Monday, December 29, 2014

DESI BIHAN PARAB(Tradition paddy seed festival atDanbahal by Ahinshaclub Bhutibahal;Save the traditional paddy seeds;,By SudhirMishra/ Bolangir






By
SudhirMishra/Bolangir
29thDecember2014
Bihan Parab(The traditional paddy seed festival )-2014 held at DaangBahal district Bargarh
A two days tradition seed festival was organised at village Dangbahal in Gaisillet Block of Bargarh district. It was organised by Ahinsha Club BhutiBahal and supported byMilliets Network of India(MINI).While Bargarh Zilla Parishad chairman Gitanjali Puta graced the Seed festival  on the first day,, on the second day BargarhMP Dr PrabhasKumar Singh was chief guest. Sri Singh  stressed the need for creation of more traditional seed bank in village level and awareness among farmers on this issue.
Popular Kosali poet Haldhar
Nag also spoke about the merits of traditional paddy and millet  and stressed for its preservation.
A total of 100 varieties of traditional paddy seeds were displayed ,besides six minor millet says Siba Prasad Sahuof Ahinsha Club.Bihan Praab(Seed festival) is being observed by Ahinsha club led by SibaPrasadSahu since 2008. Siba Prasad Sahu along with other members,  are trying for preservation and promotion of traditional paddy seeds and its cultivation ,besides  minor millet in that area.

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