Farmers’ Meet on Technology Transfer

December 19–23, 2011 | Meerut, India

Farmer-oriented technology adoption workshops were organized in three villages of Western Uttar Pradesh in collaboration with Tata Chemicals Ltd. (TCL) and Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology (SVPUA&T) on 19, 21 & 23 December, 2011.

These workshops aimed at training farmers on latest agricultural technologies and modern package of practices for cultivation of important food crops of the season, mainly wheat and sugarcane. Important subjects such as rust management, nutrient management, access to disease-free seeds, farm mechanization, improving water-use efficiency, animal health, grading and marketing of farmers’ products, etc. were discussed at length. Modern presentation tools such as PowerPoint presentations, technological impact demonstration through pictures, etc. were used to maximize the program impact. In addition, questions raised by the farmers were also addressed by the speakers. Suitable arrangements for refreshments and lunch were made to ensure greater farmer participation.

The following table provides more details on the workshop participants.

Date/ Time TKS centre/ Village/Dist. No. of farmers Speakers from TCL, KVK and AIP AIP representative
19 Dec,
11:30am to 2:30pm
Kisan Khad Bhandar/ Sikheda/ Muzaffarnagar 100 TCL – Mr. A. L. Yadav
(Custom Fertilizer),
Mr. Rinku Sharma
(TKS services)
KVK Muzaffarnagar -
Dr.Satya Prakash
(Plant Protection),
Dr. Sri Pal,
(Animal Health)
Rajnish Bhardwaj, Manager, Sathguru
21 Dec,
11:30am to 3:00pm
Ram Khad Beej Bhandar/ Kuchesar Chopla/ Gazhiabad 200 TCL – Mr. Manish Singh
(Custom Fertilizer),
Mr. S. P. Singh
(Farm Mechanization),
Mr. Pankaj Mishra
(TKS services)
KVK Ghaziabad -
Mr. K. Ghan Shyam
(Animal Health),
Mr. Arvind Yadav
(Plant Protection)
Rajnish Bhardwaj, Manager, Sathguru
23 Dec,
12:00pm to 3:00pm
Ahlawat Traders/ Kithore/Meerut 150 TCL – Mr. A. L. Yadav
(Custom Fertilizer),
Mr. Pankaj Mishra
(TKS services)
KVK Ghaziabad -
Mr. Shiv Kumar
(Plant Protection),
Mr. D. K. Singh
(Animal Health)
Dr. C Ramasamy, National Project Coordinator, AIP;
Rajnish Bhardwaj, Manager, Sathguru

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