By TC News Desk
Agartala, November 29, 2022: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Sepahijala, CAU (I), Tripura organized a day-long awareness programme on natural farming at Twima VC, Jampuijala block, Sepahijala Tripura in collaboration with Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Jampuijala on Monday last under the technical guidance of Dr Arun Kumar Singha, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Zone-VII, Umiam and Dr Rajumoni Bordoloi, Principal Scientist, ICAR-ATARI, Zone-VII, Umiam.
The programme was conducted under the guidance of Dr Anupam Mishra, Vice-Chancellor, CAU, Imphal. The objective of the programme was to reduce the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides, the indiscriminate use of which pollutes the environment, and to promote good agronomic practices.
The programme was inaugurated by Pradip Baran Roy, President, All Tripura Farmers Clubs; Bhaskar Debbarma, Assistant Director, Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Jampuijala; David Debbarma Executive, Seven Sisters Development assistance (SeSTA), Jampuijala and Mandudari Debbarma, Farmer, TwimaVC in presence of Dr Utpal Dey, SMS (Plant Protection), KVK, Sepahijala and others.
Pradip Baran Roy, President, All Tripura Farmers Clubs gave an insight into the importance of natural farming for protecting soil and providing safe food products for a healthy society.
Bhaskar Debbarma, Assistant Director, Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Jampuijala and David Debbarma Executive, Seven Sisters Development assistance (SeSTA), Jampuijala encouraged the farmers for promoting natural farming.
Mandudari Debbarma, Farmer, Twima VC shared her experience on natural farming and practically experienced effect of jeevamrut and neemastra in paddy crop.
Dr Utpal Dey, SMS (Plant Protection), KVK, Sepahijala gave an insight into the adverse effects of using chemical fertilizers/pesticides and narrated about various infusions used in nature farming. Different posters on preparation of beejamrut and jeevamrut etc were also explained during the programme for easy understanding of the farmers.
The programme was organized under the guidance of Prof (Dr) Ratan Kumar Saha, Dean, College of Fisheries, Lembucherra and supervision of Dr Shatabhisa Sarkar, Senior Scientist & Head of this KVK. The programme was coordinated by Dr Utpal Dey, SMS (Plant Protection) and Dr Shatabhisa Sarkar, Senior Scientist & Head, KVK, Sepahijala.
A total of 42 farmers, farm women, rural youth from Twima VC, Kalaibari VC, Jogai Bari VC and West Takarjala VC were actively participated in the programme and interacted with specialist. Preparation of beejamrut and jeevamrut were practically demonstrated during the programme.