Bipul Haloi, a farmer from Nalbari district in Assam, was recently invited to speak at an event called Learning From Farmers.
The event, organised by Mussoorie’s Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy Of Administration, discussed the various aspects of farming, its nitty-gritty, the challenges ahead, and resolving these challenges.
Haloi is also the recipient of the prestigious Jagjivan Ram Innovative Farmer Award, 2019.
A resident of Balitara village, Haloi’s vast knowledge of agriculture and farming has been an inspiration for many- not just in Nalbari but in entire Assam.
Taking part in the Learning From Farmers event, Haloi imparted lectures and classes regarding farming to the country’s 183 civil servants.
Haloi, in 2012, along with four of his friends-Gokul Haloi, Kailash Haloi, Khanindra Haloi, and Narayan Haloi- established the Sankardev Joibik Krishi Paam and cultivated pumpkin and bottle gourd in 200 bighas of land- which inspired several others to farm.
Later, in 2020, the six friends established an Agro-Tourist Resort called the Pagladiya Resort.
Haloi was among the only two farmers from the northeast to have spoken at the event.
The other farmer from the northeast who delivered a lecture at the event was Padma Shri Trinity Saioo, who led Meghalaya’s turmeric farming movement.
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