Agritech Co. Gram Unnati with Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Launch Knowledge Awareness Workshop


Nearly 100 farmers participated in the knowledge workshop organized at the village of Mangadpur in Bareilly de l’UP

Gram Unnati will hold more such awareness camps with KVKs in seven states

Gram Unnati, India’s leading integrated agri-tech solutions company, recently held the first in a series of knowledge workshops with Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Bareilly, for rice farmers in Uttar Pradesh. The first camp took place in the village of Mangadpur, Riccha Block in Bareilly and brought together nearly 100 rice farmers.

The knowledge workshop was organized to provide advice to farmers on the set of appropriate and scientifically recommended practices to follow in cultivation after transplanting. The camp was attended by Dr. Brijpal Singh – Head of KVK Bareilly, Dr. Ranjeet Singh – Agricultural Scientist, KVK, Dr. Rakesh Pandey – Agricultural Scientist, KVK, Mr. Inderpal Singh – Local Agriculture Department Officer, Mr. Shyam Singh – micronutrient expert, and Dr. BP Singh – agro expert from Gram Unnati. It was organized by the Gram Unnati UP Project Team comprising Nupur Mishra (Project Manager), Pawan Kumar (Project Coordinator) and Field Officers Vishwajeet and Tejram.

Agritech Gram Unnati with Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) launches knowledge awareness workshop

Agritech Gram Unnati with Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) launches knowledge awareness workshop

Gram Unnati has also held a series of sensitization workshops with KVKs in western Uttar Pradesh. Apart from UP, Gram Unnati is also launching similar workshops with KVKs in Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Haryana and Maharashtra. Awareness workshops would focus on imparting best practices for paddy with an emphasis on agronomic practices to follow after planting as well as discussing market linkage opportunities.

Commenting on the sensitization workshop with the KVK, Aneesh Jain, CEO and Founder, Gram Unnati said, “Over the past few months, during interactions and meetings with the Gram Unnati field team, farmers have raised the issue of pest and disease infestation in the paddy. This problem affects the quality and productivity of the crop, making it difficult for farmers to sell their produce at a profit. For many farmers, in the past, the whole paddy field was destroyed due to lack of timely guidance regarding pest control and management as well as nutrient management. In this region, paddy is the main crop grown during the Kharif season, making it one of the main sources of income for local farmers. This is the reason why we decided to organize awareness camps for farmers with the help of KVK.

Glad to be part of this initiative Dr Brijpal Singh, KVK Bareilly manager, said: “We are delighted to be part of this program organized by Gram Unnati. This is a great platform that would help farmers learn new technologies to improve their products. We interacted with farmers today regarding the practices to follow to achieve good paddy production and the importance of soil testing etc. »

During the training session in Bareilly, farmers received lessons on post-sowing practices, such as weed control, fertilizer application, irrigation practices, integrated nutrition management , pest and disease management. Farmers also received knowledge on proper agronomic procedures to be implemented in paddy to improve crop quality and overall productivity.

The training will also help to disseminate relevant new technologies used to support sustainable agriculture, which is good for farmers and the environment. Even after the training, the farmers will continue to receive timely advice and guidance from the Gram Unnati field team to ensure a robust paddy harvest.

About Gram Unnati: Gram Unnati is a DPIIT-recognized agri-tech start-up providing i) advisory services, ii) access to high-quality, low-cost inputs and iii) market linkages with marginal farmers as well as iv ) customized production, logistics and end-to-end solution. end of quality control of agricultural products to institutional buyers. The company was founded by Aneesh Jain, a graduate of IIT Kharagpur, in 2013. He realized that farmers and buyers often fell prey to value traps due to the lack of a fully integrated. The company has a formidable advisory pool of seasoned agricultural professionals, former government officials and industry body representatives. The company operates through a network of 30 district-level centers across the country, helping agro-processors source quality grains, oilseeds, pulses, fruits and vegetables directly from farmers.

Using Gram Unnati’s unique technology platform to streamline supply and demand matching, rich farmer-level profiling, agro-processor transactional data and 24/7 automated advice 7 days the company was able to grow 5x in growth during the pandemic. Over the years, Gram Unnati has developed a network of 200,000 farmers in 7 states and maintains strong partnerships with over 20 major institutional buyers, including big name names.


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