|Early Times Report|
Jammu, June 16: A group of journalism and mass communication students from KC College Mumbai, Chandigarh University, Central University Jammu and DD News Media Personnel, Davinder Thakur visited here at Organic Village Talwara and interacted with the Scientist and Head of KVK, Reasi, Dr.Banarsi Lal and number of organic farmers of the village.
The visitors were warmly welcomed by the Scientist and Head of KVK, Reasi, Dr.Banarsi Lal and he apprised the students about the organic village Talwara. He said that KVK, Reasi is upgrading the knowledge of the farmers of the village through awareness/ training programmes, Front Line Demonstrations (FLDs), On Farmers Trials (OFTs) etc. specifically on organic farming.
He narrated that KVK is making strenuous efforts to promote the eco-friendly agriculture so that the safe food can be produced in the region. He added that organic farming is the need of the hour for the safety of environment and living organisms on the earth. He said that five days training programmes are being organized at Organic Training Centre, Talwara which help the farmers to increase their organic crops production by adopting the scientific methods for commercial organic farming.
He said that with the indiscriminate use of agrochemicals, soil health is deteriorating day- by- day resulting the ill effects on the human beings and other living organisms. He said that there is dire need to adopt the eco-friendly agricultural practices to protect our soil and environment health which further can help us to produce the healthy and safe food.
He discussed on Farm Yard Manures (FYM), vermicompost, biofertlizers, biofungicides, biopesticides, cow urine, green manuring etc. in the soil for the commercial organic farming. He talked on the crops rotation, pulses production, multiple cropping, microbial cultures etc. in the organic farming.
DevinderThakur, media personnel from DD News guided the students on the communication in the agriculture and suggested them useful communication tactics to interact with the rural people. He guided the students on individual communication, group communication and mass communication methods.