Gwalior: The scientists of the Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya have been assigned the task to transform the Chambal ravines into fertile land. Under this project, the university has been allotted 120 hectares of land.

According to reports, the scientists through experiments would make efforts to retain the greenery of the ravine throughout the year. The Chambal region ravines, spread across lakhs of hectares of land, are spoiling the fertility of the arable land in nearby villages. 

Chambal ravines first grabbed attention when the agriculture university was established here. The university decided to formulate a project on this problem which got the approval from the Collector of Morena district. Under this project, the agri-varsity was allotted 120 hectares of land in Ambah and Dimani area.

Besides, the Agricultural Research Council also sanctioned a fund of Rs 3 crore for the project.

This is the area, where maximum area is covered with ravines. The ravines have not just caused damages in the fields but have also destroyed the houses in the villages.

According to Dr SK Verma, a yearly target has been set to transform 10 hectare land into fertile zone. If the project turns out to be a successful experiment, then efforts would be made to check the expansion of Chambal ravines.

After examining the 10 hectares of land, medicinal plants along with several other varieties of plants according to the season would be planted.         

JPN/Bureau