15th June, 2021, Kanpur
The ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Zone - III, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh virtually organized the “28th Annual Zonal Workshop of Zone - III Krishi Vigyan Kendras” today.
The Chief Guest, Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension), ICAR emphasized that the Krishi Vigyan Kendras of Uttar Pradesh always remain at the forefront of seed production in the country. The DDG regarded the seed production and plant material production as important for KVKs besides, the Integrated Farming System (I.F.S.).
The Guest of Honor, Dr. Bijendra Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Acharya Narendra Dev University of Agriculture and Technology, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh stressed on the need for providing the new tractors in the KVKs.
The Guest of Honor, Dr. D.R. Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh underlined the working of the KVK, Dilip Nagar, Kanpur Dehat for promoting the Bio-fortified species in Anuppur Village of Kanpur Dehat that is nutritionally vulnerable District.
The Guest of Honor, Dr. R.K. Mittal, Vice-Chancellor, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh urged for making the agriculture to be "Business Oriented" by promoting it as a business. He stressed on the need of better marketing for enhancing the farmers' income.
The Guest of Honor, Dr. U.S. Gautam, Vice-Chancellor, Banda University of Agriculture & Technology, Banda, Uttar Pradesh highlighted the roles being played by the KVKs in the Bundelkhand region despite there being the scarcity of water in the region. He emphasized that the KVKs are leading, especially in seed production and plant material production.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Dr. Atar Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Kanpur outlined the KVKs' performance for the last 6 months. He also briefed about the various projects of the State and the Central Government running through KVKs and their progress.
The Scientists from 88 Krishi Vigyan Kendras of all the State Agricultural Universities, ICAR Institutes, NGOs and Educational Institutions of Uttar Pradesh also virtually participated in the workshop.
(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Zone - III, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh)