A team compressing of Scientist, Technical and Supporting Staff of ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Garacharma organized one day training programme on 20th March, 2022 at Harminder Bay Village, Hut Bay, Little Andaman on “Demonstration of Agriculture and allied apps for enhancing production and income of tribal farmers”. Shri. D. Karunakaran, Scientist explained, how Smartphone apps in agriculture help farmers to increase productivity. During this training he demonstrated app on coconut farming practices for increasing yields, Banana production management and pest management and apps related to Pig farming, Pig ration and Pig summer stress. Shri. K. Shyam Sundar Rao, Technical Assistant explained about Vegetable Nutrition facts and Health benefits.
A total of 70 tribal farmers were participated in the training programme. Vegetable seeds of Tomato, Okra, Chili, French bean and Palak were distributed to the farmers. The training was conducted under the guidance of Dr. E.B. Chakurkar, Director, ICAR-CIARI, Dr. S.K. Zamir Ahmed, In-charge, Social Science Section and Dr. P.K. Singh, Head of FCIP Division.