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CT University develops model nutritional garden for students

Punjab Tribune Bureau | January 08, 2019 07:34 PM

LUDHIANA: CT University has developed a model Crop Demonstration farm at its campus, which showcases production techniques of crops, vegetables and fruit plants for its agriculture students. Along with the crop production and protection, the students are educated about food and nutritional security adding that vegetables, which help combat malnutrition and diversify diets, are given increased focus.

The students are provided hands-on-training at this farm right from bed making and sowing to harvest of the crop and highlighted with importance of kitchen garden. Yogeeta Thakur, Head, School of Agriculture and Natural Sciences said that the facility is greatly fruitful for students of agriculture. For pharmacy students a section of herbal medicinal and aromatic plants has been created. 

Vice Chancellor, Dr Harsh Sadawarti, remarked that the garden ensures an inexpensive, regular and handy delivery of fresh vegetables which are basic to nutrition. The vitamins and minerals rich green vegetables protect us against diseases, and the fresh and organic farm produce is supplied to the hostel mess for cooking on daily basis.

Chancellor, Charanjit Singh Channi said that University will soon provide a recreational garden with urban landscape and utilities to the public. 

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