Lembucherra, Agartala, 8th June, 2018
ICAR-ATARI, Umiam along with ICAR-ATARI Guwahati organized three days Annual Zonal Workshop of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) under Zone-VI and VII during 8th-10th June, 2018 at the College of Fisheries, Central Agricultural University, Lembucherra, Agartala. The purpose of the workshop was to critically review the performance and progress of activities of the KVKs in North-Eastern Region during the year 2017-18.
Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & DG, ICAR was the Chief Guest in the inauguration session of the workshop. In his inaugural address he suggested that every KVK should have at least 1 model of Integrated Farming System. He emphasized on taking up programme on value chain management in cluster approach involving all the line departments of the State governments and suggested a detail plan of action for next four years. During the programme he also released 5 publications of ICAR-ATARI, Umiam and Guwahati.
Dr. A K Singh, DDG (AE) suggested for development of feasible and profitable farming models. He called upon the KVKs to make a database in order to find out the problems and solutions to the farmers. In order to make the KVK more meaningful and impactful, he urged KVKs to give more emphasis on nutrition, implementation of economic models, processing and value addition of various products through strong partnership between KVKs and farmers.
Dr. U. Venkateswarlu, Principal Secretary (Agri.), Govt. of Tripura emphasis on strengthening the relationship between ICAR and state agriculture department for collaborative programmes and activities in the areas of agriculture and allied enterprises in order to achieve the objective of doubling farmers’ income by 2022.
Professor M. Premjeet Singh, Vice Chancellor of CAU, Imphal appreciated KVKs for their contribution towards the development of agriculture and allied sectors in the field through the transfer of latest technologies in the field of farmers. He further advised KVKs to concentrate on organic farming, along with more viable and beneficial high value crops and technologies.
87 KVKs from 8 North Eastern states participated in the programme.
(Source: ICAR-ATARI, Zone-VII, Umiam)