Noamundi, February 27: In a move towards promotion of the all-round inclusive growth for the farmers of the region, Tata Steel organised VAARTA, an annual farmers conclave at Sports Complex, Noamundi. Anupam Nandi, Regional Controller of Mines, Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM), Ranchi Region graced the occasion as Chief Guest along with Pankaj Satija, General Manager, Ore Mines & Quarries (OMQ) Division, Tata Steel and Debdoot Mohanty, Head CSR- Jharkhand & New Projects, Tata Steel.
“Go Organic, Stay Healthy” is theme this year and the target is to sensitize and drive awareness among farmers of the region on bio-fertilizer, bio-pesticides, dryland framing, animal husbandry and lac cultivation. More than 200 farmers from Jharkhand and Odisha have gathered in this year’s farmer’s conclave to share their experiences and learn new methods in farming.
Two workshops were conducted today on Bio-fertilizers and importance of animal husbandry. Dr Sanjay Sarthi, Scientist, Krishi Vigyaan Kendra, West Singhbhum in his interaction with the farmers provided encouraging insights on usage of Bio-fertilizers for farming and the benefits it can reap. Vinay Gautam, Senior Manager, Marketing, The Goat Trust, Lucknow and Sushil Shukla, Manager, Marketing, The Goat Trust, Lucknow shared their valuable experience on problems on sustainability of livelihood in animal husbandry and its remedies.
Present on the occasion were R P Mali, Chief Noamundi Iron Mine, Tata Steel, Allen Joseph, Unit Head, Tata Steel Rural Development Society, Noamundi along with other TSRDS officials