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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Reviewed the progress of agricultural research, extension and education in India through a video conference on Saturday.
During the review meeting, the Director General, Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), according to an official statement, presented priorities, demonstrations and preparedness to meet various challenges.
Since 2014, based on research at various ICAR centers, new farm varieties (1434), horticultural crops (462) and climate resilient varieties (1121) have been developed.
“Molecular reproduction Techniques have been used to develop varieties that are tolerant to many stresses. The statement said that wheat HD 3226 and tomato archbeds are resistant to seven diseases and four diseases respectively.
PM Modi appreciated the efforts for development of varieties focusing on specific needs of agro-climatic zones and stressed the need to develop forward and backward linkages to give better returns to farmers.
“Karan-4, A Sugarcane The variety has enhanced sugar recovery and replaced traditionally grown varieties Uttar Pradesh, “It said.
The Prime Minister highlighted that there has to be ways to increase bio-ethanol from sugarcane and other crops.
Bol in an effort to “Kuposh Free India(India free of malnutrition) 70 bio-fortified versions with increased iron, zinc and protein content have been developed. Bhagwa is a pomegranate variety rich in iron, potassium. vitamin C And anti-oxidant.
“Potion thali and nutria-gardens are being promoted through Krishi Vigyan Kendras. The pilots were organized. Madhya Pradesh And Chhattisgarh consists of 76 Krishi Vigyan Kendras and 450 model farms. To ensure balanced diet, Anganwadi workers and women from rural areas are being trained to build Nutria Gardens. Potion thali includes rice, local lentils, seasonal fruits, leafy green vegetables, tubers, other vegetables, milk and other components like sugar, jaggery and oil. The statement said that 100 neutri smart villages are to be built by 2022.
During the meeting, the PM highlighted the need to adopt organic and natural farming practices on a cluster based approach.
ICAR has developed a georeferenced organic carbon map of India, identifying 88 bio-control agents and 22 biopesticides that can promote organic agriculture.
“The PM directed that start-ups and agri-entrepreneurs need to be promoted to ensure innovation and use of technology in agriculture and allied sectors. He also sought to leverage information technology to provide information to farmers on demand Highlight the need. ”
PM Modi directed that hackathons can be conducted twice a year to solve the problems of identification and to meet the design needs for equipment and equipment which can reduce the activity of farming, if it Given that a large number of farm laborers are women.
He stressed the need to create awareness about the inclusion of jowar, bajra, ragi and many other small mills in the diet to ensure a healthy diet.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today reviewed the progress of agricultural research, extension and education in India through a video conference. The Minister of State for Agriculture, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj both attended the review meeting. Apart from senior officials of the PMO, secretaries from the departments of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Dairy and Fisheries were present.
“Climate change stresses such as heat waves, droughts, cold waves, submergence due to heavy rains cause heavy losses and threat to agricultural livelihoods. Integrated to buffer farmers from such climate stress induced losses Agricultural systems have been developed. Traditional varieties are cultivated on farmers. The statement is being investigated for stress tolerance and other favorable traits.
To increase water use efficiency, the PM expressed a desire that awareness and outreach programs be conducted.
Reviewing the contribution of ICAR in the development of new breeds of cattle, sheep and goats, the Prime Minister highlighted the need for research on indigenous dogs and horses. He directed that a focused mission mode approach be adopted for the vaccination campaign for foot and mouth disease.
“The PM said that grasses and local fodder crops should be studied to understand their nutritional value. He explored the need for studies of the use of sea weeds for their impact on soil health in addition to exploring commercial applications in nutrients. Cast light on.” .
PM Modi directed that access to farm equipment and transport facility from farms to markets will be ensured.
In this regard, the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare launched an app – ‘Kisannath’.
The PM also highlighted the need to orient agricultural education and research systems based on agro-climatic requirements to meet the demands of farmers. A system has to be devised towards increasing the income of the farmer by meeting international standards.
The PM said that the traditional knowledge of Indian communities should be combined with the technology and skill set of young and agricultural graduates to translate the full potential of Indian agriculture into rural areas.
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