NALBARI, July 27 - Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nalbari in collaboration with the District Animal Husbandry and Veterinary department, Nalbari jointly conducted an awareness-cum-training programmes on flood contingency measures in the flood-ravaged areas of Chengnoi.
The programme was attended by Dr Mridul Deka, head of KVK, Nalbari; Dr Arfan Ali, Scientist, Animal Science and Dr Manasi Chakravorty, Scientist, Soil Science of the institute. Dr PK Patowary and D Sarma, VFA from the District Veterinary department also participated in the joint programme. In the meeting, Dr Deka spoke about the remedial measures to be undertaken in flood-affected areas. He said that farmers can plant short duration varieties of paddy, like Luit, Kapili, Disang, Dikhou etc., as transplanted rice or direct seeded crops. Alternatively, black gram, green gram can be cultivated in upland condition and vegetable crops may be cultivated as early crop if rice could not be grown in relatively medium and upland condition.
Dr Ali and Dr Patowary spoke elaborately on contingent management of cattle, goat, pigs and duck and poultry. They distributed a few leaflets in this regard and advised about preventive measures to be taken up like deworming, vaccination against fatal animal diseases, cultivation of fodder and balanced feeding. They distributed some medicines, supplements, tonics and appetisers for animals and disinfecting preparations from the Veterinary department.
Dr Chakravorty, spoke on soil management and rejuvenation of inundated areas and vermicompost production. The camp was attended by 60 farmers. Farmers and farm women expressed their gratitude to the KVK and the State AH & Veterinary department for conducting this timely awareness camp in the flood-affected area on various agriculture-related issues. Nearly 50 farmers of the village participated in the programme.