Skip to content Skip to navigation

Field Day on SRI Method of Rice Cultivation at Nagaon

The Nagaon District cell of National Food Security Mission(NFSM) organised a “Field Day” on SRI (System of Rice Intensification) on Boro Rice at Salaguri village near Dhing on 25th of May, 2010. A group of 25 farmers of the locality has been cultivating the Boro Rice by SRI method in 40 bighas of land where they could harvest as high as 44 md/bigha (13.2t/ha) of crop yield. At the very outset, Mr. Tarun Hazarika, Agril Development Officer of Batadrava circle welcomed the distinguished guests, invitees and farmers. Dr. Bipul Sarma, Agril Development Officer of the Samuagaon Circle explained the objectives of organizing the Field Day. Addressing the gathering of around 150 farmers, Dr. T.P.Saikia, Programme Co-ordinator, KVK, Nagaon urged upon the farmers to adopt the improved techniques for a better and quality yield of crops. He also explained the objectives of KVK and requested the farmers to utilize the services of KVK for overall development of their livelihood. The gathering was also addressed by Dr. B. Borgohain, SDAO, Koliabor. Three participating farmers also spoke on this occasion and exchanged their experiences in scientific cultivation of Boro rice by SRI method. They also acknowledged the technical help rendered by the officers of Agriculture Department time to time & expressed their satisfaction for implementation of the programme at their locality. The meeting was presided over by Mr. Sankar Chakraborty, District Agriculture Officer, Nagaon. A Field visit to demonstrated crop fields was also organized to have on the spot assessment of the new technology and to share the experiences of participating farmers with others. The programme ended with offering of vote of thanks by Mr. P.Buragohain, Nodal Officer of NFSM, Nagaon.

Author info

tpsaikia's picture

Comments

Norman Uphoff's picture

Congratulations to Dr. Saikia and his colleagues and many thanks to the pioneering farmers who are introducing use of SRI methods. They are now part of a worldwide network that is raising productivity of agriculture, and no longer only for rice, while it also enhances environmental quality and sustainability. We hope that farmers and others working with the ideas and practices of SRI will continue to refine and extend them. Jai SRI!

Pages

Add new comment

Random Stories

Pakhi Miyan arrested, CBI interrogation on

21 Apr 2008 - 5:49pm | editor
Police have arrested infamous drugs peddler Pakhi Miyan on Friday in West Benga charging with his involvement in a number of cases. According to information, a team of Central Bureau of investigation...

Kalam sees a lot in Assam for growth

7 Feb 2010 - 12:25am | editor
Former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam says Assam has every potential for inclusive growth. Addressing a fair organised by , Science and Technology Council at Baihata in the outskirt of Guwahati on...

Local Girl shines at 4th AWBSC. Kalpana clinches Gold

29 Sep 2008 - 10:47pm | Nanda Kirati Dewan
Local girl Kalpana Choudhury made the nation proud by winning the gold medal in the 48 kg category in the Fourth Sr. Asian Women's Boxing Championship which ended at the KNCB Indoor Stadium,...

Who will fill up the vacuum

13 Jun 2014 - 8:57pm | AT News
Khagen Mahanta’s sudden is a irrepairable lost on Assam’s cutural front. This was more or less if what a cross section of the people told Assam Times on Friday. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, who...

Other Contents by Author

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Assam Agricultural University, Nagaon and Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology, Regional Centre Guwahati under the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, GOI have organised a day long training programme at Nagaon on 12.12.2011. About 60 farmers (both man and women) from 7 villages of the district have attended the programme where topics related to food processing in horticultural crops were thoroughly discussed. At the beginning of the training programme, Dr Mrinal Saikia, Programme Coordinator, KVK, Nagaon has welcomed the trainees and delivered a lecture on post harvest handling and value addition of potato and other tuber crops. Dr S. Gogoi,...
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nagaon has organised a Field Day programme under Technology Showcasing of winter(Sali) rice seed production on November 29 at Dakarghat village, Nagaon. Altogether 130 farmers from Dakaghat area has attended the day long programme where Dr G. N. Hazarika, Director of Research (Agri) and Dr H. C. Battacharyya, Director of Extension Education from AAU, Jorhat, Dr D. P. Baruah, Chief Scientist (I/C), RARS, Shilongani, Mr R. Das, JDA, Central Zone and Mr A.B. Khan, DAO, Nagaon from Department of Agriculture, Dr B. Barman, OSD, Dhubri College of Agriculture, AAU and Dr T. P. Saikia, Principal Scientist, RARS, Shillongani attended the meeting. At the beginning, the...
A high level Central monitoring team led by Dr. R. Barbaruah, National Consultant, (Assam...
The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nagaon and the of Directorate of Weed Science Research Centre, AAU, Jorhat in collaboration with the Department of Botany, Nowgong College organised an awareness programme on Parthenium on 22nd August, 2011 in the premises of Nowgong College. Parthenium, popularly known as the Congress weed, star weed or carrot weed is considered one of the seven most dreaded weeds of the world. First observed in India in 1956, it has now spread throughout the country. It germinates in summer and in rainy season, produces flowers and seed throughout its life. The weed is responsible for largest number of airborne contact dermatitis in India. Almost every part of the plant is...
The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Nagaon in collaboration with IFFCO organized an awareness programme on Soil Testing on the 23rd June, 2011 at Bhelai Deuri village of Nonoi, Nagaon for the participating farmers of the Technology Showcasing programme of the Assam Agricultural University. The camp was formally inaugurated by Dr. T. P. Saikia, Programme Coordinator of KVK, Nagaon. In his inaugural speech, Dr.Saikia elaborately described the importance of soil testing for sustainable crop production and for maintaining the soil health. He also informed the house that KVK, Nagaon is always at the service of farmers through its various transfer of technology activities. It may be mentioned...
A Day-long interaction programme of farmers’-scientist was organised by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra(KVK), Nagaon at Pramila on January 7, a remote village in the west of Nagaon near Kampur. The programme was first of its kind in the locality, which was inaugurated by Dr T.P.Saikia, Programme Coordinator of the KVK. Addressing the gathering, Dr. Saikia spoke on the importance of the latest technology available with the research institutes in the field of agriculture and allied activities. He also briefly described the role of KVKs in livelihood improvement of rural masses. Dr. K.K.Sarmah, Principal Scientist of the Regional Agricultural Research Station, Shillongani also addressed the...
A day long awareness-cum-training programme on “Processing of Horticultural Produce” was organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra(KVK), Nagaon at Kallol Club Bhawan, Nagaoan on the 15th December 2010 under the aegis of Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology (IICPT), Guwahati Regional Centre under the Ministry of Food Processing, Govt. of India. The training was organized with the objective to impart knowledge and awareness on the importance of post harvest management of fruits and vegetables in the Nagaon district. The district is being blessed with varied environmental condition is favorable for growing almost all fruits and vegetables. However, due to lack of proper post...
The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Nagaon in collaboration with the Regional Agricultural Research Station, Shillongani organized a 3- days training programme on Crop Production and subsidiary occupations during 2nd to 4th November, 2010 at Shillongani, Nagaon for the Krishak Mitras of IFFCO villages of Assam. A brief inaugural ceremony on this occasion was also held where Dr. B.Barman, Chief Scientist, RARS, Shillongani graced the occasion as Chief Guest. He offered his thanks to IFFCO for organizing the programme at Shillongani and hoped that more such programmes would be held in future for the greater interest of the farming community. Dipankar Nandi, State Marketing Manager, IFFCO and...
A day long awareness cum training programme organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Darrang was held at Youth Club, Mangaldai on 1st November 2010 under the aegis of Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology (IICPT), Guwahati Regional Centre. The objective of the programme was to create awareness and impart knowledge on minimizing the post harvest losses of various crops, utilization of different bye-products and value addition of raw agricultural produce. On the occasion, an inaugural function was also organized where the District Agricultural officer Pratap Sing Bharali, Assistant Project Officer (Credit) of DRDA Joyram Hazarika and a distinguished member of Darrang Zilla Parishad...
The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting of the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Darrang for the year 2010 was held in the Conference hall of DRDA, Darrang on 9th September, 2010. The meeting was chaired by Dr. B.C.Bhowmick, Director of Extension Education, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat. In his inaugural speech, Dr. Bhowmick emphasized on dissemination of improved agricultural technologies by the KVKs to the ultimate user, the farmers. Mentioning about the 2nd green revolution, he pointed out that N E India is the hot spot for this revolution as the productivity is still low in NE India. The population of India in 2050 will be 175 crore and to feed this burgeoning population...