The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare in line with the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of doubling farmers’ income by 2022 has launched the Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan from 1st June, 2018 till 31st July, 2018 so as to aid, assist and advice farmers on how to improve their farming techniques and raise their incomes. The Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan has been undertaken in 25 villages with more than 1000 population each in Moga as one of the Aspirational Districts identified in consultation with Ministry of Rural Development as per directions of NITI Ayog.
One day training programme on beekeeping, mushroom cultivation, kitchen gardening and vermi-compost are being organized in all the selected 25 villages. During this Abhiyan, Sh. Harphool Bairwa visited district Moga for monitoring of activities undertaken by KVK, Moga and other departments. He highly appreciated the efforts of KVK, Moga during his visit. One meeting was conducted with Sarpanchs, Panchayat Members and progressive farmers of Aspirational villages at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Budh Singh Wala which was chaired by Zonal Project Director, Dr. Rajbir Singh Brar. During this meeting Dr. Amandeep Singh Brar, Deputy Director (Trg.) KVK, Moga highlighted the action plan of various departments like free vaccination, artificial insemination in milch animals, distribution of seed mini kits, free soil & water testing, distribution of seedlings of agro-forestry and horticultural plants etc. Sh. Harphool Bairwa emphasized on adoption of subsidiary occupation for enhancing farmers’ income.
During one day training programmes in aspirational villages, KVK Scientists use to give technical tips to farmers to initiate beekeeping alongwith tips for processing, packaging and marketing of honey. Under mushroom production awareness among farmers is being created regarding its food value and various types of mushroom and their cultivation techniques. Farmers are told about kitchen gardening for nutritional security and role of vermi-composting in organic farming and improving soil fertility.
Farmers are very enthusiastic about this Abhiyan and are participating and showing great interest in every activity undertaken in this Abhiyan. These activities will be carried out upto 31st July, 2018.