TRIBAL SUB PLAN
During the year 2018-19, four districts of Uttarakhand viz., Pithoragarh, Almora, Chamoli, and Dehradun were adopted by the institute under Tribal Sub Plan with the objective of socio-economic development of the tribal communities of Uttarakhand. A number of programmes were organized at the institute as well as at farmers’ fields.
|Vocational training programme on skill upgradation||Trainings at farmer's field|
Two 3-day training programmes on “Increasing farmer’s income through improved agricultural production technologies” were organized at ICAR-VPKAS, Experimental Farm, Hawalbagh during September 25-27 and September 27-29, respectively for farmers of tribal region of Jaunsar area of district Dehradun. A total of 72 farmers from Kalsi and Chakrata blocks participated in the programme. The farmers were imparted information on improved varieties of hill crops, improved crop production technologies including disease and insect-pest management, seed production, farm mechanization, and mushroom production.
A one-day training on “Improved Production Techniques and Intigrated Pest Management of Crops of High Hills” was organized at Malari (3300amsl) in Niti Valley in May, 2018.
A one-day training program was organized on “Improved Cultivation of Garden Pea” at Chakrata in Dehradun district in August, 2018.
During the Kisan Mela organized at Experimental Farm Hawalbagh, ICAR-VPKAS, Almora on September 27, an exposure visit of 92 tribal farmers was conducted. The farmers were exposed to progressive agricultural technology including crops/seed production, water conservation technology, post harvest processing technology etc.
Programme on Makka Sheller ke Samavesh se Kathin Manav Shram Nyunikaran’ were conducted in Sahiya cluster of Kalsi block and Kwanu cluster of Chakrata of district Dehradun on 7th and 8th August 2018, respectively. In the programme, functioning of the sheller was demonstrated to the farmers. Hands-on training to selected village youth was imparted. The farmers were also sensitized on the long term health hazards associated with manual maize shelling.
Frontline demonstrations of Vivek Maize Hybrid 45 were conducted in Dhanpau-Lakhwad village cluster of Jaunsar tribal area of district Dehradun in about 16.5 ha during kharif 2018.
|'Makka Sheller ke Samavesh se Kathin Manav Shram Nyunikaran’||Training on “Improved Production Techniques and Intigrated Pest Management of Crops of High Hills"|
Demonstrations on garden pea (8 ha) were also undertaken in Niti and Mana valley. Demonstrations on wheat (32 ha) and onion (0.5ha) are have also been undertaken in various adopted villages of Dehradun, Almora and Chamoli districts during rabi 2018-19. Demonstrations of maize hybrids, VMH 45 and VMH 53, were conducted in Jammu and Kashmir (Rajouri and Jammu districts) and the north eastern states (Nagaland and Manipur) also. In Peren District of Nagaland, a tribal district in NEH region, Vivek Maize Hybrid 45 outyielded both local check Lingta’ and check variety ‘Allrounder’.
As part of the institute’s work plan to establish a farmer-participatory seed production system at local level, seed production programme was undertaken at Malari (3300 amsl) in Niti Valley during Kharif 2018. A total of 30 kg seed of French bean variety VL Bean 2 along with suitable agro-chemicals were provided to a select group of tribal farmers.
Tribal Sub Plan (IISS Main Scheme)
An initiative was undertaken in a tribal village Jhankat in Sitarganj block of district US Nagar (Uttarakhand) in 2014 with the objective of developing Jhankat from “grain village to seed village” by skilling the farmers in quality seed production and building their agro-technological capacity to accomplish the twin goals of introducing quality seed production as a component of enhancing their income and supplementing the state and national seed production programmes in bridging the wide gap existing between demand and availability of quality seed of hill varieties in the state. various activities were conducted during 2018-19.
|Krishak gosthi on “Unnat uttapadan takniki va beejotapadan”||Training programme on “Janjatiya krishakon ka beejotpadan mein kaushal vikas”|
|Roguing in seed production plots||Distribution of seeds and other inputs|