An awareness and capacity building programme on ‘Natural Farming and Nutrition Gardening’ for income generation of tribal farmers was organised for farmers of Jorbil village.
The village was adopted by the Department of Commerce of the University of Science and Technology (USTM).
The programme was jointly organised on November 14 by the ICAR – Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ri-Bhoi at the university in Baridua which was attended by 76 farmers from the village.
Head of the department, Dr. Abdur Rashid in his brief introductory remarks highlighted the activities carried out by the university in uplifting livelihood of farmers though adoption under the social responsibility mode.
KVK head Dr. Mokidul Islam, SMS horticulture Dr Utpal Barua and SMS agronomy Dr Meghna Sarma highlighted about the initiative undertaken by the government on promoting natural farming by project mode implemented through 425 Krishi Vigyan Kendras of India.
“KVK Ri Bhoi being one of those KVKs involved in disseminating knowledge and technical know how about natural farming may help in sustaining production and productivity of crops as well as protecting health of people by keeping away harmful effects of chemicals used in agriculture,” the organisers said.
Various key points of natural farming were discussed during the programme through power point presentation as well as videos.