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PAU's agricultural development society elects new office-bearers

The Indian Society for Agricultural Development and Policy (ISADP) of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) announced its new candidates at a meeting held at the department of economics and sociology on Wednesday.

punjab Updated: Aug 07, 2014 01:06 IST
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The Indian Society for Agricultural Development and Policy (ISADP) of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) announced its new candidates at a meeting held at the department of economics and sociology on Wednesday.

ISADP is a 24-year-old body that runs under the leadership of economics and sociology department and aims to advance and flow agricultural information and knowledge to every farmer of the state.

At the same time, it highlights the economic problems in agriculture and policies that can solve various issues. All this is achieved not only through regular meetings but also by releasing journals and periodicals from time to time.

To achieve these aims and objectives, Sukhpal Singh, head of department of economics and sociology was elected president, while JS Sidhu, MS Toor, Poonam Kataria and Paramjit Kaur Dhindsa of the same department were chosen as vice-presidents.

Besides, 11 councilors were elected from different disciplines of the PAU and other universities.

For editing work, especially for journals to be released by the body, Mini Goyal was elected editor-in-chief and Shalini Sharma editor. DK Grover, JM Singh, Jasdev Singh, HS Kingra, Arjinder Kaur, Simran K Sidhu and Shruti Bhogal were elected as members of the editorial board. The term of office-bearers will be for two years.

MS Sidhu, former head of the department and former president of the body, was elected patron of the society.

Sukhpal Singh, the new president of the society, said, "The journals on agriculture and economics released by this body have also been appreciated by the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences. We will continue with the similar spirit."