New Delhi: Leading agrochemical company Insecticides (India) Limited has signed an 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 this initiative, few village clusters will be selected, and selected farmers from them will be given complete training from sowing to harvesting. They will be trained by the experts from ICAR-IARI and adopt the latest technology available. 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.
“We are glad to announce our MoU with ICAR-IARI. 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. It is imperative for us to help farmers and impart knowledge regarding best agricultural techniques and methods and train them to increase their yield. We look forward to making a difference to the farmer’s community,” said Mr. Rajesh Aggarwal, Managing Director, IIL.
Dr K V Prabhu, Joint Director (Research), IARI, New Delhi was present at the occasion and he appreciated the efforts of the company and assured that the success of this project will encourage us to take up many more such projects in the interest of the farmers. Collaboration of the Academia and the industry is vital for the agriculture.
Dr J P Sharma, Joint Director (Extension), IARI, New Delhi was also present at the occasion and he welcomed this initiative by Insecticides (India) Limited. He focused on the inclusion of variety of crops in this project.
Sandeep Aggarwal, CFO, P C Pabbi, Vice President, Sanjay Vats, General Manager, Sanjay Singh, Asstt. General Manager were also present on the occasion.
Dr S Chakravorty, senior scientist will be the PI for the same. Dr Charan Singh, will look after the project from the company side.
The IIL Foundation which works closely with farmers conducts a series of activities across India aimed at improving the lives of farmers and families by providing awareness, school aid and more.