“Seeds of Knowledge: National Seed Corporation and ICAR JSS KVK Collaborate for Farmer Training in Suttur”

Suttur, October 2, 2023: The National Seed Corporation, in collaboration with the ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Suttur, organized a comprehensive training program in Suttur. The event, tailored for the Farmers Producers’ Company, progressive farmers, and agricultural implementers, focused on enlightening participants about the diverse schemes and programs available under the National Livestock Mission, the functions of the National Seed Corporation, and the opportunities provided by ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) for seed production.

The program was inaugurated by Shri Aravind Kumar Chouhan, Assistant General Manager of the National Seed Corporation. In her address, Smt. H.V. Divya, Incharge Head and Senior Scientist at ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Suttur, elaborated on the activities and functions of JSS KVK. She discussed the facilities offered, seed conservation techniques, storage methods, and the opportunities for seed production in new varieties such as Urad LBG 791 and Cowpea KBC 9, under the legume seed production program.

Shri Subbireddy, Regional Manager at the National Seed Corporation, provided valuable insights into the functions of the National Seed Corporation, new varieties, and seed production techniques. The digital realm was explored through a presentation by e-Nam App officer Shri Mahesh K.G., who explained the operations of the e-Nam App, empowering farmers with digital tools for their agricultural needs.

Dr. Rakshith Raj U.M., a Veterinary Scientist from JSS KVK, shared information about the subsidies available for sheep, goat, and poultry farming under the National Livestock Mission program. He also detailed the necessary documentation required to avail these subsidies, ensuring that farmers were well-informed and prepared.

The program was skillfully conducted by Kum. Renuka, Marketing Supervising Officer at the National Seed Corporation. The event witnessed active participation from more than 80 farmers, both men and women, from the surrounding villages. This initiative not only provided knowledge but also facilitated the practical utilization of the training program’s benefits, promoting sustainable and informed agricultural practices in the community.