Community Approach to Cultivation Yield High Return

Baratpur (Jharkhand), 3rd August, 2012

DDG (AE) addressing farmers at Lohardaga, JharkhandDr. K.D. Kokate, Deputy Director General (Agriculture Extension), ICAR addressed a gathering of nearly 400 farmers at Baratpur village adopted by KVK Lohardaga.

The farmers acknowledged that the KVK Lohardaga has brought the concept of this unique farming i.e. community action for their better livelihood which has helped them marketing truckload of vegetables in every alternate day to Rourkella for higher market return. The farmers also expressed their conviction of sending more than one truck of vegetables in every day through community production of vegetables. The Deputy Commissioner assured the KVK and the farmers of providing all help and support for the development of the district.

DDG (AE) interacting with farmers at Gunia village, GumlaDr. Kokate visited Gunia village, adopted by KVK Gumla under NICRA project. Water storage device ‘Bora bunding’ was specially praised by the DDG (AE) in enhancing cropping intensity of the village through assured irrigation. Other accomplishments of KVK Gumla in NICRA village, Gunia, like, ‘jalkund’, agronomic management practices like intercropping of pulse and maize, mixed cropping, in situ moisture conservation, rainwater harvesting and development of seed bank were also appreciated by him.

The Deputy Commissioner of Lohardaga, Zonal Project Director, Zone-II, Dr. A.K. Singh, Director of Extension Education, Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi, line department officials and KVK staff participated in the meeting.

(Source: ZPD II, Kolkata)