Commemorating the 75 glorious years of India’s Independence i.e. “Amrit Mahotsav” as well as birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the ICAR-Indian Institute of Soybean Research, Indore today conducted a “Cleanliness Awareness Programme” on 27th October 2021 at Arjun Baroda, village where the institute is promoting its technologies and package of agronomic practices through Mera Gaon, Mera Gaurav (MGMG) Programme.
On this occasion, the committee comprising scientists and technical staff of the ICAR-IISR briefed the villagers on “Agriculture, cleanliness and health in rural India” and urged them not to make use of non-degradeble material which is responsible for degradation of natural resources. Dr. Rajkumar Ramteke, Principal Scientist, in his brief address, called upon the villagers to follow the guidelines issued by the government to keep them safe from the corona as well as other dreaded diseases currently prevalent through maintain the cleanliness in the kitchen, home and village area.
On this occasion, BU Dupare, Principal Scientist motivated the farmer to make use of bio-degradable waste for compost making which can be recycled for increasing the productivity of crops and agricultural commodities. He further requested the farmers to keep their farm neat and clean while paying equal attention for control of yield reducing factors like weed, insect-pests and diseases. During the programme, Meharban Singh, a progressive farmer of village appreciated the efforts of ICAR-IISR for organizing such programmes for the farming community beside their prime work of development and promotion of improved soybean production technologies.