TEZPUR: A one-day training on Sali paddy under Assam Agri-Business and Rural Transformation Project (APART) was organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Sonitpur in collaboration with International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)at KVK campus.
The Head, KVK, Sonitpur, Dr. Pramod Chandra Deka, welcomed the farmers and dignitaries on the occasion. Addressing the training programme, Dr. Deka emphasized proper rice growing and management practices and also about safety measures to be taken during the current pandemic situation.
Vivek Kumar, Specialist, IRRI, was present as a resource person who thoroughly discussed the APART project, its aims and objectives. He elaborated about the modern rice management practices right from nursery bed preparation to harvesting and storage. He also spoke about improved flood and drought-tolerant rice varieties, various modern machineries related to rice cultivation, proper timings and doses of fertilizer applications, proper weed management practices and harvesting techniques. A short interactive session was also held between the IRRI Scientist, APART staff and Scientists of KVK, Sonitpur regarding different aspects of agriculture. After this some of the farmers shared their experience on farming. Around 30 farmers participated in the programme.