‘Experts will share facts to improve soil, human health in JNAU training’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Sep 2017 11:15:15


Staff Reporter,

“training on important issues related to soil and human health besides for profitability of farming will certainly prove a turning point for entire fraternity. Participating agriculture scientists, experts of different subjects will share their knowledge for betterment of soil and human health,” said Professor Vijay Singh Tomar, Vice-Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru Agriculture University (JNAU), while addressing opening ceremony of 21-day national training of agriculture scientists representing different states at ICAR’s Centre for Advance Faculty Training at Department of Soil Science and Agriculture Chemistry, Jabalpur College of Agriculture on Tuesday.

Professor Tomar also highlighted challenges before soil scientists in dealing with increasing issues. During 21 days’ training on different aspects related to soil and human health, deliberations of high orders will surely take place and also pave way for more healthy farming for future. He hoped that training will certainly bring best contribution of scientists in the field for upliftment and betterment of humanity.

Head Department of Soil Science and Agriculture Chemistry and Director of National Training Dr B Sachidanand informed that this will be the 31st training at CAFT. Training will be focused on ‘For Higher Production and Human Health the Management of Soil Health and Fertility’. In this scientists representing nine states and 25 different streams are participating.

The programme commenced with worshipping Goddess Saraswati by guests.
Director Research Services Dr Dhirendra Khare enlightened views on importance of research and development transfer amongst peasants so that proper management of nutrition in soil, fertility and soil health could be brought at standard without affecting current agro production as well as making farming for good human health.

Dean of College of Agriculture Dr Om Gupta also shared her views on the issue and also extended greetings of Teacher’s Day.
Principal Scientist Dr A K Diwedi gave welcome address throwing light on 21 days training module and also apprised about farm and field tours at different places to be organised. Dr Shekhar Singh Baghel, Soil Scientist convened the programme, while Senior Scientist Dr H K Rai proposed a vote of thanks.

During 21-day national camp, eminent agriculture scientists of the University who will share their knowledge and extend valuable contribution includes Dr N G Mitra, Dr B S Diwedi, Dr A K Upadhyay, Dr G S Tagore, Dr Rakesh Sahu, Phoolchand Amule, Abhishek Sharma, Dr Vinod Kumar will extend valuable services. Gopal Halecha, Rajkumar Kachi, Soil Science Department staff, research scholars and students will actively participate in organising different events.