NEW DELHI, Jan 17: Agro-chemical company Insecticides (India) Ltd has signed an agreement with the farm research body ICAR-IARI to train farmers from sowing to harvesting and help improve crop production.
The company has “signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) through IIL Foundation with ICAR-IARI (the Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi), the government’s apex agriculture research body, to train farmers and inculcate the best farming practices among the farming community.”
Under the initiative, few village clusters will be selected, and selected farmers from them will be given complete training from sowing to harvesting, the company said in a statement.
The farmers would be trained by the experts from ICAR-IARI and adopt the latest technology available. The complete farming will be done in the supervision of those experts only. The scope will include a variety of crops as per the cropping pattern of the area. This will be a three years agreement.
“This will help the farming community to improve and maximize its output. In India, many farmers still follow subsistence/traditional farming and are not able to fully utilise the resources available to them,” Insecticides India MD Rajesh Aggarwal said.
He said it is imperative to help farmers and impart knowledge regarding best agricultural techniques and methods and train them to increase their yield.
Dr K V Prabhu, Joint Director (Research), IARI and Dr JP Sharma, Joint Director (Extension), IARI, were present at the occasion.
Insecticides (India) Ltd, a company listed on both BSE and NSE, had posted a turnover of Rs 988.15 crore in 2015-16. (PTI)