Biotech-KISAN Hub

The project “Biotech-KISAN for Economic Empowerment of Farmers through infusion of technologies in Aspirational Districts of Assam (Baksa, Barpeta and Darrang)”has been jointly formulated by ICAR-NRRI, RRLRRS, Gerua, Hajo, Assam and KVKs of three aspirational districts. ICAR-NRRI, RRLRRS, Gerua, Hajo, Assam shall act as Hub and KVKs of Baksa, Barpeta&Darrang district shall function as partnering institutes for implementation of the project in above mentioned three aspirational districts. Four proven technologies have been identified viz., demonstration of low-cost protected cultivation of vegetables, technology showcasing of climate smart new stress tolerant rice varieties against submergence and drought (CR Dhan 801 & CR Dhan 802) with complete package of practice, demonstration of scientific backyard duckery & poultry for enhancing income and demonstration of composite fish culture (paddy cultivation cum fish culture). 5 villages were selected for the project in Barpeta district. The total budget of the project is Rs.48 lacks

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