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Training on seeding to harvesting, drying, storage and processing of rice at KVK, Kokrajhar

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HT Correspondent
GOSSAIGAON, Dec 7: A two-day training on seeding to harvesting, drying, storage and processing of rice was organised at KVK, Kokrajhar on December 6 and 7, under the aegis of APART.
In the training session, a total of 25 numbers of participants were present in the training programme.
The training session began with a welcome address by Sunil Pator, project associate, APART, KVK, Kokrajhar while Dr Sunil Kr Paul (head, KVK, Kokrajhar) briefly elaborated about the objectives of the programme.
Akhoy Jyoti Bharadwaj, junior researcher, IRRI, started the training programme with a pre-evaluation test to know the basic knowledge of farmers regarding mechanisation (seed to seed), drying and storage of rice. After completion of the test, he briefly explained the role of STRVs for Assam and classes of seed, importance of seed cleaning, importance of quality seed in crop production and explained the method of producing quality seed.
On the other hand, Rohit Namdeo explained about different machineries like mechanical transplanter, drum seeder, seed drill, reaper, combine harvester, open drum thrasher and portable rice mill which are used in rice cultivation from sowing to drying and processing of rice.
On the second day of the training, Akhoy Jyoti Bharadwaj, junior researcher, IRRI conducted the practical session which included seed cleaning by salt solution and seed treatment by using carboxin after that PK Mahapatra (RT, IRRI) conducted demonstration on combine harvester at KVK rice field and calibration of seed drill step by step.
In the cessation of the programme, a post evaluation test was conducted to know how much knowledge the participants have gathered after the completion of both theory and practical session.
The vote of thanks was given by Narzina Parbin, APS, APART.
Dr Sunil Kr Paul (head, KVK, Kokrajhar), Dr Pooja Basumatary (SMS,Horticulture), Porna Sarma (SMS Home Science), Dr Muzaharal Islam (SMS, Veterinary), Akhoy Jyoti Bharadwaj, junior researcher, IRRI were seen gracing the training programme.

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