28 April 2018, Kolkata
The Fourth Zonal Programme Management Committee (ZPMC) Meeting of Farmer FIRST Programme for eight institutes from Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha state under ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Kolkata and Patna was held at ICAR-ATARI Kolkata to review the progress during the year 2017-18 and to finalize the Action Plan for the next two years considering the Doubling Farmers Income against the benchmark of 2016-17 today.
In his Chairman’s remark, Dr. V. P. Chahal, ADG (AE), ICAR, New Delhi expressed that the national thrust on Doubling Farmers’ Income should also be reflected in the achievements as well as future action plan of this programme.
Dr. S. K. Roy, In-Charge, Director, ICAR-ATARI Kolkata, in his welcome address highlighted the importance of the workshop.
The progress of all the eight projects submitted by 5 ICAR institute and 3 SAUs of both the zones was critically reviewed in addition to fine tuning of the future Action Plan (2018-2020) during the workshop.
A specially developed brochure on Farmers FIRST project by ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar was released during the occasion.
(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Kolkata.)