The farmers were appealed to build entrepreneurship in agriculture in general and organic farming in particular
Panaji: There is a need to develop climate-resilient technologies for the benefit of the farmers, said Carambolim sarpanch Uttam Murgaonkar while highlighting the problems faced by Karmali farmers, especially in coastal saline soils, locally called khazan lands.
He was speaking at the Old Goa based ICAR-CCARI as he urged scientists to develop the technology.
R L Meena, principal scientist, ICAR–CSSRI, Karnal enlightened the farmers about problems and constraints of the salt-affected soil and the technologies developed by ICAR-CSSRI, Karnal, a premier Institute working on soil salinity research, for utilising these problem soils.
The institute’s scientists appealed the farmers to be innovative and build entrepreneurship in agriculture in general and organic farming in particular.
Dr Parveen Kumar, director, ICAR-CCARI applauded the farmers for their role in achieving food security and the untiring effort to produce surplus food production amid the pandemic. He further stressed on improving the cropping intensity and promotion of organic farming.
The progressive farmers benefitted from the institute and KVK support and were awarded by the Goa State Level Awards – Krushi Vibhushan Awardee Anita Mattew Vallikkappem, Assonoda and Deelip Narulkar, Pernem, who received the Fr Inacio Almeida Annual Awardee for organic farming were felicitated for their untiring efforts and innovativeness to make farming a sustainable and profitable venture.
Progressive farmers, Suhas Phadte, Hema Bugde, Vishranti Surlakar and Sadanand Gaude were felicitated for their cooperation to transfer of ICAR-CCARI technologies and transfer of technology programmes of KVK.