Name of the programme– Farmers’ training camp on water saving technologies and methods for long term viability in Agriculture.
Date– 24th may, 2019
Venue– Gurudwara Sahib, Ghungrali Rajputtan
Communicators– Ranjodh Singh (CIPT), Dr.Dilbag Singh(AO, Khanna), Dr. Kulwant Singh (ADO), Dr. Gurwinder Singh (ASI), Dr. Jupinder Kaur (PAU).
Subordinates– Bhupinder Singh (CIPT), Amandeep Singh (CIPT), Dr. Inderjit Singh (ASI), Dev Raj Singh (DPL, PAU).
Ranjodh Singh Project Coordinator introduced on five-year programme in three parts
- Water saving technologies for Paddy which include DSR, Short duration varieties, standing water not more than 15 days, Alternate wetting and drying, Soil moisture sensor.
- Economic upliftment of farmers by introducing market linkages via cooperatives and FPOs from third or fourth year of the programme.
- Behaviour change through trainings and regular advice by creating awareness among farmers on the dose and time of fertilizer and pesticide application and ways to reduce its use.
Inoculum– Dr Jupinder Kaur briefed on the use of inoculum (Azospirillum bacteria) and its advantage to crop as given below-
- Helps in crop growth
- Will increase 3-4% yield
- If used regularly will help to demand of urea.
Agriculture department– Information on subsidy on various agriculture implements was disseminated by Dr. Dilbag Singh. He also urged farmers to become part of the CIPT-HUF programme. He recommended farmers to sow short duration varieties which demand less water. Dr. Kulwant Singh gave lecture on soil map prepared by agriculture department for each block and urged farmers to use only those fertilizers deficiency of which was shown by soil map. Dr. Gurwinder Singh noted name of the farmers who wanted to apply subsidy on implements.
Around 20+ farmers attended this Training camp.