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Water management immediate need of nation

chandigarh Updated: Sep 09, 2014 19:24 IST
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Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU) vice-chancellor KS Khokhar has said proper management of canal and subsoil water and adoption of mechanised farming are the urgent needs of the country.

Talking to mediapersons after inaugurating the two-day Krishi Mela here on Tuesday, he said, "Today, agriculture production was under stress due to dwindling land holdings, decreasing soil fertility, climatic changes, declining good quality water availability and pressure on natural resources. University scientists were working on devising agriculture models that would provide the farmers, particularly small farmers having 1-2 acres land holdings, get better returns."
He urged the farmers for a shift in cropping system.

The mela was a big draw as a large number of farmers from Haryana and adjoining states of Punjab, Rajasthan and Delhi participated in it. The V-C took a round of the agro-industrial exhibition showcasing latest technologies of agriculture and livestock rearing.

Maj Gen Shri Kant, vice-chancellor, Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (LUVAS) was guest of honour.