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LUDHIANA, JULY 25: The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has announced the dates for Kisan Divas/Melas to be held in September 2016. The University will be holding a series of seven Kisan Divas/Melas in various parts of Punjab.

      Giving details, Dr R.S. Sidhu, Director of Extension Education, PAU said the series will commence with the Kisan Divas at Nagkalan Jahangir, Amritsar and at Ballowal Saunkhri on September 12 followed by Kisan Divas at Faridkot on September 14. The Kisan Melas at Rauni (Patiala) and Gurdaspur will be held on September 16 and 20, respectively, he told. In addition, the two-day Kisan Mela at PAU campus, Ludhiana will be organized on September 22 and 23 whereas the last Kisan Mela will be held at Bathinda on September 29, he informed.


Dr Sidhu said these Kisan Divas/Melas will provide an opportunity to the farmers to apprise themselves of the advanced agricultural technologies for the forthcoming rabi season. Exhibitions and technical stalls will be put up by various departments of PAU where farmers can discuss their farm queries with the University subject-matter specialists and seek solutions for the same, he told. The farmers can also purchase farm literature, new seeds and planting material during these Kisan Divas/Melas, he added.

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