ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research, Jabalpur organized World Pulse Day   (10 February, 2022)

The ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research, Jabalpur organized World Pulse Day on 10.02.2022 to aware the farmers on importance of pulses in food and nutritional security. The theme of this day was “Pulses to empower youth in achieving sustainable agrifood systems”. Hundred participants including farmers from different villages of Jabalpur districts and Directorate staff were attended the programme. Dr. P.K. Singh, Principal Scientist and Coordinator of the programme welcomed the farmers and briefed about importance of organizing World Pulse Day, importance of pulses in human diet and cultivation of pulse crop for improving the soil health.

Dr. R.P. Dubey, Principal Scientist, informed the farmers about the status of pulses in India and improved production technologies for pulse production. He suggested including short duration high yielding varieties of pulses for crop diversification.

Dr. J.S. Mishra, Director, while addressing the farmers explained about the importance of pulses in sustainable agrifood systems. Dr. K.K. Barman, Principal Scientist suggested to use SSP fertilizer in rice-wheat system and avoid burning of crop residues. A farmers-scientist interaction and field visit was also arranged on the occasion. Dr. V.K. Choudhary and Er. Chethan, C.R., Co-coordinators, coordinated the programme.

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