Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR) visited the Dada Lad Cotton Production Technology a Farmer’s Innovative Agro-Technique for enhancing Cotton Productivity in Maharashtra Plots in Sipora Ambhora Village, Jaffrabad Tehsil, Jalna District, Maharashtra on October 14, 2021.

Dr. T C Mahapatra addressing, DG ICAR

Addressing farmers at the innovative plots, the Director-General applauded the potential of the “Dada Lad” Technique for doubling the average productivity of cotton in the irrigated areas in Maharashtra. He also emphasized the scope for the spread of technique to the similar agro-ecologies in the other states where irrigated cotton is cultivated like Punjab. Dr Mohapatra also urged the cotton researchers to study the agro-techniques practised by the farmers – Shri Rameshwar Ambhore and Shri Kishore Chavan.

Dada Lad explaining his Cotton Production Technology

DG Discussing with owner farmer

DG Discussing with owner farmer

Earlier, Shri Dada Lad, Farmer gave a live demonstration of the innovative technique to the participating farmers. Shri Dinesh Kulkarni, Organization Secretary, Bhartiya Kisan Sangh underlined about “Dada Lad” Technique’s adoption by around 700 farmers in Jalna, Jalgaon and Nandurbar Districts.

Dinesh Kulkarni, Organization Secretary, Bhartiya Kisan Sangh

He also stressed the promotion of such technologies by the ICAR and other stakeholders for profitable farming and retaining the rural youth in agriculture. Dr Suresh Kumar Chaudhari, Deputy Director General (Natural Resource Management & Agricultural Engineering), ICAR along with Senior Officials of ICAR & its Institutes and Vice-Chancellors of State Agricultural Universities were also present during the occasion.