Fodder park & bank inaugurated at village Karnarthu

Mar 03, 2018 16:15 | Feature & Viewpoint

Vice-Chancellor Prof A.K.Sarial asks farmers to adopt Zero Budget Natural Farming to optimally utilize local resources

Dharamsala (Arvind Sharma)03/03/18

Choudhary Sarvan Kumar  Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University organized a programme at villager Karnarthu, around 80 Kms from Dharamsala, today. Prof Ashok Kumar Sarial, Vice-Chancellor, inaugurated a fodder park and fodder bank in the village and addressed the farmers. He asked them to grow quality fodder under zero budget natural farming (ZBNF). The Vice-Chancellor told that ZBNF concept does not put any financial burden on them and the crops grown under this concept were more nourishing and beneficial to health. The Vice-Chancellor, “ it is easy to grow crops under ZBNF as resources were locally available abundantly.”

 He appreciated the university scientists for adopting around five hundred farmers in a cluster of villages in Baijnath block under Farmer First programme. It has benefitted them with farm inputs and improved technology to improve their economic status.

He informed, “University has developed twenty farm models which can enable the farmers to double their income. Local representatives of the university must motivate the farmers to adopt such models which can improve their crop and animal production.” He also spoke on the need to increase milk production.

Dr Atul, Director of Extension Education, elaborated about various extension activities of the University and elaborated about ZBNF. Dr Mandeep Sharma, Dean, Dr G C Negi College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, underlined the importance of Desi cow in the economy and health of farm families.Dr.A.K.Panda, President of the society, told that the society was also giving coaching classes and computer education to the children of farming community.

Dr Ashok Kumar, OSD to Vice-Chancellor, Dr Hirday Paul Singh, Joint Director (Information & Public Relations) and some other prominent persons of the area were present on the occasion.