BY TC News Desk
Agartala, January 17, 2023: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Sepahijala, CAU (I), Tripura organized two days training programme on “Natural Farming”. The programme was conducted under the guidance of Dr Anupam Mishra, Vice-Chancellor, CAU, Imphal.
The training programme on “Natural Farming” is aimed to build up the skill on preparation and formulation of natural farming materials among women farmer, rural youth and its uses on the importance of farmers and farming for a healthy and prosperous nation.
KVK in Sepahijala organised training cum awareness programme under the technical guidance of Dr. A.K. Singha, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Zone-VII, Umiam, Meghalaya, Dr. Rajumoni Bordoloi, Priciple Scientist(AE), ICAR-ATARI, Zone-VII, Umiam and Prof. Ratan Kumar Saha, Dean, College of Fisheries, CAU (I), Lembucherra, Tripura.
The programme was inaugurated by Birendra Kishore Debbarma, MLA, Niren Debbarma, Social Worker, Samir Debbarma Social Worker and Dr Shatabhisa Sarkar, Senior Scientist & Head, KVK Sepahijala, Tripura and KVK staffs and farmers.
Dr Utpal Dey, SMS (Plant Protection), KVK, Sepahijala gave an insight into the importance of Natural farming for protecting soil and providing safe food products for a healthy society. Exhibition on natural farming was also organized by Dr. Utpal Dey, SMS (Plant Protection) , KVK, Sepahijala and Dr Shatabhisa Sarkar, Senior Scientist & Head, KVK Sepahijala, Tripura for easy understanding of the farmers.
Birendra Kishore Debbarma, MLA encouraged the farmers for adopting natural farming. At the outset of the programme, Shri Samir Debbarma Social Worker enlightened the importance of natural farming for healthy food and to escape the adverse effects of using chemical fertilizers/pesticides. He also highlighted the importance of chemical free farming and shared his experience on natural farming.
Niren Debbarma, Social Worker encouraged the farmers to various path breaking ways for doubling of farmers’ income through chemical free farming.
Vote of thanks speech was delivered by Dr. Utpal Dey, SMS (Plant Protection), KVK, Sepahijala. A total of 40 farmers, farm women, rural youth from Jampuijala Block of Sepahijala district were actively participated in the programme and interacted with scientists.