Bikaner, 10th June 2018
Annual Zonal Review Workshop for KVKs of Rajasthan, Haryana & Delhi has organised by ATARI, Jodhpur at Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University (SKRAU), Bikaner on 10-12 June, 2018. The objective of this workshop was to critically review the performance and progress of previous year activities and finalization of action plan 2018-19.
Dr S.K. Sharma, Director of Extension Education, SKRAU, Bikaner welcomed the delegates. He said, KVKs are becoming knowledge and resource centre at district level. These centres are responsible for spreading awareness about new agricultural technologies and policies among farmers.
While addressing the gathering, Dr. B.R. Chippa, VC, SKRAU, Bikaner appealed to the KVKs to promote high value crops. He suggested to spreading awareness on soil health card and to publish the major research findings into the local language.
Dr. S.K. Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur in his address described KVKs as main frontlines extension programme of Indian Council of Agricultural Research to develop capacity among various stakeholders engaged in agriculture. He also emphasis, KVKs should use changing approaches and methodologies to meet the diverse needs and interest of the farmers and farm women. He said, for implementation of the programmes and schemes, KVKs are playing critical role by linking research and extension system. He also emphasis to increase seed replacement rate through newly created seed hubs in the country. He urged to produce the seed in participatory mode with partner farmers.
12 publications including Farmers Innovation:: Fostering Convergence of ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur & Value Addition in Anonla of KVK Hanumangarh-II (Rajasthna) have been released during the workshop.
Dr N.P. Singh, Director, ICAR-IIPR, Kanpur, Dr A.K. Tomar, Director, CSWRI, Avikanagar and Dr Gopal Lal, Director, NRCCS, Ajmer also shared their experiences and interacted with the KVKs scientists for future collaborations.
All the Directors of Extension Education from State Agricultural Universities of Rajasthan and Haryana, 62 Senior Scientist and Head from all KVKs, Dean and Directors from SKRAU have participated in the zonal workshop.
(Source: SKRAU, Bikaner)