NFL in association with CCI organised a one day farmer’s training programme
On this occasion, the NFL also distributed 75 cotton plucking machines free of cost to the participating farmers
New Delhi: National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) in association with Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) organised a one day farmer’s training programme In Agriculture Research Centre at Shri Ganganagar, Rajasthan on October 20. A total number of 75 progressive farmers from Sriganganagar, Bikaner and Hanumangarh districts participated in this programme. During the programmed agricultural scientists educated the farmers regarding the latest technical knowhow.
During the training, scientists gave solutions to the different problems being faced by the cotton growing farmers. The officials from CCI and NFL encouraged them to use the latest machinery to increase production and to improve the quality of the crop. This will help the farmers in reducing their cultivation expenses and earn a good income.
NFL’s Zonal Manager Dilbag Singh and CCI’s Chief General Manager Neeraj Kumar Bhat gave a live demonstration on the picking of cotton by using cotton plucking machines. On this occasion, the NFL also distributed 75 cotton plucking machines free of cost to the participating farmers. Bhat emphasized that the moisture in the cotton crop should be kept to a minimum in order to take good prices from the market.
Singh also encouraged the farmers to use the fertilizers in their crops based on soil test reports. He also stressed on the balances of different fertilizer in different crops grown by the farmers so that the expenditure on fertilizer may be curtailed and income of farmers may be increased.
Plant breeder scientist Dr Vijay Prakash gave information about the best varieties of the cotton crop suitable as per the climate of Sri Ganganagar and adjoining districts of Rajasthan. He emphasised to increase the income of farmers by selecting the best suited and high yielding varieties of cotton and adopting the latest technology for its cultivation. Dr Vijay stressed upon the proper crop management (which includes all the operations for cotton cultivation) to minimize the expenditure and maximize the profit.
To start with the programme, Singh informed in detail about the different products of NFL viz. Fertilizers (Urea, DAP, MOP & NPK) Seeds, Agro Chemicals, City Compost, Bio Fertilizers and Bentonite Sulphur etc. He also briefed about the different CSR activities being undertaken by the company.
National Fertilizers Limited (NFL)
National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) is a Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. NFL is a state-owned producer of chemical fertilizers, organic fertilizers and industrial chemicals. NFL, incorporated in 1974, is India's largest Central Public Sector Enterprise in Fertilizer Sector with a turnover of over Rs 75 billion. Falling under the administrative control of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, it is the second-largest producer of the key fertilizer Urea in India. NFL has five gas-based ammonia-urea plants, viz Nangal and Bathinda in Punjab, Panipat in Haryana and two at Vijaipur (Madhya Pradesh).
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