International training on automation, robotics in agriculture held
A web-based online international training on ‘Automation and robotics in agriculture’ has been organised by the Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). The 10-day international training is being conducted under the aegis of the School of Natural Resource Management (SNRM), a project sponsored by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) under the umbrella of the National Higher Education Project-Centre of Advanced Agricultural Science and Technology (NAHEP-CAAST), which is operational at the PAU.
Selected young faculty, representatives of the industry, research scholars and students from state agricultural universities, ICAR institutes and countries such as Canada, South Korea, USA and Kenya are attending the course.
Dr AK Garg, Director, International Cooperation and Bilateral Trade, Innovation and IPR Division (R&D) in Electronics Group, Ministry of Electronics and IT, New Delhi, was the chief guest during the inaugural function. Dr GK Sangha, Dean, Postgraduate Studies, was the guest of honour. Dr OP Choudahry, head, Department of Soil Science, and project investigator of the NAHEP-CAAST project, shed light on different activities conducted under the SNRM.
Earlier, Dr Manjeet Singh, head, Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, and Director, International Training, welcomed guests and participants. He said speakers and experts, who are delivering their presentation, are from various parts of the world as well as different disciplines such as computer science, electronics, agricultural engineering and agriculture.
Coordinators of international training Dr Vishal Bector, associate director, International Linkages, and Dr Aseem Verma, scientist from the Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, were among those others present online during the inaugural function.