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Ludhiana | PAU students apprised of hydroponic agri-business model

By, Ludhiana
Jun 18, 2022 11:54 PM IST

Pritpal Singh, who has developed a brand of his hydroponic produce as farm-cult, elaborated PAU, Ludhiana, students on hydroponic cultivation, value chain, market orientation, and consumer orientation for various hydroponic crops such as lettuce, cauliflower and spinach

The School of Business Studies (SBS), Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), organised a one-day educational and recreational trip for students of MBA, MBA (agri-business) and PhD on Saturday.

Pritpal also discussed with PAU, Ludhiana, his expansion plan of hydroponic cultivation in comparatively five times more area with Equilibrium Vapour Pressure (EVP) technology (HT FILE)
Pritpal also discussed with PAU, Ludhiana, his expansion plan of hydroponic cultivation in comparatively five times more area with Equilibrium Vapour Pressure (EVP) technology (HT FILE)

The tour was sponsored by the Society for Advancement of Academic, Sports and Cultural activities (SASCA) of the College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, and Management Science Education (MSA), SBS, PAU.

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Students visited the Mushkabad village, Samrala, where a progressive farmer, Sardar Davinder Singh, has been practising protected cultivation on six acres with specialisation in capsicum, cucumber, green chillies, brinjal, and tomato, and has over 800 members under his society named “Work on Mushkabad model for protected cultivation”.

Further, an exposure visit to Nurpur Bedi, Nangal village , was organised to apprise the youth of “Hydroponic agri-business model” , which is being taken care of by Pritpal Singh, a graduate from IMT Nagpur.

Pritpal Singh has developed a brand of his hydroponic produce as farm-cult. He elaborated on hydroponic cultivation, value chain, market orientation, and consumer orientation for various hydroponic crops such as lettuce, cauliflower and spinach, and also discussed his expansion plan of hydroponic cultivation in comparatively five times more area with Equilibrium Vapour Pressure (EVP) technology.

Further, the students were shown the agri-business model of orchard and provided first-hand experience of farm stay at Lalpura village. Under 13 acres of orchard model,10 fruits such as guava, banana, peach, plum, lemon, avocado, apple, etc. were being cultivated. The house of Lalpura, a state-of-the-art farm stay, was highly relished by students.

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