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State Agriculture Minister, Govt. of India honoured Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Tarn Taran farmer at National Conference on management of crop residue at New Delhi

Indian Council  of Agricultural Research and Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India organized national conference of farmers on  Promoting In situ residue management at Scale for clean and green environment at NASC complex, PUSA, New Delhi on 9th September,  2019. About 1500 farmers from Punjab, Haryana, U.P and New Delhi participated in the conference. On this occasion Sh. Parshotam Rupala, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India and Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Director General, ICAR honoured 10 farmers of Punjab for their significant contribution in managing paddy straw. Among them, a progressive farmer Narinder Singh from village Booh Havelian, district Tarn Taran was honoured for his significant contribution in managing paddy straw. Village Booh Havelian in Patti Tehsil of district was adopted by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Tarn Taran last year to make it completely paddy residue burning free. After getting training and inspiration from KVK, Narinder Singh had sown his wheat crop with Happy Seeder without burning any residue on his field. Besides, he had sown land of other farmers of adjoining villages and organized a campaign against paddy straw burning in his village as a result of which, 900 acres area of his village land was managed without burning paddy straw. Dr. Balwinder Kumar, Deputy Director, KVK along with Dr. Navjot Singh Brar, Dr. Anil Kumar and 50 farmers from different villages of district Tarn Taran participated in this conference. Two other farmers from district Tarn Taran namely Sh. Gurbachan Singh of village Burj Deva Singh and Sh. Sher Singh of village Kot Budha also shared their experiences on crop residue management with the audience. Dr. A.S. Nanda, Vice Chancellor, Dr. H.K. Verma, Director of Extension Education, GADVASU, Ludhiana and Dr. Rajbir Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI Zone-1 Ludhiana congratulated farmer Sh. Narinder Singh and staff of KVK, Tarn Taran for this national award and honor in managing the crop residue in  Tarn Taran district.

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