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Farmer Friendly Fruit Fly Trap Developed

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Good news for mango exporters

Mango, the king of fruits, has a great export potential due to exquisite taste and flavor. Our country ranks first in area and production of Mango with 2.31 million ha and 12.75 MT, respectively. But infestation with oriental Fruit Fly (Bactocera dorsalis) has been a major impediment to mango export. It accounts for about 27 percent of the harvesting loss.

Bew Bleaching Material for Oil Refining

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The traditional oil bleaching is essentially the process of decolourization. This is done by mixing the heated oil under vacuum with specially prepared earth that absorbs the colouring bodies and the the spent earth oil is filteres. The total requirement of the bleaching earth ion the country is approximately 50,000 tonnes annually. At present, the bleaching earth is largely imported.

Organic Agro-processing Centre established near Akola in Maharashtra

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The post harvest technology scheme at Dr. PKV Akola has established  the first organic agro processing centre at Nimkhed Bazar, Anjangaon Surji,  Distt. Amravati. The agro processing centre includes PKV mini dat mill, PKV  cleaner grader, destoner, mini oil mill and papad making machine. The organic  APC was inaugurated by the Vice- Chancellor of Dr. PKV Akola on April 3, 2004.

Eco-friendly Cotton Seed Delinting Plant

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Maharashtra State Seeds Corporation Limited (Mahabeej) with  financial support from ICAR succeeded in the design development and testing of  a pollution-free cotton seed delinting plant. The capacity of the indigenous  cotton seed delinting plant is 1.0 TPH tomes/hr. The plant is based on dry HCL  gas generation without the use of sulphuric acid and has been installed at  Shivani (Akola). The new eco-friendly technology has been dully certified by  the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board. The machines have been coated with  taflan and lined with FRP for corrosion resistance.

Transforming Livelihood of Tribal Farmers in Odisha through Integrated Water Resource Management

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Transforming Livelihood of Tribal Farmers in Odisha through Integrated Water Resource Management  Birjaberna, in Sundargarh district of Odisha is a tribal dominated village. In spite of 1400 mm annual rainfall and existence of Ghurlijore minor irrigation project, the village was deprived of assured irrigation facility. The reasons of non-assured irrigation facility were poor canal water supply and lack of other irrigation sources in the village.

Higher Profit from Exotic Vegetables Cultivation

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Shri Ramesh Verma, a farmer at Kasimpur Biruha, Lucknow is a very innovative and enthusiastic farmer having marginal land holding (0.506 ha). He has successfully introduced the cultivation of exotic vegetables in Lucknow district. Earlier, he was farming with his father and cultivated only rice and wheat with some vegetables like, cabbage, cauliflower, tomato, potato and banana. This farming practice provided good returns only to meet out the family expenses. Shri Verma a keen observer and innovative by nature, tried to grow new crops. He visited KVK, ICAR-IISR, Lucknow.

Horticulture-based Integrated Farming System and Nursery Rising: Way of Farmers’ Prosperity and Employment for Youth in Kashmir

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Baramulla, largest district in the entire Kashmir valley, was a largest apple producer district of the country in 2012-13. The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Baramulla assessed need to train farmers in modern agricultural technologies to enable them to carryout farming as more economically viable and employment generating enterprise. In these efforts KVK, trained the farmers and rural youths in all components of Agriculture through ‘learning by doing’ methods. The focus was more on practical rather than theory alone.

KVK, Kozhikode Promotes Organic Mushroom Production from Banana Residue

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Shri. Sathees Kumar, a studio person of KakkoorPanchayat, Kozhikode district, Kerala turned into a successful small scale entrepreneur and owner of “M/S GOVIND MUSHROOM” by practicing innovative mushroom farming usingbanana pseudo stem, petiole and areca nut husk for mushroom bed preparation. His venture started after trainings and exposure trips to KVKs and spawn procurement from ICAR-KVK, Kozhikode. Subsequently he was equipped with his own spawn production unit.

Aquaculture technology transforms livelihood of tribals

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Aquaculture technology transforms livelihood of tribals In 2009, Adivasipara Village, Hathkhola (Bali Village No. 9) of Gosaba Block in South 24 Paraganas, West Bengal faced a deadly cyclonic storm called ‘Aila’ which washed away almost the entire island. Intrusion of salt water spoiled freshwater ponds and irrigation channels including their biodiversity. Since then availability of food and livelihood options were the major constraints for the inhabitants of the Island.

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