Project by KVK To Increase the Farmer's Income
Many new initiatives have been introduced in Kannur district as well with the technical support from Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Kannur, in tune with the 'New India Movement' introduced in the country to double the income of farmers by 2022.
A seven-point development plan was declared at Edakkad Block panchayat, which include infrastructure facilities for agriculture with special emphasis on soil health management, aquaculture, dairying, good agricultural practices, e marketing, value addition and processing, quality seeds and planting material production, and institutional loans.
Integrated farming systems with Result Based Management (RBM) concepts will be advocated for each enterprises with a motto, "Determination to Attainment" in Kannur District, said District panchayat president K V Sumesh, who introduced this project the other day.
Jayaraj P, programme coordintor, KVK, Kannur said that, earlier, similar projects were launched in Thaliparamba Assembly constituency, where protocol developed for different agricultural enterprises by KVK Kannur is being utilized to achieve the target of profitable and sustainable agricultural production with convergence of local self governments and NABARD.
Also, the programme to attain self sufficiency in food grain production is already on in Mayyil with the involvement of Mayyil Rice Producer Company, the first rice producer company in the district, where 1400 acres of paddy is revived through farmer participatory mode.
The KVK officials said that, this programme is planned to double the farmers' income by a mechanism of service providers and executers of all available technologies to the farmers' fields considering the local prevailing situations.