Chandigarh : CII Agro Tech currently underway at Parade Ground, Sector 17, Chandigarh, a lot of attention is being paid to educating farmers on issues which could enhance the productivity of their farms. One of the serious concerns of farmers today is Land degradation which is also a serious global problem with negative implications for socio economic development. The Central Soil and Water Conservation Research and Training Institute (CSWCRTI) has set up a Stall at Agro Tech where it is spreading knowledge about conserving natural resources.
Mr. B. Bala Kumara, Member, CSWCRT shared, “To overcome the problem of land degradation and to conserve natural resources, farmers can adopt various measures such as land use systems like agri-silviculture, agri-horticulture, agri silvi-horticulture, horti-pastoral and horti-silvi pastoral .”
Giving an example he cited the case of Sukhomajri village of Haryana where silt was controlled by participatory water shed management in various villages falling under the water shed under the Shivalik region. He further informed that, due to the development and technology in Sukhomajri, scientists from Germany, Japan and Africa visited the site to see this wonderful concept.
Mr. Kumara informed that this was the third time that the CSWCRT was participating in Agro Tech to create awareness among farmers regarding the soil erosion, water conservation.