NCRTC Organises Skill Development Programme To Educate Farmers On Modern Agricultural Techniques

Arun Kumar Das

Aug 23, 2023, 09:20 AM | Updated 09:20 AM IST

 NCRTC training for farmers.
NCRTC training for farmers.

NCRTC is organising skill development training programme in the districts of Ghaziabad and Meerut, to educate farmers on modern agricultural techniques as part of corporate social responsibilty.

Under the training programme, a team of agricultural experts are teaching farmers new methods of modern agriculture.

The initial phase of the program is taking place in various villages, including Bhud Baral, Khadarabad, Nangla Moosa, Asalat Nagar, Kakra, Sahapur, Sara, Kanoja, and Sikrikurt in Ghaziabad and Meerut districts.

The programme by National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), aims to raise awareness, enhance skills and provide training to farmers on the latest agricultural techniques.

Modern planting techniques by NCRTC.
Modern planting techniques by NCRTC.

Agricultural scientists have trained participants on modern and protected agriculture techniques such as hydroponics.

Hydroponics, also known as water culture agriculture or aquaculture, is a method of growing crops using only water and nutrients. This technique is environmentally friendly and requires less water than traditional field-grown crops, resulting in water savings.

As part of the training programme, farmers were also guided on how to increase their earnings via hydroponics and protected cultivation techniques.

Traditional agriculture is heavily reliant on weather conditions, which can lead to crop failure in unfavourable climates. Fortunately, this modern technology can help minimise the impact of adverse weather on crops.

A total of 104 training sessions will be conducted in this series of training programmes for approximately 1,500 farmers, residing in 52 villages situated along the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor.

At present, the construction of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor is progressing at pace.

NCRTC aims to commission the entire corridor by 2025. Before that, the 17-km-long primary section will soon be operationalised for the public this year.

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