Awareness Programme On “Potential Use Of Paddy Straw” Under NICRA, Organised by KVK, ICAR, West  Garo Hills, Meghalaya


One day awareness programme on two different occasions dated 8th September 2017  and 14th October 2017  on “Potential  use of paddy straw” was organised at village Bagugre and  Rongbokgre respectively for the first time by KVK West Garo Hills under the NICRA project. Around 120 farmers and farm women from all the four villages including the newly included village Bagugre also attended the programme. Various ways of using paddy straw after harvesting paddy like mulching, usage as substrate for mushroom production ,sailage preparation, feed for cattle etc were appraised to the participants. They were also apprised about the harmful impact of burning paddy straw on the environment. Mr. A. S. Singh, Scenior Scientist and Head (i/c) addressed the gathering in local language for better understanding of the importance of the programme. All other KVK staff including the SMS and Programme Assistant also attended  the programm.