To create awareness among farmers about Climate Resilient Agriculture technologies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated 35 crop varieties with special traits to the Nation under Azadi Ka Amruth Mahotsav on 28th Sep 2021. He said in the last 6-7 years, science and technology are being used on a priority basis to solve the challenges related to agriculture. PM Modi spoke about the benefits of PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi and as it helped in supporting and developing the farmers during the COVID-19 period. He said that this benefited the farmers a lot as around 1.5 lakh crore has been distributed among the farmers.
Live programme of the Prime Minister was shown to the farmers who participated in the programme at KVK, Hirehalli. About 58 farmers participated from Sira & Madhugiri Taluks of Tumakuru District. Mr.Ramalingappa and Mr.Kotekallappa progressive farmers mobilized the farmers and farm women to programme.
During the day, Dr K Naganna, Assistant Director, Karnataka Sheep and Wool Corporation Limited, Tumakuru covered the topic “Sheep and Goat Rearing”, Mr.Ramesh PR., SMS - Soil Science on Climate Resilient Agriculture – An experience of D.Nagenahalli, NICRA Village. Mr.Shriharsha on how to save petroleum products in day to day life. Participants were given a seedkit for a kitchen garden. A few twitter messages were shared on social media also.
This programme was supported under the IIHR-SCSP project, coordinated by Dr.Loganandhan,N., Head and Shri. K.N.Jagadish, ACTO/SMS Agril.Extension.