In an attempt to learn uses of technology in agriculture sector, so that the income of farmers could be increased, a team of District Development Managers (DDMs) of the State working with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) visited Birsa Agricultural University (BAU) in the State Capital on Monday.
The team also visited the faculty of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Forestry to learn the possibilities in the agriculture sector in Jharkhand and beneficial agricultural technology to increase farmers' income.
Speaking on the occasion BAU Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Onkar Nath Singh said that the efforts are being made by all stakeholders to increase the income of farmers and NABARD is also trying to take this forward. "The income of farmers of Jharkhand can be increased only with local friendly technology. District Development Managers of NABARD need to give it special priority in agricultural activities. In the interest of the farmers of the State, BAU will extend all possible support to NABARD in the matter of agricultural technical information and training. NABARD's agricultural development activities can be carried forward with the help of agricultural science centers in the districts," he added.
Addressing the gathering of Scientists and DDMs on the occasion, Chief General Manager, NABARD, AA Padhi, described the visit of the District Development Managers of NABARD at the university as a better opportunity to learn technological uses in the agriculture sector. He said that the visit of the DDms will be helpful in the preparation and execution of banking projects. He said that with the help of the scientists of the University, he should seek cooperation in agriculture related projects and training in the districts.
NABARD General Manager, Alexander Annie, called the visit a great opportunity to make beneficial agricultural technology, banking projects and plans and improve NABARD's agricultural expansion activities in the State.
On the occasion, Dean Agriculture Dr MS Yadav said that NABARD should give priority to integrated agricultural systems in banking projects. He said that the time to come will become the main attraction for the farmers of the State and without this; the pace of increase in income of farmers is slow. The banking sector in the State needs to pay attention to this, he added.