Andaman Chronicle

The Daily Diary of the Islands

Training on Organic Production technology of Marigold and Palak

Port Blair, Aug 14: ICAR-CIARI conducted training programme on “Organic production technology of Marigold and Palak as livelihood option for tribal farmers in Great Nicobar Islands” at Campbell Bay on 06.08.2019. The training programme was organized by Dr. V. Baskaran, Principal Scientist, ICAR-CIARI under the ST component of the Institute in collaboration with Department of Agriculture, Andaman and Nicobar Administration.  The programme was chaired by Shri. Barnabas, Chairman, Tribal council, Great Nicobar Island. 43 farmers from various villages of Campbell Bay attended the training programme which was held at Chingen Basthi. The details of cultivation practices for marigold and palak cultivation were dealt in detail and also the demonstration of bio-waste decomposer preparation and its application were explained. The seeds of marigold varieties (Pusa Narangi Gainda and Pusa Basanti Gainda) and palak were supplied to the farmers. The demonstration of nursery bed preparation, seed treatment and seed sowing was explained to the participants by Shri. Ramesh Kumar, ADA, Campbell Bay.The participants showed keen interest in the training programme and were interested to grow marigold and palak for domestic utilization. The biowaste decomposer stock is maintained by a farmer in Chingen Basthi from where the other farmers will utilize the same for their own field application. 

The training programme was conducted under the guidance and supervision of Dr. A. Kundu, Director, ICAR-CIARI.