Conference on crop residue management organized

20th January 2023, Ludhiana

A conference on “Integrated Crop Residue Management towards Zero Stubble Burning” was organized today as a part of the 3rd India Agri Progress Expo 2023 at Ludhiana Exhibition Centre, Sahnewal.

Conference on crop residue management organized

Minister of Punjab Rural Development & Panchayats, NRI Affairs, Agriculture & Farmers Welfare S. Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal inaugurated the Conference and the International Exhibition on Agricultural Machinery and Dairy Technology. Shri Dhaliwal spoke on issues like crop residue burning, poor irrigation water use efficiency, excess use of fertilizers, etc., while highlighting the status of agriculture in Punjab. He urged the farmers, scientists, and industries to collaborate in devising and implementing win-win strategies that will promote sustainable agriculture in the state.

Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana chaired the technical session and urged to use paddy straw as fodder by nutritional enrichment besides its incorporation and mulching.

Earlier, Dr. Rajbir Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Ludhiana highlighted the significance of converging the efforts of all the stakeholders in addressing the issue of crop residue management.

The event was attended by more than 2500 participants including farmers, manufacturers, Government officials, researchers, media personnel, etc.

(Source: ICAR- Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Ludhiana)