NEW DELHI, 28 April 2022: To commemorate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Ministry of Agriculture is organizing a week long special campaign on ‘Kisan Bhagidari Prathmikta Hamari’ to create awareness on various schemes and their benefits for the farming community across the country. As part of the campaign, MoA&FW, Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Rural Development will hold wide range of awareness activities tomorrow.
As part of the campaign, the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare will organize demonstration on farm machinery through their FMTTIs (Farm Machinery Training and Testing Institute) at different locations across the country tomorrow. FMTTIs will also impart training to the women farmers simultaneously. Along with the physical field visits, online webinar will also be organised to provide interface between innovators and industries.
The Ministry will organise field visits to Sunflower cultivation sites in Ambala Kurukshetra (Haryana) Fatehgarh Saheb (Punjab) and mustard farms in Jammu, Kathua and Udhampur (JK). Kisan Goshti, programmes will also be organised to make farmers aware about the benefits of cultivation of cash crops.
Webinar & Awareness Programme on improved production technology of high value & exotic vegetable crops under protected cultivation will also be organised at CIH, Nagaland & State Horticulture Department of NER. Training on microrhizome based disease free planting material production in Ginger and Turmeric will be provided by Directorate of Arecanut and Spices Development at Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur.
Various online activities will also be held on beekeeping by National Bee Board (NBB). Krishi Mela on Cashew will organised by the Directorate of Cashew & Cocoa Development. A Webinar on ODOP Products, Horticulture Cluster Development will be organised by National Horticulture Board (NHB) at State Level Offices of National Horticulture Board and at State Horticulture Missions.
Simultaneously, all the allied Ministries and Departments are also organising various programmes as a part of ‘Kisan Bhagidari Prathamikta Hamari’ which include a nationwide campaign through ICAR Institutes on Bio-fortification, Nutri-Cereals, Millets cultivation and on crop Diversification.
Watershed Management Division of Department of Land Resources is organizing a webinar on the subject "Integrated Watershed Development, its contribution towards sustainable utilization of natural resources, enhancing livelihood and incomes of farmers".
During the week-long campaign, farmers are being made aware about key schemes and their perspectives, how to avail benefits of the welfare schemes. Various field visits, interaction with the industries are also being organised to give exposure to the farmers.