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KVK-Khordha in Collaboration with ICAR-CIFA&IFFCO, Bhubaneswar organized Training-cum-Exposure Visit for the farmers

Bhubaneswar, 19/03/2024( Odisha Samachar)- Krishi Vigyan Kendra-Khordhain Collaboration with ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar &Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Ltd, Bhubaneswar organized a Training-cum-Exposure visit on “Agriculture &Allied Sectors”for the farmers of Puri,Nayagarh and Khordha district at the Training Hall of KVK,Khordha,from 18-20March,2024.Dr.Pramoda Kumar Sahoo,Director,ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar graced this occasion as Chief Guest. In his inaugural address, he applauded the collaborative efforts of IFFCO with KVK-Khordhain promoting nano-fertilizer and organic fertilizer for enhancing crop productivity among the farmersof Khordha district of Odisha. He also stressed upon the use of Nano fertilizers through drones in fish farming and its impact on fish and human health.Dr. HarapriyaNayak, Sr.Scientist and Head, KVK- Khordha urged the trainees to adopt organic farming practices for good quality produce, conserve biodiversity and ecological balance.Sh.S.R.Hati,Asst.Field Manager,IFFCO,Bhubaneswarwelcomed the guest and the participants. He outlined the objective of the training and IFFCO’s activity based on Biofertiliser and IFFCO’S specialityFeriliserapplication in field crops. Dr. P.R.Sahoo, SMS(Fishery Science)  briefed about composite  fish culture and fish seed production. Ms. SukantiBehera,CTO (Home Science) imparted knowledge on cultivation and value addition of mushroom. The trainees will acquire knowledgeon enhancement of soil fertility through organic based products, Integrated Pest and Disease Management, Integrated Nutrient Management, backyard poultry farming, vegetable cultivation etc. One day exposure visit for the participants will be organized to ICAR-CIFA for better understanding of the latest advancements in Fisheries sector. The programme was attended by 40 farmers from Puri,Nayagarh and Khordha district of Odisha.

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