KVK, S.A.S. Nagar organizes one day training on “Micro-irrigation techniques in vegetables”
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, S.A.S. Nagar organized a One day farmers’ training under Jal Shakti Abhiyan to create awareness regarding water conservation on 30th July, 2019 at its campus. The camp was attended by 20 farmers of different villages of district Mohali. While welcoming the trainees, Deputy Director KVK, Dr. Yashwant Singh encouraged the farmers to utilize the water in judicious manner. He advised farmers to replace paddy with low water demanding crops like maize, kharif moong and kharif mash. Dr. Munish Sharma Assistant Professor (Horticulture) and training In-charge apprised farmers regarding micro-irrigation techniques like drip and sprinklers in vegetables for efficient utilization of water. He asked farmers to adopt crop diversification to enhance their farm income and use water judiciously. He urged farmers to spread the message of water conservation to every household of their respective villages.
Dr. Shashi Pal suggested various ways of water saving in livestock farms viz. installation of different types of water drinkers, nipple/bowl etc. Dr. Parul Gupta encouraged participants to avoid wastage of water in domestic household activities. He also appealed them to install water alarm in roof top water storage tanks. Farmers also shared their experiences regarding water conservation techniques used in villages. On this occasion literature on water conservation was also distributed to farmers.