2nd April, 2015, Varanasi
Dr. S. Ayyappan,Secretary, DARE and DG, ICAR inaugurated the Crop Residues Management Unit at the ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi.
In his address he emphasized on the ill-effects of residue burning in the field and stressed on the adoption of organic farming for vegetable cultivation. He urges for enhanced focus on ‘Per Drop, More Crop’, ‘Farmers First’, ‘Mera Gaon, Mera Gaurav’ and ‘Attracting Rural Youth in Agriculture.’
A ‘Krishi Paricharcha’ on ‘Crop Waste Management: Role of Women’ was also organized on the occasion. More than 300 women farmers from Varanasi, Mirzapur, Bhadoi, Sonbhadra, and Chandauli districts of Uttar Pradesh participated in the programme. Smt. Durgawati Devi, Gram Pradhan, Jayapur (village adopted by Hon’ble Prime Minister) Varanasi presided over the function.
Dr. B. Singh, Director, ICAR-IIVR enlightened the farmers about the importance of residue management in sustainable agricultural production.
Vegetable seedlings of bottle gourd, pumpkin, cucumber & sponge gourd alongwith Trichoderma powder for kitchen garden were also distributed to the farm households. On this occasion, 35 extension folders, a technical bulletin on sabjiyon me keetnashakon ke prayog kee vivaranika and 1st issue of ‘Vegetable e-Newsletter’ were also released.
(Source: ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi)