75 Cotton Plucking Machines distributed free of cost to the farmers
National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) along with CCI organized a one day farmer’s training programme In Agriculture Research Centre , Shri Ganganagar, Rajasthan yesterday.
A total number of 75 progressive farmers from Sriganganagar, Bikaner and Hanumangarh districts participated in the this programme. Agricultural Scientists educated the farmers regarding latest technical knowhow. This will help the farmers in reducing their cultivation expenses and earn a good income.
During the training scientists gave solutions to the different problems being faced by the cotton growing farmers. The officials from Cotton Corporation of India and National Fertilizers Limited encouraged the farmers to use latest machinery to increase production and to improve the quality of crop.
Zonal Manager – NFL – Shri Dilbag Singh and Chief General Manager of Cotton Corporation of India – Shri Neeraj Kumar Bhat gave a live demonstration on the picking of cotton by using cotton plucking machines. On this occasion, NFL also distributed 75 Cotton Plucking Machines free of cost to the participating farmers. Shri Bhat emphasized that the moisture in cotton crop should be kept to minimum in order to take good prices from the market.
Shri Dilbag Singh also encouraged the farmers to use the fertilizers in their crops based on soil test reports. He also stressed on the balances of different fertilizer in different crops grown by the farmers so that the expenditure on fertilizer may be curtailed and income of farmers may be increased
Plant breeder scientist Dr. Vijay Prakash gave information about the best varieties of cotton crop suitable as per the climate of Sri ganganagar and adjoining districts of Rajasthan . He emphasized to increase the income of farmers by selecting the best suited and high yielding varieties of cotton and adopting latest technology for its cultivation. Dr. Vijay stressed upon the proper crop management (which includes all the operations for cotton cultivation) to minimize the expenditure and maximize the profit.
To start with the Programme, Shri Dilbag Singh informed in detail about the different products of NFL viz. Fertilizers (Urea, DAP, MOP & NPK) Seeds, Agro Chemicals, City Compost, Bio Fertilizers and Bentonite Sulphur etc. He also briefed about the different CSR activities being undertaken by the Company.
NFL is a public sector undertaking under the ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.