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African delegation told about Punjab farmers' problems

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, November 04, 2013
First Published: 19:10 IST(4/11/2013) | Last Updated: 19:12 IST(4/11/2013)

A 30-member delegation from three African countries on Monday visited Punjab Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (PAMETI), Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) here.

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The delegation from Liberia, Kenya and Malawi visited the institute under an international training programme being conducted by the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad.

PAMETI director MS Mahal interacted with the visiting members and highlighted the achievements of Punjab in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.

He also informed the delegation about problems caused by intensive cultivation in the state. He also spoke on solutions for the problem.

MS Gill, director of extension education, PAU, shed light on the role played by the university and the state agriculture department in the transfer of technology to the farming community, to improve production and income.

JS Dhiman, PAU additional director of research (natural resources and plant health management), highlighted the contributions of the university in the green revolution of Punjab. The delegation also visited the Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET), whose director, SN Jha, briefed them about various technologies and machinery developed by the institute.

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