The cultivation of corn, moong and mustard will prove to be helpful in increasing the income of the farmers of the country.

in country farmers income doubled The emphasis is on doing. Under this, many types of schemes are also being run and crop diversification is also being promoted. Under this, an official of the Union Agriculture Ministry said that in order to increase the income of the farmers and to achieve self-sufficiency on edible oils, the farmers of the country will have to move towards the cultivation of corn, mustard and moong. Its cultivation will have to be promoted in the country. Only then can this goal be achieved.

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Deputy Director General (Agriculture Extension) and Agriculture Commissioner AK Singh stressed on the adoption of drone-like technologies in the agriculture sector, saying that crop diversification should be promoted in the country in a big way. Instead of focusing on wheat and rice, the cultivation of three M – maize, moong and mustard should be promoted as it can help the country to achieve self-reliance, as well as increase the income of the farmers. .

Promotion of use of agricultural drones

According to the Economic Times, speaking on the topic ‘Emerging Challenges in Plant Protection of Major Kharif Crops’ organized in collaboration with agro-chemical firm Dhanuka Group, he stressed on the use of modern technology in agriculture and early calls for the use of drones from agricultural research institutes. called upon to develop a protocol at the earliest. He said that “we also need a contingency plan in advance for different crops so that farmers can adopt it.

India’s domestic food requirement

Significantly, India imports about 60 percent of its domestic food requirements. However, pulses are imported in very small quantities. Several eminent agricultural scientists from 33rd Krishi Vidyalaya Kendras (KVKs) as well as scientists from ICAR participated in the consultation meeting which also saw participation from policy makers, industry big players and farmers. On the occasion, Dhanuka Group Chairman RG Agarwal emphasized on the need for adoption of ‘Integrated Crop Management’ practices, use of modern technology and quality agricultural inputs.

Emphasis on adopting integrated crop management

RG Agarwal said that on the lines of Integrated Pest Management, we can consider adopting ‘Integrated Crop Management’ as a practice. This will help in resolving important issues related to various crops cultivated across the country. We need precision agriculture today to increase crop yield and income. He said that technology has to play an important role in this and hence the agriculture sector is adopting drones and other technologies in a big way.

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