Sunday, September 27, 2015

বাংলাদেশের টাঙ্গাইলে জৈব কৃষি

জৈব কৃষি -টাঙ্গাইলের বাসাবাইদের তালতলিয়া গ্রামের আবু সাত্তার হিরু । বহু বছর ধরে জৈব কৃষিই করছেন। বিভিন্ন রকমের ফসলের চাষ করছেন। তিনি বহু কৃষকের কাছে প্রেরণা ...

Sunday, September 6, 2015

 Mr Sudita Mukherjee, Mr Rupak Pal, Mr Tipu Mandal, Dr Sudeb Saha , Mr Chinmoy Roy and others of Raigunj felt the need of conserving folk rice in 2012 for our future food security. They started with 5 folk rice varieties in a village called Bhattadighi. They took folk rice varieties from ATC Fulia in 2013 and 2014 and 2015. Now they have a coverage of 35 bighas( I bigha is equal to 1/ 7.5 of ha) of land in Uttardinajpur with 43 varieties and 20 bighas in Dakhhin Dinajpur. It is an amazing progress, farmers are beginning to accept the near - extinct folk rice due to low cost of production with substantial yield. It is totally organic in nature and they have been able to cover Dakhhin Dinajpur with 20 bighas of folk rice. They formed FIAM- Forum For Indigenous Agriculture Movement. Mr Tipu Mandal of FIAM explains in Bengali.

                                    Pl watch the video in Bangla in you tube.


Friday, September 4, 2015

             Agricultural Training Centre, Fulia, Nadia , West Bengal has got a scheme under RKVY( Rastriya    Krishi Bikash Yojona- National Agricultural Development Programme) through the Department of Agriculture, West Bengal for promotion of folk rice collection, conservation, demonstration, training and organic input supply to the farmers who have taken folk rice seeds from the centre and conserving( growing ) the crops. 
         The scheme will cover 11 districts , one block in each district total of  330 bighas( 1/ 7.5 ha)  of folk rice under the scheme in Kharif 2015. 
           Its a maiden venture  from the centre and its is the first of its kind in India in recent times.
          The center has started along with my two colleagues conducting training in 3 North Bengal districts      like Uttar Dinajpur, Jalpaiguri and Coocbihar from 19th August to 21 Aug 2015. The farmers were very much encouraged to continue the folk crops.
                                                        Some Pictures of Raigunj

                                                                  S K Roy  DDA Raigunj
                                                          ADA, ATC Fulia  S Bandopadhya
                                                        N K Das DDA ATC Fulia
                                                                 Anupam Paul

                                                      Sujit  Pal,  DDA- Jalpaiguri
                                                           T Kundu , DDA/ Jalpaiguri

                                                                A Paul Speaking 
                                                 Cover of writing pad - Showing Rice is Life
                                                     Mr  Rajat Chatterjee ADA Coochbihar
                                                            Displaying of folk rice seeds
                                                           S Roy, Joint DA, Raigunj
                                                               The Audience of Coochbihar