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Organising and participation in Farmers’ Day/Agri-Expo

IIRR has regularly organised farmers day and have participated in various Kisan melas and farmers' fairs organised by other organisation to popularize the rice production technologies. In such events various stakeholders like farmers, extension officials, scientists and students visit and were acquainted about the performance of various rice production technologies. IIRR has organized and participated in the following events and the details are given below. 

Year Date Name of the Event Venue Number of Participants
2012-13 28th October 2012 Farmers' Day DRR Experimental farm, Rajendranagar 400
2013-14 20th October 2013 Farmers' Day  DRR Experimental farm, Rajendranagar 600
2014-15 15th  November 2014 Farmers' Day  DRR Experimental farm, Rajendranagar 1000
2015-16 29th August 2015 Innovative Rice Farmers' Meet-2015 IIRR Auditorium, Rajendranagar 200
2015-16 7th November 2015 IIRR Farmers' Day IIRR Experimental farm, Rajendranagar 600
2016-17 13th November 2016 IIRR Farmers' Day IIRR Experimental farm, Rajendranagar 1200
2017-18 13th November 2017 IIRR Farmers' Day IIRR Experimental farm, Rajendranagar 500
2018-19 23rd November 2019 IIRR Farmers' Day IIRR Experimental farm, Rajendranagar 250

 

Tribal Sub Plan

During last five years, overall 1,250 tribal farm families were supported with critical inputs and technical know-how to enhance their livelihood through rice related technological interventions. These programmes were mostly implemented in the tribal dominated districts of Telangana state. The off-campus training gave them the first hand information to adopt the latest technological interventions to break the yield barriers. The table presented below give the clear details about the number of demonstrations, technological interventions and the critical inputs distributed them year wise. 

Media Co-ordination 

During last five years under report, Co-ordinated the radio talk and doordarshan programs for IIRR scientists. Every year more than 10 scientific talks were delivered by rice scientists of IIRR on various aspects of rice production technology through All India Radio, Hyderabad station. The talks were delivered during the cropping seasons of both kharif and rabi seasons. 

Kisan Call Centre

Kisan Call Centre was started by the Department of Agriculture and Co-operation, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India at the National level with a view to leverage the telecom infrastructure in the country to deliver extension services to the farming community. The purpose of the Kisan call centre is mainly to respond to issues raised by farmer's instantly in local language on a continuous basis through toll free phone No 1551. IIRR as a level II centre has been answering to AP farmers on various aspects of rice production technologies whenever clarification and suggestions were requested and suitable information were provided by the scientists of IIRR.

Mobile Agri-Clinic Program

Mobile Agri-clinic program was officially inaugurated on 18th  November, 2016 by honourable Union Minister of Labour, Shree Bandaru Dattatreya. The Mobile Agri-Clinic program aims at directly benefiting the farmers of Telangana. This is a modest beginning to serve the farming community directly and to take up the practically applicable technologies/knowledge to farmers’ doorsteps.

As a part of this program, a Mobile van with state of art facilities (soil testing kit, seed samples, information standees, brochures, health care products etc.,) has been put into operation. A multi disciplinary team of 3-4 scientists visited different villages and interacted with the farmers. The program was planned in collaboration with PJT State Agricultural University, State department of Agriculture, ATAARI, KVKs and several NGOs.

During  2016-17, 49 villages were covered with direct out-reach to 1,568 farmers. During the field visits, 833 soil samples tested, 212 plant samples were diagnosed for different biotic and abiotic stresses, 21 on site crop management trainings conducted with the involvement of 92 officials from SAU/DAATTC/ KVKs/NGOs/SDA.  

Frontline Demonstration 

The extension principle of “Seeing is believing” is very well epitomized at IIRR. Organization of FLDs on newly released varieties/technologies is a very useful  strategy for their popularization, and thereby helping to enhance the production and productivity of rice in the country. IIRR coordinates the Rice frontline demonstration which is organized every year all over the country demonstrating suitable elite cultivars and appropriate crop management technologies in farmers’ fields in association with SAU’s and state department of agriculture. It is sponsored under NFSM scheme of Ministry of Agriculture. During last five year, about 3,014 FLDs of 1 hectare each have been conducted.   

Year

Number of FLDs

2014-15

431

2015-16

449

2016-17

559

2017-18

723

2018-19

 

852

 

 

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