On November 7, 2023, six government officials affiliated with the “Agricultural Technology Management Agency” (ATMA) and personnel from the BDO office of Mathurapur Block II visited the Paschim Jata bio-village, also known as Mukti Joibo Gram. ATMA, functioning as a district-level registered society, collaborates with diverse agriculture-related institutions to foster sustainable agricultural development. The overarching goal of this initiative is to streamline research and extension activities at the district level.
40 farmers from Nandakumarpur, Radhakantapur, Raidighi, and Kankandighi GPs in the South 24 Parganas district, who were previously unfamiliar with organic farming practices, accompanied the government officials on this visit. In a comprehensive meeting, the intricacies of Mukti’s organic farming methods were deliberated upon. Discussions ranged from the challenges associated with organic farming and their potential solutions to the meticulous process of Mukti farmers creating their own organic manure.
Following the meeting, the group embarked on a field visit, where Mukti farmers showcased the preparation of 25 diverse types of bio manure, including Ghana jibamrit and Shaahygabya, along with vermicompost. The visitors explored seven vegetable gardens and other agricultural fields where organic manure had been utilized to nurture the crops.
Post-visit, the attendees shared their impressions and expressed a keen interest in future collaborations with Mukti. They envisioned organizing training programs and meetings for the mutual benefit of farmers. The event reached its culmination with a solemn oath-taking ceremony involving all 63 participants present, underscoring a shared commitment to the principles of sustainable agriculture.