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Haryana CM Manohar Lal Inaugurates Dhanuka’s Research & Training Centre At Palwal

Dhanuka Agritech

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal on Friday inaugurated the state-of-the-art Dhanuka Agritech Research & Technology Centre’ (DART) at Palwal district.

Spread over 6.24 acres, the newly commenced research and development centre at Palwal in Haryana has come up with an investment of ₹10 crore. The facility is available for farmers, researchers and other stakeholders of the agriculture sector.

“Dhanuka Agritech Research & Technology Centre is dedicated to the welfare of farmers and it will encourage farmers to adopt new technologies, which is the need of the hour. It is also heartening to know Dhanuka Group has decided to adopt this village, which I am sure will benefit farmers immensely. There is also a need for farmers to move towards cultivation of other crop apart from wheat and rice. The government of Haryana is providing support of ₹7,000 per hectare to diversify away from water-guzzling crops like paddy,” the Chief Minister said after the inaugurating the centre.

There is also a dire need to save every drop of water in all our activities including agriculture, he added.

Addressing the gathering, Gurjar said that for (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi and Manohar (Lal) farmers’ welfare is at top. “Establishment of this R&D facility is indeed a great initiative. This is in line with overall vision of both the Modi Government and the Manohar Lal Government,” he said.

The R&D centre has Organic synthesis lab, Analytical lab, Formulation Lab, Soil and Water analysis lab, Agri R&D lab, Botanicals lab, Bio-pesticides lab, Bioassay lab, Insect-Rearing Lab and training centre.

The facility is equipped to undertake basic, applied and adaptive research to address current and future challenges for the sustainable development of Indian agriculture.

The centre will benefit farmers in a number of ways by developing innovative extension strategies and formulating effective mechanisms for transferring technologies to the farmers for enhanced and sustainable agricultural production.

The new R&D facility will also enable researchers of the agriculture sector to undertake scientific studies. The facility will also be open to farmers for soil testing, water analysis, and testing of Bio-pesticides among others.

Commenting on the initiative, Ram Gopal Agarwal, Chairman, Dhanuka Group, said, “It has been our endeavour to adopt and promote scientific and research-based best practices in the agriculture sector. The new Research Centre will go a long way in this direction.”

“The facility will be open for farmers and researchers and will help us in promoting well-proven practices including the usage of technology like drone and precision farming techniques in the agriculture sector. The centre will also help policymakers and the agriculture scientist community to suggest the right prescription for the betterment of farmers and the agriculture sector as a whole,” Agrawal said adding that going forward, we will add more facilities at the centre.

Besides the Chief Minister and other guests, Palwal MLA Deepak Mangla, Haryana Agriculture University vice chancellor Dr. (Prof) B.R. Kamboj and Vice Chancellor of Maharana Pratap Horticulture University Prof. Samar Singh were also present at the event.

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