24th July, 2019, Jodhpur
The ICAR-Agricultural Technology Applications Research Institute, Jodhpur organized the “Annual Review Meeting of 22 KVKs under Tribal Sub-Plan of Zone - II” today.
Dr. S.K. Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur urged for the exclusive utilization of the allocated funds for the socio-economic upliftment of the tribal population in order to bring them under the mainstream on gradual basis. Dr. Singh regarded the migration as one of the major problems of tribals. He stated that it can be optimized / minimized by taking up the activities to increase the productivity & production, diversified farm income, etc., leading to reduction in vulnerability, resource accessibility and enhanced income.
He opined that the total livelihood security of tribals is to be addressed in an integrated fashion by providing the nutritional security in a participatory mode, so that their social economic status can improve in a gradual manner.
Dr. P.C. Chaplot, Professor, MPUA&T, Udaipur urged for addressing the different types of problems of tribals in Rajasthan accordingly. He also stated that the impact assessment to be carried out for programmes taken up by KVKs by taking adoptability factors by tribals.
Dr. B.L. Jangid, Principal Scientist (Agricultural Extension), ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur opined for the introduction of less water requiring crops in the tribal areas.
Around 22 KVKs implementing TSP presented their progress for the Year - 2018-19 and Action Plan for the Year - 2019-20 during the meeting.
(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Applications Research Institute, Jodhpur)