With The Introduction Of New Technology At A Rapid Speed, Practical Training and Education to The Farmers Engaged In Agriculture and Allied Occupations had Become Necessity Of The Day. Agricultural Information Wing Plays A Major Role In Transmitting The Latest Farm Technology To The Farmers Through Farmers Training Camps And Literature. Various Activities Under Taken Are As Under:-
A) Farmer’s Training
About Three Lac Farmers Are Imparted Training Every Year During Rabi And Kharif Season Camps. The Detail Of Camps are Given as under:
Name Of Training Camps units (in No.)
District Level Training Camps During Rabi And Kharif 44
Block Level Training Camps 300
Village Level Training Camps 5000
Exposure Visits 9000
Field Days 110
Farmer Scientists Interactions 22
TV and Radio Talks 350
To reach out to the farmers, following innovative methods are also used by the Department.
- Whatsapp Groups, Telephonic calls and messages
- Announcements in the villages through local religious places.
- Advertisement in leading newspapers.
- Nukkar meeting with farmers,
- Personal visits,
- Video Clippings
- Mobile Vans
- Painting displays in village common places, State Transport Buses
- Narrow Casting on Radio
Kisan Call Centre:
To attend the instant queries of farmers and to provide expert advice in local language, State level Kisan Call Centre has been established since 21.01.2004. This Centre receives calls from farmers from 6 AM to 10 PM at a Toll Free Number 1800-180-1551 daily.
Mobile Apps like I-Khet Machine, Kissan Suvidha App, m-Kisan, Farmers Portal, Cotton Survillence App and Departmental website www.agri.punjab.gov.in are also providing valuable information to the farmers. Farmers are advised to contact local agriculture office for information.