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Skill development and training programme for farmers held

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Oct 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

Lakhimpur, Oct 5: Indo-Global Social Service Society (IGSSS) supported by Krishi Vikash Kendra (KVK) and Regiol Agricultural Research Station (RSRS) jointly conducted a skill development and training programme for farmers recently in North Lakhimpur district.

Other than training and skill development, the programme was also based on the aspects of weather forecasting and weather alysis. The officals of KVK and RARS of Lakhimpur actively took part in the programme. KVK, Biswath Chariali and many other branches of RARS also attended the programme. The main objective of the programme was to develop the skills of the farmers in regard to agriculture and to provide information on crop protection in the flood season. The second motive of the programme was to provide information on weather forecast through SMS alerts to all the farmers, two each from 25 villages. There were around 50 farmers who got activated SMS alerts on weather forecast.

Many prominent scientists of Assam, including Dr Prakhanta Neog and Dr Kishore Kumar Sharma took part in the programme and shared their views on crop production and protection. The programme was iugurated by Rajen Saikia, programme officer of Indo-Global Social Service Society (IGSSS).

During the programme, Dr. Probal Saikia talked on the issues related to climate change which causes heavy damage to crop production. He also explained to all the farmers about scientific approach in agriculture which could prevent crop damage in flood season to a great extent. The rise in temperature can affect the growing crops and he illustrated some methods to prevent such damage.

“The one-day skill development programme for farmers is being held because every year North Lakhimpur has been the worst sufferer in floods. Each year crops and crop land get destroyed. In order to prevent this, farmers must be trained to develop their skills. Along with skill development, they will receive weather forecast and weather alysis report through SMS in their cellphones. These SMSes will be provided from RARS and KVS for the benefit of the farmers. Accordingly, the farmers can apply scientific approach in crop production to incur less damage,” said Dr. Kishore Kumar Sharma, chief scientist, RARS and KVS Lakhimpur.

Later in the same programme, prominent scientist Dr Prakhanta Neog said that with the help of scientific approach the risk of crop damage during production could be minimized.

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