Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Agriculture Minister

To mark Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Ministry of Agriculture is launching a week-long particular marketing campaign referred to as ‘Kisan Bhagidari Prathmikta Hamari’ to boost consciousness about numerous schemes and their advantages for the farming neighborhood throughout the nation.

Tomorrow, the MoA&FW, the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), and the Ministry of Rural Development will maintain a wide range of consciousness actions as a part of the marketing campaign.

As a part of the marketing campaign, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare will maintain farm equipment demonstrations tomorrow at numerous places throughout the nation by way of their FMTTIs (Farm Machinery Training and Testing Institute). At the identical time, FMTTIs will present coaching to ladies farmers. In addition to the bodily subject visits, a web-based webinar might be organized to supply a bridge between innovators and industries.

The Ministry will set up subject journeys to sunflower cultivation websites in Ambala Kurukshetra, Fatehgarh Saheb, and Udhampur, in addition to mustard farms in Jammu, Kathua, and Udhampur (JK). Kisan Goshti programmes may also be organized to teach farmers on the benefits of cultivating money crops.

Webinars and Public Awareness A programme on improved manufacturing expertise of high-value and unique vegetable crops underneath protected cultivation may also be organized on the CIH, Nagaland, and the NER State Horticulture Department. The Directorate of Arecanut and Spices Development at Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, will present coaching on microrhizome-based disease-free planting materials manufacturing in Ginger and Turmeric.

The National Bee Board may also host a variety of on-line beekeeping actions (NBB). The Directorate of Cashew & Cocoa Development will host a Krishi Mela on Cashew. The National Horticulture Board (NHB) will host a webinar on ODOP Products and Horticulture Cluster Development at State Level Offices of the National Horticulture Board and State Horticulture Missions.

Simultaneously, all allied Ministries and Departments are organizing numerous programmes as a part of ‘Kisan Bhagidari Prathamikta Hamari,’ together with a nationwide marketing campaign on Bio-fortification, Nutri-Cereals, Millets cultivation, and crop diversification by ICAR Institutes.

The Watershed Management Division of the Department of Land Resources is internet hosting a webinar on “Integrated Watershed Development, its Contribution to Sustainable Utilization of Natural Resources, Enhancing Farmers’ Livelihood and Incomes.”

During the week-long marketing campaign, farmers are knowledgeable about key schemes and their views, in addition to the best way to benefit from the welfare schemes. Various subject journeys and interactions with industries are additionally deliberate to supply farmers with publicity.

First printed on: 27 Apr 2022, 10:06 IST



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