1st October 2013, Canning Town
Dr. Alok K. Sikka, DDG (NRM), ICAR appreciated scientists of regional research station of Central Soil Salinity Research Institute (CSSRI), Canning Town, West Bengal for developing land shaping models which have created opportunities to grow paddy, vegetables, sunflower along with fishes throughout the year. Earlier it was characterized by mono-cropped with kharif-rice.
Dr. Sikka emphasized that farm pond and paddy-cum-fish cultivation is beneficial for the coastal region. He urged the scientists to disseminate such models at farmers’ fields for more visibility and practical proposition. Dr. D.K. Sharma, Director, CSSRI, Karnal and Dr. Dipak Sarkar, Director, National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (NBSS&LUP), Nagpur were also present during the programme.
Regional Research Station of CSSRI, Canning Town is pioneer in developing land shaping technique for addressing the key challenges like land degradation (salinity), drainage congestion and scarcity of fresh water for irrigation for coastal region.
(Source:Regional Research Station of CSSRI, Canning Town)