As a part of rural work experience awareness programme, the students of B Sc (home science) of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) adopted Sidhwan Kallan village under the guidance of Dr V Randhawa and Dr Ritu Mittal, experts of home science extension and communication management repsectively at PAU.
Interactive talks and campaigns were organised including a plantation drive, installation of a biogas plant and a medical camp.
A campaign on the 'Importance of clean drinking water' was also held wherein techniques for purifying water were demonstrated.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Parampal Sahota, head, microbiology emphasised the importance of biofertilisers such as Rhizobium fertilisers. Its use was recommended for eight leguminaceae crops including chickpea, arhar, soybean, moong, masar and field peas.
She also spoke at length about consortium bio-fertilisers recommended for sugarcane, wheat, maize, potato, onion and turmeric. She said that the use of biofertilisers increases the yield and enriches the soil. She also highlighted the precautions to be observed while using fertilisers.