Saturday, May 6, 2017

Do not burn wheat stubble: PAU VC Appeals to farmers

Sat, May 6, 2017 at 5:16 PM
It spoils the carbon cycle of nature
Ludhiana: 6th May 2017: (Punjab Screen Team):
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After wheat harvesting, a serious note of stubble burning is being taken by the Higher Courts and the environmental organizations.  While interacting with the media today, the Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon appealed to the farmers of Punjab to avoid burning wheat stubble as it spoils the carbon cycle of nature, pollutes the environment and deteriorates the soil health. In addition, it destroys the nutritional traits and the friendly insects, resulting in attack of more insect pests on crops and increasing the farm expenses for their management. Hailing from an agricultural family, Dr Dhillon said he was well aware of the hard work and expenditure required for straw management. A few decades back, wheat was harvested in the sunshine and its grains were extracted after drying for several days. Dr. Dhillon said the industrious farmers of Punjab can plough the wheat residue in the soil instead of burning it. By irrigating it, it will be beneficial for the next crop, he added. Regarding expenses, he said the yields of paddy and wheat have been better this year and also paved way for financial benefits. The farmers could spend some amount out of it for managing the wheat stubble, he suggested.
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           Dr. Dhillon expressed his confidence that the farmers of Punjab have always adopted the recommendations of Punjab Agricultural University and would further listen to his advice of not indulging in stubble burning.  He stressed that conserving natural resources was the prime need for the benefit of health, environment, and future generations.
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           Present on the occasion were Dr. R.S. Sidhu, Director of Extension Education; Dr. J.S. Mahal, Dean, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology;  and Dr. Jagdish Kaur, Additional Director Communication, PAU.

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