Middle Andaman farmers trained in organic farming techs

Port Blair
30 Jul 2018

To promote and create awareness about organic activities among farmers, The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers welfare, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers welfare through its Regional Centre of Organic Farming  organizes farmers training programme and field demonstration in all the Sansad Adarsh Gram across the country. As part of the initiative, a training  programme on Organic Farming was organized by Regional Centre for Organic Farming(RCOF), Bhubaneswar in association with Department of Agriculture, A & N Administration in Shivapuram Gram Panchayat (Adarsh Gram), N & M Andaman District on Monday. Mr Loranthus Barla, Pradhan, Shivapuram Gram Panchayat inaugurated the programme. He thanked the RCOF and Dept. of Agriculture for organizing such programme. He appealed all the farmers to adopt Organic farming to protect us, soil and environment from ill effects of Chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
Dr. Gagnesh Sharma, Director, RCOF, Bhubaneswar, The resource person conducted the training programme. He explained in detail the various aspects of Organic Farming, on farm and off farm organic inputs. He also detailed the use of various organic inputs in the field.  Dr. K.L. Kasinath, Head, KVK, N & M Andaman on his address explained the importance of Organic Carbon in crop cultivation. He further highlighted the status of Organic Carbon in the soil of A & N Islands and the ways to improve the level of Organic Carbon in soil. Welcoming the gathering, Mr Anoth Ram, Assistant Director (Agri.), Rangat applauded the importance of Organic Farming and various schemes and programmes such as PKVY, Construction of Vermi-compost unit available with the Dept. of Agriculture for the benefit of the farmers.  A field demonstration on Organic Farming will also be conducted on 31st July 2018 in Shivapuram Gram Panchayat by RCOF.  Altogether 50 farmers attended the programme, and the programme ended with vote of thanks proposed by Smt Sarita Lal, JAA.