GUWAHATI, Dec 12 - A new project titled �Conservation, storage and promotion of local brinjal variety of Balijana in Goalpara district�, Assam supported by the NABARD, Guwahati was launched at Kakuapara village on December 10 in the presence of Fr. KJ Thomas, Executive Director, Bosco Reach Out and Dr UK Bhattacharyya, Subject Matter Specialist (Plant Pathology) KVK, Dudhnoi.
Thirty-five beneficiaries from all the 10 villages were present on the occasion. Fr. KJ Thomas in his welcome address encouraged the farmers to work hard for their own uplift. Minku Das, Project Coordinator, BRO explained the objectives of the project that is to facilitate adoption of appropriate technologies for brinjal cultivation through training and demonstration with an emphasis on organic farming methods and to create awareness on Zero Energy Cool Chamber for post-harvest storage of vegetables and seeds.
The project will be implemented in 10 villages of Balijiana block, Goalpara district by 100 beneficiaries in their one bigha of land each. Presently, the promotion and mobilization on the project�s concept has started simultaneously with the planting of seedlings.