DIBRUGARH, June 8 - A day-long awareness programme on the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana was organized at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Dibrugarh on Tuesday.
The programme was presided over by Assam Agricultural University Vice Chancellor Dr KM Buzarbaruah. The Vice Chancellor highlighted the merits of the scheme and asked the farmers to come forward for crop insurance.
The exhibition and technology demonstration showcased in the campus was inaugurated by Dibrugarh MP Rameshwar Teli. He laid stress on organic farming and said that it was the need of the hour for better health of soil and people as well.
Deputy Commissioner MS Manivannan emphasized on bridging the technological gap in farmers and asked the KVK scientists to play a vital role in it.
A technical session was also held with KJ Gogoi, Joint Director, EZ-II, Tinsukia as the chairperson. Lipy Deori, DDM, NABARD; M Kachari, LDM, Dibrugarh and H Saikia, agro-economist of KVK Dibrugarh described the operational guidelines of the crop insurance scheme.
About 500 soil health cards were also distributed among the farmers on the occasion. The event concluded with a farmer-scientist interaction. Altogether ten input agencies, including KVK, crop health companies, SHGs, plant nursery, organic tea growers showcased their products and technology.
MLA Rituparna Baruah also attended the programme as a guest. The inaugural session was anchored by Dr HK Bhattacharyya, programme coordinator of KVK, Dibrugarh.