The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has announced the dates for the series of seven Kisan Melas (farmers' fair), scheduled to be held in September in various parts of the state.
Giving details, MS Gill, director of extension education, said, the first regional Kisan Mela would be organised at Tarn Taran on September 2, followed by that at Ballowal Saunkhri in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar on September 4, at Gurdaspur on September 6, and at Faridkot on September 10.
He said that the two-day Kisan Mela on PAU campus would be held on September 13 and 14. The regional Kisan Melas at Rauni in Patiala and Bathinda would be held on September 18 and 20, respectively, he added.
Gill said the melas would familiarise the farmers and farm women with the latest farm innovations, and advanced agri-technologies for the forthcoming rabi season. Besides, the farmers' fair would provide an opportunity to the farming community to visit exhibitions and technical stalls, interact with the subject-matter specialists, discuss their farm issues and seek on the spot solutions for the same.
He said that the farmers can also purchase new seeds, planting material, and farm literature and publications during these melas.