Dr. S. S. Johl

LUDHIANA: "There is a need to generate employment at doorsteps by spreading industry in the rural areas of Punjab" said S.S. Johl, Chancellor, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda while delivering his talk on "Socio-Economic Stress in Rural Sector: Some Policy Options" at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today. Gurdev Singh Khush Foundation for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences organized the guest lecture and an award ceremony at PAU. As many as 11 travel grants to the scientists and the students, and 56 merit scholarships to the undergraduate students of PAU and Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) were awarded on the occasion. Besides, one team award was bestowed on Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Patiala for excellence in transfer of technology. (Times of India: March 1,2016)

Dr. Johl's lecture was followed by open discussion on the vital needs of farmers and by thought provoking questions and answer session.