Centre to launch agri-training programme in 593 Sansad Adarsh Grams

NEW DELHI: To boost farm productivity, the Centre is planning to launch soon an agri-training programme in 593 villages under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, one of the flagship schemes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The nodal Agriculture Ministry is working out the training programme guidelines for implementation in each village adopted by Members of Parliament under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY).

"The training programme would most likely start during the forthcoming kharif season (beginning July). We are targeting to cover 593 notified Sansad Adarsh Grams," a senior Agriculture Ministry official said.

Under the proposed programme, the government plans to conduct field-level demonstrations on organic farming, testing of soil health and agri-technologies including use of different machineries for raising crop productivity.

The agri-training programme, to be conducted for two days in each village, will be implemented by the National Centre of Organic Farming and Central Fertiliser Quality Control and Training Institute along with the support of the state governments, the official said.

The training would aim to create awareness among farmers on how the use of farm technologies and balanced use of fertilisers and even organic inputs can help achieve better crop yields.

SAGY, which was launched in October 2014, is a rural development programme that primarily focuses upon the development in villages.

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