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Event Name :
Celebration of World Soil Day
Event Venue :
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Booh, Harike, Tarn Taran, Punjab
KVK address :
Krishi Vigyan Kendra,Booh (Harike Pattan),Tarn Taran
Contact person details :
Dr. Balwinder Kumar
Deputy Director (Training)
Event Date :
12/5/2017 To 12/6/2017
Objective: To celebrate World Soil Day and to apprise farmer, farm women, school and college students about the importance of soil for sustainable crop production and natural resource management, distribution of soil health cards and lectures on the importance of soil management, micro nutrient importance in crop production, resource conservation technologies for sustainable crop production.
Pre Event Description :
World Soil Day (WSD) was celebrated at KVK Booh, Harike district Tarn Taran where large numbers of farmers, farm women, school and college students participated in the Kisan Mela. Various government, Non government, self help groups, NGOs and private firms participated in this event. The event was inaugurated by Dr. HK Verma, Director Extension Education, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana. Chief Agriculture Officer, Tarn Taran, Partap Singh Sandhu was guest of honour. Expert from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana Dr SS Dhaliwal and Dr Hari Ram delivered lectures on soil management and resource conservation technologies for sustainable crop production. Soil health cards were distributed to the farmers. Exhibition stalls were put by government, private organisations, NGOs and SHGs in which technologies related to soil were exhibited to the farmers. About 450 farmers participated in this event. Soil sample were also collected for lab analysis.
Target Group: Farmer
Image: During celebration of world soil day distributing soil health card to farmers
Image: Celebrating world soil day