நியாயமான தீர்ப்பு கிடைக்க சட்ட விழிப்புணர்வு அவசியம்
புதுச் சேரி அதேகொம் பின்ன கம், மைத்திரி தேசிய பெண்கள் கூட்டமைப்பு சார்பில் ஞாயிறு சந்தையின் நியாயத்தின் குரல் என்னும் தலைப்பில் குடும்ப வன் முறை குறித்த விழிப்புணர்வு பிரசாரம் மகாத்மா காந்தி வீதியில் நேற்று நடந்தது.
ஒருங்கிணைப்பாளர் ஏழுமலை வரவேற்றார். அதேகொம் பின்னக நிர் வாக இயக்குனர் லலிதாம் பாள் நோக்கவுரை ஆற்றி னார்.
ADECOM organized legal camp to Anganwadi teachers and mothers in three Anganwadi centres situated in Anitha Nagar, Puducherry. ADECOM team Mr. Raja and Ms. Ananthi coordinated the event. In women and children department the welfare officer Mr. Ravichandiran gave the special speech about violence against women in that area. Ms. Lalida from ADECOM delevered the key note address that how women are facing the domestic violence and how to get the support for legal help. She mentioned the DVAW 2005 act and explained to the women about the protection and rehabilitation in their life.
Totally 27 women mothers and 5 teachers were benefited through this event. They came to know about ADECOM Network their services on legal support.
‘Focus on value addition in farm produce’
Speakers at the inaugural of a day-long symposium on “Emerging Technologies in Agricultural Engineering” organised at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University – Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute at Kumulur near here on Tuesday, underlined the role of agricultural engineers in protecting the depleting resources and protecting the environment and conservation of soil and other natural resources.
They appealed to the students to update their knowledge in research and development, through an in-depth study of minute information.
S. Natarajan, General Manager of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, who inaugurated the symposium, appealed to students to focus on innovation in their research-based mechanisation projects. There was scope for taking up projects in areas such as post-harvest technology cold storage. He specifically appealed to students to focus on value addition in agricultural produce.
He said that NABARD had planned to set up 60 Farmers Producers Organisations in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry this financial year. These organisations would be a registered body and would cater to the needs of farmers from a strategy known as “seed to market”. Crop protection, good practices in cultivation, and provision of attractive marketing strategy would be the objective of these organisations. Steps had been taken for forming about 15 to 20 organisations in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, he added.
K. Ramaswamy, Dean (in-charge) of the college, said that excessive use of fertiliser and chemicals had caused more harm to the nutrients of soil. Students should address these issues.
Reeling out statistics, he said that fall in the capacity of dams and reservoirs was another problem which resulted in under-utilisation of irrigation waters.
Explaining the efficacy of modern agriculture strategy, Dr. Ramaswamy said that agricultural engineering students should learn the nuances of land management, conservation of natural resources, and environment-related issues. He underlined the need for incorporating the current-day issues confronting the agriculturists in the agricultural engineering colleges across the country.
S. Suresh Kumar, Assistant General Manager, NABARD, Tiruchi, G.L. Sivaprasath, General Manager, Yanmar Coromondel Agri-Solutions, and K.R. Udhyakumar, consultant on real estate values, spoke.
Farmer gets paddy yield of 15.8 tonnes per hectare
Thanks to application of bio-fertilizers, green manure
A paddy farmer in Cumbum Pudhupatti village has got a bumper yield this year, setting a new record in yield per hectare, thanks to the application of bio-fertilizers, green manure, proper split application of chemical fertilizers and adoption of modern agriculture practices.
He has harvested 15.8 tonnes per hectare against the district average of 10 tonnes this season. It was the highest in the last one decade, said Agriculture Department officials.
Narrating the techniques adopted by him, the farmer, M. Suruli of C. Pudhupatti in Uthamapalayam block, said he gave more importance to bio-manure.
“From preparing the field to flowering and panicle stage, I used bio-fertilizers instead of chemical-based ones. Use of green manure scaled down the quantum of chemical fertilizers used. Moreover, bio-fertilizer was used for seedling dip too. At the same time, I did not stop using chemical fertilizers fully. They were used minimally based on requirement,” he said.
First, the farmer applied bio-manure before preparing the land and later he adopted in-situ ploughing, blending plants in the field to enrich soil, said Agriculture Officer I. Ambika.
Bio-manure, including herbicide, was applied at the time of transplanting, flowering and panicle stage. Micro nutrient mixture was also applied for better plant growth, she added.
Following System of Rice Intensification method and minimum use of fertilizers helped him achieve better yield, said Assistant Director of Agriculture P.R. Asokan.
Removal of weeds using coco weeder and proper spacing between tillers provided air circulation in the field, thereby increasing the number of tillers from each plant. Increase in tillers ultimately enhanced yield per plant.
Method to go a long way
His method of cultivation would be propagated among other farmers to improve paddy production in the district, he added.