Tezpur: KVK, Sonitpur organized two programmes under APART namely “Training on Post Harvest Machineries” and “Training and demonstration on Rice Value Chain” in collaboration with International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) at KVK, Tezpur Napam Campus respectively.
The Head, KVK, Sonitpur Dr. Pramod Chandra Deka, welcomed the farmers and dignitaries on both the occasions. He also emphasized the importance of agricultural machineries in the context of present agriculture. Prakash Chandra Bora, District Agriculture Officer, Sonitpur elaborated about the different schemes of the Govt. by which the farmers can avail the subsidies in purchasing those agricultural machineries and tools.
Sauraj J. Baishya, post harvest specialist, IRRI, acted as a resource person who presented the technical knowhow of different agricultural machineries and tools. Baishya also explained the farmers about the functioning of some of the machineries and tools provided to the KVK, Sonitpur under the APART project. The farmers showed keen interest on machineries showcased in the programme. A short interactive session was also held between the farmers, APART staff and scientists of KVK, Sonitpur regarding different aspects of agriculture. Around fifty farmers from different parts of the district and all officials of KVK, Sonitpur attended the programme. The programme ended with a vote of thanks by Roji Chutia, SMS (Agronomy), KVK, Sonitpur.