Annadata Devo Bhava: under the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav at NBPGR, Shimla

Date Posted: 22-04-2022

ICAR-NBPGR New Delhi and Regional Station Shimla organized one day Kisan Sangosthi/Campaign under the Azadi ka Amrit Mahtosav Annadata Devo Bhava: on 20.04.2022 for protection and conservation of local landraces & traditional varieties. Farmers were appraised and motivated to cultivate these nutritionally rich and important crops for their house hold consumption and marketing as well. The abhiyaan was attended by more than 100 farmers of the Baggi panchayat and nearby villages. The programme was graced by Panchayat Smiti Pradhan, Vice Pradhan and other members. Farmers also actively participated in the deliberations and emphasized the need to protect local landraces. Seed of local landraces were distributed among farmers followed by the refreshment.

(Source Drs. S.K. Malik and Mohar Singh