Effects of climate change on medicinal mushroom discussed

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Aug 09, 2014 19:54 IST

Various aspects of agriculture were highlighted during a monthly training camp of Punjab Agricultural University's (PAU) kisan club, in which nearly 150 members participated.

TS Riar, coordinator of the club, said the experts stressed on minimum support price of different commodities, effects of climate change on agriculture and production of medicinal mushroom.

In addition, the participants were apprised of curative measures to prevent joint pains, he added.

“Such meetings are very important, as they create perfect platform to exchange ideas and opinions on improving agricultural activities,” said a participant.

Besides monthly training, a camp of women's wing of the club was also organised at Chakkar village near here, where farm women participated in large numbers.

Rupinder Kaur, coordinator of the women's wing, shed light on the role of women empowerment, and suggested them various measures of coming ahead in farming.

She informed them that home scientists had delivered lectures and gave demonstrations on preparation of snacks and drinks from seasonal fruit and vegetables.

“The participant showed enthusiasm at the camp and suggested us to conduct such camps on a regular basis,” said Rupinder Kaur.

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