Dhanuka Organizes Krashal Goshthi for Doubling Farmer’s Income
Motihari: Dhanuka Agritech Limited organized a ‘KrashakGoshthi’ for ‘Doubling Farmer’s Income’ in April on the occasion of 100 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s first movement against British Raj – Champaran Satyagraha. The event, held in Motihari in the East Champaran district of Bihar, was inaugurated by Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare on April 17th.
During the event Radha Mohan emphasized the importance of new technology in agriculture for doubling the farmer’s income by 2022. He said nowadays only producing rice and wheat are not enough, farmers should have to focus on alternate farming like horticulture, dairy, fishery, bee – keeping, animal husbandry etc for increasing their income. While delineating the initiatives like PMFBY, PMKSY etc. which the government has been taking for good agricultural practices and farmer’s welfare he also emphasized on breed improvement of livestock.
Dhanuka Group is also approaching harmonically in-line with the government vision and working towards establishment of ‘Technical Agricultural Flow Center’ in Champaran soon.
On this occasion, R G Agarwal, Group Chairman, Dhanuka Agritech showed his commitment to provide world class agro-solutions to farmers across the Indian geography. Dhanuka Agritech is advocating ‘Dhanuka Kheti Ki NaiTakneek (DKKNT)’, a holistic approach of Integrated Crop Management for higher yields and in turn income. DKKNT focuses on complete end to end farming solutions which help in boosting the production and increasing the farmer income.
Agarwal said, “This is in our blood that we treat our land as our mother and taking care of our mother is our prime duty. So in this pedagogy Dhanuka is continuously educating farmers to do the soil testing of their land and accordingly apply recommending fertilizer to produce healthy crop and maintain healthy fields. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), the flagship scheme of government of India, is minimizing the risk of farmers and Dhanuka is promoting this scheme in varies platforms also. Role of hybrid and improved seed & seed treatment in modern agriculture practices is most important and Dhanuka regularly promoting seed treatment. We have given slogan “Har Beej ko Suraksha Ka Teeka, Jaise Har Bacche Ko Polio Ka Teeka.”
Agarwal also showed his concern regarding the water scarcity and advised the farmer creating small pond in their land. Construction of 4 check – dams in Rajasthan is the best example created by Dhanuka amongst the industry. He said judicious use of pesticide with appropriate spray technology may create huge changes in term of higher production by minimizing the losses due to pests. Now these days agrochemical industry is focusing towards producing environmental safe product and farmer friendly technologies.
Vishal Nath Pandey , Director, National Litchi Research center, Mujjafarpur, said that by producing good quality Litchi, farmer’s income may also be increased. “We are working on increasing yield for the sugarcane farmer,” Dr. AV Pathak, Director, Indian Sugarcane Research Center said. Dr. Sanjay Jayswal, MP West Champaran, appreciated the work and efforts of the Agriculture Minister towards doubling farmer’s income. Dr. Gopal Ji Trivedi, Former VC, and Dr. Ashish Shrivastava, VC, Dr. Rajendra Prashad Agriculture University, PUSA shared the important information which helped farmer to increase their production.
Agarwal also gave example that as per the IARI data, if weeds are not controlled then 12 to 70 % crop losses may happen depending upon climate condition & intensity of weeds. T SEMPRA, the revolutionary product brought from Japan by Dhanuka Agritech Limited, has increased maize and sugarcane farmer’s income by 15 – 20 % by controlling Cyprus Rotundas (Motha), he added.
“For exploring the opportunities and fulfilling the vision of doubling farmer’s income, collective efforts play a major role. We are having low yield and yield variation amongst the state which are the biggest challenge for India to become a leading country in agriculture. China having less arable land in comparison to India is enjoying the leading position in agriculture just because of use of latest technology. In India we are still fighting with the spurious pesticide which was having more than 30% market in India according to FICCI reports. Our DKKNT (Dhanuka Kheti Ki NayiTakneek) are the best example of modern agriculture practices. It may help farmer to increase their yield, high production and double income,’ said Agarwal.