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Training programme on quality seed held in Nalbari

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NALBARI, June 6 - A day-long training programme on quality seed production of rice was held recently under the aegis of the Assam Agri-business and Rural Transformation Project (APART), Nalbari in collaboration with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).

After the training, the Nalbari Krishi Vigyan Kendra distributed stress-tolerant variety of rice among the farmers for the Sali season. A total of 25 farmers from various parts of the district took part in the training programme. The main objective of the programme was to increase production and productivity of quality seeds by using modern technologies. Along with the training programme, seeds of Sali paddy were also distributed under APART for the 2019-20 season. Three flood-tolerant varieties � namely Ranjit sub-1, Bahadur sub-1 and Swarna sub-1 � were also distributed among the farmers.

KVK sources said that during this season, at least nine demonstrations will be undertaken covering 1,268 bighas in Nalbari district. KVK, Nalbari, Head Dr Mridul Deka, specialist Manasi Chakraborty, Homeswar Mazumdar, Ankur Rajbongshi and Bipin Kumar, an IRRI specialist along with the APART team attended the training.

Senior scientist Dr Deka explained the objective of the APART scheme and underscored the need for quality seed production. IRRI expert Bipin Kumar explained about various seed production technologies.

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Training programme on quality seed held in Nalbari

NALBARI, June 6 - A day-long training programme on quality seed production of rice was held recently under the aegis of the Assam Agri-business and Rural Transformation Project (APART), Nalbari in collaboration with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).

After the training, the Nalbari Krishi Vigyan Kendra distributed stress-tolerant variety of rice among the farmers for the Sali season. A total of 25 farmers from various parts of the district took part in the training programme. The main objective of the programme was to increase production and productivity of quality seeds by using modern technologies. Along with the training programme, seeds of Sali paddy were also distributed under APART for the 2019-20 season. Three flood-tolerant varieties � namely Ranjit sub-1, Bahadur sub-1 and Swarna sub-1 � were also distributed among the farmers.

KVK sources said that during this season, at least nine demonstrations will be undertaken covering 1,268 bighas in Nalbari district. KVK, Nalbari, Head Dr Mridul Deka, specialist Manasi Chakraborty, Homeswar Mazumdar, Ankur Rajbongshi and Bipin Kumar, an IRRI specialist along with the APART team attended the training.

Senior scientist Dr Deka explained the objective of the APART scheme and underscored the need for quality seed production. IRRI expert Bipin Kumar explained about various seed production technologies.

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