17th November, 2018
Darjeeling Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kalimpong under Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari, West Bengal celebrated its Silver Jubilee at KVK campus at Kalimpong today.
Dr. A. K. Singh, DDG (Agril. Extn.) inaugurated “Smart Irrigation System-A Soil Sensor Based Automatic Irrigation Module” developed by Darjeeling KVK. He stressed on the importance of marketing of various agricultural produces in the area and urged to all the farmers to work collaboratively with KVK, and also emphasised on cultivating a single crop in large scale to regulate the market price.
Dr. C. Chattopadhyay, Vice-Chancellor, UBKV emphasized the adverse effect of climate change particularly on the water resources in the hilly region of Darjeeling. Dr. Chottopadhyay also expressed his concern about the shrinking of cultivating area and the quality production of Darjeeling mandarin orange. He urged the scientists to work with line departments for rejuvenating Darjeeling mandarin orange.
Dr. S. S. Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI Kolkata urged the KVK Scientists to be ready for facing future challenges of Doubling Farmers’ Income by 2022.
Dr. S. Bandopadhyay, Registrar, UBKV; Prof. P. K. Pal, DEE, UBKV; Dr. M. Ghosh, Director (Farms), UBKV along with other dignitaries from UBKV, RRS-IARI and from different line departments of the district graced the occasion. In commemoration of the silver jubilee celebration, 25 Progressive Farmers and Entrepreneurs of the district were felicitated in recognition of their remarkable achievements in the field of Agriculture and Allied Sectors.
(Source: Darjeeling Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kalimpong and ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute Kolkata)