ICAR-CIARI organises training programme for Andaman farmers

To assistance the farmers of Andaman and Nicobar Islands get higher produce from rice cultivation, the Central Island Agricultural Exploration Institute (ICAR-CIARI) organised a coaching cum recognition programme, an official reported.

The programme to cultivate higher yielding varieties of rice was organised at Shoal Bay-19, Ferrargunj in South Andaman district on Oct seven, he reported.

Speaking at the programme, Principal Scientist and Head (I/C) CIARI, P K Singh, emphasised the improved rice-varieties created by ICAR-CIARI for Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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Principal Scientist and in-demand, Social Science Area, S K Zamir Ahmad, briefed farmers about condition and pest management in rice crop.

A big amount of farmers of the region attended the coaching cum recognition programme, he added.

The ICAR-CIARI offers a investigation base to strengthen the productivity of agri-horticulture, livestock and fisheries of Andaman and Nicobar Islands as a result of simple, utilized and adaptive investigation.