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World Soil Day 2022 observed at ICAR-NBPGR Issapur Experimental Farm. Program included intervention with farmers.

 

ICAR-NBPGR celebrated World Soil Day with farmers at its Experimental Farm, Issapur under SC-SP, on 5th December 2022. Twenty Eight SC farmers including women farmers, from surrounding villages, participated in the programme. An awareness programme was also conducted for the farmers in which Dr Ishwar Singh, Principal Scientist, DGE , spoke on the importance of soil in agriculture. Importance of Soil Day and soil health card scheme was explained by Dr K.S. Hooda, Principal Scientist, DGE. Dr Kuldeep Tripathi, OIC, Issapur Experimental Farm gave an overview of institute mandate and activities for the benefit of farming community. Dr KP Mohapatra, Principal Scientist also interacted with the farmers on multiple aspects of Plant Genetic Resources, their conservation and economic utility for the upcoming generations. Under the SC-sub plan, the farmers were also provided with a kit of 10 items that included improved varieties of vegetable seeds, ergonomically designed small farm tools and implements etc. Dr BS Panwar, Farm Manager proposed formal vote of thanks.

(Source Dr Kuldeep Tripathi, New Delhi)

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