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  • From the Desk of AGRICULTURE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT

    AGRICULTURE IN ASSAM

    Assam Agricultural University has been receiving support from Rashtriya Krishi Vikash Yojana (RKVY), since 2008-09. A brief description of the activities approved and executed has been presented year wise hereunder:



    Year: 2008-09, Fund allocation: 10.00 crores


    1.      Establishment of Model Integrated Farms at KVKs

    For establishment of model integrated farming system in six kvks viz., KVK, Jorhat, KarbiAnglong, Nagaon, Kamrup, Barpeta and Kokrajhar were taken up . In these selected KVKs, established 2 units of Dairy, 6 units of poultry, 3 units of pig gery, 6 numbers of Display and demonstration units, 6 units of composting units, 3 units of Mushroom Production units, Boundary fencing in two KVKs, Provisioning of Farm Electrification and water supply completed in six KVKs, 5 units of Composite Fish farming, 4 units of Rice-Fish- Vegetable farming and 3 units of Goatery. The demonstration units are running well.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    2.      Strengthening the AAU farms for seed/planting material production

    Under this component, infrastructure like seed store, threshing floor, covered threshing floor have been done in four selected farms including AAU head quarter (Instructional Cum ResearchFarm and Experimental Farm , Horticulturae)viz. , RARS, Titabar, BNCA andRARS, Gossaigaon. Boundary wall and fencing for farm protection has been completed in the selected farms along with farm electrification, irrigation facilities and land development. All the four farms have been provided with required farm machineries like power tiller, transplanter, cultivator, thresher including small tools.


    Status of seed production has been showing the increasing trend. The seed production during 2008-09 in the University was 171.5 ton of all the three types of seed viz., Breeders, Foundation and Certified for field crops. During 2009-10, it was recorded as 221.5 ton and 331.5 ton in 2010-11.

    Seed production at AAU FarmsBoundary wall at Hort. Farm, Jorhat

     

     

    Year: 2009-10, Fund allocation : Rs.5.00 crores

     

    1.      Establishment of Model Integrated Farms at KVKs

    This component was continued for the year 2009-10 also. This year three KVKs viz., KVK, Lakhimpur, Karimganj and Sivsagar were included. Under this, established 3 units of Dairy, 1 unit of piggery, 1 unit of Goatery3 numbers of Display and demonstration units , 3units of composting units, 3 units of Mushroom Production units, Boundary fencing in 3 KVKs, Provisioning of Farm Electrification andwater supply completed in threeKVKs, 2 units of Composite Fish farming, 1units of Rice-Fish- Vegetablefarming . On campus training programme on Integrated farming system with different demonstration units for practicing farmers, educated rural youth and farm women are being conducted and demonstration units are running wel.

     

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    2. Strengthening the AAU farms for seed/planting material production

     

    Farm machineries like power tiller, transplanter, cultivator, thresher including small tools in the selected farms viz., RARS, Lakhimpur, RARS, Karimganj and HRS, Kahikuchi (Kharua) were procured .

    Infrastructure like seed store, threshing floor, covered threshing floor have been done in these selected farms. Boundary wall and fencing for farm protection has been completed in the selected farms along with farm electrification, irrigation facilities and land development.

     

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    Year: 2010-2011, Fund allocation: Rs. 13.00 crores


    1. Project Name: Large scale propagation of seeds and planting materials of horticultural crops under protected cultivation at Experimental Farm (Horticulture) AAU, Jorhat, BNCA, AAU, Biswanath Chariali

    HRS, AAU,Kahikuchi. Created of facilities for protected cultivation like Poly house nursery, High tech poly house including micro-irrigation system for production of seed and planting materials for high value vegetables, fruits and vegetables.

     


     

     


     

    2. Project Name: Strengthening Soil and Water testing laboratories

    Five soil and water testing laboratories in different parts of the state, viz., RARS, Gossaigaon, Karimganj, Shillongani, Lakhimpur and Titabar to take care of short, medium and long term need of monitoring soil health and water-use scenario for perspective land use planning have been strengthened. Activities are on .With this facility, the capacity of analyzing soil and water sample from the present status is expected to increase .Soil Health Card for at least thousand farmers in each station per annum would be possible.

     

     

    3. Project Name: Production of organic inputs viz. bio-fertilizers, bio-petsicides vermicompost, azolla etc in 10 centres .throughout the state .Under this component Civil works for construction of Composting unit, vermi-composting unit andazolla tank etc in 10 KVKs viz., Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Nalbari,Sonitpur,†† Nagaon, Tinsukia Golaghat, Dibrugarh, Chirang and Jorhat have been done along with purchase of Laboratory Equipments like BOD incubator, laminar Flow, Autoclave, Rotary shaker, Shealing machine etc and Glass wares and chemicals . All the centres have started producing organic inputs.

     

    4. Project Name: Cropping Intensity and productivity increase through technology injection for widening the scope of seed production. Under this component Technology Showcasing in Farmers field through KVKs/RARS of AAU in 11 districts covering 1100 ha area with two crop sequence with Sali paddy as first crop and participatory seed production in PPP mode with active cooperation of the state department of Agriculture whereSupply of critical inputs like seed, fertilizers, cost of certification bagging , registration ,organizing Filed days, etc were done. Altogether , 1928 numbers of Farmers were involved and produced 6000 MT of certified seed of paddy (Variety Ranjit)and 900 q of toria Vriety (TS-36/38).

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    5. Project Name: Development of Model Integrated Farming System at LRS, Mandira

    †††††††††† This component included development and adoption of IFM for bio-resource flow within the farm enterprise through resource utilization and enhanced farm income. Capacity building of farmers through training in all the allied sector of agriculture viz., crop enterprise, fishery and animal sector. Under this, demonstration cum production units of dairy, poultry, piggery , Rice Ė cum- fish, bio-pesticide unit and seed production facilities were done at LRS Mandira.

     

    6. Project Name: Macro and micro monitoring of weather for developing crop/animal crisis fore warning model .

    In this component , Installation of Automatic Weather Station at 21 different stations was done. Authenticated data on weather pattern as influence by climate change for short, medium and long term planning of crop calendar eco-zone wise/district wise.

     

     

    The functioning of these Automatic Weather Stations has been started and running well.

     

    7. Project Name: Information Kiosk and Development of E-villages

    ††††††††††† Here, Development of Kiosk system and e-village at five different places of the university including ATIC, AAU, Jorhat viz., KVK, Nalbari, Kamrup , Sivsagar and Jorhat. It provides Orientation of the farmers on use information and communication technology and establishment e-villages for promotion of agriculture. Farmerís access to the two-way communication system for retrieving required details related to technological know-how, market intelligence, weather forecasting, crop husbandry etc.

     

    8. Project Name: Performance testing of crossbred goats at Farmers Field

    In this component, beetle breed of goat at farmerís field as breeding bucks wereintroduced.It has resultedin making awareness among the famers about the benefit of cross bred goat. Motivation and adoption of goatery as a source of better livelihood.

     

    9. Project Name: Poultry Seed Production Unit with†† Hatchery

    In this component, Establishment of a poultry seed production unit has been done. Farmers/ self help groups/ entrepreneurs will get quality poultry chick of improved variety.

    10. Project Name: Production of Improved quality semen through improvement of infrastructure facilities at. Khanapara centre

    Here, Infrastructure for production and storage superior quality frozen bull semen has been made. It enables to imparting appropriate and scientific training on frozen semen technologyfor higher milk production and increased profit for dairy enterprise.



    YEAR: 2011-12 Fund allocation: Rs.10.50 Crores

     

    Component 1. Provisioning of livelihood security in sand and silt deposited areas of Assam

    The project will generate village level information on the sand/silt deposition problemin four districts viz., Lakhimpur, Dhemaj, Kamrup and Nalbari and will reveal restoration requirements that can be addressed locally. This will also help the planners and administrators to monitor and control all the developmental activities in future. The works are going on.

    Component 2. Production of true potato seeds (TPS) under net-house

    The project is aimed at producing the TPS which is completely free from seed borne diseases and pest that are prevalent in vegetatively propagated seed tuber material in two centres of AAU viz. BNCA and KVK, Jorhat. The works are on.

    Component 3. Cropping intensity and productivity increase through technology injection for widening the scope of seed production

    This component on Technology Showcasing in Farmers field through KVKs/RARS of AAU has benn continued for second year in 11 districts covering 1200 ha area with two crop sequence with Sali paddy as first crop and participatory seed production in PPP mode with active cooperation of the state department of Agriculture whereSupply of critical inputs like seed, fertilizers, cost of certification bagging , registration ,organizing Filed days, etc were done. Here, produced 6250 MT of certified seed of paddy (Variety Ranjit, Mahsuri ),280 MT of toria Vriety (TS-36/38) and 1290 q of Lentil (Variety-Noorie.)

     

    Component 4.Enhancing research competitiveness in Regional Research stations of AAU (4)

    In this component, infrastructures development have been carried out in four stations viz., RARS, Shillongani, Diphu, Buralikshon and HRS, Kahikuchi .

    Component 5. Strengthening Capacity Building Programmes in KVKs

    This component was continued for the year 2011-12 also. This year three KVKs viz., KVK, Sonitpur,Golaghat and Nalbari were included. The works have been completed and started functioning with different units.

    Component 6. Sustainable bio-resource utilization through multi nutrient feed blocks.

    Present project proposal is to formulate a multinutrient- rich complete feed block for the livestock sector for onward distribution to the green deficit areas in the state. The works are on.

    Component7. Development of sustainable Animal Husbandry, pisiculture and agro-horticulture at LRS, Mandira

    This will enable to develop a model instructional buffalo farm of high yielding Surti / Murrah breed for milk production and to†† distribution of calves to progressive farmers/ entrepreneurs of the region,on farm validation and transfer of proven technologies and todevelop a fodder seed†† and fodder saplings for the benefit of the livestock farmers of the region.

     

    Component 8. Strengthening veterinary clinics at C. VSc

    This will help to cope up the increasing number of clinical cases presented in the Clinics and to take up therapeutic measures in time used of modern equipments for analysis of clinical samples and diagnosis of animal diseases at CVSc, Khanapara.The works are on.

    Component9.Technology showcasing of Fisheries

    Three tier system of integrated poultry-pig-fish farming is a proven technology for sustainable production of multi commodities from unit area through recycling of bio waste. Hence it is aimedto show case the technology in selected potential areas of three district of Assam viz. Jorhat, Sivasagar and Golaghat under RKVY project . Accordingly, farmers in all the three selected districts and activities are going on.

    Component10.Advanced breeding of carps for fish seed production through enhancement of†† environmental temperature by using UV stabilized LDPE film.

    The project is aimed at advanced breeding of carps through enhancement of environmental temperature under poly house to ensure availability of quality fish seed at the right time of stocking (March - April) for the fish farmers of Assam. This work has been taken up at Fishery Research Centre, AAU, Jorhat and has been completed and start functioning.

     

     

    YEAR: 2012-13 Fund allocation: Rs.13.13 Crores

     

    Component 1. A. seed production

    This component on seed production through Technology Showcasing in Farmers field has been continued for third yearin 14 districts covering 1385 ha area with two crop sequence with Sali paddy as first crop and participatory seed production in PPP mode with active cooperation of the state department of Agriculture where Supply of critical inputs like seed, fertilizers, cost of certification bagging , registration ,organizing Filed days, etc were done. Here, 60000 q of certified seed of paddy (Variety Ranjit, Mahsuri ),3200 q of toria Variety (TS-36/38) were produced.

     

    Component 1. b Establishment of model nursery

    In this component, Establishment of model nurseries in 10 KVKs of AAU have been taken up for increasing the productivity and production horticultural crop through adoption of quality planting material of these crops. Sufficient quantity would be generated by establishment of model nursery maintaining a Mother Block in each nursery in different zones and works are in progress.

    Component†† 2. Enhancing research competitiveness in Research Stations of AAU & KVKs

    Under this component, infrastructures development at CRS, Tinsukia, Instructional cum Research Farm and Experimental Farm (Horticulture )andestablishment of Plant Health Clinic at AAU, Jorhat and creation of seed storage facilities in 15 KVKs have been under taken. Quality seed production in KVKs own farms and also through participatory mode needs the storage facility in all kvks for maintenance of the stocks in safe condition to cater the needs of the district. Keeping this in view development of a storage facility in 15kvks of Assam AgriculturalUniversity viz., KVK, Dibrugarah, Tinsukia, Sivsagar, Jorhat, Golaghat, Nagaon, Sonitpur, Lakhimpur, Nalbari, Kamrup, Kokrajhar, Barpeta , Cachar, Chirang and Karimganj has been included.

    In this regard, Procurement of necessary Non Recurring items has been done and construction works in selected KVKs are going on.

    Component3. Establishment Fertigation units in AAU Farms for high value horticultural crops

    Establishment of four fertigation units at CRS, Tinsukia, BNCA, AAU, Jorhat and HRS, Kahikuchi has been taken up fordevelopment and standardization of seed production technology of vegetables crops under different protected conditions and open field conditions under drip fertigation system. When applying fertilizers through a Fertigation system, applications can be targeted to specific areas, less equipment is used and fertilizer can be applied at a lower rate and become more efficient and inexpensive to suit the exact needs of the plant.

    In this regard, procurement ofNRC items done and other related works are going on.

     

    Component 4. Strengthening of AAUs capacity to produce and validate screened farm tools

    Farming system in Assam predominantly consists of small and scattered holdings. Per capita availability of land in Assam is less than 1 ha. Nearly 83 % of the Assamese farmers belong to small and marginal category. Therefore, introduction of large machinery may not be suitable unless these are provided to farmers on custom hiring or community basis.

    AAU, Jorhat hasdeveloped different implements viz.,Animal drawn MB plough, Bullock drawn puddler, Bullock drawn disc harrow, 3-Tyne cultivator under AICRP on UAE and most of the implements were tested in different projects like AICRP on FIM and other crop based projects in different locations. This component aims at producing farm tools under different groups i.e. Tillage & land preparation implements, Sowing/transplanting, Inter Culturaloperation and Threshing through modernization of the AAUworkshop.

    Regarding status of work, procurement of NRC items like Computer Numerically Controlled Laser metal cutting machine, CNC Milling machine,C NC Shaping machine, Multi Spindle drilling machine, Power Press, Jigs and fixtures etchas been done and other elated works are going on.

     

    Component 5. CO2 tapping from paddy field and its conversion to O2 using azolla tank

    This component is aimed at development of azolla based CO2 cleaning Technology at AAU, Jorhatto eliminate the use of artificial nitrogeneous and to give better room to Azolla for fixing up maximum nitrogen and maintain the future nutritional status of the soil and crop quality, to measure the reception capacity of Azolla species by increasing the carbon pool below and above the rice ecosystem in both controlled and simulated condition to measure the cleaning potential of Azolla in converting CO2 to O2 and also toimprove the soil health for sustainable management of rice ecosystem through carbon management in the present day climate change scenario.

     

    Regarding progress of the component, necessary civil works completed, pprocurement ofNRC items done, instruments installed and works have been initiated .

    Component 6.. Building farmersí capacity with rice landraces to face the challenges of flood and drought

    In this project, the rice landraces from the flood- and drought- prone environments spread across the Brahmputra Valley of Assam are being pooled and evaluated, along with the available improved varieties, in the respective situations across locations with the participation of the farmers. This wil give documentation of the rice landraces and farmersí knowledge and practice systems in the flood- and drought-prone ecosystems. It will also result in empowering the farmersí with wider choices of rice varieties to cope with the challenges of flood and drought.

     

    So far 60 upland rice varieties have been evaluated for root characteristics and other parameters and about 50 more such varieties have been collected from farmersí field for evaluation.

     

     

    Component 7. Procurement of Progeny Tested Bulls for Improved Semen†† Collection

    This component was undertaken for production of superior quality semen from bull at AAU, khanapara through procurement of Progeny Tested Bulls. It is expected that successful execution of the project will lead to fulfillment of†† the ever increasing demand of superior quality semen from bull and also a self sustaining revenue earning proposition for Assam Agricultural University. The works are going on.

     

    Component 8.Creation of Bio- medical waste management facility in the Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex and Animal waste management at Farm Complex, CVSc, Khanapara, Guwahati

    Creation of a recycling mechanism of farm wastes and animal waste at Farm Complex, CVSc, Khanapara, Guwahati has been taken up under this component and works going on.

     

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