Land based Technologies
About 80% of India’s rural economy depends on agriculture. While the irrigation facilities from canal systems are available for big land lords, the small and marginal farmers need to learn modern methods of agricultural development.This includes development of soil fertility and proper selection of the seed-taking method, and utilization of timely pest control. There are also other recommended practices in dry land farming, such as intercrop, horti-agriculture, silvi pasture and integrated farming. For a small land holder, it has been found that grafting of pedigree varieties of fruit bearing plants is more beneficial. As part of the training, different kinds
of grafting are taught.
Dry land agriculture farming systems are taught and demonstrated at Carmel Campus. Different types of irrigation such as drip, pot, sprinkler and flooding are also demonstrated. A variety of kitchen gardening and seed production methods are also demonstrated. Manufacture of bio fertilizers, vermiculture, mushroom culture, tissue culture, and farmyard manure are also taught.One can also learn about different varieties of fodder for the purpose of sheep rearing and dairy. In terms of watermanagement we teach land reclamation practices, with water ways, contour bunding, and water harvesting ponds.There is also a tissue culture laboratory for experimenting, and mass production of different plant species.