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The Botanical and Environment Science Society and P.G. Deptt. of Botany, Khalsa College Amritsar organized National Seminar on Sustainability of Agriculture in India Food Bowl An Environmental Perspective on March 9, 2022


 

The Botanical and Environment Science Society and P.G. Deptt. of Botany, Khalsa College Amritsar organized National Seminar on "Sustainability of Agriculture in India's Food Bowl: An Environmental Perspective" on March 9, 2022

 

A National Seminar on "Sustainability of Agriculture in India's Food Bowl: An Environmental Perspective" was also organized on March 9, 2022. S. Rajinder Mohan Singh Chinna, Honorary Secretary, Khalsa College Charitable Society was the Chief Guest of the event. Dr. Mehal Singh, Principal Khalsa College Amritsar extended a warm welcome to all the speakers and participants and motivated the students for the cultivation and maintenance of green belts to reduce the pollution level. Prof. Kirandeep Kaur, Head, P.G. Department of Botany gave an introduction about the seminar and the invited speakers. The keynote speaker, Dr. Davinder Sharma, Food Policy Analyst and a renowned writer on food and agriculture, delivered a lecture on Sustainability of Agriculture in India's Food Bowl: An Environmental Perspective. He added that sustainable agriculture seeks to integrate three main objectives into their work: a healthy environment, economic profitability and social and economic equity. Every person involved in the food system-growers, food processors, distributors, retailers, consumers, and waste managers—can play a role in ensuring a sustainable agricultural system. He mentioned about various Sustainable agriculture practices, including conventional and organic. Dr. Sharma talked about green revolution and stressed upon moving from green revolution to evergreen revolution. Dr. Sharma stressed that economic growth of the state needs two engines i.e. industry and agriculture. Dr. Balwinder Lakhewali, Project Director ATMA, Deputy Director PAMETI, PAU Ludhiana, sensitized the young minds about sustainable use of resources and focused upon the individual's role in the sustainable development and growth. Dr. M.S. Bhatti introduced to students about the effects of climate change on sustainable agriculture. More than 400 students from 27 colleges/institutions attended the seminar. Prof. Kirandeep Kaur Hundal, Head of Department applauded the efforts of teachers and students on successful organization of proposed a vote of thanks to all the faculty members on the occasion.       

 

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