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Weather News : Climate Change Effects on Agriculture was Discussed by PAU Experts

Ludhiana: To discuss the impact of climate change on agriculture, at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), an important high level meeting was held.

In the day long discussions, the vice chancellor, BS Dhillon was the Chief Guest, while senior university officers, RS Sidhu (Director Extension), LK Dhaliwal ( Director, School of Climate Change), Manjit Singh (Director Research), GS Buttar (Additional Director of Extension), Ashok Kumar ( Additional Director of Research), Deans and Heads of various Departments participated.

Keeping in mind the current climate change pattern and its effects on agriculture, the experts deliberated on how the university's research works should be planned, said PAU authorities.

According to experts, they added that the main cause for concern and that cause is the increase in minimum temperatures and relative humidity levels across the globe as this has led to evolution of new species of insects, pests and development of new plant diseases.

PK Sidhu was given a special presentation on the School of Climate Change. The Spokesperson for PAU informed that, "Discussions on multi-disciplinary research activities were also held. Scientists also pondered on research related highlights from the recently concluded international conference held at PAU."