Agriculture

Objectives

  • Capacity building of base level field extension personnel through training and exposure visit to different institution inside and outside state.
  • To create awareness among the farming community regarding new technology in cultivation through its field functionaries performing extensive field visit & organizing trainings & meetings.
  • To develop interaction on farming among the farmers through progressive farmer groups.
  • To increase the soil status by its extensive soil testing measures & guide to use PMS & Gypsum and green manuring like Dhanicha cultivation.
  • To increase crop production by using of Bi-fertiliser & balance dose of Chemical fertiliser.
  • To save the crops from pest & diseases by its e-pest surveillance wing & restricted use of PP Chemicals.
  • To increase the irrigation potentiality through its JALANIDHI (PLIP), Farm Pond programme.
  • To minimize the labour problems & save time it facilitate the extensive use of Agril. neries providing Agril. equipments in subsidized rate.

For better production in cultivation farmers oriented activities are organizing by the department such as:-
(a) Farm school, (b) Trainings, (c) Demonstration, (d) Field day, (e) Exposure visit, (f) Farmer felicitation through awards.

Soil health card programme

Programme & Achievement of soil sample collection under Soil Health Card 2017-18

Soil health card programme
Sl. No Name Of the Block Target for 2017-18 No of soil sample collected No of soil sample registered No of soil sample tested No of soil Health card printed No of soil health card distributed
1 Jharsuguda 1000 645 645 608 779 746
2 Lakhanpur 2070 2070 2070 1435 427 427
3 Kolabira 690 656 604 558 767 767
4 Laikera 940 800 704 145 140 140
5 Kirmira 600 600 600 593 423 285
Total 5300 4771 4623 3339 2536 2365

CSBD 2nd crop demonstration :

Out of 500 ha. 300 ha. Mung and 200 ha. Biri. Both seed have already supplied to the blocks and other inputs order placed to the MD OAIC Ltd., Bhubaneswar for early supply. The following battery operated & manual sprayers have already been supplied at sale points.

CSBD 2nd crop demonstration
Sl. No. Name of the block Area Allotted(ha) Mung covered(ha) Biri covered(ha) Battery operated sprayer (nos) Manual Sprayer (nos)
1 Jharsuguda 100 75 25 12 50
2 Lakhanpur 150 85 65 70 80
3 Kolabira 75 40 35 35 20
4 Laikera 75 45 30 15 30
5 Kirmira 100 55 45 135 120
Ttotal 500 300 200 267 300