20th July, 2015, Jodhpur
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur organized a Kharif Kisan Sammelan at Bawarli village, Balesar Panchyat Samithi, Jodhpur. The objective of the programme was to create awareness among the farmers on developed latest technologies from CAZRI and acquainting farmers about the delayed monsoon situation.
Shri Gajendra Singh Sekhawat, Member of Parliament, Jodhpur was the Chief Guest and Shri Babu Singh Rathore, Member of Legislative Assembly, Shergarh was Guest of Honour.
Shri Shekhawat urged the farmers to adopt the technologies related to arid zone and to get benefit of newly started developmental scheme of central government i.e., Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana,, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana etc. He emphasized that farmers should use nutrient as per test report provided in soil health card and avoid excess use of chemical fertilizer and pesticides.
Shri Shekhawat also distributed seed of improved cultivars of kharif crops: Clusterbean, Pearl millet and Moth bean to the farmers. He also appealed the scientists to demonstrate latest scientific technologies to increase the production and productivity of arid agriculture with emphasis on livestock, perianal grasses, and solar based drip/sprinkler irrigation system for environmental sustainability.
Shri Babu Singh Rathore appealed the farmers to adopt improved agricultural techniques developed by CAZRI and other institutes for getting more production. He shared his experience of CAZRI technologies in the villages as well as at institutional farm. He also briefed about schemes and reforms in insurance claim for the farmers initiated by the Rajasthan Government.
Dr. RK Bhatt, Director, ICAR-CAZRI presided over the function and emphasized on use of technologies developed by CAZRI for this region and their impact in sustainable livelihood of the farming community.
Two booklets in Hindi on ‘Improved Kharif Crop Cultivation Practices’ and ‘PPV& FRA’ were also released for farmers. An exhibition was also organized to display products and technologies developed by the CAZRI and AFRI.
An interaction meet of farmers with the scientists and development officers from CAZRI, AFRI and line departments was also organized.
Shri Babu Singh Inda, Pradhan and Sh. Mangi Lal Choudhary, Vice Pradhan of Balesar Panchayat Samithi were also present.
Around 350 farmers and farm women of Balesar Panchayat Samithi, Jodhpur participated in the sammelan.
(Source: ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur)