BONGAIGAON, Jan 3 - In view of the surging demand for organic products, Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Bongaigaon, organised a training programme on �soil science� at Bakhalgaon in Bongaigaon district recently. The programme was aimed at disseminating information about soil texture and other aspects of soil in modern farming.
Bedanta Kumar Das, a soil scientist from KVK, Bongaigaon, appealed to the farmers to adopt modern technology in their respective fields to boost their farm output. �The Assam Agricultural University (AAU) has already developed new technologies which are shared with the farmers so that they can apply them in order to increase their output,� the scientist said. �
According to Das, lack of technical skill and financial crunch are the major discouraging factors for the farmers in the field of agriculture. So, to overcome this problem the KVK has planned to unite the farmers in groups before assigning them particular farming selected by it, Das added.�
In the training session, farmers were told not to use excess pesticides and fertilisers.�
Kusumbar Choudhury, City Project Manger of National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM), gave a brief sketch on the ill affects of pesticides on human health.
Organic farmer Chandra Mohan Ray of Bakhalgaon village of Bongaigaon was also present in the programme. Ray in association with 30 farmers of his village have now come forward for organic farming.
The KVK, Bongaigaon, has extended full support to him by providing technical know-how and other inputs.