agents for insect pest management in crops was practically demonstrated by various experts from Dept. of Entomology, PAU to the trainees.

Trainees were imparted knowledge about improving water use efficiency and soil health. Post Harvest Management of organic produce, their packaging, labeling and marketing were also discussed during the programme.

Dr P P Sahota, Senior Microbiologist, Dept. of Microbiology, PAU took a session on Bio-fertilizers in organic farming and also awarded training certificates to the farmers. Trainees appreciated the efforts made by PAMETI faculty & staff and vowed to apply the knowledge learnt from the training in their fields not only to get better income but also for sustainable production in an eco friendly pollution free environment.
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SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING OF KVK SAMRALA HELD TODAY
Ludhiana, December 14, 2017: Scientific Advisory Committee meeting of KVK Samrala was held on 14.12.2017 under the guidance of Dr. S. C. Sharma Associate Director, KVK Samrala. Dr. Ashok Kumar Director, Extension education, PAU, Ludhiana chaired the meeting along with Dr. D. S. Bhatti (ADEE) and Dr. PPS Pannu (ADR). During this meeting, representatives of different departments (agriculture ,horticulture, , soil and water conservation, fisheries, forest department, education department, NABARD, Lead Bank, Malwa Collage, Bondli & members of SHG)participated and gave their valuable suggestions. Dr. S. C. Sharma Associate Director welcomed & presented Action Taken Report & elaborated the activities of KVK, training programmes and progress report of KVK Samrala for the year 2017. The experts from PAU & other departments visited technology park demonstrating various crop varieties and improved production technologies and seed producing different crops along with the exhibition of SHG’s and other entrepreneurs arranged by ex KVK trainings. Progressive farmers and farm women from different villages participated & gave suggestions. Dr. Ashok Kumar DEE, PAU, Ludhiana gave suggestions for further improvement and congratulated Self Help Groups for their achievements. Dr. D.S. Bhatti & Dr. P.P.S. Pannu also gave valuable suggestions for preparing action plan for coming year .Dr. Jaspal Singh, Principal Malwa Collage , Bondli appreciated the KVK efforts for skill development among collage rural students and establishing kitchen and nutrition garden for running free lunch “Langar” at their collage for more than 800 students every day. He suggested to promote this idea amoung small land holders in rural & urban area. Dr. S. C. Sharma Associate Director proposed vote of thanks.
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Date: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017