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Blog single photoIn view of the outbreak of Kovid-19 in the country, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has conducted 3 research investigations of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to take Kovid-19, taking classes online in all agricultural universities, besides crores of farmers from Krishi Vigyan Kendras Instructions have been given to advise. To reduce the impact of Kovid-19 on the agricultural sector on Tuesday and to solve the problems of farmers, Tomar gave these orders while reviewing the actions of ICAR.

Director General, Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra informed that the ICAR through its nationwide network of research institutes, Krishi Vigyan Kendras and Agricultural Universities undertakes agricultural activities like harvesting, post harvest processing, grains, fruits, vegetables, eggs, meat and Farmers and other stakeholders maintain social distance while doing tasks like storage and marketing of fish Minister needs to be alert to adopt precautions and adopt security measures. ICAR has issued a state-specific advisory for farmers, translated into 15 regional languages ​​and widely disseminated it through the digital platform and the government exemption given to farmers for farming activities during the lockdown period. Has also given information in

Krishi Vigyan Kendras reached 11.5 million farmers by issuing 1126 advisories in the states through M-Kisan Portal. The consultation message is also made available on the ICAR website and KVK portal where it is being downloaded by millions of registered stakeholders. ICAR research institutes on wheat, rice, maize, pulses, kannan, oilseeds, sugarcane and fiber crops have adopted digital communication mediums and mentoring was disseminated through ICT platforms, social media, crop specific apps and expert systems.

Farmers associated with horticulture include crops such as mangoes, citrus fruits, bananas, pomegranates, grapes, litchi, spices, flowers, vegetables, melon and melon; Consultations are being issued on proper crop production and prevention technologies in planting crops and tuber crops like coconut, arecanut, cocoa. Also, technologies have been extended to entrepreneurs, private firms and state governments for processing, value addition and marketing of flower, vegetable and fruit products. Advising on immune boosting vegetables and fruits is being made aware. Consultations on simple technologies for post-harvest minimum processing and value addition have been issued to extend the life of perishable products.

Apart from this, the Vice-Chancellors of all agricultural universities have been advised by the Education Division of ICAR to take classes in online mode. Classes are already being conducted through various online mechanisms by most universities. ICAR has notified its 3 research institutes – Indian Veterinary Research Institute – Izatnagar and Uttar Pradesh, National High Security Veterinary Institute – Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh and Rashtriya Ashwa Research Center – Hisar, Haryana to test Kovid-19 is. On the instructions of Agriculture Minister Tomar, guest houses of institutions in the states have been provided for use in quarantine facilities. RT-PCR machines and employees have been provided for testing of Kovid-19. Food is being provided to the affected poor.


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