KVK Gomati & NBPGR Conducted Farmers Training Programme.
Agartala, Mar 19, 2023, By Our Correspondent
The ICAR - National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Regional Station, Umiam, in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra Gomati, Amarpur, Tripura, conducted 1 (one) day awareness cum training programme on Plant Genetic Resources in Agri-Horticultural crops at Kewai Uchoi Para ADC Village under Karbook, Gomati Tripura. The programme is attended by Dr. Julius Uchoi, Scientist, and officer-in-charge, ICAR NBPGR, Regional Station, Umiam, Meghalaya, Dr. Binoy Tripura, Subject Matter Specialist (Agril. Extension), Mr. S.N Banik, SMS (Horticulture) and Mr. Arif Ur Rahaman Choudhury and Mr. Chitragupta Murasing, plant protection experts of Krishi Vigyan Kendra Gomati, Amarpur. A total of 250 numbers of farmers belonging to Uchoi, Reang and Tripura tribal communities have actively participated and been benefitted under this motivational programme. In this programme, the coordinator Dr. Julius Uchoi has delivered a lecture on Plant Genetic Resources (PGR) and its sustainable conservation. The farmers were also made aware regarding the importance of PGR, its conservation and utilization for present and future agriculture. Discussion on recent innovations in agriculture and allied, scope, and prospects of spice cultivation, pest and diseases of various crops and their management were also part of the programme. At the end of the programme a set of agricultural tools such as tree pruner, water cane and orange seedlings were distributed among the farmers.