A two-week long training programme on “Natural Farming Present Status and Future Prospects” got underway today at the College of Agriculture, Kyrdemkulai.
Thirty five faculty of the ranks of Assistant Professor from Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology (OUAT), Bhubaneswar; Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalay (BCKV), West Bengal, Assam Agricultural University (AAU), Jorhat and faculty from the constituent colleges of Central Agricultural University are attending the programme.
More than thirty resource persons across the country of international repute will deliver lectures and tutorials during the programme.
Organised by the Central Agricultural University, Imphal in collaboration with NAHEP, ICAR, New Delhi the programme aims to create and expand the ability of the teachers for effective implementation of the courses on natural farming, keeping in mind the possibility of UG Degree Programme in Natural Farming to be implemented across the nation.
Dinesh Kulkarni, All India Organizing Secretary and Sangathan Mantri, Bharativa Kisan Sangh, India attended the inaugural programme as the chief guest.
Others present were Manoj Solanki, Farmers’ Representative, ICAR Governing Body and Natural Farming Practitioner, Prof. PP. Shastry, Retired Dean, College of Agriculture, Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, Dr. V.K. Mishra, Director, ICAR RC for NEH Region, Umiam and CAU Imphal Vice Chancellor Dr. Anupam Mishra.
A handbook on “Natural Farming: Principles and Practices”, Volume 1 was also released on the occasion.