“Being agriculture-centric, the farmers are the assets of our country”, said Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare & President of the ICAR Society. Shri Tomar was addressing as the Chief Guest during the 91st Foundation Day celebrations of ICAR held at the National Agricultural Science Centre Complex, New Delhi today.
The farmers play a pivotal role in the society as they are the real lifelines of the country, he added. He stated that the welfare of the agricultural and farming community is one of the foremost aims of the government. The Minister applauded the role of ICAR in ensuring the food security in the country.
Shri Tomar urged to contribute to realize the Honorable Prime Minister’s aim and vision of doubling the farmers’ income by the Year - 2022. He highlighted the various schemes of the government that are aimed for the benefits of the agricultural and farming community. He said that there should be a collective approach to develop techniques to overcome various problems faced by agricultural community more effectively and efficiently
The Minister emphasized that more and more youths should be encouraged to take up the agriculture as their profession. ...Read more
The grading of fruits and vegetables is considered to be one of the most important operations among the producers as it adds value to the products and provides the better economic returns. Whereas, the manual grading is one of the expensive and time consuming process. The process gets affected due to the non-availability of labors during the peak seasons.
Shri Madan Mohan Patidar, of Bhopal produces 250 tonnes of onion from his 15 acres of land. Manually, if a person grades 500 kg of onions per day, then 500 man-days would be required for grading 250 tonnes of onion at a total labor cost of Rs. 2 lakhs (Rs. 400/man-days).
The ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal demonstrated its Fruit-cum-Vegetable Grader developed under the Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav Programme to Shri Patidar for the grading of onion, sweet lemon and guava. Up on being satisfied by the grader, Shri Patidar got the grader installed for grading of 250 tons of onions in the farm. The capacity...
Being found mainly in the coastal and backwater areas of Andhra Pradesh, especially in the East Godavari Districts, the leaf eating caterpillar known as Opisina arenosella is one of the serious pests of Coconut crop. The caterpillar feeds on the green matter from the lower leaf surface, remaining within the silk galleries made of chewed-up fibre, frassy material and presents a dried, grey colored leaflets on the lower crown presenting a sickly appearance.
The severe damage leads to reduce the production rate of flower spikes, increase in the premature nut fall and retarded growth, in extreme cases, the whole plantation presents a scorched appearance.
During the Year - 2018-19 (October to April), the incidence of black headed caterpillar was noticed in the range of 38.64 to 59.62 % on the coconut palms grown along the fish pond bund with the medium damage intensity (2-3 damaged fronds with clear drying) in an area approximating to 100 acres in S. Yanam village of...
The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ernakulam has established more than 600 backyard Kadaknath units in the District. The KVK has also set-up its satellite Kadaknath Chick Rearing Unit in partnership with a farmer. In addition, the KVK is also maintaining the parent stock of pure Kadaknath. The initiative has been taken in line with the Government of India programme for promoting and conserving the indigenous backyard poultry - Kadaknath.
The Kadaknath is a native breed of the poultry having black meat and inhabiting Jhabua and Dhar Districts in the Western parts of Madhya Pradesh. It can tolerate the extreme climatic conditions and thrives very well under the minimal management while exhibiting the appreciable degree of resistance to the diseases. The Ernakulam KVK has been working over a period of 7 years to popularize the indigenous breed. The Kadaknath farming enables the farmer for reaping the financial benefits while conserving the indigenous poultry.
The Ernakulam KVK...
Soybean, being an important food commodity on account of its nutritional value and health benefits, is high in protein, low in fat and carbohydrate and contains no cholesterol. Owing to the amino acids composition, the protein of soybean is known as a complete protein. Due to the presence of vegetable protein which is very nutritious and easy to digest, It is considered to be an excellent food for the babies, children, elderly people and pregnant and lactating women. Since it is a rich source of high quality protein at low cost, there is great potential for utilization of soybean and its products for food, feed, pharmaceutical and industrial applications.
The Soybean inherits many health-promoting benefits ranging from antioxidant, anti-obesity, anti-diabetic properties to prevention of osteoporosis and cancers, such as, breast and prostate cancer. Due to the evidence that the consumption of adequate amount of soybean could lower the risk of chronic diseases, such as,...
आज दिनांक 03 जून, 2019, कृषि भवन, नई दिल्ली मे श्री नरेन्द्र सिंह तोमर कृषि एवं किसान कल्याण मंत्री ने लक्ष्य आधारित अनुसंधान करने पर बल दिया और भारतीय कृषि पद्धति को मजबूती प्रदान करने हेतु अनुसंधान करने को कहा। कृषि अनुसंधान की उपलब्धियां ऐसी हों जिस पर देश व समाज गौरवान्वित महसूस करे और कृषि अनुसंधान आने वाली पीढि़यों के लिए आइना बनकर उत्पादन, उत्पादकता एवं आय को बढ़ाने में उनका विश्वास बढ़ाये ।
आज कृषि एवं किसान कल्याण मंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र सिंह तोमर ने कृषि अनुसंधान व शिक्षा विभाग (डेयर) तथा भारतीय कृषि अनुसंधान परिषद के वरिष्ठ अधिकारियों से परिचय प्राप्त किया और विभाग एवं परिषद के क्रिया-कलापों तथा उपलब्धियों की समीक्षा की।
कृषि मंत्री ने कृषि हेतु आधुनिक उपकरणों के विकास तथा छोटी जोत वाले किसानों के लिए तकनीकों के विकास पर उनकी आमदनी दोगुनी करने हेतु पद्धतियों की खोज पर विशेष ध्यान देने के लिए कहा। उन्होंने एकीकृत खेती, ऊसर-बंजर भूमि तथा सूखा से प्रभावित क्षेत्रों पर उपयोगी तकनीकों का विकास करने पर बल दिया।
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