Central Institute for Cotton Research

Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav Activities

During the year 2021, new teams were constituted for MGMG program and adopted villages in Nagpur, Coimbatore and Sirsa.

The scientists in each team visited the MGMG adopted villages regularly and extended technical support to the farmers for profitable and sustainable farming. Seeds of cotton varieties developed at ICAR-CICR were distributed to MGMG beneficiaries and demonstrations were conducted in selected fields. Mobile based advisories were sent to the cotton growers with the support of the institute project “e-Communication”. Literature support was provided to the farmers in the adopted villages on various aspects of cotton cultivation. Training programs on cotton production and protection technologies were organized in the adopted villages. Group discussions with farmers were held in all adopted villages to create awareness about effective management of insect pests and diseases of cotton in particular and other crops

in general. Consistent field visits were organized to understand the biotic and abiotic problems and crop conditions. In two MGMG villages Waroda and Adasa of Kalameshwar cluster, a farmers’ participatory project on “Integrated Cotton Management” has been implemented by Agrovision Foundation, Nagpur in collaboration with South Asian Biotechnology Centre, Jodhpur with technical partnership of ICAR-Central Institute of Cotton Research, Nagpur.

Information Compiled by Dr. Blaise and Dr. M. Sabesh
Source: CICR Annual reports; updated: 19:01:2023
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