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Access to science & technology is key to augment IPM cumin & IPM Isabgol production

Vipin Saini
Vipin Saini

Emphasizing on the importance of blending traditional knowledge and modern techniques to augment IPM cumin production, the DBT-SABC Biotech Kisan Hub, Jodhpur in collaboration with ICAR-NRCSS, Ajmer, Spices Board of India & Department of Agriculture, Nagaur held a day-long program “Kisan Mela – IPM Cumin Production” at village Budi Arjunpura, District Nagaur of Rajasthan on 12 February 2021. 

Village Budi Arjunpura - the village of the 1999 Kargil martyr Sep Arjun Ram Baswana, is one of the villages implementing cumin and isabgol demonstration as part of DBT-SABC Biotech Kisan Hub in Rabi 2020-21. DBT-SABC Biotech Kisan Hub identified a dozen farmers from Budi Arjunapura and a neighboring village to demonstrate GAP/IPM practices to increase export & farmers’ income. 

Resource speakers included Dr SS Meena, principal Scientist and Dr Shiv Lal Meena, Senior Scientist of ICAR-NRCSS; Dr MY Honnur and Dr Shrishail Kulloli of the Spices Board Of India; Bhagirath Choudhary, SANDIP AGALE, PhD and Dr Naresh of South Asia Biotechnology Centre, Jodhpur; Sh Ramjas ji of Horticulture Department & Sh Anna Ram ji of Department of Agriculture, Nagaur and 250 smallholder farmers led by progressive farmer Sh Hari Ram ji Baswana. 

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