Across the 12 districts in Bihar where the CSISA project is being implemented, farmers are switching to low tillage systems and other conservation agriculture management practices that protect the soil, cut water use, and require less labour. As a step towards popularization of latest and advanced machinery in the agriculture sector, CSISA organised a series of demonstrations and training programme on raising of mat-type nursery of paddy to be transplanted by the paddy transplanter, and on direct seeding of rice.
Place: Jamui, KVK
Date: 21-22nd June 2013
Total Number of Farmers: 67
Training Program on Machine Transplanting held in Jamui
A two-day training programme on ‘Mat-Type Nursery Raising and Mechanised Paddy Transplanting’ for farmers of Jamui district was organised by CSISA project in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) at Jamui, Bihar, during 21-22 June, 2013. Mr. Sashikant Tiwari, District Magistrate, Jamui, Mr. Ramendra Kumar, Zonal Officer, Mr. Manoj Kumar, District Agriculture Officer, and Mr. Sanjeev Kumar, NABARD were invited as guests for the event. 67 farmers from the district participated in the program.
While welcoming the participants to the training event, Dr. Sudhir Singh, Program Co-ordinator, KVK Jamui, introduced them to the various interventions that are being taken up under KVK Jamui. He spoke about the successful collaboration with CSISA and efforts to introduce new technology such as Zero-Tillage and Mechanised Transplanting in the remotest parts of Jamui. He also emphasised on the business scope for farmers to generate additional income as service providers.
In his address to the group, Mr. Sashikant Tiwari, the Dsitrict Collector and Magistrate-Jamui, stressed that it was high time that the farmers adopted new technologies and contributed to raise the district agriculture output to a new level.
Later in the day, the participants were exposed to the different aspects in preparing the mat-type nursery and mechanised transplanting of paddy. The first part of the training event included introduction to method of establishment for raising mat-type nursery, importance of irrigation.