ICAR-CPCRI, Kayamkulam convenes Jai Kisan Jai Vigyan programmeat Cherthala on 29-12-2015


ICAR-CPCRI, Regional Station, Kayamkulam, as part ofJai Kisan Jai Vigyan programme conducted Scientist-Farmer interface at Thyckal, Cherthala on 29-12-2015. Scientific farming concepts with emphasis on vegetable and coconut production system were imparted to about 130 farmers who had participated in the programme.


The programme was chaired by Shri Biju Antony, Vice-president, South Cherthala Panchayat who stressed on the traditional vegetable farming practices followed in the region as well as meeting the requirement of vegetables of the erstwhile Royal Travancore-Kochi Kings. Dr. V. Krishnakuamr, Head, Regional Station was the chief guest of the programme and in his inaugural address, explained in detail the concept of  Jai Kisan Jai Vigyan programme and emphasized on the need for adoption of scientific management practices in farming. He highlighted the influence on light, water and nutrients for successful crop production and called upon the farmers to take up scientific farming practices to achieve maximum productivity from unit area of land as well as to boost income and profitability. 



Special training sessions on bio-resource management in farming, organic vegetable farming and pest management, drip irrigation in vegetable cultivation, and advances in health management in coconut were handled by Dr. S. Kalavathi, Principal Scientist, Smt Lekha, SMS, KVK-Alappuzha, Dr. Abdul Haris, Principal Scientist and Dr. A. Joseph Rajkumar, Principal Scientist, respectively. Several queries raised by the farmers were provided with remedial measures.


Based on the inquisitiveness and curiosity in understanding the scientific farming practices as well as sharing experiences gained in vegetable farming, Smt. Padmakshi Vasu, Sarpachirayil, Thyckal (09446710952) was adjudged at the best farmer in adoption of scientific vegetable farming. She cultivates vegetables such as cucumber, ash gourd, pumpkin and cow pea successfully in 50 cents of leased land. Her involvement and positive interaction throughout interface was well appreciated and her motivation at this old age is an inspiration for other farmers.


Sri Vyasan, Krishi Officer, South Cherthala highlighted the departmental schemes for the welfare of farmers and welcomed the delegates for the programme. 

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