NALBARI, May 7 - The Nalbari Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) has taken a slew of initiatives to encourage the farmers towards kharif crops to mitigate the loss incurred by them due to the ongoing lockdown.
The KVK has provided quality seeds, including Ranjit, Aijong and Bahadur to the farmers to get maximum yield.
Talking to this correspondent, Nalbari KVK chief scientist Dr Mridul Deka informed that the move is aimed at minimising the loss suffered by the farmers due to the lockdown.
�We have provided quality seeds to the farmers so that they get maximum output,� he said, and appealed to the farmers to use modern techniques in their agriculture fields.
In this context, the chief scientist said that the Nalbari KVK has opened a WhatsApp group of farmers through which necessary inputs are provided.
He said that during the lockdown period, fish seed production and distribution was not affected as the scientists were engaged to supervise the entire process.
Deka stated that the farmers living in flood-prone areas should prefer the flood tolerant sub-one variety of paddy to avoid losses.
Homeswar Mazumdar, a senior scientist, said that besides agricultural activities of the farmers, they took care of health-related issues during the lockdown. �We advised 5,000 farmers to download the Central Government�s Aarogya Setu app for availing the benefit,� he said.
Biswajyoti Kakati, a progressive farmer of Danguapara village of the district, said that they have suffered a huge loss due to the ongoing lockdown. �Now, we have focused on kharif crop to mitigate the loss,� he said.
Competitions among students: Samagra Siksha Abhijan, Nalbari organised different competitions among primary-level students in Nalbari district.
District Elementary Education Officer Simanta Kumar Deka informed that a competition of making mathematical models will be held for the upper primary level students from class 6 to 8. The students should send video recordings through WhatsApp of the whole process of making the model.
On the other hand, a letter writing competition will be held among the lower primary level students of classes 4 and 5.
The subject of the letter writing competition is �Why do I like my mother?� The competition will be held on the occasion of Mother�s Day to be celebrated on May 11.