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Rabi Kisan Gosthi organized at ICAR-IIWM Research Farm, Deras on 10th November 2017

ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubaneswar organized a Kisan Gosthi on "Water Management Strategies for Rabi Crops" at Research Farm, Deras on 10th November, 2017. Sixty progressive farmers from the selected villages under Mera Goan Mera Gaurav programme such as Durgapur, Chhataber, Jammujhari, Haridamada and Giringaput under both Jatni and Bhubaneswar block of Khordha district participated. In his inaugural address, Dr. S.K. Ambast, Director of the Institute informed the farmers about various water management technologies developed by the institute. He emphasized that despite receiving 1500 mm rainfall, most of the farmers are still practicing monocrop rice. If the farmers will adopt rain water harvesting techniques, the second crop cultivation particularly pulses and oilseeds can be practiced. Dr. A. Mishra, Dr. M. Das and Dr. S. Roy Choudhury, Principal Scientists & Programme Leaders shared detailed information on variants of various technologies relating to ground water, safe use of poor quality water in agriculture and waterlogged areas, their relevance, limitations for different areas and economic viability. Dr. M. Das also informed that the demonstrations of combined harvester in the farmers' field under MGMG has resulted in purchase of two combined harvesters by the progressive farmers and running it on custom renting basis to fellow farmers. Dr. R. K. Mohanty, Principal Scientist suggested for introduction of various fish species in to on-farm reservoir for higher water productivity and net returns. Scientists have responded to various queries raised by the farmers. Dr. P. K. Panda, Principal Scientist coordinated the programme and along with Dr. P. Panigrahi, Senior Scientist showed various on-going experiments including runoff recycling integrated farming system model developed at the farm and sensor based micro-irrigation/fertigation system for banana crops to the farmers. The programme was ended with vote of thanks.

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