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शुक्रवार, 17 नवंबर 2023

 KVK Hoshiarpur organizes awareness camp on Natural Farming 

Hoshiarpur=Daljeet Ajnoha=Nov. 16

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hoshiarpur organized an awareness camp on Natural Farming on 15-11-2023 at its campus. At the same time, live webcast of online release of 15th instalment of PM-KISAN Scheme by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India was also organized.

While welcoming the farmers and farmwomen in the camp, Dr. Maninder Singh Bons, Associate Director (Training), KVK Hoshiarpur spoke on the importance and need of natural farming in the present day.   He explained in detail the basic principles and practical aspects of natural farming. Dr. Bons said that natural farming is an agro-ecology based diversified farming system, which integrates crops, trees and livestock, allowing functional biodiversity and avoiding harmful effects of chemical farming on soil and human health. Dr. Bons also informed that KVK Hoshiarpur is organizing awareness camps, demonstrations and trainings on natural farming in the district. Besides this, Innovative Farmers Association (Regd.), Hoshiarpur is working hard for the promotion of natural farming for the last many years in the district and its natural farming products are very much in demand by the consumers.

Dr Parminder Singh, Associate Professor (Animal Sciences), while addressing the gathering said that cow dung based natural farming plays a major role in adding to soil quality. He also shared important tips regarding winter management of dairy animals.

Dr Prabhjot Kaur, Assistant Professor (Plant Protection) shared information on insect pest and disease control by adopting various indigenous techniques and by using the extracts of medicinal plants.

Dr. Sukhwinder Singh Aulakh, Assistant Professor (Vegetable Science) discussed about protected cultivation of vegetables and proposed a formal vote of thanks to the participating farmers and farmwomen.

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