8th January, 2020, Ramgarh, Jharkhand
Dr. R.K. Samantha, Chairman, QRT, Krishi Vigyan Kendras of Jharkhand and Bihar inaugurated a Custom Hiring Centre (CHC) at the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ramgarh, Jharkhand today. Dr. Samanta stated that the centre will be beneficial for the farmers that would enable them to hire the agricultural equipments like tractors drawn as well as hand operated equipments easily. He also stated that apart from the accessibility of farmers to these modern implements, the agriculture practices in Ramgarh will be modernised that can contribute to greater farm yield.
Dr. Anjani Kumar, Director, ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Patna articulated the importance and use of advanced equipments in the agricultural production. He stated that the CHCs aims to rent out the machinery particularly, the Happy seeder, that is in huge demand during the wheat sowing season at exorbitant rents as the sowing period lasts for just 2 to 3 weeks.
The members of the QRT team and scientists from the different Centres and Institutes provided valuable suggestions for developing the recently started Krishi Vigyan Kendra.
(Source: ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna)