Lucknow: State Governor and Chancellor Anandiben Patel inaugurated Lohpurush Bharat Ratna Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel hostel newly constructed by State Agricultural Produce Market Council, Uttar Pradesh at Chandrashekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur.
Addressing students on this occasion, the Governor said that you youngsters have taken admission in this historic Agricultural University, make your career in agriculture and become self-reliant in future.
She said that it is the result of the researches of agricultural scientists that the country is progressing progressively on the path of progress. Earlier grains used to be imported in the country, today it is being exported.
Scientists of agricultural universities and research institutes are jointly promoting organic farming, which is a pleasant aspect.
With the suggestion to take precaution from the use of chemicals in agriculture, the Governor said that diseases are being promoted due to excessive use of chemicals.
She said that farmers should get more benefits by doing mixed farming. Agricultural scientists are constantly researching new seeds. At the same time, by training the farmers, they are working to make them self-reliant by motivating them towards agriculture-based businesses like honey production and other business like fisheries, dairy production, goat rearing etc.
She said that rural women are also becoming self-sufficient by adding value from wheat to porridge etc.
Expressing concern over the burning of crop residues, the Governor said that farmers should not set fire to crop residues at all, but make compost from it and mix it with the soil, which will increase soil fertility and reduce dependence on chemical fertilizers. The Governor informed the students about healthy and nutritious food.
In the programme, Vice-Chancellor Dr. DR Singh apprised the Chancellor about the progress of the university and said that the students of the university are now increasing the pride of the state by being decorated on high positions in the country and abroad.
State Government’s Technical Education Minister Ashish Patel, public representatives, teachers, officers, students and others were present in the programme.