Celebration Of The World Soil Day


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The World Soil Day has been successfully celebrated by the ICAR-National Institute of Research on Jute & Allied Fibre Technology (ICAR-NIRJAFT) at the village Bansbana (one of the adopted villages under Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav programme of ICAR-NIRJAFT), P.O. Fatapur, P.S. Haringhata, Dist. Nadia, West Bengal on 5thDecember, 2018. Dr.Biplab Saha,  Principal Scientist (Soil Science) and Dr. Atul Singha, Scientist (Agril. Microbiology) of ICAR-NIRJAFT,visited the village along with the MGMG Nodal Officer, Dr. Sanjoy Debnath, Principal Scientist  (Textile Manufacture) to celebrate the World Soil Day with the farmers’ community of the village and members of Bhabanipur Horticulture Development Co-Operative Society Ltd., Haringhata, Dist. Nadia, West Bengal. Mr.Abdullah Mondal, Panchayat Member, Fatepur Village; Mr. Partha Roy, Ex-Panchayat Pradhan of Bansbana village; and Mr. Pintu Mandal, Secretary, Bhabanipur Horticulture Development Co-Operative Society Ltd. graced the occasion with their presence. Forty-five villagers including two female members attended the meeting. Dr. BiplabSaha, Principal Scientist (Soil Science), ICAR-NIRJAFT welcomed the farmers and panchayat members and narrated the audience significance of World Soil Day. He delivered a lecture on different aspects of soil. He also explained the farmers about the significance of values of different soil parameters and recommendations given in a soil health card. Dr. Atul Singha, Scientist, (Agril. Microbiology) discussed the importance of different microorganisms for good soil health and improvement of soil health using scientific methods of adding bio-manure. Lastly, Dr. SanjoyDebnath, Principal Scientist (Textile Manufacture) delivered a lecture on advantages of application of Jute Agro-Textile (JAT) mulching over plastic and other natural mulches and its multiple benefits like soil conservation, environment-friendliness of jute agro-textiles as soil mulch, etc.