Training on field testing of Rice Knowledge Bank held in North Lakhimpur
A day-long field testing of Rice Knowledge Bank was organized by Regional Agricultural Research Station (RARS), North Lakhimpur
LAKHIMPUR: A day-long field testing of Rice Knowledge Bank was organized by Regional Agricultural Research Station (RARS), North Lakhimpur under the auspices of Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project (APART) on Tuesday.
The programme was graced by RARS, North Lakhimpur, Principal Scientist Dr. Tarun Chandra Mahanta, Junior Scientists Dr. Nripen Gogoi, Bibha Ozah, APART Project Scientist Debahash Buragohain, Project Associate Porismita Dutta, and Research Technician Champak Saikia. Participants from District Agriculture Office, Lakhimpur High School and farmers from different villages attended the programme.
The training programme started with a welcome address delivered by Porismita Dutta who briefed the objective of the programme. Dr. Tarun Ch. Mahanta described the objectives of APART along with the activities going on under APART.
Debashish Buragohain carried on the technical session where he gave a detailed introduction of the user-friendly mobile application 'Rice Knowledge Bank Assam'. The application is made available in four different languages viz. English, Assamese, Bengali and Bodo. He explained every section in the portal, which included rice in Assam, varieties, step by step production, details of the extension functionaries present in the district to the attendees. In addition, he also discussed cultivation practices of rice including nursery management, timely application of fertilizers, pesticides, weedicides and importance of Post Harvest Machineries. The programme included an observation session where the participants actively participated.