12th February 2018, Jalandhar: In order to inspire and motivate the students of Schools of Bio-Sciences and Agriculture at Lovely Professional University (LPU), Chief General Manager of prestigious National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) Unit, Nirlep Singh Rai reached LPU Campus today and interacted with 600+ students. CGM Rai has three-decades plus professional experience, and has worked at all units of NFL in various capacities. LPU students of both the schools, being very close to his domain, were sensitized on various issues related to soil fertility, deficiency of various nutrients, increase in fertilizer use efficiency, maximization of yields and many more.
Sharing illustrious achievements about his dynamic organization NFL, which is the second largest urea manufacturer in India, CGM Rai informed LPU students all about chemical-based synthetic fertilizers and animal manure and compost based organic fertilizers. Advising LPU students, CGM Rai said: “Nowadays, with the misuse or improper usage of fertilizers, the farming lands are becoming nutrients less by having depleted soils. The crop-production is either lessening, or becoming nutritionally deficient. This all is happening because farmers are not well awakened about the right use of fertilizers. For better crop production, proper guidance about fertilizers is very necessary.”
Further informing students about all pros and cons of the fertilizers, CGM Rai advised students: “Being growing and awakened agriculturists and bio-scientists, I advise you all to rise to the occasion and guide farmers about the use of fertilizers in proper ways to have quick and efficient production.”
Thus, CGM Rai guided LPU students about the judicious usage of fertilizers, various agro products, improved-upon crop practices, scientific methods of cultivation, and latest techniques to help increase productivity in the fields. He also advised that various issues related to soil testing, soil health, and more should also be learnt in basic forms at this preliminary stage of studies. LPU students Ashibha Sreelekha, Sudhanshu, Veerpaul and more, who have specially joined LPU coming from far off cities of the country, held unanimously that the interactions with the elite guest are going to prove very important for their career ahead.