North India Kaleidoscope Bureau
Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar on Wednesday signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Habitat Genom Improvement Primary Producer Company under Public Private Participation programme.
On behalf of the University, Director of Research, Dr. S.K. Sehrawat and Chairman, Microbiological Sciences Department, Dr. Rajesh Gera and Habitat Gemon Improvement Primary Producer Company Chairman Satish Kumar signed the MoU in the presence of Vice- Chancellor Prof. K.P. Singh.
Under this MoU, the company would prepare suitable biological fertilizers for different crops in bacterial fertilizer production laboratory of the University and would also do its marketing.
Speaking on the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor said that extensive use of chemical fertilizers and insecticides to increase the production of crops has resulted in deteriorating the soil health day by day and affecting the environment. He said that organic farming has emerged as a significant option in view of increasing demand for safe and healthy food and for protection of the environment from chemical fertilizers.
He said that organic fertilizers are cheap and use of these fertilizers can reduce crop production cost and increase the income of farmers. There are many excellent technologies available in this University which can be beneficial for private companies and progressive farmers. He urged the officials of the University to make private companies and progressive farmers aware of these technologies.