A delegation from Ne pal visited the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on Thursday to study the agricultural scenario of Punjab and to examine the functioning of agricultural administration.
These members were from Nepal’s ministry of agriculture and their visit was a part of the reform process to accelerate agricultural growth and enhance food security in Nepal.
Yubak Dhoj, director general of department of agriculture from Nepal who was also the leader of the delegation said such visits play an important role as they offer huge exposure.“I congratulate PAU for its grand campus and amazing research work. Meeting officials from PAU was a very enriching experience. They shared several facts and data about agriculture in Punjab. We also explored a lot on farming allied activities such as bee keeping and mushroom cultivation, “said Dhoj.
He also congratulated the efforts of PAU towards the extensive agricultural mechanisation in the state. The delegates were visibly impressed with the vast outreach of extension programmes conducted by the varsity. They enquired about the extension mechanism and reasons for its success.
RS Sidhu, director of extension, explained about the extension activities and highlighted the open interaction between farmers and PAU during Rabi and Kharif seasons.
PK Khanna, registrar welcomed the delegates and briefed about the university. The research initiatives of PAU were explained through a presentation by Balwinder Singh, director of research. Gurdyal Singh, director of agriculture and experts from various departments of the university were also present.
The delegation later visited beekeeping farms, bio-control labs, mushroom and vegetable farms, new orchard and plantbreeding museum.