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Odisha agri dept, Icrisat launch Bhoochetana, a farm-support initiative

Bhoochetana, an initiative that transformed lives of several million farmers in Karnataka, was recently launched in Odisha. The department of agriculture, Government of Odisha, and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) joined hands and signed a Memorandum of Agreement to potentially benefit 4.35 million farmers in the state. The three-year agreement is set to reach 6.1 million ha of farmland in 30 districts of Odisha through a science-led development approach. Bhoochetana, meaning revival of the land, involves soil health mapping, nutrient recommendations and support to farmers. […]

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