PAU Trains Students for Straw Management Campaign
In a bid to further intensify the farmers’ sensitization campaigns aimed at stemming paddy straw burning, students from the NSS and College of Agricultural Engineering, PAU, were put through a one day training camp, organized by the Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, PAU.
Updating the highlights, Dr Manjit Singh, Head of the Department said that the students will start a door to door paddy straw management campaign under which two students have been allotted a village each.
The students will share relevant literature with farmers and educate them about the reasons to stop burning stubble while adopting scientific techniques for its proper management. He added that the students have also been trained to provide technical intervention where required.
After demonstrations and briefing about the PAU developed machinery for straw management, hundreds of campaign participants were seen listening to the experts talk at the Pal Auditorium.
“It is heartening to see students’ participation in this activity along with a message that all sections of the society need to come forward to stop stubble burning,” stated Dr Singh.