ICAR-KVK-Alappuzha celebrated ‘World Soil Day’
The message ‘Maintaining the soil and water resources in healthy condition by following good agricultural practices for productivity enhancement and a healthy society’ was conveyed to the people in the ‘World Soil Day celebrations’ organized by the ICAR Krishi Vigyan Kendra –Alappuzha in association with Department of Agricultural Development and Farmers’ Welfare at Palamel Panchayath Community Hall in Bharanikkavu Block. Sri K. Biju, Vice President, Palamel Grama panchayath inaugurated the programme and distributed soil health cards to farmers. Soil health cards were prepared by analyzing representative geo-referenced soil samples from all the six panchayaths of the block in the KVK laboratory. Fertilizer recommendations based on the soil test for the major crops like coconut, banana, tubers, and turmeric were worked out and provided in the soil health cards ready for distribution to 48 farmers of the block. Smt. Priya K. Nair, Assistant Director of Agriculture, Bharanikkavu Block and four members of Palamel Grama Panchayath addressed the farmers on the occassion. An awareness talk on ‘Good Agriculture practices for healthy soil’ was delivered by Dr. K. Sajnanath, SMS, ICAR KVK – Alappuzha. Sri. Rajeev M.S., Dr. T. Sivakumar and Smt. G. Lekha, SMSs, KVK participated in the ‘Interface on Scientific cultivation of Banana and vegetables’. About 135 farmers and officials of krishi bhavans of all the panchayaths of Bharanikkavu block attended the programme.