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Event Name :
World Soil Day
Event Venue :
ICAR-KVK East Sikkim
KVK address :
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ICAR, Ranipool Distt. East Sikkim
Contact person details :
Raghavendra Singh
Senior Scientist and Programme Coordinator (I/c)
9475582991 03592251311
Event Date :
12/5/2018 To 12/5/2018
Objective: 1.Soil health improvement through Integrated organic nutrient management
Pre Event Description :
“World Soil Day” was organised at KVK-East Sikkim, ICAR-NOFRI, Ranipool, on 5th December, 2018. Dr. R.K. Avasthe, Joint Director, ICAR-NOFRI, Tadong briefed about healthy soil which is the foundation of the food system by improving soil health and reducing input costs for farmers. Healthy soil is crowded with microscopic and larger organisms that perform many vital functions including converting dead and decaying matter as well as minerals to plant nutrient, he briefed during his address. Furthermore, he stressed upon the soil organic carbon which needs to be increased that will affects the chemical and physical properties of the soil and its overall health. Mrs. Bina Rai, Joint Director, East Sikkim, FS&AD department, Govt. of Sikkim Highlighted the importance of soil health. Soil health card was distributed to 30 nos.of the farmers. All the staff of the KVK were present for successful completion of the programme.
Target Group: Farmer
Image: Soil Health Card receiving by the Farmers from the Joint Director,ICAR-NOFRI,Tadong