Agri Biotech Foundation Biotech – KISAN Hub

            Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology              

Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India

ABF Biotech-KISAN Farmer
Training
Training was conducted by ABF Biotech-KISAN partner KVK Yagantipalle at Kottala village, Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh on use of Bioinputs
Training on "On-farm Trichoderma Production" held at ABF, Hyderabad on 11.12.2020 for aspirational districts farmers
ABF Biotech-KISAN farmer Mr. Vasanth Rao vegetable production from his fields at Gangapur village, Asifabad District, Telangana
After getting trained ABF Biotech-KISAN Hub entrepreneur started trichoderma production at Ananthapur
Demonstration of Vegetable Seedling Nursery using Protrays
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New In Asifabad district, Telangana Biotech-KISAN Shadenet-Farmer Mr. V. Mallesh started the vegetable seedling sowings in protrays .

New After getting trained, ABF Biotech-KISAN Hub entrepreneur Mr. P. Yugandhar started On-Farm Trichoderma production.

New ABF Biotech - KISAN Hub women farmer G.Dhanalakshmi (Biotech-KISAN ID: 2019075) sold 20,000 brinjal seedlings to Mr.S.Srinivasulu, Narpala, Anantapur and generated a revenue of Rs.15,000/- as on 20.11.2020.


New ABF Biotech - KISAN Hub women farmer Mrs.J.Supriya (Biotech-KISAN ID: 2019053) sold 20,000 tomato seedlings to Mr.M.Ramulu, Reddipalli, BKS Mandal, Anantapur and generated a revenue of Rs.10,000/- as on 18.11.2020.


New Construction of Vegetable seedling productions units was completed at 3 districts of Telangana.


New ABF Biotech - KISAN Hub organized FLD's in villages of Asifabad district, Telangana on 09.07.2020.

New ABF Biotech - KISAN Hub organized FLD's in villages of Bhupalpalli district, Telangana on 25.06.2020.

New ABF Biotech - KISAN Hub team visited farmers field at Gangapur, Borda, Rebbenna, Kumram Bheem Asifabad district, Telangana on 16.06.2020.

To make use of biotechnological research methodologies for creating solutions to tackle agricultural issues, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India (GOI), plans to establish Biotech Hubs across India under DBT’s mission programme, “Biotech-Krishi Innovation Science Application Network (Biotech-KISAN)”. Biotech-KISAN scheme is a farmer centric scheme for farmers, developed by and with farmers. It is a Pan-India program, following a hub-and spoke model and stimulates entrepreneurship and innovation in farmers and empowers women. Biotech-KISAN features to identify and promote local farm leadership. Such leadership helps to develop science-based farming besides facilitating transfer of knowledge. A total of eight Biotech-KISAN Hubs in different Agro-climatic Zones have been supported.

One of the Biotech – KISAN Hub is sanctioned on January, 2019 to Agri Biotech Foundation, located on the campus of Agricultural Research Station (ARS) of Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University, Reddipalli village, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh.

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New Action plan meeting for the project Biotech-KISAN Aspirational districts (Telangana) was held at ABF in the presence of Dr. B. Venkateswarlu, Co-chair, PSMC, DBT Biotech-KISAN, New Delhi and partners from BISLD-BAIF on 27-03-2021.

New Virtual review meeting for DBT Biotech-KISAN project with all the partners was held on 30-12-2020.

New Training on "On-farm Trichoderma Production was conducted at ABF, Hyderabad for the farmers of aspirational districts of Telangana on 11.12.2020.

New Filed Level Demonstrations were conducted on “Raising of vegetable seedlings using soil less seedling mixture” were organized at Komaram Bheem Asifabad (17.11.2020), Badradri Kothagudem (19.11.2020) and at Jayashankar Bhupalpally (24.11.2020).

New ABF Biotech-KISAN Hub Anantapur organized Training Programme on "on Farm Trichoderma Production at Farmer Level" during 18.11.2020.

New Virtual ABF Biotech-KISAN Hub Project review meeting was organized on 21.10.2020 headed by Dr.B.Venkateswarlu, Mentor, DBT Biotech-KISAN Project.

New Filed Level Demonstrations were conducted at ABF Biotech-KISAN Hub, Anantapur during 2-5th November, 2020.

New Filed Level Demonstrations were conducted at ABF Biotech-KISAN Hub, Anantapur during 7-10th September, 2020.

New ABF Biotech - KISAN Hub team designed a portable biofertilizer and biopesticide dispensing unit on 21.06.2020.

Aspirational Districts:

Govt. of India has identified 117 districts as Aspirational districts for overall transformation of the districts using a mass movement approach including agriculture. Based on this background expansion of activities of Biotech KISAN Hub in three Aspiration Districts (Asifabad, Bhupalpally, Kothagudem) of Telangana State is sanctioned on December, 2019 to Agri Biotech Foundation, located on the campus of Prof. Jayashankar Telangana State Agriculture University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Telangana.

Objectives:

1. To promote eco-friendly bio-fertilizers and bio-pesticides for soil and crop  management

2. To impart knowledge and skills among farmers on bio-inputs, soil health management and water quality

3. To promote rural biotech-enterprises to improve rural livelihoods

                                               Location

Andhra Pradesh

Telangana (Aspirational Districts)

Districts: 06

Telangana (Aspirational): 03

Andhra Pradesh: 03

 Mandals: 18

Telangana (Aspirational): 07

Andhra Pradesh: 11

Villages: 37

Telangana (Aspirational): 15

Andhra Pradesh: 22

Registered Farmers:  771 

Telangana (Aspirational): 286

Andhra Pradesh: 485

Soil Samples: 336

Water Samples: 127

Biofertilizers: 1143 Lts

Biopesticides: 1278 Lts

Target Area

Glimpse of Activities

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Krishi Vigyan Kendra

ICAR-Indian Institute of Oilseed Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Telangana.

Activities: Soil and water testing, soil health cards and soil testing kits

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Yagantipalli, Kurnool – 518124, Andhra Pradesh.

Activities: Distribution of bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides and field level demonstration

Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur – 515003, Andhra Pradesh.

Activities: Isolation of agriculturally important microorganisms and their formulations

BAIF Institute for Sustainable Livelihoods and Development- Telangana (BISLD-TS), Hyderabad, Telangana.

Activities: Introduction of new Sorted Semen technology to enhance the female population among cattle