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Workshop on "Water conservation in Horticultural and field crops"

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Tarn Taran working under Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University organised a one day workshop on “Water conservation in Horticultural and field crops”. The officials specially Agriculture Development Officers, PD ATMA,  Block Technology Manager and  Soil Conservation Officers participated in the workshop.  Dr. Balwinder Kumar (Deputy Director) inaugurated the workshop and welcomed all the delegated. Dr. Kumar stressed that the level of ground water table is declining day by day due to over exploitation and suitable measures to arrest  its decline must be tackle with scientific techniques. The in-charge of the workshop,S. Nirmal Singh told that the main purpose of the workshop is discuss about the judicious use of poor and marginal quality water in Horticultural crops. He also highlighted about the  bad impact of poor quality water in Horticultural crops.Dr. Nikhil Ambish Mehta from Punjab State Farmers and farm worker commission, explained in brief about different techniques of water management in Horticultural and field crops. He discussed in detail about sprinkler and drip irrigation as well as about fertigation techniques. S. Navjot Singh Brar and Dr. Anil Kumar discussed about water recharge technologies. Dr. Harpreet Singh praised KVK efforts in organising  workshop and assured that, we will work together in providing demonstration to farmers on the aspects of micro-irrigation. At the end of the programme, an exposure visit to the farm of Mr. Gurwinder Singh, a (progressive farmer) was conducted, where he is using rain gun in pear orchard to irrigate the  vegetable crops.

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