IIL & SVPUAT Agri varsity sign MoU to educate farmers on the use of agrochemicals
IIL Foundation, the CSR wing of Insecticides (India) Limited (IIL), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology (SVPUAT), Meerut for the dissemination of advanced agri-extension activities and creating awareness among farmers on the prudent use of crop protection products.
The MoU was signed on behalf of the IIL Foundation by RK Mittal, Vice-Chancellor of SVPUAT, and Sandeep Aggarwal. Also Read | Insecticides India, stationed 600 crop experts across country to assist farmers
As part of the agreement, the IIL Foundation will collaborate with the university’s Krishi Vigyan Kendras under the Directorate of Extension for three years to educate and raise awareness among farmers about the proper use of crop protection-insecticide products. Farmers will benefit from this by learning new and updated procedures and increasing their output.
‘We are excited to begin this cooperation with Insecticides (India) Limited.’ Farmers today are eager to acquire new skills, and we can collaborate directly with them on this initiative. ‘We are certain that the IIL Foundation and our team of scientists and specialists will make a significant difference in the lives of farmers,’ stated SVPUAT Vice-Chancellor RK Mittal.
‘Under this initiative, we look forward to working together for the benefit of the farmers and educating them about the latest practices so that they may gain greater production and contribute to the nation’s economy,’ said PK Singh, Director of Extension.
Sandeep Aggarwal, CFO of IIL, stated on behalf of the IIL Foundation, ‘We have been working for farmer education and awareness since the foundation’s start, and it is our moral obligation to educate farmers for the judicious use of agrochemicals.’