Rangat, Dec 06: On the occasion of world soil day, ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, CIARI, Nimbudera organized seminar cum meeting on the theme “ be the solution to soil pollution” on 5th December 2018 at Gram Panchayat Hall, Dushrathpur, Rangat. The programme commenced in presence of Mr. Anil Bepari, Up- Adhyaksha, ZillaParishad, N & M Andaman; Smt. Seropina Barala, Pramukh, Rangat; Mr. Ranglal Halder, Pradhan, Dusrathpur, Mr. P S Prasad, Assistant Director (Agriculture), Rangat; Er. Manoj Kumar, In-charge KVK, N & M Andaman; PRI Members and others. In the inaugural session, Mr. Anil Bepari discussed the problem faced by the farmers in the region of N & M Andaman and urged the KVK for introduction of new technologies and high yielding varieties for the benefit of farmers. Smt. Seropina Barala urged the farmwomen to take care of the farm soil for sustainable agriculture productivity. Mr. Ranglal Halder informed the farmers that CIARI has developed some good varieties of brinjal that are wilt resistance and can perform better under island condition. He appreciated the effort of KVK in disseminating the scientific information to farming community. Mr. P. S. Prasad informed the farmers regarding the government schemes related to conservation of soil and water. Speaking on the occasion, Er. Manoj Kumar highlighted the importance of the world soil day. He also discussed the causes for soil loss and measures that need to be taken to prevent the soil erosion. In the technical session, Dr. Shailesh kumar, SMS (Fisheries) discussed the need to maintain soil fertility and explained the steps to maintain soil health. Dr. Shardul Vikram Lal, SMS (Animal Science) told the farmer to recycle animal waste for sustainable soil health. Mr. B L Meena, SMS (Agronomy) motivated the farmers to practice organic farming. Later on, documentary films on “Soil conservation” and “organic farming” were also showcased to the farmers by Mr. Prasant Pradhan, Computer Assistant (Programmer). A total of fifty seven candidates participated and benefitted from the programme. This programme was conducted under the supervision and guidance of Er. Manoj Kumar, In-charge, KVK, Nimbudera and Dr. A. Kundu, Director, ICAR-CIARI as said in a press note by Incharge KVK, N & M Andaman, ICAR-CIARI.