Kisan Hub Activities (Interventions)
The hub activities have been function on two major principals.
- Promotion of on-going farm activities for improved return
- Improvement of ecosystem for better and sustained delivery
Farming in mountain is inclusive in nature therefore besides attention to crops and orchard, forest, soil, water regime is equally important.
The central hub has been established at HESCO, Dehradun. The main focus of this hub has been to source and disseminate technology for farmerâ€™s community through sub HUB. The central hub functions as a facilitator and simultaneously is disseminating knowledge related to farmers. The central HUB is well connected and has networking with research institutes for technology knowledge and transfer. The central hub operates its activities through 3 sub hubs. Central hub has been equipped with all the communication facilities and through thus Biotech farmers are also connect to other farmers periodically as when required for their needs and requirements.
Three Sub hubs have been created in different altitudinal zone which are spread in Kumaon and Garhwal region. Sub HUBs are established at Village Basoli in Almora District, Peni in Chamoli District and Sahiya in Chakrata separately. The local community/ farmers around the sub HUB constantly receive knowledge assistance and have also been interacting with one another. These sub HUBs are also equipped with all the communication facility, kisan Bank, and processing units etc. The various training to Community through technology dissemination, demonstration farmers also created community or farmer organization at village level.
Locations of Kisan HUB
Each sub hubs covers 4 to 5 villages of their proximity directly and also serve technology and knowledge to selected progressive farmers in region. The details are given below:
||Name of village under the HUB
||Chakrata, Dehradun, (Tribal community)
||Bisoi, Chibo, Sahiya, Salga, Rikhad, Jakhadhar
||Paini, Anamath, Saloor, Dungra
||Dotiyal Gaon, Bisoi, Sunoli, Takula
Facility provided through HUB
The biotech kisan HUB function as facilitator to the farmerâ€™s community. The following facilities have been provided by all HUBs:
- Establishment of Kisan Bank :
Kisan Bank functions as a single window for all kind of farm inputs. Total four kisan Banks have been initiated in the programme.
- Communication Facilities:
The four HUBs have been equipped with all the proposed communication facilities i.e. computer, television, radio, and internet etc. Through this centre the farmers get current knowledge and information related to farming. All three sub hubs have been connected to central HUB.
The major intervention areas have been include Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal husbandry, Value addition in available bio-resources and soil, water forest management etc:
♦ Introduction of improved agriculture practices with improved variety of seeds.
Paddy Field at village Shuklapur
Wheat variety UP 2572(line sowing) at Village Paini , chamoli
♦Nursery development and preparation of quality planting stock:
♦Promotion of organic farming
♦Protective cultivation :
Polyhouse at Shuklapur
Polyhouse at Dotiyal gaon, Almora
♦Man animal conflict related to crop damage by wild animal:
Protection against Wild Animals at Takula Block , Almora
Apple orchard at Chakrata
Mixed fruits Orchard at Bisoi
♦Established a small Processing unit:
♦Promotion of Beekeeping:
Beekeeper at Sahiya , Chakrata
- Bio- Resources:
♦Promotion of poultry farming
♦Promotion of Goat farming as an enterprise:
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