PUNJAB AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
PAU RELEASES DATES FOR KISAN MELAS IN MARCH 2018
LUDHIANA, JANUARY 19:
The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has released the dates for the seven Kisan Melas, to be held in March 2018 in different parts of Punjab. The series of the Kisan Melas will begin with the first mela at Ballowal Saunkhri on March 6 followed by that at Nag kalan Jahangir (Amritsar) and at Faridkot on March 8. The Kisan Melas at Gurdaspur and Rauni (Patiala) will be organized on March 14 and 19, respectively. The Kisan Mela at PAU, Ludhiana, is scheduled for March 23 and 24 whereas at Bathinda, it is slated for March 27.
Dr Ashok Kumar, Director of Extension Education, PAU, said these melas are a big attraction for the farmers, rural women and the rural youth. These melas provide a platform to the participating farmers and the rural women to learn about new crop varieties, technologies and household activities, he added. The farmers can discuss their farm problems with the PAU experts, seek solutions for the same, purchase quality seed and farm literature, and participate in crop produce competition, he informed.