DIBRUGARH: Romai based Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) under Lohoal Development block in Dibrugarh district, successfully imparted a week-long hands-on skilled training on 'Production Technique of Bio-fertilizers' at its office premise for the rural youths of the district.
Dr. Digananta Sharmah, senior scientist and head of the Kendra, who took a fruitful step in obtaining financial grant from MANAGE Hyderabad, urged all the participant to apply their gained knowledge from the training in their practical life, that is in their organic crop cultivation. Chief guest Amitabh Bhattacharya, Director RSETI Dibrugarh, informed the participants about a bank-based project related to their crop cultivation and urged them to take advantage of financial schemes.
Speaking on the occasion, Bhaskar Parakhar, DDM, NABARD Dibrugarh, informed the participants about its schemes at a subsidized mode of assistance for undertaking profitable organic crop cultivation, particularly in case of Paramparagot Krishi Pradhati. Addressing the gathering, Hemchandra Saikia, an expert in Agricultural Economics, opined that due to the ill effects of injudicious inorganic fertilizers and pesticides application in agriculture, ecosystem, biodiversity, soil fertility get affected detrimentally, contributing to climate change also. Hence, there is again an urgent need to give due emphasis on organic way of crop cultivation where the role of bio-fertilizers is very crucial. He also informed that organic crop cultivation of any scale does not only have health and environmental benefit but its produce or products have growing demand in both local and foreign markets.
Santanu Paul, who was the course director of the programme, informed that all total 14 lectures with hands-on training were given to all the participants involving seven resource persons covering subjects like how to prepare bio-fertilizers. At the end of the programme, certificates were distributed to all 28 rural youth and farm women participants along with a packet of bio-fertilizer.