Under 'Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan' of Government of India two days programme was organized during 19-20 June, 2018 in five villages (Jharapali, Boilapari, Nilimari, Podaghat and Kumbharput) of Malkangiri district, one of the aspirational districts in Odisha, by ICAR-IIWM, Bhubaneswar in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Malkangiri. Total 233 farmers participated in the programme. A meeting was conducted on 19.6.2018 in Jharapali village in which Dr. R.S. Kureel, Director, DAC, Govt. of India, four scientists from ICAR-IIWM, (Dr. S Roy Chowdhury, Dr. S.K. Jena, Dr. P.S. Brahmanand and Dr. A.K. Nayak), along with Dr. Sameer Das, Program Coordinator, KVK, Malkangiri and Dr. N. Behera, Subject Matter Specialist, other scientists and staff of KVK, Malkangiri and AAO, alongwith other government officials from Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal husbandry and village Sarpanch participated in meeting. The farmers were trained on water management practices of field crops, package of practices of greengram and groundnut and methods of bio-compost preparation. On the same day another meeting was conducted in Boilapari village of Malkangiri district. The farmers were trained about the agricultural water management technologies with emphasis on doubling the farmers' income. After completing the interaction, training and distribution of minikits in two villages. Another training programme was organized in Nilimari village.
On 20.06.2018 a training was organized at Podaghat village. In addition to team of ICAR-IIWM scientists, the KVK scientists, government officials such as Asst. Agriculture Officer, Dy. Director (Horticulture), AHO, AFO, BVO, SMS and village Sarapanch attended this programme. Emphasis was given on practice of sustainable agriculture, integrated nutrient and pest management and advanced water management technologies for horticultural crops. Another training was organized at Kumbharput village and vegetable seeds were distributed to the farmers. The farmers were trained on improved water management practices, package of practices of greengram and groundnut and soil reclamation measures mainly for acid and problem soils. Minikits of seed of okra, brinjal, radish, pumpkin, bitter gourd, red amaranth, and bean, groundnut, green gram, black gram and mango plantation materials and bio-compost chemicals were distributed to the farmers.
The scientists of ICAR-IIWM, Bhubaneswar organized various activities like awareness and sensitization campaign with respect to improved agro-techniques, training of farmers for doubling farm income and distribution of seeds of high yielding varieties of various crops under Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan Programme. In one such move, Dr. A. Mishra, Principal Scientist (SWCE), Dr. M. Das, Principal Scientist (Soil Science), Dr. P. K. Panda, Principal Scientist (Agronomy) and Sh. P. Debroy, Scientist (Soil Science) went to Malkanagiri district from 21-24th June, 2018. Four villages viz. Tandabai from Tandabai grampanchayat of Kalimela block, Jaduguda from Padmagiri grampanchayat of Malkanagiri block, Bhaluguda and Gangla from Pandripani grampanchayat of Malkanagiri block were selected by the scientists KVK, Malkanagiri. Sh Nigamananda Behera, scientist, KVK and officers of agriculture department accompanied us to all four selected villages for conducting farmer- scientist interaction meeting and seed distribution. Scientists of ICAR-IIWM encouraged the farmers for enhancing income through integration of live- stock and fishery components along with agriculture by harvesting and utilizing rainwater. Farmers are also informed about various water saving technologies along with drip and sprinkler irrigation. Integrated pest and disease management strategies were also discussed for various crops as per demand of the farmer. At the end of the programme, HYV seeds of pumpkin, okra, ridge gourd, cucumber and amaranthus sag were distributed and total 200 farm families were covered. Officers from the line department such as SMS of KVK, DAO, AAO, agricultural overseer, VAW, Sarpanch and Ward members of various grama panchayats were also present. The events were widely published by the local dailies.
A two day programme was organized in four villages (Jagannath Pali, Himansu Palli, Pangam, Dhungiaput) of Malkangiri district, one of the aspirational districts of Odisha, by ICAR-IIWM, Bhubaneswar in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Malkangiri under 'Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan' of Government of India during 25-26 June, 2018. Along with distribution of seed kits to 205 farm families, 'Kisan Gosthis' were conducted and interaction on water resource management, rice and non-rice crop cultivation practices, aquaculture, soil fertility and health etc. was done with the farmers of the villages. The programme was conducted in presence of Sarapanch, Ward Members of gram panchayat, District Agricultural Officer, Asst. Horticulture Officer, District Coordinator of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) and Village Agricultural Workers, Malkangiri. Dr. S. Raychaudhuri, Dr. R. K. Mohanty, Dr. A. K. Thakur and Dr. P. Panigrahi, Scientists from ICAR-IIWM conducted the programme along with the Scientists from KVK, Malkangiri. The Scientists from KVK presented the vote of thanks.
Krishi kalyan Abhiyaan (KKA) launched from 1st June is intended to aid, assist and advice farmers in aspirational districts of the country for improving farming techniques and raising their incomes. In Odisha, ICAR-IIWM has been entrusted with the task of collaborating and coordinating with KVK and state departments of Malkangiri district for organizing orientation and sensitization programmes on good agricultural practices and distributing vegetable seed minikits, planting material, waste decomposer kits for compost making and providing animal health services.
The team from ICAR-IIWM visited Malkangiri district and organized orientation training in four villages- Chimtapali of Korkunda block, Girkanpali,Phulkankonda and Koikunda of Kalimela block on 28th and 29th of June 2018 in collaboration with KVK scientists and state department officials. From ICAR-IIWM side, vegetable seed minikits were distributed to 200 farm families and farmers were informed about the planting procedure and management. Waste decomposer kits were distributed by KVK while agriculture and horticulture department distributed pulse (black gram)/oilseed kits(sesame) and planting materials respectively.
A two days programme was organized in four villages (Sindhabeda, Temurupali, Bijapadar, Kianga) of Mathili block of Malkangiri district (one of the aspirational districts in Odisha) by ICAR-IIWM, Bhubaneswar in collaboration with KrishiVigyan Kendra (KVK), Malkangiri under 'Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan' of Government of India during 1-2 July, 2018.The first day farmer scientist meeting was organized in Sindhabeda and Temurupali villages in presence of Dr. M. Raychaudhuri, Dr. K.G. Mandal, Dr. R.Sethi, Dr. S. Pradhan, Mr. N. Manikandan from ICAR-IIWM, Bhubaneswar along with Mr. P.K Dey, Deputy Director Agriculture, Malkangiri, Mr. P. Dambur Rao, Deputy Director Horticulture, Malkangiri, Mr. Kailash Chandra Swain, District Agriculture Officer, Malkangiri, Mr. Rahul Dev Behera, Programme Assistant, KVK, Malkangiri and Mr. A.K. Paikaray, AHO, Mathili.On second day (02-07-2018) the programme was conducted in Bijapadar and Kianga villages in presence of scientists of ICAR-IIWM, Bhubaneswar along Mr. Kailash Chandra Swain, DAO, Malkangiri, Dr. Anuj Kumar Rai, SMS, KVK, Malkangiri, Mr. Rahul Dev Behera, PA, KVK, Malkangiri and Sri. Sridhar Patnaik, VAW, Mathili. Around 250 farmers participated in the programme. During these meetings we discussed about rainwater collection and conservation, water saving technologies like sprinkler and drip irrigation, crop diversification, planting and management of mango seedlings, package and practices of groundnut and greengram, utilization of farm and household waste through waste decomposer, distribution of fertilizers based on soil health card recommendations and ways to double farmers income by 2022. To encourage crop diversification small amount of vegetable minikits were distributed to 200 farmers. The vegetable minikit contained the seeds of cow pea, brinjal, amaranthus, ridge gourd, pumpkin, radish and okra. The meeting ended with vote of thanks by scientists from KVK and IIWM.
The team from ICAR-IIWM, Bhubaneswar comprises of Dr. R.K. Panda (Pr. Scientist), Dr. Gouranga Kar (Pr. Scientist), Dr. D.K. Panda (Pr. Scientist) and Dr. O.P. Verma (Scientist) visited one of the aspirational district in Odisha i.e. Malkangiri during 6-7 July, 2018. The team organized Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan, a Govt. of India programme in four tribal dominated villages of Malkangiri district, Odisha viz. Salimi (Mathili block), Eraganda & Tamanpalli (Kalimela block) and Supulur (Pudia Block) in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra officials of OUAT, Malkangiri (Dr. N. Behera & R.D, Behera, Subject Matter Specialists, other scientists and staff of KVK) and state agricultural department officials (B.B. Nanda, District Coordinator, PMFBY; P.K. Behera, DAO, Kalimela, Malakangiri; Sukanti Baka & R.R. Moharana, AAOs, Kalimela & Pudia).
On first day (6.7.2018), along with KVK officials of OUAT, Malkangiri, team members of ICAR-IIWM, Bhubaneswar organized farmers'-scientist-subject matter specialist interaction meet at Salimi village of Mathili block of Malkangiri and distributed different types of vegetable seeds (Okra, Ridge Gourd, Bitter Gourd, Pumpkin and Amaranthus), groundnut seeds, mango seedlings and compost decomposer solution to about 52 farmers. On the same day, we also organized farmers meeting at another two villages (Eraganda and Tamanpalli) of Kalimela block of Malkangiri district and distributed above mentioned seeds to 60 and 58 farmers, respectively. During interaction meet, emphasis was given on practice of improved water management technologies for sustainable agriculture, integrated nutrient and pest management and advanced planting techniques for horticultural crops.
On second day i.e. on 7.7.18, we organized farmers-experts interaction meet at another village, Supulur, Block-Pudia of the Malkangiri district. In this meet, along with KVK officials of OUAT of Malkangiri we distributed vegetable seeds of Amaranthus, Ridge gourd, Pumpkin, Bitter gourd and Okra (5 vegetable seeds), mango seedlings and waste decomposer gel to 53 farmers of the village. Awareness was created among the tribal farmers through training on efficient water management practices of field crops, package of practices of groundnut and methods of bio-compost preparation. Total 223 farm families from four villages were the beneficiaries of Krishi Klayan Abhiyan programme, organised during 6-7th July, 2018.