DAV University organized an interactive session on Agriculture and Horticulture

May 26, 2021 09:57 AM

Jalandhar: DAV University, Jalandhar organized an interactive session of Faculty of Agricultural Sciences with Dr. Surinder Singh (Chief Agriculture Officer, Jalandhar), Dr Sukhdeep Singh (Assistant Director Horticulture, Jalandhar), Agriculture Engineer S. Navdeep Singh and Mr. Jagjit Singh (Progressive farmer, Jalandhar) on 25th May, 2021. Dr Ashutosh Sharma, Assistant Professor FAS formally introduced the guests to the participants.

Vice Chancellor (Officiating), DAV University , Dr. Jasbir Rishi, welcomed the guests and introduced them about DAV University which is a part of the largest non- governmental organization in the field of education. She also apprised them about various programmes offered and activities being carried out by the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.

During the interactive session, Dr Surinder Singh emphasized on developing new techniques in the field of agriculture to reduce cost of production so that farmer can maximise the farm income. He also stressed the need for developing hybrid varieties to enhance production. He suggested the importance of quality education in Agriculture to develop sound human resource to handle the problems of farming community in effective manner.

Dr. Sukhdeep Singh Hundal discussed the status of horticulture production and bee keeping in Punjab. He also explained about various services provided to the farmers along with new initiatives in the horticulture such as citrus estates, establishment of centres of excellence with Israel and Dutch assistance, post harvest management of fruits and vegetables and training and exposure visits to the farmers.

Mr. Jagjit Singh highlighted the importance of student- farmer interaction to reduce the gap between classroom learning and practical field learning.

The guests addressed the queries raised by faculty members related to various schemes and subsidies provided by the Government to the farmers and Agriculture graduates. They assured their cooperation towards the progress of Faculty of Agricultural Sciences in future. The distinguished guests were presented momentos and shawl by worthy Vice Chancellor and Dean Academics.

Dean Academics (Officiating), DAV University Dr R. K. Seth extended vote of thanks at the culmination of interactive session.

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