District-level workshop held on high-yielding SRI paddy cultivation

January 21, 2010 at 7:23 pm Leave a comment

Following is a report by The Pioneer:

A district-level workshop on SRI method of paddy cultivation was held at Rajaji Town Hall at Padampur in Bargarh district under the chairmanship of president of Shramika Sangha, Sohela, Muralidhar Sahu on Tuesday.

The workshop was organised by Sahabhagi Vikash Abhiyan (SVA) in collaboration with Dehradun-based NGO People’s Science Institute (PSI). While State SC/ST Development Minister Bijaya Ranjan Singh Bariha attended the workshop as chief guest, Padampur sub-collector Prabhat Ku Bhoi and NAC Padampur chairman Pritam Meher were the guests of honour. District agriculture officer Pradip Kumar Barik attended as chief speaker.

Sahabhagi Vikash Abhiyan (SVA) has been working on the development of agriculture in western Odisha and it has been organising various training programmes for farmers in Bargarh, Kalahandi, Nuapada and Balangir districts.

Notably the SRI method of paddy cultivation yields double production to the farmers. In the workshop, several successful farmers from Bargarh district who followed the SRI method gave their view and explained the advantages of the SRI method. Among others Bargarh district coordinator of SVA, Hrushikesh Pradhan, programme officer of SVA, Satyanarayan Kar, plant protection officer of Padampur, Tapan Ku Mohapatra and VAW Padampur, Upendranath Kuar attended the workshop.

Entry filed under: Agriculture, Agriculture and Irrigation, Balangir, Bargarh, Farming and food security, Information for farmers, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Paddy, Region watch, SRI Paddy Cultivation.

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