Seed Day, Technological Appl. on HYV at Sippighat

Port Blair
4 Jul 2018

A Seed Day on Technological application on promising High Yielding Varieties of Rice was conducted in collaboration with  KVK, South Andaman in FLD mode  recently. The programme was inaugurated by Dr. A. Kundu, Director, ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair.  He exhorted the farmers to adopt the varieties of rice developed by the Institute which will increase the yield comparatively and provide livelihood support. He also distributed seeds of High Yielding Rice Varieties to the farmers. Dr. S. K. Zamir Ahmed, Pr. Scientist spoke about the importance of High Yielding Rice Varieties, the seed chain and the monitoring mechanism which will be conducted jointly with the team of CIARI, KVK, involving Department of Agriculture for furthering the adoption process.   Dr. P. K. Singh, Head (I/c) and Pr. Scientist, FCIP Division delivered a comprehensive lecture on cultivation of rice varieties and its management. Dr. R. K. Gautam, Pr. Scientist discussed and interacted with farmers on various agricultural related issues. Around 32 farmers attended and got benefitted by the programme.  Dr. L. B. Singh, SMS (Hort). KVK, Sippighat presented the vote of thanks. The progamme was organised under the overall guidance of Dr. A. Kundu, Director, ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair.