Agri. Dept. steadfast for organic farming in isles

Port Blair
27 Oct 2018

The UTATMA in association with Department of Agriculture, has organized “Farmer- Scientist Interactions - on Organic Farming” at Tushnabad Gram Panchayat on Saturday. Mr Dashrath Verma, Up-Adhyaksh, Zilla Parishad, South Andaman, graced the occasion as chief guest and requested the farmers to focus on Organic Farming. Ms. Jasinta Mary, Pradhan, Tushnabad and Mr Mr Sudheer Chandra, Zilla Parishad Member and Smt Ratan Kumari Member Panchayat Samiti also expressed their happiness and views towards organic farming.
Mr R Y Singh, Director of Agriculture, A & N Islands appreciated the Panchayat and the farmers step towards Organic Farming. Speaking on the concepts and prospects of organic farming, highlighted the harmful effects of chemical fertilizer and pesticides on human health. Further suggested to follow mixed cropping system for better production and minimal cost of cultivation. Explaining about the waste decomposer, he shared that more farmers are utilizing and getting benefit from it.
Dr. Nagesh Ram, Sr. Scientist & Head, KVK explained the Scope of Fisheries in Integrated Farming System and the consequences of food security, food safety, Ill effects of chemical fertilizers and pesticides on human health as well water and soil. Dr. V K Pandey, SMS, KVK highlighted the Plant Health Management under IPM and Mr N. Bommayasamy, SMS about rice based cropping system and Integrated Nutrient Management .Dr. V Baskaran, Pr. Scientist (Horti), CIARI-ICAR has interacted with the farmers and made aware about the techniques to improve the farm production by Organic Farming and enlighten about the Bio waste decomposer and Jeevamrit as well as herbal pesticides.Motivating the farmers to avail the extended benefits from department, Smt. Shakeela Nawaz, Agriculture Officer highlighted the Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana  Mr Sreedas, Agriculture Assistant briefed the Schemes of HVADA & RKVY and Mr S.Sunil Kumar, DM focused on the schemes of Minor Irrigation. Shri. M. M. Hassan, Agriculture Officer, Mr J Mohan, Agriculture Officer, South Andaman were also participated in the interaction programme.