Monday, 6 January 2014

New technologies at farmers’ meet

The State-level Farmers’ Day meet to be held at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University on January 11 will witness the unveiling of a host of new crop varieties, technologies, implements, publications, welfare measures and e-extension initiatives.
The highlight of the meet would be the inauguration of a central museum that would showcase all the seed and crop varieties introduced by the university and the related technologies, Vice-Chancellor of TNAU K. Ramasamy told presspersons on Monday.
Besides the various launches, the university will begin the services of a battery-operated two-wheeler and four-wheeler to enable visiting farmers to go around the TNAU campus.
Three best seed production centres and three best seed production scientists will be given awards. Five farmers who have achieved in their fields of specialisation will be presented the ‘Velanmai Chemmal’ awards. The awards are sponsored by CRI Pumps Private Ltd.
Agriculture Minister S. Damodaran will be the chief guest for the occasion.

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