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Agromet Advisory Services is a brand new step in direction of the farming neighborhood. It is the one window options for all of the queries associated to fluctuating climate situations and administration of crops, livestock, and fishery. The losses within the crop could be diminished by doing correct crop administration in time by correct climate forecasts.  Preparation of agromet advisory bulletin and dissemination is the primary goal of Gramin Krishi Mausam Sewa (GKMS).The Agromet Advisory Service (AAS) bulletins are ready by the Agro Advisory Board, consisting of scientists belonging to varied disciplines of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) and Agricultural Officers of the District. 












Such AAS bulletins are being ready and issued in English in addition to native languages. The AAS bulletins are ready twice in every week i.e. Tuesday and Friday. Dissemination of AAS bulletins in time to the beneficiaries is essential. The predicted climate forecast and advisories are given to the progressive farmers, NGO and different stakeholders over cellphone and thru SMS. Once the farmers acquired the forecast and agro advisory, they’ll plan their agricultural operations and take selections accordingly. In addition, agro advisory bulletins have additionally been disseminated by means of print media (newspapers), All India Radio and tv applications (native or regional cable, TV, Doordarshan, and so on.).

In Cachar district, Gramin Krishi Mausam Seva (GKMS) of DAMU (District Agromet Unit) is working since August 2019. From August 2019, GKMS has reached to 10-15% farmers. At current now we have created a database of 2000 farmers below this service who’re getting SMS by means of mKisan portal and straight of their cell. Around 70-80 progressive farmers, 10-15 media individuals are getting advisories by means of cellphone, whatsapp group and so on.

Success story of Agromet Advisory Services at Cachar district of Assam

A big achievement of Agromet Advisory Services of GKMS, DAMU, KVK Cachar was discovered throughout excessive climate occasions (on 26th October, 2019). Before the intense climate occasion (flood), KVK, Cachar has supplied the Weather forecast in addition to Agro-advisory Bulletin by means of SMS (2000 farmers) service (by means of KMAS, mKisan portal, KVK portal), Phone name to the progressive farmers (40-50). The IMD supplied predicted rainfall and recorded rainfall in the course of the interval 25th to 29th Oct, 2019 have talked about beneath:

Date

Predicted RF (mm)

Recorded RF (mm)

25-10-2019

6.0

1.6

26-10-2019

21.6

43.6

27-10-2019

44.5

187             

28-10-2019

4.2

1.4

29-10-2019

0.0

0

 












Before the flood our GKMS (DAMU) climate forecast and advisory had been:

“Light to heavy rainfall is predicted till 28th October, 2019. So farmers are advised, not to go for any cultivation of rabi crops and vegetables”. Those farmers who had adopted the advisories of Gramin Krishi Mausam Sewa of KVK Cachar (DAMU), they may save the rabi crops and greens from the flood however those that (farmers) had not adopted they’ve confronted big loss in flip of crop harm subjected to monitory loss. Around 10 to fifteen progressive farmers had been adopted our advisory they usually might save the crops from the flood. And many of the farmers they confronted big losses due to their ignorance.

Farmer’s achievement is talked about right here beneath:

Case-1

Ali Ahmed Laskar (9954098207):

Ali of Kashipur was partially following our agro-advisory bulletin throughout excessive occasions like flood because of which he has confronted big losses. Without following the advisory, he has sown rabi greens (Cabbage, Cauliflower,Tomato and Brinjal) in 3 bigha land and he bought lack of Rs 30000. At the identical time he has not sown rabi vegetable by following our agro-advisory bulletin in the course of the flood. In that case, he might save the crops from that excessive occasion which was costing Rs. 17500/- per bigha. By following our bulletin, He has sown the rabi vegetable in 2 bigha after the flood incidence and earned Rs. 110000/-. In this case the price of cultivation was Rs 17,500/- per bigha and BC ratio was 3.14.

Horizontal growth:

After realizing the good thing about the Agromet advisory providers, he himself took initiative in his village and suggested all his fellow farmers to undertake service. Consequently, nearly all farmers within the village get registered their cell quantity for accessing the agro-met advisory service of GKMS, KVK Cachar. The KVK Cachar is offering all of the related climate data forecast and advisory bulletin to all registered farmers biweekly in freed from value. Based on the advisory, farmers put together their area operations accordingly and defend their produce from the monitor loss or minimizing the loss at most extent.












Case-2

Tamizur Rahman Laskar (9613571862):

He can also be a progressive farmer of Raipur, Slachapra. He is receiving our advisory from September, 2019. During rabi season, he cultivated primarily Potato, cabbage and rajma. Around 3 bigha land and he was utilizing GKMS present agro-advisory bulletin for the cultivation of rabi crops. The value of cultivation was Rs 17000-18000/bigha. The incomes of the three main crops is talked about beneath:

Cabbage:

Cost: Rs 17000/bigha

Production: 90-95 q/bigha

Profit: Rs 90,000-95,000/bigha (@Rs10/kg)

Benefit: 92,500-17,000=Rs 75,500/ bigha

B: C=5.44

Potato:

Cost: Rs 15000/bigha

Production: 25 q/bigha

Profit: Rs 30,000/bigha (@Rs12/kg)

Benefit: 30,000-15,000=Rs 15,000/bigha

B:C =2.0

Rajma:

Cost: Rs 18000/bigha

Production: 4-5 q/bigha

Profit: Rs 40,000-50,000/bigha (@Rs100/kg)

Benefit: 45,000-18,000=Rs 27,000/bigha

B:C = 2.5












During 2019, he earned extra revenue of Rs 10,000-12,000/bigha through the use of agro-advisory bulletin than final yr (2018). He might efficiently save the crop losses from the intense occasion (flood) throughout rabi 26th-29th Oct, 2019. He is following our each messages (SMS) and bulletin

Authors

Ejaful Ahmed, P. Chowdhury, Abdur Rahman,  Sewali Saikia and Kalyan Dutta

Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Cachar, Silchar, Assam        






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