Bringing agricultural technical solutions closer to farmers.

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) launched a pilot program according to which technology exhibitions would be organized in the regions. First a premier bank. organized three One-District One-Exhibition (ODOE) on February 15, 16 and 17 in Bhadradri Kothagudem, Mahabubnagar and Nizambadi districts of Telangana.

Nabard has tied up with Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC) for promote innovation. and Telangana Government’s lobby organization organizes these exhibitions where 30 inventors have shown their basic innovations to 4000 farmers. In addition, farmers, self-help groups, extension and farmer producer organizations have participated in the exhibitions.

Market. -ready and low-cost innovations are designed to address key challenges in such sectors as agriculture, irrigation, waste management and dairy farming.

Khaja Moinudin presented the “Multi-Cultivation Threshing Machine”, a cost-effective solution equipped with an automatic frame that can separate the seeds from the shell. Another innovator, Velle Srinivas, presented his Kisan Remote, a remote irrigation system that can improve energy efficiency. Sasidhar introduced an instrumental fertilizer sprayer that allows farmers to use fertilizers easily saving them on physical application. Farmers watched the demonstrations with great interest as they promised to solve some of the main problems they face on the ground. stand up,” said the director of TSIC.

The ODOE program aims to create markets for rural and grassroots innovation. The exhibitions facilitate interaction between innovators and stakeholders,” he said.

“The ODOE program is an important milestone in our mission to create a vibrant innovation ecosystem in Telangana. The active participation of the Collectors, NABARD’s support and partnership with Palle Srujana reflects the commitment of many stakeholders to foster and promote grassroots innovation,” said Ajit Rangnekar, Interim Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) of TSIC and former Dean of the Indian School of Business. Managing Director, NABARD (Telangana) Suseela Chintala said the program demonstrated the potential of grassroots innovation and emphasized the importance of collaboration to bring innovation closer to farmers.

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