The IIMR and its regional stations implemented the MGMG programme in 20 villages adopted in the 6 districts of Punjab, Haryana, Bihar and Telangana. The total of 8 teams having 30 scientists were in regular touch with the farmers of these villages through visits, WhatsApp messages, email, phone calls, messages etc. Visits, interface meetings, training, literature, mobile advisories and awareness programme on contemporary problems benefited the farmers of these adopted villages.
The farmers were also given information on best management practices in maize including cultivar selection, specialty maize, post-emergence weed management, need of water conservation, cleanliness and adoption of conservation agriculture along with information on related government schemes of Crop Insurance and importance of Soil Health Cards. 600 kg hybrid maize seed was also distributed to the farmers under MGMG programme benefitting 36 farmers. Training was also given to 50 farmers on the fall armyworm and its management. Lack of awareness about the improved package of practices specially hybrid maize seed and the post-emergence herbicide-based weed management was noticed during interaction with farmers.