ICAR-NRRI, Cuttack organized live webcast of KrishiUnnatiMela
ICAR-NRRI, Cuttack organized live webcast of inauguration of KrishiUnnatiMela& a Farmers-Scientists interaction on 17th march, 2018. Three hundred and twenty four farmers from different districts of Odisha visited the Institute and attended the program. Further, staff, research scholars, students and retired personnel were also present on this occasion. Scientists delivered talks on improved rice varieties, resource conservation technologies, insect pest-management and quality aspects of rice. During Farmers-Scientists interaction, queries raised by the farmers were answered. Emphasis was given to create awareness about the incentives for farm mechanization under different schemes, use of seed treatment in initial phase and quality pesticide on later phases for effective control of pest, quality attributes of rice and value added products, etc. A demonstration of riceXpert mobile App developed by the Institute was made. During afternoon, a workshop on ‘Conservation of farm-energy’ by the Petroleum Conservation Research Association of India was organized.