PAU golden jubilee celebrations end, Pak team impressed with varsity work

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During the visit to Museum of Rural History of Punjab, the Additional Director of Research (Natural Resource and Plant Health Management), Dr J S Dhiman, explained the delegates the social history and rural life of Punjab (India). He said the museum speaks volumes of the rich cultural heritage of Punjab.

On the wheat disease "yellow rust", Dr Dhiman said to check its spread, the PAU had decided to sow wheat varieties (resistant to yellow rust) at Punjab-Himachal border.

At the technical session of 'Indo-Pak Trade: Present and Future Prospects', Dr Karam Singh, an eminent economist and consultant, Punjab State Farmer's Commission, said enormous trade opportunities exist between two Punjabs. Both Punjabs have common crops like wheat, cotton and basmati rice. Absence of trade ties between the two nations is proving to be a limiting factor for both to export their farm produce."If trade ties are established, it will benefit both the nations," he said.

Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Vice-Chancellor, University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), Pakistan, said that there exists a developed market on both sides which offers a great potential for exports, especially for fruits and vegetables like mangoes, kinnows and tomatoes.

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