‘Technologies not to be kept in labs, but given to needy’
- A leading laboratory of CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research), and the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) has decided to educate farmers with new technologies, using which they can improve the productivity to a great extent.
- According to CSIR-CFTRI director, they have developed several helpful technologies that can easily be accessed by farmers in the country. He states that the technologies are not developed to only to be kept in the labs, they should be provided to the needy farmers. CSIR has decided to organise a nationwide initiative by the name of CSIR-800, which will help farmers experience new technologies.
- Some of the CSIR-800 programme activities have been started in Chamarajanagar district, but on a pilot basis. The scientists have started to interact with the farmers, in order to spread awareness on useful technologies.
- The institute aims to educate several groups of farmers, and provides them with necessary help to adopt these technologies on their land.
- Earlier, NABARD had developed a new technology for turmeric processing. It was a cost effective and time-saving development, and farmers have actually produced high quality turmeric powder with it.
- It is important to incorporate the institutions like Rotary Clubs, NABARD and others, in order to help farmers financially for adopting new technologies.
- CSIR 800