Barbil: JSPL Foundation, the CSR arm of Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) organised a one-day training programme on capacity building for farmers of Deojhar gram panchayat at Gobardhanpur. The interface meeting was attended by around 50 local farmers, agriculture officers and bank officials.
Brushav Mohanta, assistant agriculture officer, Joda Block spoke on traditional agriculture practices and methods of seed treatment and low yielding due to poor germination of seeds. He suggested to adopt advanced seed treatment procedures that protect against yield-reducing seed and soil-borne diseases. For sustainable agricultural production, he stressed to pursue organic farming.
“Organic farming is an integrated system of agricultural production based on ecological principles, promotion of biodiversity, biological cycles and organic matter recycling to maintain and improve soil fertility and environmental sustainability”, Mohanta said.
During interaction with enthusiastic farmers, Shri Japan Sethi, former assistant agriculture officer, Joda Block spoke on the integrated pest management (IPM) for high yielding. He said, IPM, is a process one can use to solve pest problems while minimizing risks to people and the environment.
The bank officials present on the occasion explained the farmers about several agri-based subsidized schemes introduced by the government and asked them to avail these. The participants appreciated the effort made by JSPL Foundation.