26th July, 2019, Jodhpur
The Two-day Group Meeting for Nodal Officers of KVKs (Rajasthan & Haryana) under NFSM - Pulses being organized at the ICAR-Agricultural Technology Applications Research Institute, Zone - II, Jodhpur was inaugurated here today.
Dr. S.K. Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur stated about the Government of India initiatives on pulses starting from the TMOP (1991), ISOPAM (2004), NFSM in 2007, A3P in 2010-11, etc., for making the country from importer of pulses to self-sufficient. Dr. Singh highlighted that out of 713 KVKs of India, 578 KVKs under 11 ATARIs are implementing the NFSM on pulses with four Distinct Zones (high area : high productivity; low area : high productivity; high area : low productivity and low area : low productivity).
He urged to train the farmers for acting as the co-operators, collaborators and contributors. Dr. Singh opined to take up the gap analysis between farmers practice and recommended practice for the feedback to the researchers and development departments. He stressed on giving more importance on the moth bean and pigeon pea in order to make India self-sufficient in the pulse production.
A total of 44 Krishi Vigyan Kendras of Rajasthan and Haryana presented their progress for the Year - 2018-19 and the Work Plan for the Year - 2019-20.
(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Jodhpur)