GUWAHATI: A technology demonstration program was organized under rice program of the Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project (APART) at Pasoniapara village of Kamrup with the help of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Kamrup and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) on August 6.
During the programme, more than hundreds of farmers were imparted training and demonstrated on the benefit of BINA Dhan 11 variety and mechanical transplanter. During the program, a hands-on training on mat type nursery, seed-drill operation and reaper were also demonstrated.
BINA Dhan 11 is a medium duration flood-tolerant variety notified during 2015.
Attending the demonstration as chief guest, Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Vinod Seshan highlighted on the introduction of new stress-tolerant varieties for flood, drought with the collaboration of IRRI for enhancing productivity and profitability of smallholder farmers of Assam. He stressed on the increased usage of technologies to cope up with the labour problem and to address the other related issues of the farming community. He emphasized on bringing the new innovative technologies like mechanical transplanter, various IT enabled Apps and solution for precision of agriculture to attract youth towards farming business.