Gram Unnati, one of India’s integrated agritech solutions companies, in collaboration with Jindal Stainless (Hisar), organised a farmer training session, at Sadalpur in Hisar recently, for preparation of mustard cultivation for the next Rabi season. More than 50 farmers who are preparing to seed mustard attended the programme.
The main source of income for local farmers is the cultivation of mustard in surrounding areas of Hisar during the Rabi season. The goal of Gram Unnati’s training session was to raise awareness of the optimal pre- and post-sowing procedures to maximise yield. After Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh and Baran in Rajasthan, this was Gram Unnati’s third camp this year.
Speaking on the farming training programme, Aneesh Jain, CEO & Founder, Gram Unnati said, “As we enter the Rabi season, it is crucial to educate farmers about the most recent practices that will enable them to increase the output of their mustard crops. Mustard is a crucial crop that provides thousands of farmers in neighbouring Rajasthan with a livelihood option. The camp is in keeping with our pledge to support farmers all the way through and ensure they maximise their productivity.
The farmers were taught the most recent methods during the training camp to protect their crops from various pests and diseases. The professionals and scientists gave special impetus on making farmers aware of integrated pest and disease management as well as integrated nutrient management. Farmers need to implement these techniques as they are crucial to sustainable agriculture. Crop rotation, which is critical in avoiding pests and diseases, was also introduced to farmers.
During the event, experts from the Haryana Agricultural University (HAU) gave the farmers high-quality oat seedlings to utilise as cattle fodder. Oats are a superior grain for cow feed due to their high hull and fibre content. Oats can increase the productivity of leguminous crops and are helpful for the health of the soil.
Along with Gram Unnati’s Jay Shankar Shukla (regional manager) and Banwari Lal (technical expert); specialists from Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Sadalpur including Dr. Narendra (project coordinator); technical experts Dr. Kuldeep, Dr. Deepak and Dr. Ajit; and Dr. PP Singh (director of regional fodder centre-HAU) interacted with the mustard farmers.
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