The Kathia Wheat (Triticum durum) is the important cereal crop that plays a vital role in the food and nutritional security of the country. The Kathia Wheat variety - Pusa Mangal (HI-8713) released by the ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Regional Wheat Research Station, Indore, Madhya Pradesh is identified for irrigated and timely sown conditions of the central zone.
Shri Prabhu Dayal, a 55 Years-old Progressive Farmer of the Village Khiriya, Lalitpur District of Bundelkhand Region of Uttar Pradesh owns 5.0 hectares of land that is primarily mono-cropped wheat (Triticum). The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Lalitpur selected him as one of the Progressive Farmers for conducting the On-Farm Testing during 2018-19. Shri Prabhu Dayal was provided with 40 Kg seeds of improved Kathia Wheat variety HI-8713 (Pusa Mangal) for sowing on 1.0 acre area along with the other technical knowhow. He also produced local Kathia Variety on 1.0 acre and improved variety (HI-8713) of Kathia Wheat was...
16th July, 2021, New Delhi
“Being agriculture-centric country, the farmers are the real treasure of the country”, said Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare. Shri Tomar was addressing the Virtual 93rd Foundation Day & Awards Ceremony of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research held here at Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi today.
The Union Minister stated that the commendable works carried out in the various fields of agricultural and allied sciences by the Council’s untiring scientists and farmers is a real honor for the country. Shri Tomar said that the farmers and scientists work hard together in the progress of the agricultural sector of the country. He emphasized on the agricultural sector’s capability to meet the targets of providing the un-interrupted availability of the essential food crops even during the challenging times of COVID-19.
Shri Tomar urged for a collective approach for...
The labor scarcity due to COVID-19 Pandemic has led to the popularization of mechanized methods of rice establishment in the various parts of the country. The Direct Seeded Rice (DSR) has gained popularity in Punjab and Haryana during the last two years. The initiative of KVK-CSISA Network shows the opportunity of scaling Machine Transplanting of Rice (MTR) for securing consistently higher paddy yield in the Eastern Indo-Gangetic Plains (EIGP). The shift from labor intensive activity to mechanization will play a crucial role in the rice-based ecosystem.
The same yield of rice and rice-wheat cropping system can be achieved in EIGP if agronomic management is at par with Punjab and Haryana. The KVK-CSISA Network has harnessed the best from Farmers’ Participatory Process (FPP) in the situations where land and water resources are at the command of farmers.
Shri Parmod Chaudhary, a farmer from Village Lazar Mahadeva, District Mahrajganj, Eastern Uttar Pradesh practiced MTR...
India is known as the land of festivities where a large number of people follow and celebrate the vividness of their colorful festivals with joy and happiness. Holi is amongst one of the famous festivals of the country that celebrates spring and the harvest.
But, the use of approximately 100,00,000 Tonnes of chemical / synthetic colors per annum poses serious health hazards for the people. The presence of harmful chemicals like oxides, glass particles and metal substances, etc., in the Holi colors makes them dangerous for the skin of humans.
In such a situation, the production and promotion of environment-friendly Holi prepared by using the different parts of the plants Green color made from Ground Neem Leaves (Azadirachta indica), spinach & yellow and red from Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is the need of the hour.
Taking a leap forward to encourage the rural women for their economic empowerment, the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dehradun, Uttarakhand took the opportunity of making...
Ms. Hiresha Verma, an IT Professional turned well-known Mushroom grower and successful Entrepreneur in Charba Village of Dehradun owns a Mushroom Company by the name of “HanAgrocare”, Dehradun.
The non-lucrative practice of the traditional farming of Wheat Paddy and Vegetables forced the villagers to leave for the urban areas in search of better income opportunities. To provide the villagers with the opportunities to earn better income at their native place only made Ms. Hiresha to switch herself for becoming an Entrepreneur in the field of Agriculture.
Starting Mushroom Cultivation in 2013 with Oyster in her servant quarter with 25 bags, she got good results. On investing Rs. 2,000, she earned Rs. 5,000. The cultivation of Milky Mushrooms fetched her with encouraging results. Ms. Hiresha underwent training on Mushroom farming and learnt about the popular varieties from the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
During her training at the ICAR-...