Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (UBA-SRM IST) conducted online webinar - VERMICOMPOSTING FOR SUSTAINABLE ORGANIC FARMING & ORGANIC INTEGRATED FARMING on 11th July 2020 at 4pm for SRM adopted village community and various participants of Participating Institutes, UBA, and Tamil Nadu under UBA.

Dr.V.Thirumurugan, Associate Director, Campus Life, UBA Nodal Officer of SRM IST has started the program and he has emphasized the importance of conducting online webinar for SRM adopted village people.

Dr. T.Deepa, Associate Professor, ECE, SRM IST delivered the welcome address. During the program she welcomed the speakers of the program. She introduced about speakers and their experience in the Agriculture field.

  Speaker Dr.S. Kala, Scientist ICAR has given speech about Hands on training on     VERMICOMPOSTING FOR SUSTAINABLE ORGANIC FARMING. The village people were     actively participated and asked queries during the session.  

About Speaker

Dr.S.KALA, Ph.D., is currently working as a Scientist (Forestry) at ICAR – Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Research centre, Kota (Rajasthan). She was born in 1982. She completed Ph.D (Forestry) with rank of Topper (9.25/10.0) in her 2006 batch at Forest College and Research Institute (TNAU), Mettupalyam in Tamil Nadu. She has joined in ICAR as a ARS scientist in November, 2009. She has more than 10 year of experience in the field of natural resource management (NRM) for degraded land improvement and management of gullies /ravine land systems through agroforestry, forestry, plantation development towards environmental restoration. She got GOI-SERB international travel grant support in 2019. She has been selected and received young scientist fellowship to attend international climate change conference at ICISE, Quynhon, Vietnam. She has published more than 35 research papers in reputed journals of national and international. Also, published more than 15 book chapters, one book and bulletin exclusively from her research findings and experiences in the field of forestry and agroforestry sciences. She have best poster (SCSI-2016) and best article award (AFM-2019) secured by her in different national forums. Recently, received an outstanding women scientist award in forestry science by Venus international foundation during 5th Annual Womens Meet - AWM 2020 at Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

To follow up on the conduction of webinar on VERMICOMPOSTING , A meeting with the villagers of SRM adopted village-Orathur, kundrathur block of Kanchipuram district was conducted to discuss and plan about the community issues for their better livelihood in the presence of Dr.V.Thirumurugan, Nodal officer-UBA and Associate Director (Campus life)-SRMIST on 21.07.2020 at Panchayat office Dr.T.Deepa, Associate Professor-ECE department, SRMIST organised the session under the guidance of nodal officer and shared ideas/methods about organic farming, Vermicomposting, tailoring and wire bag making to improve their earning in the wake of COVID pandemic. Mr.Parthasarathy, Panchayat Secretary and 30 villagers were participated.

On 21st July 2020, UBA-SRMIST team visited at Vermicomposting yard @karsankal, an unit of Tamilnadu Government and the preparation of organic fertilizers was explained by Mr.Kuruba and Jansirani , Motivator of Vermicomposting unit, TN

UBA-SRMIST team visited at Vermicomposting yard on 21st July 2020 @karsankal, Kundrathur block, Tamilnadu Government

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