CT University, Ludhiana organised one day Kheti Uddam Mela (Agri Enterprise Fair) where the chief guest remained Rakesh Agrawal, Commissioner of Police, Ludhiana and Guest of Honour Vivek Sheel Soni, IPS and they inaugurated the event in presence of Charanjeet Singh Channi, Chancellor, CTU; Dr Harsh Sadawarti, Vice Chancellor, CTU; Dr Jagtar Singh Dhiman, Registrar, CTU; Dr Pushpinder Singh Aulakh, Head Of School Agriculture and Natural Sciences along with various farmers across Punjab.
The Mela showcased farm technologies and stalls with a focus on enhancing farmers’ income through agripreneurship ventures and subsidiary occupations such as beekeeping, mushroom growing, jaggary making, nursery production, dairy farming, etc. Also had stalls by women-run SHGs showcasing the processed farm products such as pickles, jams, squashes, murrabas, spices and condiments, etc. Moreover, there were stalls on farm machinery, seeds, pesticides equipment, fertilizers and agricultural inputs. The University Departments and the line Department of Agriculture and Horticulture, Punjab also demonstrated their technologies and farming welfare schemes.
Besides this, the experts shared tips for scientific farming with the participants and suggest how the farm income could be augmented.
More than 15 farmers, across Punjab, who saved water, said no to paddy straw burning adopted crop diversification, followed organic production techniques and augmented farm incomes through subsidiary occupations were honoured on the occasion.