PUNJAB AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
PAU TO PROVIDE PULSES AND OILSEEDS KIT AT KISAN MELA
LUDHIANA, SEPTEMBER 18:
The Associate Director (Seeds) of PAU Dr Tarsem Singh Dhillon informed that the University has developed a new concept of Pulses and Oilseeds Kit to fulfill the needs of small farm families of the state. The kit has seeds of gram (1 Kg), lentil (400 g) and canola gobhi sarson (250 g) with which an expected area of 250 sq. m of gram, 130 sq. m of lentil and 650 sq. m area of gobhi sarson can be sown, he said. On an average, one can produce around 50 kg gram, 18 kg lentil and 50-60 litres of canola oil from this area which will be sufficient to fulfil the annual requirements of pulses and oilseeds of a small family, he added. The cost of this kit is Rs 200 and it will be provided during all the Kisan Melas, being organized by PAU, he informed. It will also be available at all the Krishi Vigyan Kendras in the state and Seed Shop at PAU, Ludhiana. So, farmers can use this kit to grow pulses and oilseeds to meet their requirements and reduce their expenses, he said.