DIBRUGARH, July 3 - The Krishi Vigyan Kendra here, which is situated at Kordoibam, some 20 kms from the city, organised an awareness training programme on, �How to Enhance Farm Income� at Moran and Khowang with the adoption of suitable location-specific improved technologies in agriculture and allied sector for the benefit of the farming communities.
Speaking on the occasion, the course director of the programme Hemchandra Saikia, who is also a subject matter specialist in Agricultural Economics, explained in detail about what technology to be adopted, how and when to adopt improved agricultural technologies capable of yielding desired production and enhanced productivity and profitability in farm production in order to harvest a respectable level of farm income.
He emphasised on the market-oriented diversified quality crop and farm cultivation from the buyers� point of view with the adoption of very suitable and profitable improved agricultural technologies in due space and time.
He also mentioned that location-specific improved agricultural technologies, soil fertility management on the basis of soil health card (SHC), increasing cropping intensity, integrated farming, quality production and marketing of agricultural produce, value addition through food processing, giving more emphasis on production, processing and marketing of horticultural crops and livestock component on a very commercial line can bring about the desired change in the income and profit of the farming community.
Saikia urged the farmers to take optimum advantage out of various flagship programmes like the Pradhan Mantrir Fasal Bima Yojana, PMKSY etc. of the Government in right earnest.
Another resource person Supriya Sonowal, an expert in tea husbandry and technology, spoke about improved method of small tea cultivation to maximise farm income on a continuous basis.
Agricultural Development Officer Minakshi Gogoi and AEA Monoranjan Baruah also briefed the farmers on how to take full advantage of various programmes in order to enhance farm income. Altogether, 60 farmers participated in the training programme and expressed their willingness to attend more capacity- building programmes in the near future, a release stated.