8 - 9 July, 2019, Ayodhya
The ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Kanpur organized the 26th Annual Zonal Workshop of Krishi Vigyan Kendras of Uttar Pradesh at Narendra Deva University of Agriculture & Technology, Kumarganj, Ayodhya from 8th to 9th July, 2019.
Shri Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh inaugurated the Workshop on 8th July, 2019. The Chief Minister stressed that the uttermost aim of all the agricultural scientists is to double-up the farmers’ income by the Year - 2022. He also urged to make the Government of India’s several new schemes like PMFBY, Soil Health Cards, Krishi Sinchai Yojana, Minimum Support Price of Pulses & Oilseeds, etc., accessible for the farmers’ benefit.
The Chief Minister also highlighted the significance for Goshala’s establishment to enhance the use of dung as FYM, development of grey sectors like Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Horticulture and the related advance technologies for fodder production.
Dr. A.K. Singh, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension), ICAR, New Delhi stated about the Government’s new schemes for the benefit of the farmers. Dr. Singh urged the Krishi Vigyan Kendras to transfer the technologies to the farmers in a faster way, effectively execute the Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan at the remote districts, popularize the climate smart and water smart short duration crop varieties, zero budget farming, input dealer training, IFS model at KVKs, effective use of the established seed hub on Pulses, etc. He accentuated on using the ICT tools, viz., m-Kisan, Training of Extension Personnel and skill and entrepreneurship development among the rural youth.
Dr. J.S. Sandhu, Vice-Chancellor of the University stated about the recognition of KVKs’ works at the national and state levels. He urged the KVKs for sustaining their hard work. Dr. Sandhu applauded the Chief Minister’s initiative to extend the financial support to the selected KVKs of the States to strengthen their infrastructure facilities.
Shri Surya Pratap Shahi, Minister of Agriculture, Agricultural Education and Research, Government of Uttar Pradesh lauded the KVK’s work and urged the scientists to stay at KVK in order to solve the farming community’s problems. Shri Shahi emphasized on the use of low external input and more production and the IFS models, drip and sprinkler irrigation, etc.
Earlier, Dr. Atar Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Kanpur outlined the KVKs’ achievements during the Year - 2018-19.
The Vice Chancellors of SAUs; Director General, UPCAR, Lucknow; Principal Secretary (Agriculture), Government of Uttar Pradesh; Director Extension of SAUs; Directors of ICAR Institutes; Innovative Farmers and Heads and scientists of KVKs of Uttar Pradesh were among the dignitaries present during the occasion.
(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Kanpur)