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Training Programme for technical staff on Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)

Date: January 2-11, 2019

Course Content:
The course is consisted of all aspects of the good agricultural practices pertaining to agriculture and allied activities. Keeping focus on the sustainable crop production, suitable good agricultural practices right from field preparation to harvesting and storage will be discussed. Lectures are framed on the different topics ranging from basic to advance good agricultural practices. Deliberation will be made on different aspects of GAPs including the main issues and opportunities for Indian Agriculture, present status of good agricultural practices in India, practical aspects of seed and sowing seed priming precision planting techniques using improved farm machinery, GAPs for direct seeded rice cultivation, GAPs for zero-till wheat and other crops, residue management options for higher yield and profits, efficient nutrient and management options for higher efficiency in different cropping systems, the participants will be exposed to modern tools like Nutrient-Expert based fertilizer application in rice, wheat and maize. Also, for precision input delivery up to end-users, live demonstrations, field visits, integrated farming systems for sustainable livelihood security will be the major focus of the training.

Training objectives:
- To impart training on good agricultural practices for enhancing productivity and profitability
- To provide practical orientation of advanced tools and techniques used for efficient crop management.

Course duration:
January 2-11, 2019 Eligibility The technical staffs of ICAR, SAUs, and KVKs are eligible for participation. All the applications must routed through proper channel. The total number of participants will be restricted to 25. There is no course fee for Technical personnel of ICAR institutes. However, Technical personnel from SAUs / CAUs / ICAR funded KVKs are required to pay a nominal course fee of Rs.2500.0 (Rupees two thousand and five hundred only) in the form of DD in favor of the Director, ICAR - Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110 012, payable at Syndicate Bank (IFSC No. SYNB0009029),Pusa, New Delhi 110 012. The TA/DA will be borne by the host institute of all participants.

Boarding and Lodging:
There is limited accommodation facility in the guest houses within the Pusa campus due preoccupied programme. The participants may be accommodated in nearby hotels on payment basis, ranging between Rs 2000-5000. The list of hotels and rent will be provided along with confirmation letter. Working lunch and refreshment will be provided as per the ICAR guidelines.

How to reach:
Indian Agricultural Research Institute popularly known as “Pusa Institute” is located at Pusa in East Patel Nagar about 10 km from Maharana Pratap ISBT, 8 km west of New Delhi Railway Station and about 16 km east of Indira Gandhi International Airport. Pre - paid taxi/auto can be available at railway /airport/bus stations to reach at IARI, Pusa Campus, New Delhi.

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