Ludhiana | PAU students learn about the hydroponic agribusiness model

The School of Business Studies (SBS) of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) organized a one-day educational and recreational trip for MBA, MBA (agribusiness) and PhD students on Saturday.

The tour was sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Academic, Athletic and Cultural Activities (SASCA) of the College of Basic and Human Sciences and Management Science Education (MSA), SBS, PAU.

The students visited the village of Mushkabad, Samrala, where a progressive farmer, Sardar Davinder Singh, practices protected cultivation on six acres specializing in bell pepper, cucumber, green chillies, brinjal and tomato, and counts more of 800 members in his society named “Working on the Mushkabad Model for Protected Culture”.

In addition, an exhibition visit to Nurpur Bedi, Nangal village was organized to inform the youths about the “Hydroponic Agribusiness Model”, which is supported by Pritpal Singh, a graduate of IMT Nagpur.

Pritpal Singh has developed a brand of his hydroponic products as a cult farm. He elaborated on hydroponics, value chain, market orientation and consumer orientation for various hydroponic crops such as lettuce, cauliflower and spinach, and also discussed his business plan. expanding hydroponics to a comparatively five times larger area with Equilibrium Vapor Pressure (EVP) technology. .

In addition, the students were able to learn about the agro-industrial model of the orchard and had first-hand experience of a farm stay in the village of Lalpura. Under 13 acres of orchard pattern, 10 fruits such as guava, banana, peach, plum, lemon, avocado, apple, etc. were cultivated. Lalpura House, a state-of-the-art farmhouse, was popular with students.

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