I am a journalist, working as Balangir correspondent of the English daily "The Pioneer" and “The Industry and Mines Observer”, an English fortnightly magazine published from Bhubneshwar. I was awarded the Trophy for "Excellence in Journalism" by noted Columnist Sri Shivaji Sarkar,in the presence of Editor in Chief -of The Pioneer,Dr Chandan Mitra ,Editor of The Industry and Mines Observer (IMO) Sri Sirish Mohanty on June19,2012.
Monday, April 27, 2015
FARMERS PLEDGE TO SAVE TRADITIONAL SEEDS Tuesday, 28 April 2015 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
News in the English daily the Pioneer ========================= FARMERS PLEDGE TO SAVE TRADITIONAL SEEDS
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 | PNS |
BALANGIR | inBhubaneswar
On the occasion of the International
Seed Day on Sunday, several farmers of Bargarh were administered the pledge to
protect, preserve and promote traditional seeds. Organised by the Ahinsha Club
of Bhuti Bahal with the support of the Millets Initiatives Network of India
(MINI), farmers formed a standing in human chain and pledged to save at least
one traditional seeds during their entire life.
A total of 100 varieties of
traditional seeds were displayed on the occasion. Besides, a traditional seed
tree was planted and traditional seeds were worshipped on the occasion. Club
member Siba Prasad Sahu said “to remain healthy and disease-free, we should use
and consume traditional seeds which is highly beneficial”.
Expressing concern over the
degradation of soil condition due to extensive use of high yielding and hybrid
seeds along with chemical fertilizers and insecticide, Chief speaker Saroj
Mahanty urged farmers to take all out efforts to save traditional seeds and
avoid GM seeds.
The day was also observed at
Bongomunda in Balangir district. Attending a meeting, organised by Lok Shakti,
Kantabanji MLA Mohmmad Ayub Khan stressed on preservation of traditional seeds
for a better future and assured to provide necessary support to set up a seed
bank in the area. ==============================================================