Training of farmers ends at JNAU

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Jan 2018 10:41:32


 

Staff Reporter,

The 5-day training of thirty-one farmers associated with Maa Annapurna Lakshya Seed Production Cooperative Committee Limited, Sihora concluded at Jawaharlal Nehru Agriculture University (JNAU) under the National Agriculture Development Scheme by Business Development and Planning Unit, on Thursday. National Agriculture and Rural Development Bank (NABARD) and Department of Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Department sponsored and financed the training held at JNAU.


NABARD Madhya Pradesh Regional Manager, K R Rao, as chief guest, said that agriculture has ample employment opportunities. In this way, joining with Agriculture University and acquiring knowledge about progressive farming, one can develop his own business.


Programme President, Dr Pradeep Kumar Bisen appealed the farmers that the door of University is always open and whenever they would step in university campus, they would certainly return with some updates about farming works. He said, doubling farmers’ income is the priority of Government of India by 2022.


JNAU Director Research Services, Dr Dhirendra Khare added that by opting different Government-run farmers beneficiary schemes and effective Government programmes, the agriculture growth rate in Madhya Pradesh is high at 25.8 per cent, the highest in the country.
While, Programme Coordinator, Dr Sanjay Nahatkar, Principal Scientist and Assistant- Director Research & Senior Scientist, Dr Deepak Rathi shared the dais.


In the concluding ceremony, farmers, Umesh Patel, Rajesh Kumar Patel, Manish Patel, Atmaram Patel and others shared their views. During the training, farmers visited different research farms and saw the demonstration at the farms and laboratories of university. They also interacted with farmers and got their queries answered.


In making the event a success, BPD Unit, Business Manager Assistant (Business Associate), Deepak Pal, Loveena Sharma and Jai Verma extended valuable contribution.