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PUNJAB AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY NEWS

Punjab: 5 academicians launch portal to help kin of farmers who died amid stir

February 08, 2021 2:02 am

Dr Varinderpal Singh, principal soil scientist, PAU, and chairman Atam Pargas Social Welfare Council (APSWC) said their trust would be visiting the families of each farmer who died during the protests and help them in every required aspect.

PAU’s Virtual Kisan Mela concludes: 2 lakh farmers attended mela virtually, says Univ

September 20, 2020 4:54 am

Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice-Chancellor, PAU, advised farmers not to burn paddy straw and adopt straw management technologies for environmental protection. He concluded his remarks with: “Nanak Naam Chardi Kala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala.”

PAU's first 'Virtual Kisan Mela': Farm legislations part of Centre’s ‘Kisan maaru, Punjab maaru’ policy, says Capt

September 18, 2020 11:18 pm

Inaugurated via video conferencing by Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh from Chandigarh, the mela took farmers to stalls and exhibitions put up by varsity experts via its website www.pau.edu.

Fair enough in Covid times: PAU Kisan Mela to go online this year

August 30, 2020 12:14 am

While it was not possible to let the gathering of at least one lakh farmers take place on the campus physically due to coronavirus, the varsity administration has decided not to let the Kisan Mela tradition discontinue and now it will be held online for the farmers.

Second arrest in Punjab seed ‘scam’: Farmer who sold PAU seeds to Brar Store held

June 03, 2020 2:41 pm

The seed 'scam' came to light after a private shop 'Brar Seed Store' located opposite gate no. 1 of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) was allegedly found selling spurious seeds of PAU's new varieties which are yet to be approved.

'Punjab seed scam': PAU denies providing ‘source seed’ to any pvt company, sold TL seed to farmers only

May 30, 2020 12:15 pm

Punjab paddy seed scam: Speaking to The Indian Express, Tarsem Singh Dhillon, director (seeds), PAU said this was the first year that the varsity had sold ‘Truthfully Labelled’ (TL) seeds of two new paddy varieties — PR 128 and PR 129 — to farmers only.

Two Bt cotton varieties developed by Punjab Agricultural University identified for cultivation

February 01, 2020 9:57 pm

The major attraction of the development of Bt varieties is that farmers can produce the seed for next year on their own and will get rid of purchase of costly hybrid seed every year.

Ludhiana: Experts, stakeholders attend discussion at PAU on revival of village ponds

January 20, 2020 12:08 pm

Suresh Kumar, chief principal secretary to the CM, said the consultation will go a long way in creating an outline for restoration of village ponds and developing irrigation technology to conserve natural resources

Punjab Agricultural University develops low-cost technologies to prepare onion products

December 28, 2019 11:33 am

Dr Poonam A Sachdev, head of the Department of Food Science and Technology at the university said the department is emphasizing on low-cost technologies which can be adopted at farm gate and household level.

From Punjab Agri University and JNU, a solution to stubble burning

November 24, 2019 7:31 am

Biochar is granular material obtained by heating crop residue at 400°C to 600°C in a kiln-shaped structure in the absence of oxygen. It is used as fertiliser to improve soil health and water-holding capacity of agriculture land.

PUNJAB AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY VIDEOS

Inter-university youth festival in Ludhiana strengthens cultural bond

January 22, 2016 8:39 am

Ludhiana,Jan 22 (ANI): Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana comes alive with the lively performances by students from North India. "Goonj-2016", the four-day long 31st Inter-University North Zone Youth Festival was organised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs in collaboration with Association of Indian Universities (AIU). Some 1200 students from universities across North India participated in 26 events including folk and classical music, mimicry, theatre, quiz and literary activities. The best performers will represent the north zone in a national level youth festival to be held in Mysore city in Karnataka.