PAU SIGNS AGREEMENT FOR ROOFTOP VEGETABLE NUTRITION GARDEN MODEL
For the licensing of rooftop vegetable nutrition garden model using soil-less media technology, the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) inked a pact with Agri. Doctorz Company, Ludhiana today. Dr NS Bains, Director of Research, PAU, and Mr Manpreet Singh along with Mr Dalvir Singh signed the memorandum of agreement (MoA) on behalf of their respective organizations.
Dr Gursahib Singh, Additional Director of Research (Farm Mechanization and Bioenergy) and Dr Ashok Kumar, Dean, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, PAU congratulated the proprietors for sharing the responsibility of disseminating the technologies developed by PAU at the field level.
Dr KG Singh, Principal Scientist-cum-Head, Department of Soil and Water Engineering and Dr Angrej Singh, Senior Agronomist, Department of Soil and Water Engineering, informed that PAU has become the pioneer in the development of rooftop/terrace vegetable nutrition garden model for urban and peri-urban population using soil-less media. The technology was developed under All India Coordinated Research Project on Plasticulture Engineering and Technology, operating in the Department of Soil and Water Engineering, PAU, they added. The technology requires only 12.6 sq m (net area = 4.2 m x 3.0 m) and gross area is of 20 sq m (5.5 m x 3.6 m), they said. The vegetable produced will be sufficient for a family of 2-4 persons. “Vegetables like red cabbage, broccoli, lettuce, bell pepper, tomato, cucumber, coriander, spinach, pea, fenugreek, chinni sarson, brinjal, chilli, mint, okra and cucurbits can be grown. With staggered sowing/transplanting, the vegetables would be available round the season,” they added.
Dr Ajmer Singh Dhatt, Additional Director of Research (Horticulture and Food Science) and Associate Director, Technology Marketing and IPR Cell, informed that PAU has signed 245 MoAs and commercialized 60 technologies including hybrid lines of mustard, chilli, brinjal and other varieties; Trichoderma, biofertilizers, low alcoholic naturally carbonated beverage, sugarcane juice bottling, water testing, Leaf Colour Chart, Forced Circulation Solar Dryer, Lucky Seed Drill, PAU Cutter-cum-Spreader, PAU Super SMS, Vegetable Washing Machine, Honey Heating-Cum-Filtration technologies, etc.
Dr Usha Nara, Plant Breeder, TMIPRC, said that PAU has signed 8 MoAs for the commercialization of rooftop vegetable nutrition garden model using soil-less media technology.
|PAU SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH LUDHIANA BASED FIRM
for the commercialisation of Paddy Straw Based Biogas Plant . 09-02-2021
|The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has inked a pact with Bhullar Enterprises, Ludhiana, for the commercialization of Paddy Straw Based Biogas Plant made up of mild steel sheet (above the ground) technology. Dr NS Bains, Director of Research, PAU and Mr Tamanpreet Bhullar, proprietor, Bhullar Enterprises, signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on behalf of their respective organizations. As per the agreement, the University offers non-exclusive rights to the above mentioned firm for making Paddy Straw Based Biogas Plant within India.
Dr Bains congratulated Dr Rajan Aggarwal, Head, Department of Renewable Energy Engineering, and Dr SS Sooch, Principal Scientist, Department of Renewable Energy Engineering, for developing the technology.
Dr Ajmer Singh Dhatt, Additional Director of Research (Horticulture and Food Science) and Associate Director, Technology Marketing and IPR Cell, and Dr Gursahib Singh Manes, Additional Director of Research (Farm Mechanisation and Bio-energy) lauded Dr Aggarwal and his team as well as the proprietor for sharing the responsibility of disseminating the technologies developed by PAU.
Dr Aggarwal said that paddy straw can be digested by anaerobic means for the production of biogas as a fuel for the kitchen as well for power generation.
Giving details about the technology, Dr Sooch explained that the latest method of anaerobic digestion i.e. dry fermentation of organic wastes can be carried out, which requires little labour and produces for a period of three months. The digested material so produced from such anaerobic digestion is good quality manure ready for use in fields, he added. Informing that that the life of the plant was around 15 years, he said its advantage was that the whole plant was above the ground and the vacating of the plant was very easy.
Dr Usha Nara, Plant Breeder, TMIPRC, informed that PAU has signed a total of 244 MoAs and commercialized 60 technologies.
PAU HOLDS LECTURE ON POST COVID EFFECTS AND VACCINATIONS; AVAILABLE VACCINE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE: DR BISHAV MOHAN
The Society for Advancement of Academics, Sports and Cultural Activities (SAASCA), Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), organised a lecture on the “Post COVID Effects and Vaccinations” by Dr Bishav Mohan, Professor of Cardiology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, today. Senior officials and faculty of PAU attended the lecture.
Referring to the long term effects of COVID-19, Dr Mohan disclosed: “58 per cent experienced fatigue, 44 per cent headache, 27 per cent attention disorder, 25 per cent hair loss, 21 per cent anosmia, 17 per cent sweat, 12 per cent weight loss, 11 per cent pain and 1 per cent hypertension.” He stressed on taking precautionary measures like wearing of masks, avoiding crowds and keeping hands clean. A person who is already having mild Covid should get himself/herself vaccinated, he advised. At present, numbers of different things have been used in vaccines, he observed. “The efficacy of the vaccine COVISHIELD (Serum Institute of India) is 65 per cent and it stops 70 per cent of people developing covid symptoms and shows strong immune response in the older people. Bharat Biotech vaccine COVAXIN has been given to the healthcare workers and is safe to use,” he added. Vaccination is a powerful weapon against pandemic and the available vaccine is safe and effective, he stated. “We all should use it,” said Dr Mohan while revealing that 4,700 people in DMC have received vaccine. He further said: “Patient cannot choose the vaccine.” Later, Dr Mohan responded to the queries of the participants.
Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice-Chancellor, PAU, lauded the informative talk by Dr Mohan and presented him Online Lecture Series Award.
In her presiding remarks, Dr GK Sangha Dean, Postgraduate Studies, said: “This pandemic situation is a situation which no one has seen before. It is good to know vaccines have come in the market and it will help in preventing this deadly disease.”
Dr Sheetal Thapar, Professor of Journalism, coordinated the programme.