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Demonstration of seed dibbler at Bhonsuli village, Nabarangpur district. Photo: ICRISAT Development Center

Training on Latest Technologies and Best Practices Underway in Tribal Districts of Odisha, India

A series of capacity-building programs, including the use of Plantix – a mobile app to detect pests/diseases in crops, best practices in chickpea and mustard farming, and demonstrations of micronutrient addition to soil, was recently conducted in four districts in Odisha state, India. Despite the prevailing conditions, officials successfully carried […]

Soil Atlas and Two Modern State Referral Labs Launched Through ICRISAT-Led Bhoochetana Project in Odisha, India

The soil movement started in the Indian state of Odisha two-and-half years ago through the ICRISAT-led Bhoochetana project crossed an important milestone with the launch of a soil atlas and two modern soil testing laboratories of international standard. Dr Arun Kumar Sahoo, the State Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment, […]

Dr Arun Kumar Sahoo, Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment, Odisha State, India, released the Soil Atlas published by ICRISAT on World Soil Day 2020. Photo: ICRISAT

Scale-Up of Integrated Drought Management Gets Nod from State Minister in Uttar Pradesh, India

Impressed with the rapid pace and impact of the Doubling Farmers’ Income (DFI) initiative and other interventions in Lalitpur district, Uttar Pradesh (UP), Mr Hargovind Kushwaha, Minister of State, UP Government, expressed satisfaction and willingness to scale up this approach to other parts of the Bundelkhand region with ICRISAT and […]

Mr Hargovind Kushwaha, Minister of State, Uttar Pradesh, addressing the farming community at Pura Birdha village, Lalitpur. Photo: S Kumar, ICRISAT

The minister’s field visit to a Haveli in Chitrakoot project site.

UP agriculture minister reviews DFI project, visits Chitrakoot site

Mr Surya Pratap Shahi, Minister of Agriculture in Uttar Pradesh state’s government, reviewed the progress of the Doubling Farmers’ Income (DFI) project in the state’s Bundelkhand region. The minister praised the concept of renovating traditional water tanks (Havelis) renovation and appreciated efforts of all partners and project team members. Mr […]

Hands-on training conducted for soil testing laboratory staff of Odisha at ICRISAT in the year 2018.

Modern soil testing labs to give farming in Odisha a big boost

To improve agricultural productivity by detecting soil nutrient deficiencies and remedying them, two state-of-the-art soil testing laboratories in Bhubaneshwar and Sambalpur are being set up and have begun dry runs. The referral laboratories are being set up in a convergence mode, with ICRISAT supporting the government laboratory staff for a […]