GOSSAIGAON, Sept 14: A comprehensive three-day training program on combine harvesters, reapers, and threshers was successfully conducted by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Kokrajhar under the project APART in collaboration with IRRI. The training program, which began on September 11, concluded on September 13.
The training saw the participation of 30 individuals, with 6 attendees each from Jwlwi Agro Producer Company, Kokrajhar, Bhairavchora FPC Bongaigaon, Manikpur Joha Rice FPC Bongaigaon, Seuj Biplap FPC Ltd. Dhubri, and Mohabbat Krishi Farmer Producer Company Ltd. Dhubri. The program commenced with a welcome address by Mridupol Handique (APS, CIP).
Dr Sunil Kr Paul (senior scientist and head KVK, Kokrajhar) provided insight into the aims and objectives of the training program, while Akhoy Jyoti Bharadwaj (junior researcher IRRI) initiated the training with a pre-evaluation test to assess the farmers’ basic knowledge regarding threshers, reapers, and combine harvesters.
Following the test, Akhoy Jyoti Bharadwaj elaborated on the machines (reapers, combine harvesters, and threshers), and Dharmendra Das (IRRI Mechanic) conducted a practical class, explaining each machine’s parts and how to repair and maintain them.
Raju Sheikh (IRRI Mechanic) also conducted a practical session, providing detailed information about the parts of the combine harvester, as well as repair and maintenance procedures. The participants were highly satisfied and motivated to use the reaper, thresher, and combine harvester.
At the end of the program, a post-evaluation test was conducted to assess the participants’ overall progress in both theory and practical aspects related to reapers and combine harvesters throughout the training session. The program concluded with the distribution of certificates to the participants and a vote of thanks by Narzina Parvin, APS, APART.
During the three-day program, the active involvement of Dr Sunil Kr. Paul (senior scientist and head KVK, Kokrajhar), Vipin Kumar (associate scientist, Agronomy), Porna Sarma (SMS, Community Science), Akhoy Jyoti Bharadwaj (junior researcher, IRRI), Narzina Parbin (assistant project scientist, APART), PK Mahapatra (RT, IRRI), and Gopal Ch Roy (RT, APART) contributed to its success.