The Biotech Kisan project has been launched in the Nadupathy-Muttichira wetlands, Pattanchery Gramapanchayath. The environmental pollution caused by the burning of agricultural waste created catastrophic effects in the north Indian states, especially in the national capital, New Delhi. The intervention by the Integrated Rural Technology Centre is to find solutions and tackle the issue. The project aims to scientifically manage the agricultural residue without causing degradation to environment.
The programme was inaugurated by Jayashree, President, Pattancherry Panchayath. Mr. Kaladharan, a farmer, inaugurated the production unit by setting up a compost unit on the farm. P. S. Sadashivan, Vice President presided over the function and Sethumadhavan, President, Naduppathy Village Wetland Association welcomed the gathering. IRTC is functioning as the hub of the Biotechnology Department of the Government of India in Kerala region.
Sreethu P. Preman, Agriculture Officer, Pattanchery, Ward Members felicitated the function. Prof. B. M. Musthafa, R. Sateesh, Sibin K. K., Kavya J., Darshini, representatives from IRTC explained the methods and process of the programme.