Our CSR Project with IARI “ Straw Management” was formally inaugurated on 9th Nov.2020 at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Ambala by DR. A.K. Singh, Director IARI, in presence of project head, Dr. Indra Mani(Head)
Division of Agricultural Engineering , ICAR- IARI, Dr. Akhil Bakshi, Chairman, KVK, Dr. P.K Sharma, Dr. P. K. Sahu, scientists from IARI PUSA & Dr. Upasana Singh, Head KVK, Dr, Naveen Saini, Nodal Officer for CHN Project, KVK Ambala, farmers of surrounding villages in Ambala & Kavita Sah, CNH Industrial.
Our CSR project with IARI “ Straw Management” (Customization of Engineering and Microbiological Technologies and Development of Business Model for Eco-friendly and Economical Management of Crop Residue at Farmers Fields) has been underway at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Ambala since 2019. We are funding the entire project along with providing CNH technologies (tractor, baler, mulcher, rake, technical know how) for crop residue management. This Rice harvesting is the 1st season of baling with the equipment donated by us & also showcasing Composting of stubble & manufacturing of animal feed block as part of the project component. During the inauguration yesterday, the entire cycle of the project’s scope of work was demonstrated to the attendees, starting from baling, to initiation of composting, production of animal feed block from bales.
The attendees including the dignitaries along with Sh. Kultar Singh Sandhwan,, MLA, Kotkapura & farmers were very appreciative of CNH Industrial’s CSR Initiative. Farmers of surrounding villages have voluntarily requested for baling in their farms using the NH donated equipment. Moving forward, baling will have increased acceptance in the villages surrounding KVK & elsewhere as this project progresses & farmers are able to see & realize the economic importance of waste ( stubble), helping us to achieve our project objectives