Panaji, August 26, 2014 …  The Directorate of Agriculture has released  agricultural  prospects  for the month of August, 2014.

Sowing  as well as transplanting of Kharif paddy crop has been completed. System of Rice Intensification, method of paddy cultivation which can give  higher yields with less seed use is being popularized in Kharif season. 216 ha. area  covered under the same.

One day Training Programme on Micro Irrigation System, their calculation  and  methods of laying the system was  successfully  organized.

          Awareness Programme for revised scheme guidelines of National Horticulture Board  (NHB), Gurgao, was organized by this Directorate in  association with NHB in the Conference Hall, of this Directorate, wherein 50 numbers  Entrepreneurs  from Goa attended the programme.

          1400m2  Land Leveling  and 2940 numbers Crescent shaped structure were constructed  under Western Ghat Development Programme and  14 Poly houses constructed.  Four  in Pernem, four  in Sanguem,  two in Dharbandora, two in Bardez and two in Ponda.  1779 numbers. Soil samples were  tested at Soil Testing Laboratory, Ela Old Goa and  Margao.

          Four Agriculture Training Camps and  four Home Science Training Camps were conducted at Ela, Old Goa, wherein 35 farmers and 151 farmwomen attended.


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