Farming at home during lockdown; Clear doubts, get seeds from here
The agriculture department has extended a helping hand to those who are interested to start small scale farming in households during the lockdown.
As part of this, the farms owned by agricultural department, Karshika Karma Sena (green army), Vegetable and Fruit Promotion Council Keralam (VFPCK) and Kerala Agricultural University are jointly initiating a mission to provide seed packets and vegetable saplings to 50 lakh families in the state.
The seeds and saplings will be distributed via the volunteers and rapid response team in respective panchayats. This facility is available in all panchayats and it can be used by contacting the agriculture officer in Krishi Bhavan.
Various institutions under the Agricultural University and Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) also started helplines to provide information regarding farming methods.
Interested people can find more details at the website of Agricultural University www.kau.in. In order to know the methods of growing various crops, FEM@Mobile app can be downloaded from Google Playstore.
For more details, contact:
- 1800-425-1661 (call centre)
- 94000 22020
- 98470 22929, 94461 04347 (Farming System Research Centre, Thiruvananthapuram)