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Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Rupnagar organized Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting on 21.2.2017 under the chairmanship of Dr. G.S. Buttar, Additional Director Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. In this meeting Dr. Manmohanjeet Singh, Director Regional Research Station, Ballowal Saunkhri, Dr. Kesar Ram Banga, Chief Agriculture officer, Distt. Roopnagar and officers of all other Govt. departments of distt. Roopnagar were present. Apart from that, Progressive farmers, entrepreneurs and NGO members also attended the meeting. Dr. Harinder Singh, Deputy Director (Training) KVK Ropar presented the annual progress report of KVK for the period Feb, 2016 to Feb, 2017. He also presented the future action plan of the KVK for the year 2017-18. All members of the committee proposed their valuable suggestions. Dr. G.S. Buttar appreciated a good coordination between KVK and different departments of Ropar. He said that yellow rust in wheat has been effectively controlled this year by the efforts of PAU Ludhiana, KVK Ropar and farmers. He suggested that all the 103 cooperative societies should subscribe PAU monthly magazine, progressive farming/ changi kheti for the benefit of farming community. Dr. Buttar appealed the farmers not to burn paddy straw and increase the area under happy seeder as this will not only reduce the farm expenses but will also protect the soil health & environment. He informed that new SMS will be compulsory along with the combine for harvesting of paddy. He appealed the farmers to market their produce directly in kisan mandis and opt for direct payment by excluding the aartis/ commission agents. Dr. Buttar suggested to popularize the carrot variety Punjab Black beauty as it has high anthocyanin. He also advised to adopt subsidiary occupations like Dairy farming, Bee keeping, Mushroom cultivation and poultry farming. Dr. Banga assured that the agriculture department will provide all the necessary support to KVK in various extension activities and will coordinate effectively to uplift the quality of life of the farming community. Dr. Manmohanjeet Singh advised the farmers to adopt Bamboo and drumstick cultivation, he also suggested that in the areas which are prone to wild animal attack and having poor irrigation facilities, farmers can grow crops like Taramira and sesamum. Dr. Harinder Singh assured to take the necessary actions as suggested by the committee members. And thanked all the committee members for their participation.
 
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