India’s leading crop care and nutrition company, Insecticides (India) Limited (IIL)’s CSR wing IIL Foundation has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology (SVPUAT), Meerut, UP for dissemination of the advance Agri-extension activities and farmer awareness for three years.
The MoU was signed by Dr. RK. Mittal, Vice Chancellor, SVPUAT and Sandeep Aggarwal on behalf of the IIL Foundation at the university campus.
Under the partnership, IIL Foundation will work with Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) under the Directorate of Extension of the University for education and awareness of the judicious use of crop protection products. This will help the farmers to learn the new and modern practices and increase their productivity.
Speaking on signing of the MoU, Dr. RK. Mittal, Vice Chancellor, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology also shared his views on the occasion. “It is always good to work together for the benefit of the farmers. We look forward to start of this relationship with Insecticides (India) Limited. Farmers today are ready to learn new things, we can work with them closely under this project. We believe that IIL Foundation and our team of scientists and experts would definitely make a difference to the farmers.”
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On the occasion, representatives and scientists from KVKs were present along with the delegates from the Directorate of Extension & Research. Dr. PK Singh, Director – Extension, SVPUAT said “Under this project, we look forward to working together in the benefit of the farmers and training them about the latest techniques so that they can get better productivity and contribute to the nation’s economy.”
From Insecticides (India), Sandeep Aggarwal, CFO along with trustee of IIL Foundation, MK Singhal, Vice President, IIL; Sanjay Singh, Sr. General Manager, IIL and Dr. Charan Singh, Project Charge, IIL foundation were present among others from IIL team.
Sharing his views, Sandeep Aggarwal said, “We had been working for the farmer education and awareness since the inception of the foundation as one of the prime objects to the foundation and it is our moral responsibility to educate the farmers for the judicious use of agrochemicals.
Speaking on the occasion, MK Singhal, VP, IIL also emphasised on working with the farmers and said that all our technology was for the upliftment of the farmers and reduce their input cost for prosperous agriculture. He also deliberated on the mantra of four rights i.e. right time, right product, right method and the right dosage.
Sanjay Singh, Sr. GM, IIL explained the extension activities that the company has been performing in all these years with the help of more than 500 crop advisors spread pan India.